Anyone who knows me, and knows how I like to shoot, knows that I like the k.i.s.s. philosophy, you know, keep it simple, stupid! Over the past couple of years I’ve seen a slew of iPhone camera and case accessories. Wide angle, fisheye and telephoto lenses that attach to your phone with a magnet (that can’t be removed), or now there are cases that have some similar attachments. I’ve seen a monopod, an adapter that allows to you to attach a $2000+ professional lens, and more. There are definitely a lot of fun things out there, but I didn’t really buy into them, until earlier this year.

During Jack Hollingsworth’s creativeLIVE workshop on iPhoneography in January, I found out about the olloclip. This is a nifty lens that fits of the iPhone camera lens without harming the camera or the phone.

This is a 3-in-1, offering a fisheye, wide angle and a macro. I was particularly interested in the macro, so after the workshop, I kinda had to try it out. This little guy goes with me just about every where I go, and it’s pretty rad. For an iPhone attachment, the lenses are pretty decent. I wanted to share some before and afters of a few images that I have taken with this lens attachment on an iPhone4s. You will see some distortion around the edges with the fisheye option. I’ll often use this for the fisheye and then crop the image square.

curiosities in nature – straight out of camera (sooc)

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occidental square – straight out of camera (sooc)

– edited via ArtistaOil/Snapseed

dandelion – straight out of camera (sooc)

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amgen bridge – straight out of camera (sooc)

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I should add, this little guy isn’t cheap but if you’re interested in these lens options to add to the more than capable iPhone, this is a great accessory to have.

Do you have a fave iPhone accessory? Lens adapter? Case? Let me know, I’d love to hear about it!

~ kate

2 thoughts on “olloclip

  1. Thanks for sharing this post Kate! Love these photos; and I’m such a “gadget geek” I LOVE this cute little lens tool!! 🙂

  2. Hi Tina, You got it! Glad you like it, the olloclip is a rad little gadget!

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