November 5, 2017

Shot On S8+

We wanted to test the Video capabilities of the Galaxy S8+ with Moment Lenses so we spent the morning making this film. Instead of our traditional comparison video we decided to be a little more cinematic about the visuals and really test how our Lenses perform with the S8/S8+. We are blown away with the results and stoked to be supporting the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ with Moment gear. 



October 31, 2017

First S8/S8+ Photo Cases Have Arrived

We just got back from China, after a week of testing our new S8 and S8+ photo cases. Completing the tooling stage of the journey is a key milestone as we finally get to test real cases right off the production line. Although the first cases have cosmetic issues we really focus on testing their funtionality to ensure they hold the phone, protect it from drops, feel good on the buttons, and work to attach / detach both a lens and a wrist strap

Overall we're really impressed with the first samples and expect to make some quick changes before starting production early next week. Our goal is to start shipping Photo Cases the last week of November. To celebrate, we're making pre-orders 20% off. This discount is applied automatically, and don't worry, if you've already ordered an S8 Case, we went ahead and credited your order to match this discount.

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September 03, 2017

We're Making An S8/S8+ Photo Case

Here is an in-depth look at our process in creating the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ Photo Case. The 3D renders are a perfect fit, and we are ready to begin the manufacturing process!




August 31, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 Photo Case Coming

Yay, we finished engineering of a Photo Case for Galaxy S8. This is a significant milestone for the project because of the unique shape of the phone. Without engineering files we had to work backwards to figure out exact curvatures to ensure the case was tight and the lenses would align. After several prototypes we're finally ready to press go on manufacturing!

Some of our biggest challenges....

For startersSamsung altered the fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone, subsequently causing us to redesign the original galaxy case. It was imperative to make sure the opening was big enough for full functionality and this took several iterations to get right. The curved screen was also a challenge. We had to make sure that the case did not block the screen edge and because we don’t have access to dimensioned drawings or 3D models we have to measure the camera, flash and all form factor by hand.

We are now in the DFM phase with our supplier where we go back and forth with them to double check the smallest details. Then we press the big green, start tooling button to start manufacturing the case. The shape of the phone will be our biggest challenge as we work through production of the case. This being our seventh Photo Case, we are definitely up for the challenge. 

Here are a few photos of the last 3D printed case we made to complete the engineering phase. 

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June 21st, 2017

Biggest Moment + Samsung News Ever

Since our first update, we’ve learned you guys are big fans of the Galaxy S8. It narrowly beat out the Google Pixel in our sample poll on twitter.
 


Because you guys have been requesting it, we want to offer Moment support for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. But what’s even more exciting is that we’re concepting case designs (right now, as we type!) for the new Galaxy devices. That’s right, a Moment Case could soon be available for the Samsung Galaxy for the first time ever.


Our team is hard at work, designing cases for the Galaxy S8 and S8 plus. This is an exciting time for us, as we hope to continue offering the great benefits of a Moment Case to more users. Make sure you’re signed up for updates above, and in the meantime, check out a few more images #ShotOnMoment + Galaxy S8.


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June 19th, 2017

We know you've been wondering

Since Samsung released the S8 several weeks ago, the mobile photography community has been in an uproar over this awesome device.



The photo quality is awesome. It has several new features: auto-HDR, a manual RAW shooting mode, OIS (optical image stabilization), and PDAF (phase-detect auto-focus) The phone is obviously a contender in the mobile photography space, which is why we made a point of beginning testing as soon as we could get our hands on the device.

After rigging up a temporary mount, some initial tests have returned incredible results… The S8 works with our lenses!


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Superfish Lens

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"Mobile photographers will definitely be excited about the S8. It's rad to see our lenses pair with the S8 to make it even more powerful" 

- Moment Filmmaker Caleb Babcock



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