The Olloclip first became a household name as lens accessory for the iPhone. Different versions of the lens already came out. For a time, the iOS fans are the only ones enjoying the product but now, it’s pretty much available for Android.
The Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens for Android have just been introduced for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5. The accessory can’t be attached to most Android phones, only the aforementioned Galaxy S phones, at least, for now. The lenses attach quickly to the phone to offer wide-angle, a couple of macro optics (–10x and 15x), and fisheye lens views, taking your phone cam to a new level.
Who needs a heavy DSLR or a digicam with bulky lenses if you can use your trusty old Galaxy smartphone? The Olloclip for Android weighs less than an ounce you could hardly feel the added weight. Switching lens is easy: shift the desired lens over the phone camera. Olloclip actually built a new design exclusive for Android with a patented quick-change lens system that slides on and off.
As with the iOS version, the new 4-in-1 Olloclip for Android also works with all video and photo apps on the mobile platform. The accessory is made of aircraft grade anodized aluminium, multi-element optics, and advanced coated glass as described.
Founder and CEO of Olloclip Patrick O’Neill is proud about this new product. “We’re proud to offer a first-class photo lens solution to the millions of Samsung Galaxy Android users to explore new photographic possibilities and forms of artistic expression,” O’Neill said.
Olloclip’s expansion to Android phones comes right after Sony’s introduction of the QX30 and QX1 lens cameras . While the tools are totally in a different scale, they improve mobile photography on the platform. Sony’s are obviously more expensive because they are real cameras. Meanwhile, the Olloclip lens accessory is just an attachment. The makers of Olloclip could have seen that window of opportunity to offer an inexpensive alternative with the 4-in-1 lens since they’ve been highly successful with the iOS version. Either way, Android mobile phone photography enthusiasts have more choices than ever.
Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lenses for Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4 is now available for preorder. Price tag reads $69.99.
VIA: Photography Blog