Olloclip

migdaddy

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Apr 27, 2012
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Anyone use or have one for their iPhone? It's a 3 in 1 lens with fish eye, wide angle, and Macro lens. $70. Seems like a good accessory.
 

grafftillidie

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Apr 19, 2012
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I have one and absolutely love it. The only way it could be better would be if it had width adjustment to be able to fit over a case
 

isprocket

macrumors newbie
Jul 11, 2007
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New Haven,CT.
Great reviews, thanks. I've looked at the Olloclip as I'm also looking for a lens system for the 4s. I seem to like this one, "Phocus" link,

https://smartphocus.com/

Anyone try it? I think it's a sister company to, "Owle" which seems to use the same lens group. This lens system seems untested (can't find any reviews) unlike the "Olloclip" which gets good reviews for optics.
The best optics IMO may be "iPro" which uses a lens system developed by Schneider Optics.

http://iprolens.com/about.php

Big price differences between all of these. There's no way of knowing, however the Phocus case which is open on one side to slide in the phone, may allow a new iPhone 5 to slide in also.
Any comments about any of these would be appreciated.
 

isprocket

macrumors newbie
Jul 11, 2007
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New Haven,CT.
Up-date, I tried the Olloclip on my 4s. It was a tight fit and held securely. However, it did not play nicely with my Zagg screen protector. Looking only at the camera side as I slid it on, I failed to see that it crumpled the screen protector. I will agree that the Zagg may be thicker than most but I think that small increase in thickness should have been designed in. The image quality and color was fairly good. I've sent it back and will try something else.
 

isprocket

macrumors newbie
Jul 11, 2007
24
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New Haven,CT.
After sending back the Olliclip I ordered a "Phocus" mentioned earlier. This is like a 3 sided hard plastic case that the phone slides into and seem to have some great features. Having 3 brass tripod mounts and a brass threaded lens mounting system, it is well constructed and versatile. I especially like the camera like grip at the front of the case. It added control when panning and overall a better feel.The lenses are larger and heavier than the Olliclip. The fisheye is replaced with a telephoto and the wide angle unscrews to become a closeup lens. Same as the Olliclip. Optics seem very good, on par or slightly better than the Olliclip.

Very much like the Phocus is the ALM mCamlite. the phone mounts differently and the assembly is made of aluminium. Lenses seem to be the same.

http://www.actionlifemedia.com/mcam-features
 
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