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MacRumors
Nov 27, 2012, 08:38 PM
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olloclip (http://www.olloclip.com) has released a new version of its 3-in-1 photo lens solution, which has been redesigned for the iPhone 5. The lens set comes in three different colors, red, black, and white, and features three lens types in a single accessory.

http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2012/11/olloclip_iphone_5.jpg
The fisheye lens captures photos with a 180 degree field of view, while the wide-angle lens doubles the iPhone's normal field of view and the macro lens applies a 10x macro magnification.

olloclip's fisheye lens is also designed to work with Apple's new Panorama camera feature (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/09/12/panorama-photo-mode-coming-to-iphone-4s-with-ios-6/), which was introduced with iOS 6. With Panorama 360 Plus, the lens is able to capture a 360 degree image with both a wider and taller field of view than the standard iPhone 5 camera can produce.

As with the olloclip for the iPhone 4 and 4S, olloclip for the iPhone 5 snaps on to the upper right corner of the phone over the camera and allows for the quick changing of lenses.

Steven Sande of TUAW (http://www.tuaw.com/2012/11/23/olloclip-for-iphone-5-review-and-giveaway-of-the-3-in-one-photo/) recently released a review of the olloclip for the iPhone 5.
I was impressed with the olloclip both for the quality and ease of use. If you're in the aftermarket for some creative lenses for your iPhone 5 (or the 4/4S), it's definitely worth buying one of these little gems.The olloclip 3-in-1 lens system for the iPhone 5 costs $69.99 and is available for purchase from the olloclip website (http://www.olloclip.com/order/).

Article Link: Olloclip Releases 3-in-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 5 (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/11/27/olloclip-releases-3-in-1-photo-lens-for-iphone-5/)



mrsir2009
Nov 27, 2012, 08:46 PM
Maybe I'm wrong, but shouldn't "olloclip" be spelt as "Olloclip" in this article, seeing as it's a company name? Especially in the beginning of the third paragraph, as the sentence otherwise doesn't start with a capital letter. They've done it in the title, but not throughout the article.

macuserx86
Nov 27, 2012, 08:48 PM
I don't have any experience with these kinds of aftermarket lenses, but am interested; does the macro lens offer any focal length differences or just close-focusing?
I'd love a little lens for the iPhone that gives something equivalent to an 85mm lens on 35mm. Does such a thing exist?

furi0usbee
Nov 27, 2012, 08:49 PM
no. the company uses the lower case "o" as a feature of the name. check the site.

Scrumper
Nov 27, 2012, 08:50 PM
Possibly useful to some but oh how inelegant! :eek:

nagromme
Nov 27, 2012, 08:58 PM
I like it, as long as it snaps on and off. Easier to carry that than a camera!

Except... what Id most want added to my iPhone 5 is telephoto.

duneriderltr450
Nov 27, 2012, 09:05 PM
Just got mine today. It was a **** trying to center the vignetting on the fish eye lens.

duneriderltr450
Nov 27, 2012, 09:23 PM
I don't have any experience with these kinds of aftermarket lenses, but am interested; does the macro lens offer any focal length differences or just close-focusing?
I'd love a little lens for the iPhone that gives something equivalent to an 85mm lens on 35mm. Does such a thing exist?

The macro lens is only for close-ups. It starts to get blurry about 3 or 4 inches out.

lk400
Nov 27, 2012, 09:23 PM
Clip on $60 lenses... **shudder**

perealb
Nov 27, 2012, 09:26 PM
I've had it for the iPhone 4S and really liked it. My only problem with it is that it tends to interfere with screen protectors forming bubbles at the corner you connect the lenses.

macs4nw
Nov 27, 2012, 09:29 PM
I like it, as long as it snaps on and off. Easier to carry that than a camera! Except... what Id most want added to my iPhone 5 is telephoto.

If the quality is decent, the price seems reasonable, and yes, a 2-3x telephoto would be nice. Also, easy mounting and removal are a must.

iphone495
Nov 27, 2012, 09:36 PM
Did they just beat will.i.am to it?

http://www.macrumors.com/2012/11/24/will-i-am-to-launch-14-megapixel-camera-add-on-for-iphone/

sazivad
Nov 27, 2012, 09:42 PM
Looks like a cyst. With a lens.

