By Natalie DiScala

I recently attended the LA Times Travel Show and got to meet lots of great people in the travel industry and was introduced to a variety of fun new products. One of my favourites: The Ollo Clip.

What is it?

The Ollo Clip is a small three-in-one lens that easily snaps on to your iPhone. It gives you the option of using a wide-angle, fisheye or macro lens when you’re taking pictures, making on-the-go photography much more fun.

How it works

Slip the lens onto your phone to take fisheye photos like this one:

Ollo Clip Fisheye

The hemispheric shape of the lens, with a 180-degree field of view, allows you to take wide, panoramic shots. It’s great for landscape photography.

Turn the lens around and just like that, you’ve got a wide-angle lens, that’ll let you take photos like this one:

Ollo Clip Wide Angle Lens

It’s particularly useful when you’re trying to fit an entire panorama into your shot but can’t move back any further to get it all in. The wide-angle lens gives you a wider field of view (about double what the iPhone camera on its own has) so you can nail that beautiful shot.

Unscrew the wide-angle lens and you’ve got the macro lens, which is exceptional for capturing close-up detail like this:

Ollo Clip Macro Lens

You can hold your iPhone as close as 10mm from your subject and the lens will magnify the image up to 10 times.

The best part

Sometimes I think I’d like to carry an SLR camera around with me on my travels but I’m no professional photographer and I find them too big and bulky. I like to travel as light as possible. So for me, this tiny lens, so small that I can close my fist around it, is the perfect camera accessory to throw in my bag and just go. I love that it gives me lots of options when I’m taking photographs, makes my photos more interesting and it’s just so travel-friendly.

Natalie DiScala is the editor of

Note: The code “LATRAVEL” can be entered at checkout and it will zero out USPS Priority shipping. It is good until March 31, 2013.

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