Smartphone cameras have made huge strides over the last few years. During their infancy, the cameras that came attached to our mobile devices were convenient at best, and nearly unusable at their worst. Several years after the smartphone revolution, it is possible to take quality photos of your vacations, gatherings, or everyday objects when using the latest flagship devices, but the results still trail what is possible with dedicated cameras. The folks at Olloclip want to help smartphone owners step up their photography game.
The Shacknews street team was on hand at CES 2019 and got a chance to get a closer look at some of the new offerings from Olloclip. We spoke with Olloclip’s art director on the show floor and he gave us an overview of their new lineup and why they make taking your smartphone photography to the next step a breeze.
Any camera enthusiast can tell you that a quality lens can make or break a shot. Due to restrictions on physical size and cost, smartphone cameras tend to be very small and have small lenses. It make sense as the camera assembly must fit within the shell of the phone. This prevents certain types of shots from being possible, as well as preventing lens swapping, which is common with dedicated cameras. Olloclip offers various clip mounts that allow you to affix their aftermarket lenses to your smartphone.
You can add a wide-angle lens to an iPhone that will let you get the perfect snap without the need to stitch multiple shots together in software. Macro lenses are also available for when you need those all-important closeups. Lense swapping is incredibly simple with the Olloclip products and they come in a wide variety of sizes and price to accommodate any budget or need.
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