Holiday Gift Idea: Olloclip Lens Triplet Now Available for The iPhone 5

Holiday Gift Idea: Olloclip Lens Triplet Now Available for The iPhone 5

One of the best pieces of iPhonography kit we’ve played with is the Olloclip, a tiny gizmo that clips onto the corner of the iPhone 4/S and gives photographers the use of three additional lenses; now it’s finally available for the iPhone 5.

Attach it one way and the Olloclip’s wide-angle lens fits over the iPhone’s lens for about double the field of view of the already-wide stock view; flip it around and attach it the other way and your iPhone is now fitted with a 180-degree fish-eye lens. The third lens is a 10x macro for closeups, and it’s accessed by simply unscrewing the wide-angle lens until it detaches. Olloclip says the fisheye lens is an exceptional choice when paired with the new panoramic mode in the iPhone 4S/5.

Our own Giles Turnbull reviewed the iPhone 4/S version a year ago and came away very impressed, bandying about words like “fun” and “excellent.” And here’re some clips of how the Olloclip can be used in video.

The iPhone 5 Olloclip is $70.

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Eli MilchmanWhen he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of Wired.com and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.

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