Though its mission is to help intrepid Kickstarter projects reach a market once they’re fully funded, Apple-centric online retailer BiteMyApple.co is now carrying the latest in the line of AppleTell’s all-time favorite iPhone accessories: the ōlloclip Telephoto/Circular Polarizer. Though ōlloclip did start as a Kickstarter project way back in 2011, it has grown steadily and is now one of the top tier iPhone accessory makers. Having yet another way to get an ōlloclip is hardly a bad thing, however, and it’s now possible to get the company’s latest offering from BiteMyApple’s online shop.
The new kit in ōlloclip’s lineup lets you do two things. The Telephoto lens offers the ability to optically zoom in (featuring 2X magnification), which provides better picture quality than a digital zoom. You can also get closer action shots and achieve some interesting depth-of-field effects using a telephoto lens, so photographers can do even more with their iPhones.
The Circular Polarizer, meanwhile, fits over the Telephoto, Fisheye, and Wide Angle ōlloclip lenses. This allows you to reduce glare from reflective surfaces such as glass and water, but it can also provide stunningly deep blue skies and vivid green foliage no matter what type of shot you’re taking (landscape photographers with a wide angle lens now have a complete iPhone solution).
In addition to the hardware, ōlloclip has also expanded into software, launching the free ōlloclip app. This companion to the lenses provides additional flexibility for auto exposure and focus settings, with some interesting distortion correction options that can either reduce or enhance the hardware lens distortions (think massive fisheye effects).
- 4/4s or 5/5S 3-in-1 lens (Wide Angle, Fisheye, and Macro) for $69.99
- 4/4s or 5/5S Telephoto and Circular Polarizer for $99.99
- Complete Kit, consisting of 3-in-1 and Telephoto/CPL for either 4/4S or 5/5S for $169.98
Not sure which one to buy? Check out AppleTell’s reviews of all the ōlloclip products, here. Hint: We love ‘em.