The trend of shooting images and videos with an iPhone continues to go strong and despite the availability of fully-equipped DSLRs, a lot of individuals still prefer to use smartphones because of convenience and therefore look for ways to enhance the shooting experience on mobile.
This is where smartphone lenses come in: they significantly improve the shooting experience on your iPhone. The latest in this domain comes in the form of ‘Moment lenses’, a new campaign on KickStarter that aims to take iPhoneography to the next level.
Moment lenses – features and other details
Moment lenses come from the efforts of Erik Hedberg, Marc Barros, Michael Thomas and Russ Hudyma, all of whom have vast knowledge about lenses, cameras and product design. There are two lenses available at the moment – Moment Wide and Moment Tele. The latter one is for telephone while the former one is a wide angle lens.
The lenses feature a metal plate that attaches to the back of your iPhone (it also works with Samsung Galaxy phones), and due to its thin size, you can use it even without the case. The mechanism behind the way the lenses secure on the phone allow for a good mount placement which benefits the user in different shooting conditions.
The Moment Tele lens is going to bring you closer to the subject of the shoot without requiring you to zoom in or use an editing app for the purpose. This will come in handy when you need to shoot the subject you can’t get close to in real life: your favorite artist performing on stage for example. The Moment Wide lens on the other hand focuses from on the surroundings and will do well when you are taking landscape shots.
The people behind Moment lenses also say that the same recipe has gone into these lenses as they use for designing cinema glass in case of HD movies. The same precision facilities that are involved in the production of 4K cinema lenses were used to fabricate the elements of the lens. And lastly, they believe they are the first ones to integrate high-end quality glass into mobile lenses.
You can check out the demo video:
Moment lenses – price and availability
Moment lenses are compatible with the following devices: iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S3 and Samsung Galaxy S2.
Each of the lens cost $49, while you can get both for $100. Some more options are available if you are looking for some extras on the product’s KickStarter page.
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