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Olloclip 4-in-1 features two macro lenses for iPhone (hands-on)

In addition to wide-angle and fish-eye lenses, the new Olloclip 4-in-1 tacks on two macro lenses for your iPhone.

Lynn La Senior Editor / Reviews - Phones
Lynn La covers mobile reviews and news. She previously wrote for The Sacramento Bee, Macworld and The Global Post.
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Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens pumps up iPhone pics
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Olloclip introduced the newest generation of its popular iPhone camera accessory today, the 4-in-1 iPhone Lens.

Similar to its previous iteration, which was only a 3-in-1 lens, this new Olloclip clips over your phone's built-in lens to imbue the iPhone camera with four physical lenses: a fish-eye lens, a wide-angle lens, and your choice of two macros.

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One macro has a 10x magnification with a focus distance of 18 millimeters, and the second has a 15x magnification with a focus distance of 13 millimeters.

The device is easy enough to use: simply slide it onto the corner of your iPhone where the camera is located. One side contains the fish-eye lens, which expands your iPhone perspective with an 180-degree field of view. Unscrew this lens and you'll reveal one of the macros beneath.

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To double your field of view, flip the Olloclip clip to the other side and choose the wide-angle lens. Unscrew the outer lens on this side to reveal the 10x magnification lens.

Weighing in at less than an ounce, the Olloclip has impressive build quality. It features a stylish metallic-esque finish in red, black, and white, plus a solid construction that didn't leave a scratch no matter how many times we scraped the clip on and off.

The $69.99 camera phone attachment will start selling November 1 for iPhone 4, 4S, 5, and 5S users, as well as the fifth-generation iPod Touch. Olloclip's version for the iPhone 5C is bound sometime later in November.

Olloclip 4-in-1 iPhone Lens
The new 4-in-1 iPhone Lens from Olloclip comes in red, black, and white. Josh Miller/CNET

You'll be able to buy the Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens from the company's Web site, from the Apple store, Best Buy, and other big-box stores.