Last week, Olloclip unveiled the Ollocase, an iPhone 6 protective case specially designed to be used with the Olloclip add-on Lens. Today, Olloclip comes with a very interesting piece of accessory for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: the Olloclip Active Lens.
The Olloclip Active Lens is made of one single block which is to be clipsed on the top of your iPhone. On one side, you have a wide angle lens which has, as you can see on the photo of the pilot in its little plane, offers a very wide angle of view. Actually the angle of view is almost I would say 160 to 170° and we are not far from a fisheye angle of view. This is going to be very convenient and because you know that the iPhone basic iSight camera is not bad in wide angle but in some cases you want more. In this cases, you always have to either use the swipe panorama mode or take 2 or 3 images and then stitch them in applications like AutoStich for iOS for example. With the Olloclip you don’t have to do that and anyway making panoramas doesn’t work when you are moving or when you want to capture an image of a moving subject. As you can see, Olloclip has taken an HDR image to illustrate this ultrawide angle Olloclip system.
If you flip the Olloclip Active Lens, you then top the iPhone camera with the telephoto 2x Olloclip lens. In that case, you zoom in the image without losing any quality, at least not as much as when you pinch the iPhone screen to zoom in the subject. For this actually, till now, you still have to use special software like Hydra for iOS that allows you to go further zooming in a subject without loosing too much quality. But this is again a software trick.