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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.