Combo Apps/Olloclip Telephoto+CPL

Today I’m going to be reviewing the Olloclip Telephoto+Circular Polarizing Lens. It been reviewed by countless bloggers but I’m going to go into it more details than most reviewers and video bloggers. You’ve just watched an into on how the lenses work in a fun way.

My Olloclip Telephoto+CPL

This is my Olloclip Telephoto+CPL, all it’s in it’s nice package.

What you get in the package !

These are all the items you get in the package. You get a lot of stuff. It comes with the telephoto 2x, circular polarizer filter, iPod Touch clip, 2 micro fiber bags, lens cap, filter case and 2 protective o-rings.

Olloclip CPL Demo - 1

Olloclip CPL Demo -2

Now I’m going to be honest, when I saw those 2 o-rings. I had to wonder what they were for and then while I was shooting I figured it out. So the top two photos are a demo of what you do with the o-ring. You get an extra ring with the package. There was another thing some people complained there was no cap for the circular polarizer filter. I can see why it came with a case and not a cap. If you were to have a cap on the polarizer and pulled it off, the polarizer would get stuck in the cap because you pull the polarizer off the clip to place it the telephoto lens.

Camera Roll-4420

This is what the telephoto+CPL will look like on your iPhone.

Tri-Demo Olloclip Telephoto+CPL

Here are three shots I took with ProCamera 7 and telephoto+CPL. The first photo is just a normal shot. The second is with the circular polarizer. The third shot is taken with the telephoto. They came out really nice when you take square photos.

Vida Demo Olloclip Telephoto+CPL

It’s great taken portraits, so you don’t get weird facial angles. Again it’s great taking square portraits with this lens.

Olloclip Demo Comparison

However when you take 4:3 or 2:3 format photo you will see the blurred edges and some chromatic aberration in the corners of the photos.

Up Close Demo Olloclip Telephoto+CPL

Here’s a close up so you see for yourself. Depending on the photos you take the chromatic aberrations will intensify and stand out. It might not be so bad taking street photos or urban photo with muted colours or black and whites. I would stick with taking square (1:1) photos with the telephoto lens. In comparison to other 2x telephoto mobile lenses I’ve used, I would consider the lens quality a slight step up to prosumer and not pro quality. The reason is. The telephoto is made of real glass and not plastic. The polarizer is great on any format photo.

Camera Roll-4416

Now we move onto the app and the recent update. The biggest update with app was with new iPad support for iPad Olloclip 4-in-1 lens system.

Camera Roll-4415

Now this is the camera taking part of the app. It has changed a little bit but not a whole lot.

Camera Roll-4405

You still have the crop factor on the top header of the app. It helps taking the those pesky lens corners and cut out the blurred edges from the fisheye and wide angle lenses.

Camera Roll-4417

Ok, this was the most import part of the app, the defish and take out the distortion in your photo. I played with it on my iPhone 4S and my iPad 4. It still crashes with my iPhone 4S when you save your photo in the lens correction part of the app. However on my iPad 4, it’s stable and works really well. So for the people with iPhones 5/5S/5C this will work on your iPhones 4S, you can forget when use this section of the app. I tried doing everything from turning off the apps in the background to uninstall/reinstall to hard reset. The app crashes on this part. Another is you can only use JPEG photos, this app doesn’t support other file formats. The camera part of the app works really well and it’s stable for the iPhone 4S.

Product List:

Telephoto+CPL iPhone 4/4S – $99.99
Telephoto+CPL iPhone 5/5S – $99.99
Flipcase iPhone 4/4S – $39.99 Black or White
Flipcase iPhone 5/5S – $39.99 Black, White or Clear
Telephoto+CPL iPhone 4/4S Bundle – $129.99 Black or White
Telephoto+CPL iPhone 5/5S Bundle – $129.99 Black or White
Olloclip Accessories for extra or replaced parts
Olloclip App – FREE

Click >HERE< to check out other retailers and online sites to purchase your Olloclip system for US and Canada. >HERE< for EMEA, >HERE< for Asia Pacific and >HERE< for Latin America.

