The olloclip telephoto is a quick-connect lens solution for the iPhone that includes a 2x telephoto lens and a circular polarizer filter, in a convenient package that easily fits in your pocket. Nestled in the palm of your hand, the olloclip connects to the iPhone within seconds so you'll be sure to capture the image you want. The circular polarizer can work in conjunction with the 2x telephoto lens, or by itself to allow your iPhone camera to take much more vibrant photos. The 2x telephoto lens brings images further from you closer. The circular polarizer filter eliminates glare allowing your photos to be much more vibrant. The circular polarizer works in conjunction with the 2x telephoto lens or just with your normal iPhone lens. The circular polarizer can also be used with the olloclip fisheye lens and wide-angle lens when you use the included Step-Down Adapter. The olloclip ships with a carrying bag made from a microfiber material that doubles as a lens cleaner.
Olloclip Telephoto + Circular Polarizing Lens for iPhone 5
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UPDATE: I did return it. Image quality was ok and everything, but I'd rather carry around a point and shoot camera with a 5X zoom if I am carrying anything extra around with me. This lens is not small, and if it had some variable zoom, or was a smaller unit, I'd have kept it.
Overall I like the Telephoto lens from Olloclip, at least I want to. The image quality with the lens was great, and the ability to zoom even farther out with my zoom-limited smartphone is wonderful. The lens feels good in the hand and is very well made. This is not a chintzy piece of hardware at all.
The problem is the lens is large and once this is on the phone (unlike the wide angle Olloclip (smaller) that you could get in your pocket) the telephoto is pretty big. So you definitely cannot just tuck your phone delicately away and leave this thing on it or you will probably find it on the ground. Or you'll find the cover floating in your pocket. So you are left with removing the...
Once you accept having to remove your case (or not use a case) every time you want to use the olloclip you'll find this telephoto lens is an excellent accessory. Right off the top, the telephoto's focal length is perfect for portraits. It allows you to frame the subject's head without having to get super close. For outdoor shots in full sunlight I've found the polarizer to be pretty much required. Even if there isn't a lot of glare the polarizer will turn a normally whitish sky azure blue. At $100 this kit is half the price of the phone (with a contract) but if you rely on your iPhone5 as you're primary camera it really adds $100 of value.
This is well made with a precise snug fit for your iPhone 5, 5S or iPod 5. You must remove your case for a proper fit. The telephoto is on one side and the polarizer is on the other. You can use the telephoto alone or flip it around and use the polarizer alone. You can also remove the polarizer and attach it to the telephoto to use both at once. This seems to be a high quality circular polarizer and it rotates to adjust the degree of filtering for reflections and glare. Also included are adaptors to use the polarizer on the 3 in 1 wide angle or the 4 in one wide angle and fisheye. There is also an adaptor for the iPod 5 and two soft case bags, one for the polarizer and one for the telephoto.
Okay it's something extra to carry, but it has a case and will fit easily in a pocket for those special occasions when you think you might want it.
Yes you can get a longer telephoto lens but remember anything more than 2x should probably be on a tripod or steadied...
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