Easy Macro vs Olloclip
So I am a bit of a macro nerd, and after backing the new Easy Macro on Kickstarter, I actually own both now. Today the weather was amazing so I played with the Easy Macro while I was doing some photos for upcoming blog posts and plan to review this item as a comparison to the Olloclip I've reviewed in the past. I posted a few pics from the Easy Macro test drive on the iPhone5S Picture thread.
So far, what I like about this vs the Olloclip is the fact that it can be used with just about any case, on just about any device, not just the iPhone. It's also nice to not have to be as close as the Olloclip to get a clear shot. Another positive is that you can use it on both the front and back camera, vs only the back camera, and it wont jack up your screen protector putting it on and taking it off, which is one thing I don't love with Olloclip, since it usually destroys them in the process of putting the clip on the phone.
What I don't love about the Easy Macro right now is that it takes a little fenangling for lining up with the camera itself, which is kind of a first world problem considering. But really the bigger issue is that it's a little flimsier in the lens itself, and is only one lens with no other options such as wide angle like the Olloclip includes. However, you can stack two lenses to get more magnification, though I have not tried that, and might check that out one day. This is strictly a macro-only-option.
Pairing either of these gizmos with your iPhone5s camera though will result in SERIOUSLY awesome photos regardless of your subject. My favorite is usually my rings, because I dig the facets and the way the camera captures them under magnification. I keep hoping my inclusions will show up under the magnification because under the scope they're freaking awesome, but I think I need a stronger macro for that.
Anyone use either?