The Best Wide Lens For Your Smartphone | Moment Wide 18mm Review

Made for the everyday photographer and filmmaker, the Wide 18mm Lens makes your camera phone even better. Here's why.

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The Wide 18mm Lens is an everyday, go-to wide-angle lens for mobile creators. Its crisp glass and wide-angle design allow your phone to capture 2x more pictures for photos and videos. Make your camera phone even better with beautiful, crisp, and beautifully composed with zero fisheye distortion.

We wanted to showcase the sweet features of our Wide 18mm and highlight the ways to get the most out of your lens. Here we go.

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Arguably our most recognized product. The Moment 18mm Wide Lens captures beautiful clear wide images and video on iPhone, Pixel, or Galaxy camera phones.

Buy for $99.99

It’s Better Than Your Phone’s Native Wide Lens

Modern smartphones come with increasingly DSLR-like aperture ranges, so just think of the stunning results you could achieve by pairing this with the 18mm Wide Lens. Photos captured with the lens will exhibit a gorgeous bokeh effect in the background, while maintaining exceptional sharpness in the foreground.

For a visual illustration, refer to the images provided below.

  • f/1.8 aperture on the iPhone's wide angle lens, giving you more range (shown right).
  • f/2.4 aperture on the iPhone's ultra-wide, resulting in less range (shown left).

It’s the Go-To Lens

...& Capture 2x More Picture

Mounting the lens is as straightforward as lining up the white markings on your lens and the case, then turning it clockwise. To remove it, just twist in the opposite direction - it's that effortless, exactly what you need when creating content with your phone.

The Moment Wide 18mm lens is a remarkable accessory that enables you to capture more from a confined space and extends beyond the typical wide setting of your smartphone. It's ideal for photographing tight spaces or snapping the perfect interior shot. However, its true strength lies in vlogging. Having personally used it to create YouTube content on location for Moment videos, our team can vouch that the Moment Wide 18mm truly immerses viewers in the experience. This lens empowers you to vlog without the burden of a bulky camera, offering a vast field of view that perfectly captures you and your surroundings easily.

What a Photographer Thinks: "This is the best lens for my phone, period." - @cameracaleb

Check out the #MomentWide hashtag on Instagram from customers around the world.

Photo By: @ramygrams

Photo By: @alohacrabs

The Versatility

Made for the everyday photographer and filmmaker and those capturing landscapes, interiors, kids, and tabletop scenes. Get a tabletop shot of your brunch table without standing on a chair. Capture the entire sunset from the top of your hike, not just part of it —or document kids and pets without backing up and missing the moment in the process.

As we’ve said for the 100th time in a row — this lens is the best go-to for first-time Moment users and we mean it. Users can confidently capture full subjects in the frame because the wide angle is 2x as wide with zero distortion. The build makes it on par with your big camera’s 18mm lens, marking this bad boy as your next DSLR killer... as TechCrunch puts it. 

Here’s a mini gallery captured by our filmmaker, Taylor, of images shot on the Wide 18mm Lens with an iPhone X. Just look at how cool our designer is! Thanks for putting up with us, Charity.

Stunning background with subject in foreground.
Stunning skin tones and crisp edge-to-edge.

Product Touch Points

With impeccable glass made for high-quality imagery, the Wide lens is a near perfect focal length for travel images and on-the-go sceneries. Interesting product touch points to consider:

  • 18mm Wide focal length - Wide, but not wide enough to be distorted.   
  • Cinema Quality Glass - Sharp edge to edge.
  • Great for landscape, cityscape, tight spaces, wide portraits.
  • Must-have for shooting video.
  • Optimized for all Pixel, iPhone and Galaxy Devices.
  • Used to enhance portrait mode on Single Lens phones (such as Pixel 3 + iPhone XR)
  • Can mount over both lenses on phones (if your device supports dual lenses).
Works great under high dynamic range.
Soft highlights in harsh sunlight.


  • Works with Google, Apple, Samsung, and OnePlus devices
  • Quick twist-system
  • Great optical quality


  • It needs the right Moment Case or drop-in mount to attach
  • Large to hold, makes the phone heavier
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