Well, it is useful.

StuddedLeather
Nov 27, 2012, 09:44 PM
Did they just beat will.i.am to it?

http://www.macrumors.com/2012/11/24/will-i-am-to-launch-14-megapixel-camera-add-on-for-iphone/

Please reference where did you read olloclip enhances (doubt Will.i.am's product could as well) the MP's on the iPhone.

It's just a lens that shoots Micro, Fish Eye, and Wide. Nothing more, nothing less. Judging from reviews it's quite a nice product as well.

Pakaku
Nov 27, 2012, 10:12 PM
Did they just beat will.i.am to it?

This one is a clip-on lens that relies on the camera in the iPhone. The one William is producing sounds like a whole camera that you connect your iPhone to:

We have our own sensor and a better flash.

OldSchoolMacGuy
Nov 27, 2012, 10:30 PM
Looking at the example images on their site it appears they hardly do anything. The macro isn't much better than the standard camera can do. The wide-angle you're hard pressed to tell is even wide-angle. The fishbowl is just barely fish-bowled. You could do most all of this with a free app and not have to carry anything around with you.

rtdunham
Nov 27, 2012, 10:38 PM
Did they just beat will.i.am to it?

Entirely different. No increase in res. no changed sensor. Lets see what Wil.i.am announces tomorrow.

And since this has been available for more than a year and has just had the mount reformatted to fit the slimmer iP5, there's not much beating to the punch about it.

I like mine, btw.

Monk Edsel
Nov 27, 2012, 11:07 PM
What's needed is an optical zoom. A wider angle is nice, but fish eye? Increased macro? That's the icing, not the cake.

HuggyLowDown
Nov 27, 2012, 11:47 PM
Got mine yesterday. My favorite accessory for the iPhone. Amazing at what it can do. Also had it for the 4S, this new one is built differently. They used an aluminum or some type of metal this time, much sturdier!

slicktor
Nov 28, 2012, 01:53 AM
if you already have the Olloclip for the iPhone 4/4s you can try to mod it to fit your iphone 5. I made a lil video too! It works alright, no added distortion in video but more vignetting when taking photos. :cool:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGMm0EROwW4&feature=plcp

narr
Nov 28, 2012, 04:08 AM
Looking at the example images on their site it appears they hardly do anything. The macro isn't much better than the standard camera can do. The wide-angle you're hard pressed to tell is even wide-angle. The fishbowl is just barely fish-bowled. You could do most all of this with a free app and not have to carry anything around with you.

Try this with the standard camera.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BFop0-TdKc&feature=relmfu

BHP41
Nov 28, 2012, 06:19 AM
I took this with the one made for the 4/4S on my 5. Had to hold it just right but wanted to test the camera out in the 5.

And no, the regular focus won't let you get this close. The wide angle is nice for bigger shots, especially around this time of year with family. I don't use the fisheye much so I can't really comment on it.

http://photojojo.com/store/awesomeness/cell-phone-lenses/

This also looks interesting.

ncaissie
Nov 28, 2012, 07:10 AM
Will this thing work with a case on your phone? Doesnt everyone use a case?

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I took this with the one made for the 4/4S on my 5. Had to hold it just right but wanted to test the camera out in the 5.

And no, the regular focus won't let you get this close. The wide angle is nice for bigger shots, especially around this time of year with family. I don't use the fisheye much so I can't really comment on it.

http://photojojo.com/store/awesomeness/cell-phone-lenses/

This also looks interesting.

Very cool picture.

extricated
Nov 28, 2012, 07:32 AM
I've been considering one of these for awhile now. I'm just not sure how useful it will be.
I've taken some darn nice photos with my 4S (considering it's a phone).

D.T.
Nov 28, 2012, 08:14 AM
After seeing some of the photo and video examples posted, it really raised my interest in this. Small, easy to remove, price isn't insane.

I agree with the poster above, a nice zoom lens using the same sort of packaging would be outstanding. Seems like an obvious product too[?] Even is was as big as a pack of Lifesavers or so, it would still be highly portable.

sbojevets
Nov 28, 2012, 08:23 AM
olloclip or photojojo

D.T.
Nov 28, 2012, 08:27 AM
I agree with the poster above, a nice zoom lens using the same sort of packaging would be outstanding. Seems like an obvious product too[?] Even is was as big as a pack of Lifesavers or so, it would still be highly portable.

olloclip or photojojo

Thanks, looks like they have just what I was asking about:

http://photojojo.com/store/awesomeness/iphone-telephoto-lens/

Cheap too!

