Gear Giveaway: Win an olloclip 2X Telephoto Lens Kits Plus an olloclip Quick-Flip Case

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The olloclip 2X Telephoto + Circular Polarizing Lens System is now available. Back in July, I checked out a preview unit. For iPhone, it’s one of the better, more usable telephoto lenses available. Read my entire review of the olloclip 2X Telephoto here.

We have partnered with olloclip to giveaway both the lens kit and the olloclip Quick-Flip Case. Read past the jump to find out how you can win one of these great lens systems. >>>

olloclip 2x telephoto for iPhone
Taken with olloclip 2X telephoto lens. Click to enlarge.
Taken with ProCamera using 2X digital zoom
Taken with ProCamera using 2X digital zoom. Click to enlarge.

olloclip 2X Telephoto + Circular Polarizing lens system

The olloclip 2X telephoto lens has glass optics, a good usable focal area, and creates bright, clear photographs. On its own, it’ll get you a good, tight photograph. When used with your iPhone’s digital zoom, it’ll help get you even closer. Like its older sibling it’s small and fits easily into my pocket. It’s already quickly become one of my most used iPhone accessories and can be the difference between capturing a memory or just capturing pixels.

If you find yourself using a digital zoom often enough, I recommend giving this lens a look. It’s a visible improvement over using any photo app’s digital zoom. Despite a few flaws, I’m really happy with mine. It has a very large usable sweet spot and almost none of the operations and flaws found in many other iPhone telephoto lenses. I’ve been using mine a lot.

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olloclip Quick Flip Case, shown with the original olloclip 3-in-1 lens system

olloclip Quick-Flip Case

The new olloclip Quick-Flip Case is designed for users like myself who prefer to keep their iPhone in a protective case, but still want to use the olloclip lens systems. The case is a snug-fitting plastic with enough clearance to help protect your screen and lens from tabletop scratches. The case has a tab that easily flips up allowing you to mount an olloclip without having to remove the case. The tab also doubles as a shutter release button for apps that are Volume Shutter capable. It’s a sleek, low-profile case that comes in either black or white. The case also comes with the Pro Photo Adapter which easily and snugly slides on to the case and adds a mount for a standard tripod mounting screw and a cold-shoe mount. I really like the convenience of this case and the fact that I no longer have to peel my iPhone out of another case to use my olloclip. It’s become my everyday case.

You can read more about all of the olloclip products here on their website.

olloclip 2X Telephoto + Quick-Flip Case Giveaway

This week, we’ve teamed up with olloclip to give away one olloclip 2X Telephoto Lens Kits plus an olloclip Quick-Flip Case for either iPhone 5, 4S or 4. Both of these together retail for about $130-$150.

To be eligible to win one, simply enter the giveaway below. By following Life In LoFi and olloclip on Facebook, you can get additional chances to win.

Cut-off time to enter is 11:59 PM Eastern Time, Monday, Sept 2, 2013. Winners will be determined by

Winners will be notified by email, Facebook message or Twitter direct message — be sure to check your spam filter. If you enter, be sure your email info is correct or your code will go to someone else. Please read the giveaway rules before entering. By entering this contest, you agree to opt-in to the olloclip email mailing list. I’ve been on it for a while and they do not abuse your inbox.

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Big thanks to Patrick O’Neill and the team at olloclip for helping us put together this giveaway.

About Marty Yawnick 1808 Articles
Marty is a self-employed graphic designer in the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex. He is an avid Rangers baseball, Chicago Cubs, Packers and Highbury Arsenal fan. In addition to capturing random moments with whatever camera is close by (usually his iPhone), his other interests include coffee, film, music, and traveling in seats 5E and 5F with his fiancé.
  • Greg

    I actually have a knock off Olloclip that I bought on eBay. It’s a regret. There is really bad vignetting and lens caps won’t stay on. If I won a legit Olloclip, I’d write up a detailed comparison review. I’m sure the real deal is significantly better.

    • Marty Yawnick

      Interesting. I didn’t know they’ve made knock off olloclips. You’re right, though. The original olloclip wide angle and macro lenses are nicely free from the vignetting that plague many of the other similar lenses.


