Take perfect photos with the Olloclip Telephoto & CPL lens.

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Recently, Apple launched a new initiative called Shot on iPhone 6 via their website. The point of this project was to display some of the incredible photos taken using the worlds most popular camera – the iPhone 6. Ever since the iPhone cameras began superseding the popular point-and-shoot digital cameras, my iPhone became my favorite camera. After all, I feel that the best camera is the one you can have with you all the time. And, my iPhone is with me everywhere I go. Because the iPhone is my primary camera, I like to accessorize it with the olloclip line of camera lenses.

Every year I upgrade my iPhone and along with it the olloclip camera lenses to match. The olloclip Telephoto and CPL Lens is the first one I’ve tried out with my iPhone 6 Plus and I couldn’t be happier. The telephoto lens has a 2X magnification to allow you to pick up details in subjects that are far off in the distance. It also has a circular polarizing lens (CPL) to help reduce glare and reflections. This makes colors look deeper and more true to life.

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“Whether you’re on vacation or shooting on location, the olloclip Telephoto lens adds better quality close ups and more flexibility to the convenience and mobility of the iPhone 6/6 Plus,” said Patrick O’Neill, CEO and founder of olloclip.

Some features of the olloclip Telephoto and CPL lens include:

  • 2x optical magnification gets you closer without degrading picture quality
  • Removable circular polarizing lens reduces glare and shows colors more true to life (includes adapters to fit 4-in-1 Photo Lens)
  • Clips on and off iPhone in seconds with no extra parts needed
  • Share it and wear it with 3 colorful pendants
  • Works with all your favorite photo and video apps
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It works very simply by just sliding over top of your iPhone’s camera lens. When it does, it locks into place and is very secure. Out of the box, the olloclip lens has an adapter installed that is built for the iPhone 6. If you are an iPhone 6 Plus user, you will need to swap it out for the correct adapter so that the lens fits your phone securely. There is actually a sticker on the packaging that describes this process, however, I could see that it would be very easy for someone to skip over it in their excitement of getting the lens out. If someone skipped over this step, they wouldn’t be getting the best fit on their phone and therefore, not getting the best photos possible either.

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The olloclip lenses have been completely redesigned for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. There are three key design features that come along with this redesign.

  1. Front and rear-facing camera design that allows you to capture the perfect selfie or any favorite moment.
  2. Works with both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus – with the aid of the aforementioned adapter.
  3. Wearable pendants are included for enhanced portability.
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Image of bird using Telephoto lens. Click to Enlarge.

olloclip includes three colored pendants along with the lens. These are designed to help the lens be more portable and truly available anywhere you go. You can attach them to your backpack, key ring or anything else to make your olloclip lens ready for action. Another thing you will find in the box with your lens is a lanyard that can be used to wear your lens around your neck. I love the added portability that the pendants provide, but would also like to see some sort of cable, possibly retractable, that could attach to a belt loop or the like in case it would get dropped, it wouldn’t be lost. You would still be connected to it with something like that.

Now that I’ve covered the features of the olloclip Telephoto, let me talk about how the pictures look. I’ve taken several pictures with the olloclip and have been thrilled with the results. We have a holly tree outside our kitchen window that many birds rest on. I’ve been trying for several weeks now to capture an image of one particular bird that visits frequently. Unfortunately, I can never get close enough  to it before it gets spooked and flies away. With the telephoto lens from olloclip, I was able to not only capture a photo of it, but I was also able to capture enough detail to identify it.

Portrait taken with olloclip Telephoto + CPL lens. Click to Enlarge.

Portrait taken with olloclip Telephoto + CPL lens. Click to Enlarge.

Something else about this lens that I love is that it’s ideal for portraits. It creates a beautiful depth of field that would otherwise be lost. Subjects really stand out from the background using the Telephoto lens. Capturing pictures of my grandmother is very important to me, but it can be a challenge because she’s always on the move. I caught her at one moment in our kitchen with the olloclip Telephoto lens and have a vibrant picture of her that will last forever.

In order to best show the lasting effects of the olloclip Telephoto and CPL lens, I decided to do a side-by-side comparison of a photo taken with the lens and without in the exact same place, with the exact same lighting. As you can see, the lens really allows the photographer to get a very detailed, awesome portrait.

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I can highly recommend the olloclip Telephoto and CPL lens for anyone who wants to get deeper detail and capture subjects that aren’t as close as you’d like them to be. In addition to all the wonderful things about the Telephoto lens, the CPL is detectable and can be used with the other olloclip lenses for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. It retails for $99.99.

To find out more, visit olloclip.com.

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