Upgrades for the Cellphonographer
Words & Photos by Chili Dog
These days a phone makes for a damn good camera, especially since it’s usually in our pockets anyway. Knowing that good things can always be better, Moment has created a lens system to make all those phoneographers even more professional.
The Moment lenses are made entirely of glass and metal, and it’s clear from holding one that quality is important to Moment. Each lens also comes with a little holding bag to keep it protected. If you’re insta-game is real serious you can also purchase a separate hard case for those adventurous days outdoors.
Mounting the lenses either requires that you use Moment’s phone case, or install the mounting plate on your phone, which is a thin piece of metal with a strong adhesive backing to it. Once installed, the plate can’t be re-used, but it’s pretty easy to remove using a hair dryer. The plate’s profile is slim enough to still use a normal case over the phone as well. I opted to use the case since I really liked the integrated shutter button for one handed shooting, and the wood grain back also looks pretty sweet. The case also integrates seamlessly with the Moment camera app, which allows you to choose exposure and focus points separately and even gives the option to shoot in RAW instead of .jpg (a feature that camera dorks like myself really appreciate).