      • Greg

        I have a knock-off of their 3-in-1 product. So, I guess a comparison beyond build quality won’t actually be possible if I won a Telephoto/Polarizing kit.

  • skydivertak

    Definitely want it, especially for the polarizer & 2x telephoto. The quick-flip is a great idea! Try that with the knock-off $20 lenses that stick on with magnets!

  • Chris

    The only thing I’m on the fence about is the case….

    • Marty Yawnick

      How so?


      • Chris

        Well, it hardly offers any shock-protection to begin with. Also the material looks as if it might chip/break, if it falls onto a stone-ground.

        My case is leaning more towards “protection” and a good grip of the material (I have an “Urban Armor Gear” case for my iPhone 5)…so the Olloclip one seems a little flimsy.

        I’d probably already would have bought an olloclip, if I could use it with my regular case….but it seems to be hard to come up with a flexible attatchment for the lens.

        • Marty Yawnick

          You are correct in that regard. The Quick Flip case offers basic case protection. I’ve dropped my iPhone 5 with it from a couple of feet — once off the desk and once onto the driveway at lap height out of the car. Phone was fine, but my case got a tiny nick. I’m usually very careful with my phone though. I’ve never used an Otterbox-style case on any of my phones, so the convenience of this case is a selling point for me. Yeah, it sucks when you have to make trade-offs to use an olloclip or any lens attachment. =M=

  • Drew Froning

    I have the original olloclip, it’s awesome.

    • Marty Yawnick

      This one is pretty awesome, too. It’s not only saved a few photos, but since my review, I’ve been using it to help create some interesting, shallow depth of field effects. I’m diggin’ mine.


  • BisManApps Blog

    Great giveaway. I got to play with one of these on Jack Hollingsworth’s iPhoneography workshop.

  • Noé Hernández

    I love this page and their giveaways!!!
    I’ve never used Olloclip and would love to win this prize!!!

  • lsglickman

    nature/outdoors lots of uses

  • Keri

    I’d use it on vacation!

  • Fran

    #olloclip ROCKS and so does #lifeinlofi

    • Marty Yawnick

      Thank you, Fran! =M=

  • Dimitris Mastroperros

    I have the original OlioClip and it’s fabulous . I ‘ve been dreaming of a telephoto since day 1!

  • guilherme

    The olloclip and the Modahaus Steady Stand are a great combo to take those long exposures shots,do some lighttrails too ! Perfect combination !

  • adsaphila

    I love my 3-in-1 olloclip and this one’s a must have also!

  • Noel G

    I currently have the Olloclip, 3 lens and a combination with the Modahaus Steady Stand would be great for displaying details of cookies I make!

  • timmyozone

    Very cool, I could use this fersure. Thx for posting.

  • adsaphila

    Haha, you want to know something else. My bad ^.^
    Ok, then, The modahaus stand looks like an excellent product. I’d use it for shooting things like small handcrafts or food :o)

  • Sergio Caballero

    Very impressive enhancement to the iPhone’s camera

  • Mike

    I’d use a steady stand for product photography for etsy store.

  • Jordan John Held

    super close selfies, duh.

  • Dieuwke Geervliet

    oh wow! this is such an awesome give away!!!!

  • airynne

    This is so awesome.

  • Hassan

    Good !

  • Christopher Cambell

    This is the best giveaway I’ve ever seen you guys do. I am SO hoping I win this!

    I would use this (or a modahaus steadyhand) to really push the limits of my iphoneography!

  • Kate Hailey

    What a fab giveaway. I’ve been a fan of the Olloclip for almost two years when I discovered it in January of 2012. It’s a wonderful iPhone accessory that is with me all the time. This looks like a great telephoto option!

  • toastist

    I love using the macro lens of the ollo clip! A telephoto lens would be great!

  • Kim Martino

    I’d love to win this!! My original ?lloclip doesn’t fit my 5 & I’m lost without it for macros of my #FlowerPorn :/ And the telephoto lens has the best results I’ve seen!!

