Comments on: Review of the Olloclip for The Journal, September 2016 Fine Art Photography & Digital Image Manipulation Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:21:56 +0000 hourly 1 By: Ted Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:21:56 +0000 Hi Viveca, I had considered something like this, but my travel blog shots really didn’t require it. What an optician in Portugal did for me (free for the sake of the challenge), was to take a polarized sunglasses lens, cut it to shape in the optical center and slipped it in between my fone and it’s protective cover. Bingo! I had a polarizing filter that worked beautifully – except the lens was brown.

Good idea though because having a polarizing filter on a smartfone often gives better shots. As long as the protective cover is nice and snug, the filter doesn’t slip and also protects the camera lens.

Like you I just used the bare fone. Mine is a Galaxy SII (read inside of iPhone 4s) and I set my size at 640 x 540 (couldn’t do that on iPhone). A slight reduction to 512 x 384 and I didn’t lose any detail. Shots were okay, but I’m going back to my Leica/Lumix as travel camera and just use the smartfone for emergency pics.