How to take fancy iPhone pics with Olloclip

The Olloclip allows you to add otherwise expensive DSLR lenses to your iPhone.

Here, a fish-eye lens was used to take a photo of the CNET Skittle from the CNET Live stage at CES 2012. Photo by Jason Cipriani

LAS VEGAS--Olloclip, a Kickstarter project in 2011, has come up with an easy way to get some fancy lens effects on your iPhone camera, for a fairly reasonable price.

While the Olloclip wasn't launched here at CES 2012, it's definitely a product to keep an eye on in 2012.

The approach is simple--one piece of equipment, three different lenses for your iPhone 4 or 4S.

Applying the Olloclip and switching between lenses is a breeze, as you will see in the video below, in which Olloclip CEO Patrick O'Neill gives us a rundown of how to use it.

Pretty simple and straightforward, right? So, how do the photos look? Below you can find a slideshow with four different pictures, the first being a normal iPhone picture without the Olloclip applied to it. After that, you will see what a difference the Olloclip makes when taking photos.

If the Olloclip looks like your type of accessory, you can pick it up from Apple or for around $70.

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Jason Cipriani has been covering mobile technology news for over five years. His work spans from CNET How To and software review sections to WIRED’s Gadget Lab and


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