Olloclip Releases 3-in-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 5

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.
    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
  2. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    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.
  3. macuserx86 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2006
    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?
  4. furi0usbee macrumors 68000


    Jul 11, 2008
    no. the company uses the lower case "o" as a feature of the name. check the site.
  5. Scrumper macrumors member


    Jan 10, 2010
    Possibly useful to some but oh how inelegant! :eek:
  6. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    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.
  7. duneriderltr450 macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2012
    Just got mine today. It was a **** trying to center the vignetting on the fish eye lens.
  8. duneriderltr450 macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2012
    The macro lens is only for close-ups. It starts to get blurry about 3 or 4 inches out.
  9. lk400 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 26, 2012
  10. perealb macrumors regular


    Oct 30, 2009
    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.
  11. macs4nw macrumors 68040


    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.
  12. sazivad macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2011
    New Jersey
    Looks like a cyst. With a lens.

    Well, it is useful.
  13. StuddedLeather macrumors 6502a

    Apr 20, 2009
    Brooklyn, NYC
  14. Pakaku macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2009
    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:

  15. OldSchoolMacGuy macrumors 68000


    Jul 10, 2008
    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.
  16. rtdunham macrumors 6502a


    Jun 21, 2003
    St. Petersburg, FL, Northern KY
    Entirely different. No increase in res. no changed sensor. Lets see what 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.
  17. Monk Edsel macrumors regular

    Apr 7, 2004
    What's needed is an optical zoom. A wider angle is nice, but fish eye? Increased macro? That's the icing, not the cake.
  18. HuggyLowDown macrumors regular


    Feb 14, 2010
    Northern Virginia
    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!
  19. slicktor macrumors member

    Jul 4, 2010
  20. narr macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2012
    Try this with the standard camera.
  21. BHP41 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2010
    United States of America
    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.

    This also looks interesting.

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  22. ncaissie macrumors 6502a


    Dec 1, 2011
    Will this thing work with a case on your phone? Doesn’t everyone use a case?


    Very cool picture.
  23. extricated macrumors 6502


    Jul 14, 2011
    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).
  24. D.T. macrumors 603


    Sep 15, 2011
    Vilano Beach, FL
    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.

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