Olloclip 2X Telephoto Lens Comes With Backward-Compatible Polarizer

Olloclip 2X Telephoto Lens Comes With Backward-Compatible Polarizer

I love my Olloclip, but there’s one thing I find myself wishing more and more often: that it came with a telephoto lens. Well, as you can probably guess that this post is about just that – a new telephoto from the makers of probably the best add-on lens for the iPhone.

The Olloclip is that clever slide-on widget that lines a lens up over the iPhone’s camera and converts it to a wideangle, macro or fisheye The new Olloclip, priced at $99, gives you a 2X telephoto. This is pretty rad as I almost never need my iPhone to go wider but I often want to zoom in on a detail, especially when I’m Instagramming something specific. And while I can “zoom” in software, it always looks terribly soft.

Olloclip 2X Telephoto Lens Comes With Backward-Compatible Polarizer

The telephoto has another trick up its, er, sleeve-shaped body: a polarizer. I met up with the Olloclip folks when they were still deciding what to put on the other side of the unit and I voted for a polarizer, as it’s pretty much the only filter that can’t be faked later in an app. I therefore take complete credit for this idea.

The polarizer can be used on its own, or popped off and used in conjunction with the telephoto or – get this – with both lenses from your original Olloclip.

To summarize: If you buy yourself a pair of tiny, pocket-sized accessories, you can now equip your iPhone with a telephoto, a wide-angle, a fisheye and a macro, and all of these can be used with the polarizer. As I said before: rad. Available this month and next, depending on where you are.

About the author

Charlie Sorrel Charlie Sorrel is the Reviews Editor here on Cult of Mac. Follow Charlie  on Twitter at @mistercharlie.

(sorry, you need Javascript to see this e-mail address) | Read more posts by .

Posted in News | Tagged: , , , , |