What Is The Olloclip?
Welcome to our new Olloclip section on theappwhisperer.com, this section will look directly at how the Olloclip can improve your iPhone photography and indeed become part of your workflow. We will include tutorials as well as tips and tricks and comparison articles. As well as that we will talk directly to some very well known iPhone photographers about how they use the Olloclip and the stunning images they capture with it. First off, for those that are not too familiar with the Olloclip we thought we would include some basic information to help you become acquainted. Check it out below…
The Olloclip is a quick-connect lens solution for the iPhone 4/4S that includes fisheye, wide-angle and macro lenses in one small, convenient package that easily fits in your pocket. Nestled in the palm of your hand, the olloclip connects to the iPhone within seconds so you’ll be sure to capture the image you want…if you don’t see the picture you’re looking for just flip it over to switch lenses.
The olloclip uses precision ground glass multi-element optics for the lenses. The barrels are made from aircraft grade aluminum using a CNC machine and then anodized. The iPhone 4S/4 attachment is made from a soft plastic material that ensures a secure fit every time to the iPhone. The olloclip uses very high quality components that are expensive to make but the manufacturers believe think that their users will appreciate a quality product that gives excellent results and is a joy to use.
The olloclip ships with a carrying bag made from a microfiber material that doubles as a lens cleaner and conveniently holds the supplied-lens caps or the Wide-Angle lens when removed for Macro shots.
The Fisheye lens captures approximately a 180 Degree field-of-view and produces some striking images.
The Wide-Angle lens is great for when you need that extra field of view, approximately double that of the normal iPhone.
The Macro lens applies roughly a 10X multiplier and allows you to focus the iPhone within 12-15mm of the subject. The Macro lens is cleverly concealed within the olloclip and can be accessed by unscrewing the Wide-Angle lens that is normally attached to it.
The Macro lens is actually part of the Wide Angle lens assembly. Simply unscrew the Wide Angle lens in the direction of the arrow on the lens barrel. The macro lens is set perfectly within the olloclip and will be flush with the clip when the Wide Angle lens is removed.
Place the olloclip back on your iPhone 4 and move right in on the subject – literally, only a centimeter or so away. This results in some spectacular close-up images. When you’re done, screw the wide angle lens back on to the macro body and you’re all set.