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olloclip Filmer’s Kit Review: Make Your iPhone a Real Camera

The olloclip Filmer’s Kit includes five easily interchangeable lenses, a mobile video grip, and a padded carrying case.

olloclip Filmer’s Kit Review:

Price and Where to Buy: The olloclip Filmer’s Kit is available on Amazon for $199.99.

How the olloclip Filmer’s Kit Rates:

  • Usefulness: 10/10. The kit includes five lenses that easily snap over your iPhone’s camera (no tools or special case required), plus the Pivot (a 225-degree articulating mobile video grip that steadies your hand for videos).
  • Value: 9/10. Buying everything together in this kit will definitely save you some money. For just under $200 you’ll get the $99 Core Lens Set (Fisheye, Super-Wide, and Macro 15x lenses) and $120 Active Lens Set (Telephoto 2x and Ultra-Wide lenses) as well as the Pivot.
  • Durability: 8/10. The lenses all come with sturdy plastic covers, and the padded hard-sided carrying case is extremely durable.
  • Portability: 9/10. Two lenses can be clipped on at once, so you just have to flip it over to quickly switch between them.
  • Cool Factor: 10/10. Your photos will look a million times cooler than regular smartphone photos when you use these lenses.

Final Verdict: Looking to improve the quality of your travel photos, but don’t want to carry around a bulky camera or a ton of equipment? The olloclip Filmer’s Kit is your solution.

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Editor’s Note: Reviews are based on usefulness, portability, durability, value, and “cool factor.” Some review products are sent to us free of charge and with no incentive to offer a favorable review. We offer our unbiased opinions, positive and negative, and will never accept compensation to review a product. If you have any questions or comments concerning our reviews or would like to suggest a product for review, please email us at editor@smartertravel.com.

By Caroline Morse Teel

Unfortunately for her bank account, Principal Editor Caroline Morse Teel is powerless to resist a good flight deal. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline.

Caroline joined Boston-based SmarterTravel in 2011 after living in Ireland, London, and Manhattan. She's traveled to all seven continents, jumped out of planes, and bungeed off bridges in the pursuit of a good story. She loves exploring off-the-beaten path destinations, anything outdoorsy, and all things adventure.

Her stories have also appeared online at USA Today, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Yahoo, Boston.com, TripAdvisor, Buzzfeed, Jetsetter, Oyster, Airfarewatchdog, and others.

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