“I can’t remember the last time I used my point-and-shoot camera. It sits alone and neglected in a drawer, while my iPhone has become my go-to camera for most things,” Bonnie Cha reports for AllThingsD. “But even smartphone cameras have limitations, like the inability to capture good extreme close-up shots, poor zoom functionality and restricted fields of view.”
“To fix such problems, some companies have come up with accessory lenses for smartphones. This past week, I tested two solutions for the iPhone from Olloclip and Photojojo,” Cha reports. “Both expand the iPhone’s shooting capabilities with interchangeable lenses, but neither of these add-on accessories turns a smartphone camera’s digital zoom to real optical zoom.”
Cha reports, “For iPhone 4/4S owners, the Olloclip is the better option, because its wide-angle lens delivers a more accurate picture without any distortion, and the accessory has a more streamlined design. However, at $70, it’s more expensive than Photojojo’s $50 kit.”
Full review with side-by-side sample shots and much more here.