Is “iPadography” even a word? If it is, a lot of iDevice users are nevertheless undecided as to whether using an iPad as a camera is acceptable, and as such Olloclip has chosen not to offer one of its clip-on lenses for Apple’s tablet - until now, that is. Because at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Olloclip has announced that it’s bringing out a dedicated Olloclip lens for the iPad Air and iPad mini, which will retail for $70 this spring.
More and more people are using iPads as makeshift digital cameras, and given that the tablet’s built-in camera module has continued to improve over the last couple of years (along with the software that powers it), Olloclip started considering whether a clip-on lens for Apple’s iPad would be a wise move, Cult of Mac explains.
The decision was made, however, once Apple confirmed that the iPad Air and the iPad mini with Retina display would have the same thickness: this meant that one single Olloclip for iPad product would be able to fit both tablets, and as such Olloclip soon got to work on the new accessory.
Olloclip’s iPad lens is apparently almost identical to its 4-in–1 iPhone lens, in that the new product offers users a fisheye lens, a wide-angle lens, a 10x macro lens, and a 5x macro lens. Only the iPad Air and the iPad mini with Retina display will be supported (older iDevices are slightly thicker), and as mentioned the accessory will retail for $70 in the coming months.
Recently, Olloclip launched colorful iterations of its 3-in–1 lens for the iPhone 5c, it added a 3-in–1 lens for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5, and limited edition Space Gray and gold Olloclips also appeared for the iPhone 5s. The product line was featured back in November as part of our “This Week In Accessories” column, and before this Olloclip received regular improvements and enhancements ever since we first looked at the product almost two years ago.
Are you sold on the idea of Olloclip-powered iPadography?
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