Trying out an Olloclip attachment for the iPhone

Back at the end of March, I picked up an Olloclip lens set for my iPhone. The attachment consists of 3 lenses in a neat package that includes a case and attachment mechanisms for the iPhone 4 and 5.

The lenses included are a macro, a wide angle and a fish eye. The fish eye is on one side of the attachment, the wide angle is on the other, and the wide angle screws off to expose the macro lens behind it. Quite clever, actually. All you need to do is put the lens you want in front of the camera you want to use; front or rear facing.

Other than wishing there was a telephoto in there, I’m really quite impressed so far. Given my rudimentary iPhone camera skills, the lens set seems quite forgiving. The glass seems sharp, the set is easy to use, and the only real downside is that the camera case has to come off to get the lenses on.

I haven’t used it all that much yet, but here’s a couple of samples from the flickr feed:

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