Tele 58mm Gear Review

Moment Tele 58mm Lens - Our sexy new redesigned lens for tighter, closer, crispier shots. Here's a full review of our new go-to mobile portrait lens.

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Meet the New 58mm Tele Lens

The Most DSLR-Like Lens for your Smartphone

Moment Tele 58mm Lens - Our new redesigned lens for tighter, closer, crispier shots.
Our super sexy Tele 58mm lens in action.
Moment Tele 58mm Lens - Our new redesigned lens for tighter, closer, crispier shots.

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The Tele 58mm is BETTER Than Your Phone’s Tele. Here’s Why:

If you’re an Apple or Samsung user (Pixel strangely doesn't have dual-lens capabilities, but kills it with the A.I powered technology!), you’re probably wondering what the key differences are in the 58mm versus your phone’s native tele lens.

First off, aperture is key. 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 a telephoto length. Images taken with the lens will show off a beautiful, vibey bokeh haze in the background while highlighting tack sharpness in the foreground.

  • f/1.8 aperture on the wide angle lens, giving you more depth.
  • f/2.4 aperture (the iPhone XS’s 2x aperture) resulting in less depth.

So yes, you’ll no doubt 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:

Moment Tele 58mm Lens - Our new redesigned lens for tighter, closer, crispier shots.
Creamy, bokeh background with James Barkman tack sharp.
Moment Tele 58mm Lens - Our new redesigned lens for tighter, closer, crispier shots.
Clear distinction between foreground and background.
Moment Tele 58mm Lens - Our new redesigned lens for tighter, closer, crispier shots.
DSLR-like depth of field.
Moment Tele 58mm Lens - Our new redesigned lens for tighter, closer, crispier shots.
Shot on Native iPhone X Tele Camera
Moment Tele 58mm Lens - Our new redesigned lens for tighter, closer, crispier shots.
Shot on iPhone X with Tele 58mm

Tack Sharp, Edge-To-Edge

Maximizing sharpness was one of the biggest priorities when rebuilding this new lens. Many telephoto lenses produce an unforgiving haze around the edges of the frame that drastically affect 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 an unwanted vignetting.

Moment Tele 58mm Lens - Our new redesigned lens for tighter, closer, crispier shots.
Zero distortion and sharp edge-to-edge.
Moment Tele 58mm Lens - Our new redesigned lens for tighter, closer, crispier shots.
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, as well as 2x optical zoom when mounted over single lens or wide side of a dual lens. Single lens cameras, such as the new Pixel 3 and XR, also have enhanced portrait mode when in search 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 (such as the Pixel 3’s) would withstand high enough quality. And, obviously, it totally does...

Moment Tele 58mm Lens - Our new redesigned lens for tighter, closer, crispier shots.
Shot on Pixel 3 - Yup, portrait mode works well on texture.
Moment Tele 58mm Lens - Our new redesigned lens for tighter, closer, crispier shots.

Shot on Pixel 3 - Simple, elegant, crisp.

Moment Tele 58mm Lens - Our new redesigned lens for tighter, closer, crispier shots.
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 the attention, giving you full manual control of the creative process and hone 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 to precisely capture what we want with starch results.

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

Moment Tele 58mm Lens - Our new redesigned lens for tighter, closer, crispier shots.
Without Tele 58mm Lens
Moment Tele 58mm Lens - Our new redesigned lens for tighter, closer, crispier shots.
With Tele 58mm Lens
Moment Tele 58mm Lens - Our new redesigned lens for tighter, closer, crispier shots.
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:

Moment Tele 58mm Lens - Our new redesigned lens for tighter, closer, crispier shots.
Moment Tele 58mm Lens - Our new redesigned lens for tighter, closer, crispier shots.
Moment Tele 58mm Lens - Our new redesigned lens for tighter, closer, crispier shots.
Moment Tele 58mm Lens - Our new redesigned lens for tighter, closer, crispier shots.

Tech Specs

After months of diligent production to perfect every scope of the 58mm, we pride ourselves in its improvements from the 60mm (its predecessor). Special advancements include:

  • Optical Design - All glass, 6 elements, 4 groups
  • Lens Coating - Multi-layer, low flare, broadband anti-reflection
  • Equivalent Focal Length - 58mm
  • Lateral Chromatic Aberration - <1px at edge
  • Resolution - 300+ LP/MM (Axis) 200 LP/MM (Edges)
  • Low Distortion - <0.75% TV Distortion (1% Optical)
  • Diameter: 39.5mm
  • Height: 27.58mm
  • Weight: 73.1g
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Moment Tele 58mm Lens - Our new redesigned lens for tighter, closer, crispier shots.
Moment Tele 58mm Lens - Our new redesigned lens for tighter, closer, crispier shots.
Moment Tele 58mm Lens - Our new redesigned lens for tighter, closer, crispier shots.
Moment Tele 58mm Lens - Our new redesigned lens for tighter, closer, crispier shots.
Moment Tele 58mm Lens - Our new redesigned lens for tighter, closer, crispier shots.
Moment Tele 58mm Lens - Our new redesigned lens for tighter, closer, crispier shots.

This lens is a breathing unit of art of its own. Enhanced with an 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.

‘Till Next Time!

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