Olloclip Intros Its 4-in-1 Camera Lens Accessory For iPhone 6, 6 Plus


Olloclip has unveiled its 4-in-1 clip-on lens system today that is compatible with both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The $80 Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens features the same four different lens types as before to enhance your iPhoneography including fisheye, wide-angle, 10x and 15x macro lenses that can be interchanged in a matter of seconds. The new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus version of the 4-in-1 Olloclip retains the same great caseless clip-on mounting functionality without the need of any extra parts, but it has also been redesigned to work with the iPhone's back-facing iSight camera as well as the front-facing FaceTime camera thanks to its lightweight and compact dual-sided lens adapter design.

Olloclip says that it has updated the wide-angle and fisheye lenses for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to offer a greater field of view while also optimizing them for "selfie" photography in that you'll be able to take epic group selfies with more background squeezed into your shots when you're taking personal selfies.


The 4-in-1 Olloclip Photo Lens system can also be word when not used on your iPhone using one of the three multi-colored wearable pendants included with the Olloclip that let you clip it onto things like clothing and key rings. While it won't be available until late November, you'll be able to pre-order the 4-in-1 Olloclip Photo Lens for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus today for $80 in multiple color options including color-matching Space Gray, gold, white, silver and in red. Like before, it's expected to be available to purchase at all Apple and Best Buy retail stores.

Up Your Game With The Nova Wireless External LED Flash For iPhone

iPhoneography is no laughing matter. And in fact this moniker has been the inspiration for a burst in camera accessories designed to enhance the way you shoot with your iPhone, namely tripod mounts, wireless shutter controllers, lenses and even light meter adapters. Now it's time to get on-board the "strobist" side of iPhoneography with a new app-enhanced Bluetooth accessory designed to work with the iPhone called Nova. Nova is an impossibly slim, wireless off-camera LED flash that enables you to get creative with how you light your subject using unrestricted angles and distances. Nova is so slim that you'll never have an excuse to leave it behind. Just slip it into your wallet as if it were another one of your credit cards, and bam you've got yourself proper lighting to get that superb shot using your iPhone.

The Nova flash uses 40 bright LEDs diffused by a white plastic diffusion panel resulting in soft, natural looking light on your subject. It's powered by an internal rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery that should give you about 150 flash cycles per full charge and a wireless Bluetooth range of up to 20ft. Using the free Nova iOS app is required at least until other camera apps will support Nova (Android support will soon follow). With the Nova app you'll also be able to control and adjust Nova's brightness intensity as well as how warm or cool you want your light output to be. Nova can be used as a hands-free wireless external flash, meaning that you can place it far away and shoot with your iPhone as it wirelessly triggers the LED flash in sync with the camera.

While we really like the Nova concept, it'll be a while until you can get your hands on the finished product which will be in early 2014. If you don't mind the wait, you can pre-order and secure your very own Nova wireless LED flash at a discounted price over at Kickstarter starting at $49. 

Luxi Light Meter For The iPhone

Photographers know that light is one of the most important aspects in taking great shots and many use a light meter to make sure they get most accurately exposed photo. The problem with this is that Light Meters are expensive and difficult to use and many times they may not be on you when you need it. Enter the Luxi Light Meter for the iPhone, a portable and easy to use device that clips onto the rear camera of your phone. When used with the free app, it can help you determine the best settings for your DSLR camera and is just as accurate as more expensive Light Meters available on the market. Accessories like this are what make the iPhone so versatile and for $19 this is something that any photographer, amateur or serious, should not pass up. 

olloclip Intros iPod Touch 5 Lens Adapter, Ships With All iPhone 5 olloclips

The olloclip for the iPhone 5, a $70 3-in-1 quick-connect lens apparatus, is now also shipping with an included iPod touch 5 adapter which can also be purchased individually by existing olloclip owners for $10. The olloclip is one of the best lens adapter accessories that we have tested, although it isn't case-friendly. It features a fisheye lens for capturing 180 degree photos, a wide-angle lens that nearly doubles the iPod touch 5's field of view, and a macro lens for detailed microscopic closeups. It can be ordered starting today in white, red and black colors directly from olloclip.

Bitplay Transforms Your iPhone Into A Camera

There are a plethora of iPhone cases out in the market right now, each with its own unique functionality or appearance to catch your attention. Bitplay will certainly catch your attention. The creators at Bitplay decided to emphasize the new 8MP camera in the iPhone 4S with their new Bitplay SNAP! What better way to do that than to create a case that turns your iPhone into an actual camera? It even has a shutter button that takes advantage of the iOS’s volume-up bottom functionality. This unique case will catch anybody’s attention with its flashy design.

An iPhone case should be able to express its user’s personality and be one of a kind, rather than be dull and boring like the typical cases we see people wrapping their gorgeous iPhones in. If you are looking for a fun case to show off to your friends, you can head over to Bitplay’s website for more information.

BlackRapid LensBling Camera Lens Caps Display Focal Lengths

BlackRapid's new LensBling lens caps finally put an end to photographers wasting valuable time pulling out the wrong lens out of their camera bag. The LensBling is a series of convenient protective lens caps that replace the useless stock caps that come with every DSLR camera and help you quickly differentiate between the various lenses at your disposal thanks to bright, bold graphics that label the focal length of each one of your lenses.

BlackRapid's LensBling lens caps will be available in early June for Nikon lenses ranging from 24mm, 50mm, 85mm, 70-200mm and 105mm as well as for Canon lenses ranging from 24mm, 24-70mm, 50mm, 85mm, and 70-200mm. No word on pricing as of yet.

Nir Schneider


Nikon Outs D3200 Entry Level DSLR With 24MP

Just like that, Nikon has just added the D3200 to its entry level DSLR bevy to replace the D3100. As a kit, Nikon's D3200 is set to retail for just under $700 and will include the body along with a basic 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G kit lens with VR (Vibration Reduction). Nikon wants to push the pixel count to the max giving the D3200 a massive 24.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor coupled with the same Expeed 3 processor found in Nikon's D4 that's capable of shooting full HD 1080p video for point-and-shoot, ease of awesomeness.

Is black too boring for you? Well then, the D3200 also comes in this candy apple red color too. Besides the 24-megapixel sensor, the D3200 is capable of continues shooting at 4fps, ISO sensitivity ranging from true 100 to 6400 (expandable up to 12800 for epic grainy images), 60fps video capture option at 720p and a 3-inch back screen with Live View. Nikon claims that the D3200 is capable of performing well in low-light conditions, but we're skeptical. Expect to get your hands on the D3200 kit later this month in either black or red.

Nir Schneider