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Review: olloclip 4-in-1 lens for iPhone 5s

Santa brought me this little gadget, olloclip 4-in-1 lens for iPhone 5s, for Christmas. It’s now a permanent member in my mobile photography kit.

This 4-in-1 lens has:

  • 15x macro lens let you get very close to the object – approx. 12mm focus distance!
  • 10x macro lens gives you about 18mm focus distance
  • fisheye lens captures the about 180 degree field of view and creates the cutest picture of your dog’s face
  • wide-angle lens doubles the original iPhone’s field of view so it’s good for landscape pictures.

 Some sample photos I snapped: (the full cake one is not taken with this lens – it’s just for comparison purpose to see how macro the other pictures are.) 


Taking photos helps me seeing beauty in the everyday ordinary things.  Do you like taking photos?

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Cellphone Photo Comparison – iPhone4s iPhone5s Samsung Galaxy Note 3

I really like my iPhone5s camera.  It handles the low-light situations well.  I like its large aperture lense and the burst mode for moving target like my baby nephew and my dogs inside the house.  Its slow-mo video camera is fun too.

I think iPhone5s renders the best colour in the low-light situations.  Since we had 3 different mobile phones at the dinner table last night, here’s a quick comparison of the 3 cellphones’ candid shots inside a not-so-bright restaurant:


FYI:  iPhone 4S has F2.4 lense.  Both iPhone 5s and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 have F2.2 lense.  The smaller the F-stop number, the bigger the aperture.  i.e. The camera with the smaller F-stop number is better for low-light situation.

I’m not doing a detailed comparision since there are many really detailed comparison of different mobile cameras on the web, such as the one on PhoneArena

I really love my new iPhone 5s Camera!  However, I must note that being a super Apple fan, I was pretty impressed by the Samsung Galaxy Note 3’s technology behind the phone.  Apple should be concerned.

What do you think about the 3 cellphone photos?

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