The iPhone 5s is a marvel of modern technology because of its amazing design, great specs, and a wonderful camera to boot. You can say it has everything you need especially when it comes to photo processing. However, the iPhone lens has wide angles and doesn’t have any built-in capabilities for telephoto snaps.
Many iPhone accessory manufacturers have tried to fix this issue by producing add-on lenses with telephoto capability. Lenses such as these that are priced at less than $100 are of very poor quality and bring about really distorted images along with radial blur effects. But thankfully, this is not the case with the Olloclip Telephoto Lens for the iPhone 5s. This lens produces some really good optics with minimal undesirable effects such as those that come in the form of tiny distortion at the edges of pictures. However, the center of the photo remains clear as crystal.

 

Design

The Olloclip Telephoto Lens for the iPhone 5s comes in a neat little package. Open it up and you find that there are two lenses – 2x telephoto lens and a polarized filter. These lenses have a clip that you use to connect to your iPhone. Take note that due to the design of the clip, they cannot be used in older iPhone models; they are just for the iPhone 5 and the 5S.

If you have a case on your phone, you will need to remove it every time before you clip on the lens. This can be viewed as an inconvenience but the upside to this is the lens aligns perfectly with the iPhone camera. On one side of the clip, you have the telephoto lens and you have the polarized one on the other, just flip the clip and you can use one or the other lens. The polarized lens may also be used with the telephoto lens and other lenses offered by Olloclip.

This nifty package is a clip-on-snap-off and is very easy to use as well. It is rather small which means that it fits perfectly into most pockets or bags.

 

Application

This is a great accessory to have when you want to shoot telephoto pictures with your iPhone 5/5S. It serves to enhance the zooming capabilities of the iPhone 5/5s and delivers great photos with minimal edge distortion. The addition of the polarized lens means you can rid your photos of those irritating reflections and it also works to intensify the colors in your frame.

Telephoto Effect

iPhone Naked Lens

iPhone with Olloclip 2x Telephoto lens

Polarized Effect

iPhone Naked Lens

iPhone with Olloclip Polarized lens

Overall, this is one great package that allows you to make the most out of your iPhone camera. It lets you take great zoomed-in photos and the functional polarizer works to enhance the colors and quality of photos. It might be a bit pricier as compared to other similar products in its class but it really is a great bang for your buck. It is made from only top-notch materials.

This nifty package is a clip-on-snap-off accessory, and is very easy to use as well. It is rather small which means that it fits perfectly into most pockets or bags.