Moment Lens Version 2 lens suite brings DSLR photography to Apple’s iPhone 7

“The quality of photography made possible with an iPhone has significantly grown in quality over the past few years,” Séamus Bellamy writes for Macworld. “But there’s always room for improvement.”

“Enter Moment’s latest system of high quality photographic lenses,” Bellamy writes. “After a month of using them on trips to China, Japan, and while driving across western Canada I can say, with few reservations, that they’re one of the best investments a smartphone shutterbug can make.”

“I spent a month and a half on two different continents testing them and have found them to be a worthwhile investment, provided you take your iPhone photography very seriously,” Bellamy writes. “This is an important caveat as the lenses, priced between $90 and $100, don’t come cheap. But, you get what you pay for. Right out of the box, Moment’s lenses feel like serious business…”

Much more in the full article – recommended for iPhone photographershere.

MacDailyNews Take: Even the first versions of the MOMENT lenses were robustly made. Now that they attach to the iPhone via MOMENT cases, the system sounds even better.


  1. I remember shoving a Kodak lens attachment onto the side of my old Palm IIIc. It amazed friends and relatives. It worked.

    Such stuff is NOT professional. And yet, for its time, such stuff is enabling and useful. Paying a total of $130 for an added lens system isn’t bad at all. Just be sure you’re not buying it as Gee Whiz! technology. Know how you’re going to actually use it.

    1. Everyone of the example photos were poor at best. Lack sharpness, dynamic range and were flat out fuzzy.

      The distortion in their wide angle was so bad, who would use such a photo?

  2. Oh good grief. Enough with comparing cellphone cameras with DSLRs. They will never be as good. That’s just a fact.

    Sensor size matters.
    The quality of the glass matters.

    You’ll never get the sharpness, ISO range, noise reduction or dynamic range out of cellphone that you can get out of a DSLR.

    Just keep producing poor FB pictures and blurry concert photos with your cellphones.

  3. I take A LOT of photos with my iPhone, but 99% are spur of the moment, whip it out of my pocket and shoot situations. Adding a bulky lens for marginally better photos (that are awesome already, even from my 3-year-old 6+) doesn’t interest me. Maybe this will appeal to photo enthusiasts who want something better without paying $1000 for a DSLR, but I think the market is limited.

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