With mobile phone cameras getting better, the next step is better quality lenses. That’s where the Olloclip 4-In-1 Photo Lens comes in. We got sent a Samsung S5 version. Here’s what we thought.

Cameras on mobile phones are becoming more capable with every release opening a whole world of photography past those grainy Instagram food photos.

The Olloclip comes with four lenses: a fisheye with a field of view of 180-degrees, a wide-angled lens, and two macro lenses depending on how close you want to get to your subject.

Connecting the lens mount to your phone is easy. However, you won’t be able to use a case when using the lenses meaning the phone will be unprotected. Depending on which way you have the lens mount attached you won’t be able to access your power or volume buttons. I wouldn’t say this is a bad thing seeing as I can’t see users keeping the mount attached permanently to their phones.

To attach the different lenses to the mount couldn’t be simpler. Simply screw them into place and you are ready to go. Very quick setup for a speedy photograph. The lenses are incredibly small so keeping them safe is a definite must. They’re made from glass to maximise the quality of the photos rather than plastic like the lens cover on your built in phone camera.

The photos produced with the Olloclip 4-In-One Photo Lens are clear and very sharp, especially with the macro lenses. I could see minute details that the standard phone camera couldn’t pick up.

Olloclip have definitely filled the gap between your standard mobile phone camera and a full digital SLR. For those of you who want to take their photography to the next level without investing in a larger camera, then the Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens is definitely a product for you.

The lenses come in many different models to fit different phones. From Samsungs to iPhones, there will be an Olloclip for you somewhere.

 

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