olloclip is one of the few Kickstarter projects I backed that shipped, and shipped quickly. Originally a 3-in-1 fisheye, wide-angle, and macro lens attachment for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, it's now also available for the iPhone, and given what we saw at CES 2013, that's still just the beginning. At the show, olloclip showed off an adapter that lets the lens attach to the new iPod touch 5 as well, making a great mobile camera truly fantastic. They also showed off a new case that works with the olloclip to provide traditional camera mounts for tripods, flashes, and more. And it even sounds like there may be more lenses in their future as well.
At CES 2013, Olloclip began showing off a new case to go along with their lens system called the Photo Dock. It offers a flip-up section which doubles as an access point for an Olloclip and a more prominent shutter button.
If you use your iPhone for any serious photography, the chances are you will have come across the Olloclip lens before. The good news, if you have an iPhone 5, is that olloclip has launched a new version of its hugely popular three in one lens especially for Apples's latest handset.The iPhone 5 version of the olloclip lens offers the same features as its predecessors' namely a fish-eye lens, wide angled lens and a macro lens.
The olloclip lens system is a compact, convenient lens system that easily slides over your iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S camera and turns it into a fun, flexible, photography powerhouse. The olloclip contains both a fisheye and wide-angle lens, and you can unscrew the wide-angle to reveal a macro lens as well. That's 3 extra options in one small package. And the iMore Accessory Store has one ready and waiting to give to you for FREE -- if you can win our Twitter Treasure Hunt!
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I've been using mobile devices since the Handspring Prism and switched to the iPhone in 2010 when it first arrived in Canada. Slowly but surely, I've come to rely on it more and more, not only for blogging here on iMore, but for managing my day job as a therapist.
At CES 2012, we had the opportunity to check out an olloclip, an accessory for the iPhone that converts the lens to either wide angle, fisheye, or macro. It simply slides onto the corner of your iPhone and is small enough to carry around in your pocket.
After the demonstration, I picked one up for myself, and Rene and I used it for filming during the remainder of our time at CES - it made a huge difference.