Thanks to smartphone cameras, just about everyone can be an amateur photographer. And while the iPhone 6's new 8-megapixel iSight camera with 1.5µ pixel, a five-element lens and auto-image stabilization has taken a user's Instagram images to the next level, photography lovers will soon get to enhance their skills using their iPhones, thanks to a new accessory kit called olloclip Studio.
Inventor Patrick O'Neill and designer Chong Pak previously launched a Kickstarter campaign four years ago for olloclip, a double-sided lens converter for the iPhone that put a creative spin on capturing images. Since then, the team has shipped more than a million lenses, with olloclip being sold in every Apple Store.
Now the olloclip team announced the second phase of the product called olloclip Studio,"an innovative set of creative accessories that come together to form our most advanced mobile photography solution yet," in a new Kickstarter campaign.
With all products designed in Southern California, the new olloclip Studio comes with a brand-new iPhone 6 Studio Case, which was created with those who live an active lifestyle in mind. That means the case can withstand drops of up to 4 feet, along with everyday accidental bangs and falls. The case is also fitted with a patent-pending mounting solution.
Along with the Studio Case, olloclip Studio also comes with an artistic suite of accessories so consumers can get the most out of their iPhone camera. The accessories include a two-finger universal grip to make snapping a selfie easier, a Kickstand, a set of 1/4 - 20 clips that attach to a tripod, grip or handles with mounts for using landscape and portrait modes, and a set of cold-shoe adapters for a microphone or light.
Creating a photo studio you can take anywhere, olloclip Studio's Kickstarter campaign has already raised over $19,000 of its $100,000 goal with 30 days to go.
One week after the accessory suite launches, O'Neill and Pak will provide a color survey for backers to find out the ideal color palate they would like to see the Studio Case come in. The team will reveal the top three colors surveyed, allowing backers to choose one of these colors for their olloclip Studio.
Those who pledge $125 or more will receive the entire olloclip Studio System along with the Active Lens. The anticipated retail value for this offer is $189.98.
Learn more about olloclip Studio in the Kickstarter video below.
Photo: olloclip | Kickstarter