Sure, the new iPhone looks simply fabulous since it lost all that weight. But the iPhone 5 is so thin, you might assume it’s sneaking off to the bathroom to purge after every meal (it’s not often you find eating disorder humor on a tech blog). This svelte form factor has rendered a lot of our existing 4/4S accessories utterly useless. Fortunately, two of the best filmmaking accessories have been updated to work with Apple’s new anorexic smartphone.
The olloclip is a multi-lens attachment that slides snugly over the corner of your iPhone, and provides wide-angle, fish eye, and macro lenses. To switch between the wide-angle and fish eye lenses, just flip the gizmo around (the wide-angle lens screws off to reveal the macro lens underneath). The olloclip will set you back $69.99, and is available in red, black or white.
The Glif is a simple tripod adaptor for your iPhone. It holds your device in place on any standard 1/4″-20 tripod mount, allowing you to capture steady shots, graceful pans, and smooth tilts using your iPhone’s video camera. It also doubles as a snazzy table stand. The Glif goes for $20, and is available in black, black, or black. For an extra $10, you can pick up the Glif+ which adds a locking bracket (for a more secure mount), and a keychain attachment.
Both the olloclip and the Glif are useful, well-constructed, and now available for the iPhone 4, 4S, and 5. They are must-haves for all iPhone shooters.
If you’re curious to learn more about either gadget, you’ll find extensive coverage in the HHH book being released next week (already available for Kindle).