MacRetina
Nov 28, 2012, 09:15 AM
Thanks, looks like they have just what I was asking about:

http://photojojo.com/store/awesomeness/iphone-telephoto-lens/

Cheap too!

Don't forget to use $5 coupon: CYBER-MONDAY-KCLDJ

Laird Knox
Nov 28, 2012, 09:45 AM
What's needed is an optical zoom. A wider angle is nice, but fish eye? Increased macro? That's the icing, not the cake.

The cake is a lie.

ncaissie
Nov 28, 2012, 09:59 AM
Thanks, looks like they have just what I was asking about:

http://photojojo.com/store/awesomeness/iphone-telephoto-lens/

Cheap too!

They have some really cool products. I don't find them cheap though. But I may order something anyway.

Thanks

D.T.
Nov 28, 2012, 10:05 AM
They have some really cool products. I don't find them cheap though. But I may order something anyway.

Thanks

It was actually sbojevets that mentioned the name, but you're welcome :)

Also, I just tried the coupon code that MacRetina posted,:

CYBER-MONDAY-KCLDJ

Still works! I see the $5 discount in my cart ... side note: this company has the most ridiculously cute cart system ever (add an item, watch carefully :D )

darkslide29
Nov 28, 2012, 11:38 AM
guys guys guys!!
you guys missed the must-have will.i.am photo accessory kit on the front page!
You are all wasting your time with this olloclip photojojo nonsense!

/sarcasm :cool:

darkslide29
Nov 28, 2012, 11:50 AM
It was actually sbojevets that mentioned the name, but you're welcome :)

Also, I just tried the coupon code that MacRetina posted,:

CYBER-MONDAY-KCLDJ

Still works! I see the $5 discount in my cart ... side note: this company has the most ridiculously cute cart system ever (add an item, watch carefully :D )

I noticed that at $50 they offer free shipping. Their 3-piece lens kit is $49, just need to add $1 more to save the $6 on shipping. Did you happen to find any filler items?

Sales tax too for CA :(

MacRetina
Nov 28, 2012, 12:28 PM
I noticed that at $50 they offer free shipping. Their 3-piece lens kit is $49, just need to add $1 more to save the $6 on shipping. Did you happen to find any filler items?

Sales tax too for CA :(

The cheapest I found is this for $6:
http://photojojo.com/store/awesomeness/iphone-camera-decal/

Keebler
Nov 28, 2012, 12:53 PM
Looking at the example images on their site it appears they hardly do anything. The macro isn't much better than the standard camera can do. The wide-angle you're hard pressed to tell is even wide-angle. The fishbowl is just barely fish-bowled. You could do most all of this with a free app and not have to carry anything around with you.

You have to try one. I find all 3 lenses definitely add to my photographs. Especially the wide. It easily grabs more than the regular lens. Macro does what it should as well. I don't use the fisheye as much, but it works as described.

Cheers,
Keebler

xxnemoxx
Nov 28, 2012, 01:02 PM
this is alot smaller, more useful, & overall cheaper than the will.i.am add-on

OldSchoolMacGuy
Nov 28, 2012, 03:57 PM
Will this thing work with a case on your phone? Doesnt everyone use a case?

It won't work with a case on.

No, not everyone does. Most of my friend's don't. We treat it like the $300 device it is and have no problems. I haven't had a case on my phones since 1999 and have had hundreds of phones with no issues. Never had a case on any of my iPhones since the original. Apple worked hard to create a nice looking phone. Why cover it up with an ugly case.

JGRE
Nov 29, 2012, 05:36 AM
Help my iPhone has a pimple......:D

ncaissie
Nov 29, 2012, 07:07 AM
It won't work with a case on.

No, not everyone does. Most of my friend's don't. We treat it like the $300 device it is and have no problems. I haven't had a case on my phones since 1999 and have had hundreds of phones with no issues. Never had a case on any of my iPhones since the original. Apple worked hard to create a nice looking phone. Why cover it up with an ugly case.

