Holiday Gift Guide v2015-2
olloclip continues to be the industry leader and innovator in lenses for iPhones. The company’s latest combo product, Active Lens for iPhone 6/6s and 6Plus/6sPlus, has an integrated pair of front/back lenses to assist with wide angle and telephoto image making. You and your phone won’t be too far or too close to your subjects when these lenses are handy.
Here is a user report from someone who has been using Active Lens for six months:
I personally love the Ultra-Wide lens, which gives the iPhone an “action camera” point-of-view to capture everything from beautiful landscapes (like the California coast) and panoramic shots (such as the crowd at concert settings) to selfies with my friends and family on the front camera (especially great for holiday shots).
Wide angle lens expands your view
I also appreciate how I can quickly switch over to the Telephoto lens with 2x optics to get twice as close to the action — like my son’s baseballs games from the sidelines — or the performer on the concert stage — or close ups of my kids for great portraits (that also give me a narrower depth-of-field).
Telephoto lens brings you close
Active Lens works both for still photography and video on your iPhone 6/6s/6Plus/6sPlus. The $100 price tag is good value for the versatility and optical clarity. If you have never made photos or videos with an olloclip product, this is the one to try first. Their other lens configurations are very good, and this pair is their best yet.
Bonus: the company offers a custom iPhone case with a cutout section specifically designed to accommodate their lenses, all of them. Otherwise you need to remove your own precious iPhone case in order to slip the Active Lens in place over the front and rear iPhone lenses. It’s easier to do than to explain, and it takes about two seconds.
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