  • David Michielen

    This is really sweet! I love the 3-in-1 Olloclip and love the new cover and telelens. Wow.

    The Modahaus would be very handy getting clearer close up and macro’s. I problably would use it with lots of difuze light to get weird structures out of normal objects to use in art (print).

  • Ginger Lucero

    What an awesome giveaway! I would use the Modahaus to help steady my hand at some of the tougher shots, i.e. macro and slowshutter.

    Also I really love the Olloclip that I have for my 4s and would love to have one for the upcoming release of the iPhone. I would be so lost without my Olloclip! :)

  • AstronomerAdam

    I’m gagging to get hold of one of these!

  • melia

    a fabulous package and giveaway. thanks

  • Draigg

    This would be an awesome WIN!

  • Daz

    Excellent giveaway

  • Kimon Skarlatos

    Olloclip makes superior iPhone optics, great build quality.

  • Max

    Modahaus Steady Stand would be great to use on hikes.

  • Phil Bishop

    Modahaus Steady Stand would be great on bike rides…..

  • Phil Bishop

    I sure hope I win… just got a new iPhone 5 well new for me….. and would love to win this cool gift from you….

  • Noam Hacker


  • jzvl

    yes, please!

  • Serena

    This is so cool!!!!!!!!!!!

  • RayFrisby

    I’d use the stand when trying to get those macro and long range shots where a little movement can really affect the picture. Thanks

  • Amy Lockard

    I’d use the lens for so many shots I’ve wanted to get and couldn’t… and the stand is necessary, so no motion to ruin the photo… The perfect combo for architecture shots, which I do a lot.

  • Lily Sheng

    I LOVE taking pictures of food, so a Modahaus Steady Stand would definitely come in handy!

  • Allan Chitay

    I love all the olloclip products! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Tyler

    Don’t think I’d ever use the stand thing, but the olloclip stuff would get used everyday!!

  • Leslie Hurst

    The steady stand would be great for filming stop-motion Vine videos. :)

  • Chris

    Anyone else having trouble with the Twitter-counter?!
    It always resets for me (and entries keep switching back to 6/7).

  • Jack Varnell

    Need to upgrade both my case and lenses so this would be an excellent addition to my gear

  • Helder

    Count me in!

  • Jen

    I want this so bad!

  • MarkDavidGerson

    Would love to win this one!

  • Barry Spock

    I would use this to make a foto good. Real good.

  • hung5584

    Great giveaway, looking forward to the olloclip, thanks!

  • Ken

    Must.. have.. this. =)

  • alanmak

    Looks cool

  • Federico Sardi

    Yet another great giveaway!

  • Akhil

    Wow, nice giveaway …

  • Steven Thomas

    Modahaus Steady Stand for photographing a large collection of old photos into digital. Sweet!

  • Apiwat B. Ver

    I’m a olloclip user (for the iPhone 4), but now I’d like to get the new one for my new iPhone 5.

  • Kat L

    I could definitely use the clip lens and the steady stand for business and family photos.

  • Abhijit Patil

    I have a collection of old B&W print photos of my parents which i want to convert to digital and make a collage to gift it to them on their anniversary. Modahaus stand will be of great help

  • Morplett

    Woot! Great improvement on an already great product.

  • fakername

    this is an awesome contest! I can’t wait to use the it when i win!

  • Jackson Mah

    Well, I would use it to reshot all the old photos from my parents’ shoebox with Modahaus Steady Stand to give these old photos a more “natural lightings look” compare to scanning them :)

  • Marty Yawnick

    Hi, all. My apologies for the recycled Rafflecopter contest widget. It’s been fixed. If you’re reading through the comments and see a lot of Modahaus mentions, that’s why….

    Thanks for the comments, all.


  • psztrnk

    Ohh wow, brilliant giveaway, thanks!

  • gericentonze

    I’ve got the Olloclip – now I need the companion lens! Would love to win this – thanks for the chance.

  • Ivan


  • Chris

    Hi from Oz, would love to win one, thanks for the opportunity.

  • Mark Felder

    i want it!

