Olloclip has been making terrific photography accessories for smartphones for a while now. With tons of external lenses, lighting add-ons, and stabilization tools, the only tricky part has been storing everything for travel! Now they’re fixing even that problem with the help of Incase, releasing a handy accessory kit for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus that you’ll be able to find in Apple stores.
The Filmer’s Kit is a best-of collection of Olloclip accessories fit neatly into a padded, molded carrying case from Incase. For the most part, it’s external lenses — you’ll find fisheye, super-wide, macro 15x, ultra-wide, and telephoto lenses in the kit, which you might recognize as the Core Lens Set and Active Lens Set that Olloclip launched last October after the iPhone 7 launch.
The lenses really expand what’s possible with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus cameras, which are already pretty good on their own. The fisheye lens can give pictures that artsy, bubble-like look, while the super-wide and ultra-wide angle lenses can capture more of the action, making them great for sports. The telephoto lens supports 2x optical zoom, which is more important for iPhone 7 owners than for those enjoying the dual-lens system on the iPhone 7 Plus.
The real prize for video recorders is the articulating mobile video grip — it’s a little stabilization handle that you can wear around your finger to get different camera angles without getting a shaky result — less important now that the iPhone 7 itself has optical image stabilization, but still nice to have. If nothing else, it makes taking longer smartphone videos a little more comfortable.
The Olloclip and Incase Filmer’s Kit is being sold by Apple online and in stores for $200 (and it’s limited edition, so get it while you can). Not a bad price for everything you’re getting (the duo say it’s a $300 value), and hopefully the kit will also work with the upcoming iPhone 7S and 7S Plus. As for that rumored third iPhone this year, well, that’s going to be something else entirely.