The iPhone's built-in camera has come a long way since the original and now is capable of capturing breathtaking shots with unbelievable clarity. The biggest limitation of the iPhone's camera is that you can't really capture a wide angle shot due to the stock lens' limitations. This is why many companies set out to produce their own aftermarket accessories that include a compatible wide-angle lens made specifically for the iPhone. I'm going to cover two of the best aftermarket accessories within this article and you can decide which option is best suited for your needs!
The Olloclip is a popular lens accessory for both the iPhone 4/4s and the iPhone 5. Each Olloclip includes a “3-in-1” system that gives iPhone owners the ability to use their native camera app to shoot wide-angle, fisheye, and macro style shots with ease. The Olloclip literally “clips” onto the side of your iPhone and does not take up much room so it is perfect for someone who wants to take their iPhone on the go and step up their photography game in the process. Be aware, the Olloclip has been so successful that many competitors are ripping their design off and using lower quality parts so be sure to buy from the retailer linked above to make sure you are receiving a genuine Olloclip!
The HitCase Pro is a rugged protective case that produced for both the iPhone 4/4s and the iPhone 5. It features a built-in wide-angle lens that allows you to capture photos and videos with an immense increase in your camera's field of vision (FOV). This is perfect for someone who wants to capture awesome photos or video while doing an action sport or activity like swimming, skiing, hiking, biking, or much more. The case is waterproof, weatherproof, dust-proof, and shock absorbent therefore it provides an extensive layer of protection for your expensive iPhone while you enjoy your various activities. The case fully encloses your iPhone, but still allows for full use of your phone (minus the headphone jack). It comes with multiple mounting accessories and you can buy more specialized mounting options via their website.
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As a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and our Managing Editor, Colt loves testing out the newest tech products/services. His goal is to help better educate other consumers to ensure the most satisfying purchases decisions on consumer electronics and services. When he is not working on creating new content, Colt enjoys spending time with his two Australian Shepherds, Mia and Zoey.