The Moment 58mm Tele Lens: A Game-Changer For Mobile Portraits

Moment’s stunning Tele lens for tighter, closer, crispier shots. Here's a full review of the new go-to mobile portrait lens.

Everybody's favorite go-to portrait lens for your smartphone is tack sharp and stands the test of time. A product we're incredibly proud of, here's our full written review of the Tele 58mm Mobile Lens for any smartphone.

It's our #1 best-selling mobile lens for a reason. With edge-to-edge clarity and a richer depth of field than what's available on your smartphone's native camera, the Tele 58mm withstands greater quality and better visuals for telephoto imagery.

But how? Why use additional glass on your Apple, Galaxy, or Pixel camera? The newer phones are produced with even more DSLR-like aperture range than ever before, so just imagine what results you’d find with it coupled with an telephoto length made from real galss. Images taken with the lens will show off a beautiful, vibey bokeh haze in the background while highlighting tack sharpness in the foreground.

  • An example of f/1.8 aperture on a smartphone's wide-angle lens, giving you more depth.
  • An example of f/2.4 aperture on the smartphone'sultra-wide lens, resulting in less depth.

You’ll undoubtedly receive an enriched depth of field with the ultra-wide f/1.8 aperture alongside our 58mm focal length. You can clearly see the difference in the background’s creamy bokeh below:

Creamy, bokeh background with James Barkman tack sharp.
Clear distinction between foreground and background.
DSLR-like depth of field.

Shot on Native iPhone X Tele Camera.

Shot on iPhone X with Tele 58mm
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Tele 58mm Mobile Lens | M-Series

Get the goodness of your main smartphone camera and 2x magnification! The Moment Telephoto 58mm is the sharpest lens designed for iPhone, Pixel, Galaxy phones

Buy for $119.99

Tack Sharp, Edge-To-Edge

Maximizing sharpness was one of the biggest priorities when rebuilding this wide mobile lens. Many telephoto lenses produce an unforgiving haze around the frame's edges, drastically affecting its quality. Due to our lateral chromatic aberration, increased resolution on the axis, and layers of lens coating — this tank is as solid as it gets without creating unwanted vignetting. It takes your already-great camera and gives you twice as much picture. 

Zero distortion and sharp edge-to-edge.
Tack sharp during low-light situations.

Single vs. Dual-Lens Camera Phone Comparisons

Mobiles creatives are now equipped with 4x capabilities when mounted over the iPhone and Galaxy's 2x lens and 2x optical zoom when mounted over a single lens or the wide side of a dual lens. Single-lens cameras also have enhanced portrait mode when searching for excellent bokeh and creamy textures.

But because the 58mm is perfectly optimized for dual-lens cameras, we wanted to field test if single-lens phone cameras would withstand high enough quality. And, obviously, it totally does...

Shot on Pixel 3 - Yup, portrait mode works well on texture.

Shot on Pixel 3 - Simple, elegant, crisp.

Shot on Pixel 3 - Looks like DSLR!

Shooting Tele on Tele? Try Manual Focus

If you’re choosing to 4x your images by mounting the 58mm to your phone’s native tele lens (if it has one!), we absolutely recommend using manual focus. In our Moment App, you can manually select which point in the frame to be the center of attention, giving you full manual control of the creative process and honing in on specific details of your 58mm.

‘Cause, let’s be honest — sometimes our phones’ cameras are not optimized for 4x capability. It’s best to hand-operate each feature precisely to capture what we want with starch results.

And if you haven’t downloaded our app yet, what the heck are you doing? (Jokes). (Kinda).

Without Tele 58mm Lens
With Tele 58mm Lens
With Tele 58mm On Native Tele Lens

And Yup. The 58mm Can Hold Its Own.

Portrait photography musters a variety of different artistic tastes. Moment’s beloved filmmaker and photographer, Taylor, took the lens on an exciting field test down South and asked herself if a lens/phone combo can truly hold its own like her DSLR…

The results? I mean… just see for yourself:

What We Rate


Leave it in the studio Chance of Rain You’re going to get wet Take it in a storm

Build Quality

Cheap What You’d Expect Solid Top of the Line

Image Quality

Is that even in focus? Passable Sharp Tack Sharp

Skill Level Required

Just getting started Upgrading from Kit Lens Shoots regularly Professional


Ultra Light Light Average Heavy


Pancake Prime A Little Zoom Dad Lens

Aperture Range

Slow Decent Speed Fast Super Fast


  • Works with Apple, Google, Samsung, and OnePlus devices
  • Maximum 4x optical magnification
  • Quick to remove


  • Phone not pocketable with lens attached
  • Needs a Moment case
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This lens is a breathing unit of art of its own. Enhanced with excellent build quality, upgraded optics for premium shooting, and a muster of focal length options for any portrait or landscape photographer — we’re proud to show this baby off.

Moment Tele 58mm Lens — perfect for capturing in-home sessions.

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