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Old Nov 27, 2012, 09:38 PM   #1
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Olloclip Releases 3-in-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 5




olloclip 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.

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, 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 recently released a review of the olloclip for the iPhone 5.
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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.

Article Link: Olloclip Releases 3-in-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 5
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 09:46 PM   #2
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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.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 09:49 PM   #3
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no. the company uses the lower case "o" as a feature of the name. check the site.
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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?
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 09:50 PM   #5
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Possibly useful to some but oh how inelegant!
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 10:23 PM   #6
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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.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 01:29 PM   #7
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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.

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Old Dec 9, 2012, 06:02 PM   #8
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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...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.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 06:28 PM   #9
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...It's edited in CS6.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aluminum-12X...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?
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 09:58 PM   #10
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I like it, as long as it snaps on and off. Easier to carry that than a camera!

Except... what I’d most want added to my iPhone 5 is telephoto.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 10:05 PM   #11
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Just got mine today. It was a **** trying to center the vignetting on the fish eye lens.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 10:23 PM   #12
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Clip on $60 lenses... **shudder**
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 10:26 PM   #13
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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.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 10:29 PM   #14
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I like it, as long as it snaps on and off. Easier to carry that than a camera! Except... what I’d 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.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 10:36 PM   #15
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Did they just beat will.i.am to it?

http://www.macrumors.com/2012/11/24/...on-for-iphone/
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 10:44 PM   #16
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Did they just beat will.i.am to it?

http://www.macrumors.com/2012/11/24/...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.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 11:12 PM   #17
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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:

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Old Nov 27, 2012, 11:38 PM   #18
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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.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 10:42 PM   #19
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Looks like a cyst. With a lens.

Well, it is useful.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 12:47 AM   #20
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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!
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 02:53 AM   #21
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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.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGMm0EROwW4&feature=plcp
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 02:02 PM   #22
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this is alot smaller, more useful, & overall cheaper than the will.i.am add-on
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