1-Year Warranty

We provide a One Year Limited Warranty for all original olloclip products. All original olloclip products are warranted to be free from defects in materials and craftsmanship under normal use for a period of one year from the original date of purchase. At the sole discretion of olloclip, any defective product will be repaired or replaced with the same or an equivalent product. All original olloclip products must be purchased directly from olloclip or from an authorized reseller to be eligible for and covered under the One Year Limited Warranty. A sales receipt from the original olloclip authorized reseller is required for warranty service.


Our One Year Limited Warranty does not cover misuse, accidental damage, or abuse. Any damage caused by alteration to an olloclip product or by using the olloclip product for other than it’s intended use is not covered under warranty. Damage to any non-olloclip product is excluded without any limitation. Shipping charges associated with returning any product for warranty service are not covered under the One Year Limited Warranty.

Now it’s time to talk about Olloclip 4-in-1Bundle giveaway. I’ve talk to Patrick O’Neill and we are giving away one of these bundles for the iPhone 4/4S and 5/5S to a lucky winner. The bundle is Olloclip 4-in-1 lens system and Flipcase. The prize is worth up to $100 with free shipping any part of the world.

Here are the rules and details for the giveaway:

1. Read the blog post and leave a comment. The comment can be about the Telephoto or your interested in the 4-in-1 with Flipcase. If you want to read the 4-in-1 with Flipcase, click >HERE< and read the blog post. You can also leave a comment on that blog post there instead of this blog post.

2. Your comment only counts once and that’s it. So if you comment on both posts, the telephoto and 4-in-1 it’s only counts as one.

3. I will only accept the comment on the two blog posts and no where else.

4. You have until July 15th 2014, midnight pacific time. Any comment after that will not be put in the giveaway.

5. The giveaway is for iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5/5S. There will be no substitution on the giveaway. Make sure you have those iPhones models only.

I will announce the winner on Friday, July 18th 2014. So make your comments and play nicely. If you have any questions you can email me I want to thank Patrick O’Neill for letting me review the telephoto+CPL system. Have a great day and see you soon !!!



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31 Responses to Combo Apps/Olloclip Telephoto+CPL

  1. Steven gamez says:

    This is pretty cool I love my olloclip
    I didn’t know the had an app as well very cool very clear pics love these blogs thanks for the insight on the olloclip

  2. Steven gamez says:

    How’s the micro still the same or different

  3. N smith says:

    Love this. Always looking for a better lens for my iPhone.

  4. I love my olloclip & was thrilled to see on @combo_apps feed on IG that they now have a 4-in-1. I currently use my 2nd 3-in-1 olloclip quite frequently and just love the images it produces. I had one when I had my iPhone 4 and when I upgraded to a 5, I had to upgrade my olloclip as well. I also didn’t know there was a flip case esp for the olloclip until I came to this site, I will have to look into that one further. Does anyone know how sturdy of a case that is? I use an Otterbox case bc I tend to drop my phone on very hard surfaces a lot, so it would have to be a pretty shock absorbent case for me to be interested in it.

  5. Love my olloclip 3-in-1, thrilled to learn there is a 4-in-1! I think I was one of the original olloclip users bc I had one back when I had my iPhone 4 and no one has even heard of them, now I have a 5 and had to upgrade my olloclip gear as well. I’m curious about the flip case for ollo, does anyone know how shock absorbent those are?

  6. Sunny says:

    Wow, at first I thought I would prefer the 4 in 1, but after reading both your reviews and watching the videos, I think I’d prefer the telephoto/polarizer. They both look like great products.

