Mobile photographers using the iPhone X can now shoot wider and closer, thanks to a new olloclip lens system.
Launched Tuesday, the newly designed edge mount aligns with both front and rear cameras on Apple’s flagship handset. It enables iPhone X photographers to quickly swap out any of the six olloclip lenses.
The lens-maker also redesigned attachments for the iPhone X’s predecessors, the four iPhones that make up the 7 and 8 series, with a new flippable lens system.
olloclip iPhone X lenses
While the iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus both boast dual-lens cameras, the iPhone X sent lens-makers back to the design table because Apple aligned the $1,000 phone’s two lenses vertically. The two lenses on the Plus handsets have a horizontal arrangement.
The six olloclip lenses for iPhone include an ultra-wide lens with a 155-degree view, a super-wide with 120-degrees, a 180-degree fisheye that includes 15x macro, a telephoto that doubles the 2X zoom of the iPhone X, and two other macro lenses capable of magnifications ranging from 7x to 21x.
Cult of Mac received a preproduction unit and is currently testing it for review.
The lens mount expands to fit over phones with thicker screen protectors. An optional $30 protective case for iPhone X accommodates the lenses.
One unsung feature is a pendant that holds the lenses when not in use. Its notched, thick-plastic design also serves as a small tripod to stabilize video and time-lapse shoots.
The mobile photography box set, which includes the super-wide, fisheye-macro combo and mount, is on the olloclip website for $99.99. The 2X telephoto runs $79.99, while the remaining lenses cost $59.99 each. You can find pricing for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 series on the olloclip website as well.