More than five years ago, Patrick O’Neil started a crowdfunding campaign for a small iPhone addition called the Olloclip 3-in-1 Photo Lens. The patented system became a huge hit – selling over a million units – as it helped turn the iPhone 4’s then fairly advanced camera into something far more versatile, but at a reasonable price. Now, with the release of the iPhone 7, Olloclip has adapted their line of clip-on iPhone camera lenses for the new generation of these smart phones.
Available in one of 3 clip-on lens sets (the Core, Active, and Macro Pro), these iPhone accessories – when clipped to the brand’s compatible Ollo phone case – give any mobile photographer the ability to turn their phone into a near-professional quality camera. Each clip offers two different lenses (one for each phone camera); the Core is affixed with a wide-angle and a fish-eye/15x macro lens, the Active is equipped with a 2x telephoto and ultra-wide lens, and the Macro Pro offers 7x/14x and 21x magnification. The compatible cases sell for $30 and the lens sets start at just $80. [Purchase]