  • MiniBlueDragon

    This would be a fantastic addition to my iPhone photography kit. Fingers crossed I win one. :)

  • Sharon

    I have the olloclip and I would love the telephoto version too!

  • HorstFreigang

    The telelens would be a nice addition to the original olloclip.
    But now back to work.

  • Daniel Šnor

    I wish to win this gear..d8-D

  • Mandy

    I’d love to win! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Ramon

    Thaaanks…it’s mine !!

  • Youri

    Great! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • anitas

    Super giveaway! Thanks!

  • umitko


  • VA Silverio

    Advance Thanks for the price! Another possible addition for my iPhone gear.

  • Kelly

    Pick me!

  • carlos austin

    Check your site and FB everyday for articles and reviews.

  • j4m3z

    Thank you for having such a great giveaway.

  • Holly

    Would be awesome to have real reach, other then digital zoom, on the iPhone camera.

  • Petebar

    I hope I win this great lens!

  • Roger

    Awesome giveaway. Thanks

  • Anastasia

    This is fabulous!! I love taking pics with my phone and the more detailed they are, and the more versatile, the better! :)

  • krapoz

    Fantastic giveaway! Fingers crossed.. :)

  • Mikey Axioma

    This would be so great. Awesome product.

  • denjes2

    Just what I need….

  • Bethanie Marshall

    Awesome giveaway!

  • Serena H.


  • David Bird

    Awesome giveaway!

  • Wendy Breitzman Santiano

    Amazing giveaway! I love your reviews!!

  • Bree N.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway – fingers crossed!

  • Eduardo Lopez Corral

    I want it

  • Silvio Gulizia

    gorgeous! I’ll never win, but I love to spread it

  • Joaquin

    Excellent giveaway!! Thanks for the opportunity

  • Pedro Lobo

    I’d love to get my hands on one of these. Surely would make for some great shots… Fingers crossed.

  • Tracy Munson

    Great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity.

  • mydang

    hi, i love olloclip and lifeinlofi. great giveaway

  • Curly Phil

    Awesome! Thanks for the review Marty. It sounds like a no brainer. Looking forward to getting one either way :-)

  • Jessica Adams

    I’m gonna become another wallflower in the sea of comments. Hello Marty and Co.!

    • Marty Yawnick

      Hi, Jess! You are never a wallflower!


  • darkwood67

    that would be nice to have…

  • Deb Evans Braun

    I’ve been hoping for a polarizing filter for my phone for years. So psyched about this!

  • Antelles

    Thanks for the chance to travel light in the making of our documentary film with great lenses! Thanks!

  • Phil Bishop

    Really hope I win this….. thanks for the chance…

  • weiphotoarts

    nice prizes

  • James Mochan

    Would love to win…..

  • Peggy Prather

    would love to have this. very cool

  • Kuya Jers

    im dying to win this! :)

  • dramer77


  • Ale

    Very nice prices !!

  • Harsh Tiwari

    OMG I am so excited about this giveaway. Thank you so much Olloclip and Life on LO-FI. :-)

  • Vincent Tse

    Awesome review, looking to get one myself!

  • Jonathan Bowen

    I’d be very grateful and would send out a very nice update about Life In LoFi and Olloclip on my social media profiles if I were to win. Thanks.

  • victoriatheoreo

    Hey guys :)

  • Kelly

    Love this product!

  • Raymond T Cubeta


  • Lori Deckelbaum Hoyland

    Hoping to win a telephoto olloclip!! To go with my fish eye/macro/wide angle ollo!!

  • Amayrial

    Love my fisheye, this would be awesome!

  • Yott

    That looks awesome. Cross my fingers :)

  • Nick Reed

    I had one for my 4S and I couldn’t afford a new one for my 5 at the moment so I’d love to win a new one!

  • Paul Moeller

    This is an awesome product!

  • Melinda Russell

    Love this product! Would love to win one.

  • Julio Culala Sr.

    pick me pls!

  • Jeremy John Quintrell

    Such a great product. Even if you don’t win it’s worth picking one up

  • Teachy Jing Vgc

    hope to win! hi!

