You may have read my post about making your own DIY macro lens. The homemade lens works pretty well considering the cost ($1.99) but I wanted something better for serious macro shooting, so I purchased an Olloclip and I’m really glad I did.
Here’s what the Olloclip looks like
It slides right onto the camera corner of the iPhone snugly and stays in place. One end houses the fisheye lens and the other has a wide angle lens which unscrews to reveal a macro lens! Three lenses in one. It comes with a lens cap for each side and a little pouch to keep it in your purse or pocket. The price is approximately $70. It may be a bit pricey but if you’re a serious photographer, you know that’s inexpensive when compared to DSLR equipment!
Here is the photo I took of my ring with my DIY macro lens.
and here’s the one I took with the Olloclip! I can see how rough I’ve been on this ring when viewed this closely.
Here’s a one-legged grasshopper (about an inch long) who lives on my potted tomato plant. This isn’t quite as sharp as it could be – I’m sure a little tripod would help! Hmmm…maybe the next on my wish list!
and a few drops of water on one of the tomatoes
I haven’t done a lot of experimenting with the fisheye and wide angle lenses, but here is one that I took with the fisheye lens while at the L.A. Mobile Arts Festival.
If you enjoy macro photography, I don’t think the Olloclip will disappoint.