Olloclip for iPhone: Come Walk with Me
I have had my eye on the Olloclip for some time now, and my sisters were thoughtful enough to send one out to me for Christmas.
Today, as it snowed heavily here in Denver, I decided to take Gary, the Chimpsy Mascot Doberman Pinscher out for a romp through the snow, and I brought my Olloclip to see what kind of images I could get.
The Olloclip mounts in a quick snap to the top right corner of your iPhone, right over the factory lens.
Small and compact, this hot little number won’t take up a lot of room in your coat pocket, purse (or manpurse).
I was most eager to test out the fisheye lens. All of the following photos were tweaked using the Camera+ app, and I highly recommend that for your iPhone Photography, too.
The fisheye is certainly fun, but I had more fun playing with the macro and wide-angle lens, which is actually the same lens, but by giving it a turn with your fingers, it can switch from macro to wide. Below: Macro!
I was impressed by the detail obtained by the macro. You can almost identify the individual snowflake patterns. The above photo was used with the HDR filter in Camera+, although toned down to about 30%
The image below was used with the macro/wide lens switched to “wide”
Gary, below, is my hardest model to photograph. But I had fun pointing the wide angle at him, just the same. To give you an idea of the wide-angle effect, the lens was held only about 12 inches from his nose.
Overall, I had a great time with the Olloclip and I plan on bringing it with me whenever I plan on taking serious photos with my iPhone! I recommend!