  • Nora Culala

    pick me!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nancy

    I love these lenses for the iPhone! Because the pictures are so good, that’s my only camera now.

  • Tom


  • Don

    hello there, hopefully I’ll win

  • Jan Garrett

    I have the original Ollo clip set of lenses and love them!

  • Kyle

    Olloclip makes my iPod Touch even more useful.

  • Nilesh Soni

    Very nice!

  • Ben Ibrahim

    This set will definitely complete my Olloclip set! Yeay!

  • JC Vogt

    I would love this! Good luck to everyone. :)

  • Jack Surran

    I have been waiting for an olloclip telephoto!

  • Kelvin Won

    been dreaming about owning an olloclip since iphone 4 days, this giveaway would totally blow me away!

  • BlBrTraval

    I like the fisheye effect the best.

  • Stephanie Waller Dixson

    I love my olloclip! I would love to win the telephoto lens and the flip case!

  • Matt

    Sweet contest!

  • Jose Arbulu

    Hope i win

  • McKell Smith

    Olloclip Rules!!

  • John J McMullen


  • Diana Marquez

    I would love this!! I am driving cross country soon and would live to take awesome pics !!

  • Jlo3k

    Olloclip is awesome!

  • Saul Hernandez

    I will like to win this because Olloclip makes amazing products to film or just taking photos. I also skateboard and I was hoping to try the new lens:)

  • Em Vee

    amazing! I love olloclip!

  • Maricar

    I love olloclip!

  • Karissa

    I seriously would love this. I am a huge fan of all of Olloclip’s products and this would be a welcome addition

  • Jonathan Howard

    Been eying Olloclip for a year or so. Love that you guys are doing a giveaway!

  • Isaak Kwok

    Already have the Olloclip 3-in-1 and loving it. Would love the get the telephoto and case too!

  • steve gowin

    Love my Olloclip. I find that the Olloclip app is the best way to take photos using the macro lenses as the app will digitally zoom in on the center of the photo. Makes it easier to focus.

  • Jamalludin Harun

    amazing lense and case. Love to have one…huhuhu

  • Jeri E.

    This really sounds terrific! Thank you for the giveaway!! Oh, and…Hi! :)

  • badnobe

    sweet giveaway! hope to win.

  • Fikri Idris

    cool stuff

  • Eric Rozen

    Would love to win one.

  • mike rosales

    too awesome!

  • Dolma

    Would love to win one

  • jozefhipp

    Olloclip is one of the best accessories for my phone, would be delighted to win the new one :)

  • Anna

    Great Fun!

  • Lorraine Ilagan

    I want the case!

  • Dom

    What a great giveaway !

  • Paulo Brüning

    Great lens!
    I love olloclip.

  • nageshkr

    I already have the 3-in-1 Olloclip, but now it will be good to complement that with the olloclip 2X Telephoto + Circular Polarizing lens system for my iPhone4S :)

  • Allan Mullan

    Loved the Olloclip when I had my iPhone 4 but saving for a wedding means I’m having to wait until I have spare cash to get this – be nice to get the Olloclip accessories so I dont have to invest so much :)

  • Jeanine Militello

    I love my Olloclip!!

  • José Adan

    I got the first Olloclip for my iPhone 4 and i must confess it is like my house keys, i cant get out without this.

  • Patricia Eveline

    I have never had an Olloclip, but how i years for such beauty for my phone! it would be great if I one the Olloclip!

  • Winner


  • Ross

    I’d love to try experimenting with the lens

  • Jeremy

    Cool giveaway! I’ve been a fan of Olloclip since it first dropped. They stand behind their products and offer great customer service.

    No need for a contest, you know you want to pick me :)

  • SickPigeon

    Definitely a great idea, thanks for the chance

  • Contraria

    Love olloclip

  • Vincnt

    I want this so badly.

  • Beckognition

    I have the very first olloclip! I would LOVE to have this one to do even more!

  • Spring

    I would dearly love one of these! Actually, I NEED this!