I know what you mean about covering it up. And cases add a lot of weight to it. But no matter how hard you try to be careful **** always happens. I can't even count how many times my phone slipped out of my hand or I forgot it was on my lap and stood up. I have hardwood and ceramic floors and they are brutal. I don't recall ever seeing anyone without a case on their phone. And I take the bus for 30-40 min each way and see a lot of people playing on their phones.

I would love to go without a case but I need to keep it on my belt. Anyone who keeps them in their pocket is just asking for it to bend or scratch from other things in their pockets.

OldSchoolMacGuy
Nov 29, 2012, 12:17 PM
I know what you mean about covering it up. And cases add a lot of weight to it. But no matter how hard you try to be careful **** always happens. I can't even count how many times my phone slipped out of my hand or I forgot it was on my lap and stood up. I have hardwood and ceramic floors and they are brutal. I don't recall ever seeing anyone without a case on their phone. And I take the bus for 30-40 min each way and see a lot of people playing on their phones.

I would love to go without a case but I need to keep it on my belt. Anyone who keeps them in their pocket is just asking for it to bend or scratch from other things in their pockets.

I guess some of us are just more careful than others. My iPhone 4 is in brand new shape after 2 years of use (reminds me I should sell it since its just sitting now).

For many, they also realize that by the time the phone does get a bit banged up, they're buying a new one and moving on anyways so it doesn't matter.

The Tuck
Nov 29, 2012, 12:29 PM
The macro lens is only for close-ups. It starts to get blurry about 3 or 4 inches out.

It can be used for a nice "bokeh" effect if it's dark and there are a bunch of lights.

Tuck

BHP41
Dec 9, 2012, 05:02 PM
So my in-laws bought me a telephoto lens for my birthday. I haven't had any time to go anywhere and snap any good shots but I took this one of my cats.

The quality isn't that bad but I would love to see this market explode so we could get some nice lenses with some quality glass.

It's edited in CS6.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aluminum-12X-Optical-Zoom-Telescope-Lens-camera-Tripod-kits-For-Apple-iPhone-5-/160935899957?pt=PDA_Accessories&hash=item257886f335

What I like about it is that it has a case that allows the lens to be screwed on. I'm trying to find some other lenses that will work with it also.

rtdunham
Dec 9, 2012, 05:28 PM
...It's edited in CS6.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aluminum-12X-Optical-Zoom-Telescope-Lens-camera-Tripod-kits-For-Apple-iPhone-5-/160935899957?pt=PDA_Accessories&hash=item257886f335

What I like about it ...

So is it a zoom, or is it a fixed focus 12x telephoto?

The ad calls it a "zoom magnifier" but the specs describe it simply as "magnification 12x" and I didn't see anything else referring to any zoom capacity. if it's a zoom it'd be a handy cheap tool to keep around.

And since you've got one, if it IS a zoom, does it start at the same focal length as the camera-without-a-lens? And is the zoom function push-pull, or rotate?

BHP41
Dec 9, 2012, 06:44 PM
So is it a zoom, or is it a fixed focus 12x telephoto?

The ad calls it a "zoom magnifier" but the specs describe it simply as "magnification 12x" and I didn't see anything else referring to any zoom capacity. if it's a zoom it'd be a handy cheap tool to keep around.

And since you've got one, if it IS a zoom, does it start at the same focal length as the camera-without-a-lens? And is the zoom function push-pull, or rotate?

Just a fixed 12x. The part with the rubber on it rotates to bring you into focus. It's a nice piece for the price but I too am still on the lookout for a actual zoom lens. If I find one I'll post it here.

rtdunham
Dec 9, 2012, 07:01 PM
Just a fixed 12x. The part with the rubber on it rotates to bring you into focus. It's a nice piece for the price but I too am still on the lookout for a actual zoom lens. If I find one I'll post it here.

Thanks. I'd bought an 8x (which works ok, btw) so I'll pass on this. But boy, talk about mis-naming a product!

I'm 1000 miles from home and don't have that 8x with me, but if i'm not mistaken, the olloclip lenses match the threads on the case mounting, which makes for some convenience. Now, if someone would bring out a circular polarizer that would fit...