  7. JoJo says:

    Love my telephoto and macro Olloclip (not the four in one) and have been curious about the case! 👍😃

  8. I wish they would make them adjustable for those of us that have a case that can’t be removed without breaking it.. That said, I can still use it on my iPod. I have purchased several attachments via your reviews, which I always find informative, unbiased and quite useful in my decisions. Plus, you are quick in responding to queries for further information. At risk of sounding like a suck-up, I appreciate you taking the time to enlighten.

  9. BRIDGET REED says:

    Decisions, decisions, decisions – wow where do I begin… I can’t decide which Olloclip to purchase since I keep changing my iPhone to the latest and greatest. I believe, with your help, I’ve found which Olloclip (4-in-one) I would purchase. I really appreciate you honest opinion on the items that you review. Keep up the excellent work and take care.

  10. Julie Reading says:

    This looks superb, I will have to start saving!

  11. Mitch says:

    Super review, super lenses – I’d love to get my hands on a set.

  12. Cheryl says:

    I love the olloclip. I have the 4 in one and this would be awesome to add and use. I would love to own the telephoto lens. I’m always looking for new things to improve my photography with my iPhone.

  13. lalaithbr says:

    Nice review. I didn’t know about this product. I have an Olloclip 3 in one and like it a lot, but sometimes I feel that’s not so safely attached to my iPhone, don’t know why… I would love to have this new Olloclip.

  14. Zach says:

    Nice review. Looks like the Telephoto and CPL will be my next purchase.

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  16. Kimberly says:

    Love my olloclip 3 in one for my 5s…would love to add the 4 in one & flipcase! Such a great review as always….thank you!

  17. Susan Lawrence says:

    i’ve been impressed with Olloclip from the start. I have the 4 in 1, and have really enjoyed using it. I’m really interested in the telephoto/polarizer, looks like another great Olloclip!

  18. A polarizing filter was my favorite attachment on my old 35mm lenses. It would be a lot of fun to get those cobalt blue skies once again.

  19. Olloclip rocks. Upgraded to an iPhone 5 and would love the new olloclip to fit.
    Thank you so much for this chance.
    Jeffrey Simpson

  20. I love the olloclip. Wonderful product. Except I upgraded to an iPhone 5 and would love to have the new one to fit.thank you so much for this chance.
    Jeffrey Simpson

  21. Hans Borghorst says:

    I would love to try the 4-in-1 Olloclip.

  22. eucalyptha says:

    I would love to have a lens like that! I know they are the best there is. I have an ollo and it is the best invention ever IMHO!!

  23. Mark F. says:

    The telephoto and CPL look interesting and could be useful in certain situations.

  24. I have olloclip 4-in-1 with a flipcase and take it everywhere with me. I do miss a telephoto lens and cpl, especially since this year I am doing a lot more landscape. I’m gonna keep my fingers crossed!

  25. spirithands says:

    I have the original olloclip and would love to pair that with this telephoto and cpl olloclip! I like using SKRWT to fix the distortion that comes from using the fisheye.

  26. Guillermo says:

    Its amazing on how the Olloclip has become nowadays, i used it since the iphone 4, a wonderful instrument that gives the iphone an advantage when taking pictures, with multiple options, for me is a must have for the regular iphotographers. I wish the fish-eye option for the movies could be more distinguished. Sincerely yours, “aniongap”

  27. Janell says:

    Thanks for the reviews Tina. It’s always a journey figuring out which accessories will be successful for a individual user. I had an Olliclip 3-1 with my iPhone 4. Still have it although the 4 is gone. I have a 5 now and would love to work with the telephoto combination.

  28. 365ken says:

    Great job Tina. I would be intrested in seeing how the lens does in shooting street photography and portraits. After reading your review I think that it may make up for some of the deficits in the native camera/lens.

  29. Jose arbulu says:

    Used to have the 3 in 1 olloclip for iPhone 4s but now I have an iPhone 5s , so I’m very interested in the 4 in 1 with the flip case !!

  30. Oh my, this is very cool too!! Lol

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