  • Claudia from Amsterdam

    Wow I would love to have one

  • carlos austin

    More fun with creating images using the olloclip!

  • furioferri

    I would really love to win! Always been an Olloclip lover, can’t wait to experiment with the telephoto lens!!!

  • Joshua Cowie


  • barkingbuddhas


  • llazare

    have the original olloclip and would love the telephoto!

  • Drew

    Olloclip is awesome!

  • Francesco Di Gesù

    if is good as the macro/fisheye bundle from olloclip it’s a MUST for every iphoneographer!!

  • Steve

    Yep, olloclip fisheye goes everywhere my iPhone does

  • Ace Mendoza


  • Foto

    I use my iphone more and more, and I refuse to digital zoom, so would loooooooooooooveeee this

  • Frau Brüchmann

    great giveaway, maybe I´m going to be a lucky winner?!

  • Kelly M.

    I have a regular olloclip and love it. I would LOVE the telephoto lens kit and flip case!

  • Jo Cleykens

    Loving the review and hoping to win!

  • leo garcia

    mabuhay hope to win:)

  • WitChi

    oh yes please

  • Barb

    I’ve been wanting to try some of the lenses!

  • Turkey Club

    oh hey bros…..

  • Lisa Jemison

    Really hoping.

  • Iradania Syamsul Adhil

    Would really love to win one please! Thank you~

  • Giacomo

    Great review! Good luck to everybody!

  • Mary

    What a great blog!

  • Henry

    great blog, sweet lens!

  • Steve

    Good luck everyone – love my 3 in 1 lense

  • fernandoprats

    Very interesting giveaway, Marty.

  • Jim Marlon Macaraeg

    Crossing my fingers

  • dcescott

    Wow. I need to win this!

  • Yoni Mayeri

    I’ve been waiting for this accessory! thanks for the review

  • Deb Manley

    I’d love to win!

  • Visile

    lets olloclip up in here

  • MyMaria

    Most awesome giveaway yet! :)

  • Judy M. Boyle

    Love your blog!

  • Mark Robertson

    Nice prize from an ace blog.

  • Chris Stern

    Would be a great addition to my arsenal.

  • papapol

    great olloclip 2x

  • RegiB

    This sounds great! Thanks for teaming up with olloclip. I would really love to win this!

  • Logan

    I want one of these so bad! Hope I win!

  • Cristobal Fuentes Ruiz

    nice to try one

  • Teng Rodriguez

    I’m drooling for this

  • Mikey Gannon

    All my fingers are crossed. . .and my toes.

  • Anne CH Postma

    Hi all and good luck with the draw!

  • theblacklung

    Diggin it

  • Briana S

    So exciting!!!

  • ExTeach

    first visit! have enjoyed posted pix.

  • mhc

    I want it! I want it! I want it !

  • ExTeach32

    oops! wrong user name for earlier post!

  • Bom Kritin J

    Awesome! :)

  • Jess

    Ooooh! Want! Looks great!

  • rica

    awesome giveaway!

  • Kate

    Must have, ollloclip is an awesome brand.

  • Scarrie1

    Looks great! I would love to try it out!!

  • misaacmom

    I love using my iphone for photos – this lens looks fantastic

  • Pooja Tiwari

    I use olloclip 3 in 1 too. Its a little piece of fun

  • Arne

    Yes. This is exactly what I have been looking for. I hope it is as good as it seems.

  • Lovely Joy V. Merced

    I would love to have one of these!

  • arra carrasco-odeza

    hoping to win!

  • Karen Bernarte

    hi 😛 hope to win

  • Daren Han

    nice giveaway. crossed my fingers to win.

  • Jackson Mah

    Wow! I really hope I can win this time :)

  • David Michielen

    Super duper awesome baswsome! How I love the olloclip. I’m on instagram with my lo-fi / lomographics @davidmichielen.

  • Ariosto Dela Cruz

    Hi!!! :))

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  • magz_dc

    Hi thanks for this giveaway! :)

  • Noé Hernández

    Awesome giveaway!!!

  • Stephen Scott

    A comment? Thanks for the great blog Marty!