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Olloclip iPhone Lens Review by Art of Miami

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Picture credit: Harold Rosario from Art of Miami.com

As promised, here is our review for the Olloclip, an external iPhone lense that helps capture a variety of pictures including wide-angled and micro. Best Buy has a 15 days no questions asked return policy. So I took advantage of it and tried out the Olloclip lense throughout the week.

First I went for a nice stroll to Florida International University and then Downtown Miami with camera and Olloclip at hand. By the way, if you have not been to downtown in a while I highly recommend you do. It has really become a scenic destination for tourists and locals. Specially,  the short but delightful riverwalk.

At first, the Olloclip seemed limited. It did provide wide angled views but with a distorted “fisheye” effects. Also, the micro lense, although good, seemed impractical. When will I ever really need it? However, as I continued my tour along Miami’s riverwalk, I found myself getting attached to the little Olloclip. More and more taking it out and using it to frame my shot. Eventually I left it on. At the end, all I wanted to know is whether it was worth the price. I made a pro’s and con’s comparison below to help make my decision.

Pros:

It is fun too use

Macro Lens is great

Wide angle lense reduces depth of field if needed. For example, to create a forced perspective effect.

compact

Con’s:

At $70 its about $20 over priced (Amazon.com might be a solution)

Micro lens is good but when will you ever use that?

One can use that money and put it towards a real camera

With the Iphone changing dimensions every year, one would have to buy another Olloclip every time. I have only found an adapter for the Olloclip to attach to the iPod.

There are my pro’s and cons which are very clear. I will let you all compare them for yourselves and determine if the Olloclip is for you.

 

 

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