Seize the Moment - Lenses for Your Smartphone Camera
This exciting new technology is enabling a whole new market for lenses, where an anamorphic lens used to cost thousands of dollars. Now you can have one for just over $100. What a world.
I love me some Moment right now, not gonna lie. I just got the latest neck-strap thing, and it is my new jam. Aww, yeah.
Shown here with telephoto lens. The lenses are a bit heavy, so it is a really nice feeling to have that strap around your neck. The camera case is solid so the phone is safe, but the lens is obviously vulnerable to a drop without it.
The shot below was taken with that same telephoto lens.
Let's be totally clear - you can use a Pixel, you can use an iPhone (or Galaxy, or One Plus) - it doesn't matter. You will get great results with a tiny footprint that will help you stay agile, and a little bit stealthy. The lenses are interchangeable, and although I like the telephoto very much, I suggest starting with the wide angle. It is really fantastic if you are looking for shots with big depth of field, and it just feels like a natural place to start.
You just twist the lens a quarter turn into the custom case, and that's it: deceptively simple, but also really powerful. Moment got started a few years ago as a Kickstarter project, and is now quickly cornering this new market for phonetographers, and phonetography. This exciting new technology is enabling a whole new market for lenses, where an anamorphic lens used to cost thousands of dollars. Now you can have one for just over $100. What a world.