This past trip to NYC was quite special because it was Jon’s first time to NYC and we were in town to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. We were both so incredibly excited to be in NYC to take in the sights in the city that never sleeps!
While we were walking around in Chelsea we spotted a girl who had the iPhone lens clip on her camera. Jon asked if we could see some of the photos she had taken, we looked and the rest is history. I am now a proud owner of the Ollo Clip for the iPhone and I could not be happier. I’ll give you some details on this clip on lens later on in the blog post, but first we’ll get to the sights.
Since it was Jon’s first time in NYC, I made sure to take him to all the great sights the city has to offer. We also ate quite a bit as well hitting up Shake Shack, John’s Pizza, La Bottega and the Chelsea Market to name a few. Since I posted like a maniac to Instagram once the new lens was in my possession, I wanted to make sure I posted unique images in this post so you didn’t get any duplicates.
In this round-up you’ll find…
The American Museum of Natural History - We absolutely loved this museum! The planetarium show Journey to the Stars was like no other exhibit I’ve ever seen, you literally felt as if you were moving through space. And, seeing the Tyrannosaurs Rex up close and personal was a dream come true!
The High Line - I don’t think the High Line will ever get old. I mean first of all it begins in Chelsea, right next to DVF…does it get any better?!?! Jon loved seeing the beautiful landscapes flowing over the old railroad tracks, I could totally see us both at this park on a weekly basis working off of our iPads.
The Arch at Washington Square Park - We hit the park up on the last night before we left and boy oh boy was I excited to find a great band playing right below the arch. We hung out for a bit just relaxing and then headed over to John’s Pizza in Greenwich for a classic New York slice.
Top of the Rock - I totally recommend Top of the Rock for anyone looking for something touristy to do in the city. I’ve been to the Empire State Building and loved it, but what I loved about Top of the Rock is that you can see the ESB from TotR! The views were amazing and it was like a dream come true for Jon because there was rain, thunder and lightening the night we went up to the Top of the Rock.
We visited many other places, but I had to edit it down and wanted to strictly show you pictures taken with the Ollo Clip.
Here are my thoughts on the Olloclip for the iPhone
The lens is compact and travels easily
Its easy to slide the lens on and off
The choice of using the three types of lenses makes it incredibly versatile (Fish Eye, Wide and Macro)
Photos come out AMAZING!
A little pricy, it ended up being a little over $80 at the Apple store
You have to take your iPhone case off to clip it on
Here’s some info on the olloclip from their website. I highly recommend this add on for anyone who loves taking photos on their iPhone!
The olloclip is a quick-connect lens solution for the iPhone 4/4S that includes fisheye,wide-angle and macro lenses in one small, convenient package that easily fits in your pocket. Nestled in the palm of your hand, the olloclip connects to the iPhone within seconds so you’ll be sure to capture the image you want…if you don’t see the picture you’re looking for just flip it over to switch lenses.
The Fisheye lens captures approximately a 180 Degree field-of-view and produces some striking images.
The Wide-Angle lens is great for when you need that extra field of view, approximately double that of the normal iPhone.
The Macro lens applies roughly a 10X multiplier and allows you to focus the iPhone within 12-15mm of the subject. The Macro lens is cleverly concealed within the olloclip and can be accessed by unscrewing the Wide-Angle lens that is normally attached to it.