The Ultimate Guide To Lens Filters and Filter Adapters

Filters enable creators to manually adjust images without a need for extra post-production. From CPL to UV filters, here are our favorites and how to use them.

Filters are the secret sauce to stellar videos and photos. But learning where to begin or how to buy can be quite a tricky and time-consuming process for beginners. 

Including fun, dreamy-like filters, such as the CineBloom, there are more practical filters to keep in mind. The more "must-have" photography filters, such as polarizers and strong neutral density (ND) filters, can produce effects that are time-consuming or even impossible to replicate digitally. Not only can they protect your lens and enhance a wide range of colors, but they’re known for helping ensure accurate exposures to your images and add overall impact to your photos and videos.

Check out our favorite filters below: how to use them, why to use them, and when to use them. If you’re a visual learner, watch the video linked above.

1. CineBloom Diffusion Filter

Take off that digital edge.

Offered in densities of 10% and 20%, Moment CineBloom Diffusion Filters hold the key to capturing ethereal, filmic visuals. Transcend digital images' sterile, excessively sharp appearance with this specialized glass. Not only does it capture and radiate light mesmerizingly, but it also imparts a gentle effect on skin tones, subtly diminishing the visibility of wrinkles.

The filter ring is meticulously fashioned from aerospace-grade metal, ensuring the level of durability we demand in every shooting scenario. Ingeniously designed, the filter is slender enough to be stacked beneath another filter without encroaching upon the field of view. Consequently, you can effortlessly employ an ND or VND atop the CineBloom filter to achieve cinematic frame rates and capture motion blur.

The glass is produced by fusing a micro-layer of black particulates between two superior Japanese filter glass layers, preserving the full image quality.

Fits on a phone, no problem.

Natalie shot at 20% diffusion in the creamy, golden light.

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72mm CineBloom Diffusion Filters

You wanna capture dreamy, film-like footage on your digital camera or smartphone? Our CineBloom Diffusion Filters are the secret sauce! Available in 10% and 20%

Buy for $69.99

2. CineClear UV Filters

Like insurance for your phone.

High-quality glass to protect your high-quality glass. The CineClear UV Protection Filter protects your lens from dust, dings, and fingerprints and reduces the negative effects of UV light on your images. This UV filter is resistant to dust, fingerprints, and reflections using our best German Schott B270 glass, with a 98.5% transmission rate and 16 layers of optical coatings. CineClear won’t degrade your image quality and is designed to be stackable with your favorite filters and lens caps. The signature Moment Red finish and tactile grip texture make for a sweet piece of hardware, you’ll never take off your lens.

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CineClear UV Protection Filter

Need a UV filter? The CineClear UV Filter protects your lens from harsh sun, scratches, dirt, & water. Cutting out UV haze makes images clearer and sharper.

Buy for $25.00

3. AntiGlare CPL Filter

Clean up your outdoor images.

Moment's AntiGlare CPL Filters bring you a perfect blend of top-notch polarization and budget-friendly pricing, making your photography experience even better. These carefully designed filters are pros at handling reflections, enriching colors, and softening shadows by removing unwanted glare.

The filters have high-quality fused-silica optical glass and a cutting-edge 16-layer coating process to provide unmatched clarity, true-to-life colors, and long-lasting durability. Crafted from aerospace-grade metal and enhanced with detailed machined texturing, the frame allows you to make fine adjustments to the polarization level while ensuring the filter comes off your lens smoothly and without getting stuck.

Designed with your needs, these filters work seamlessly across various camera setups. They're compatible with center pinch lens caps (like the one you already use) and can be effortlessly combined with other filters such as fixed NDs, Cinebloom Diffusion, and UV.


  • Premium fused silica optical glass for supreme clarity
  • Advanced 16-layer optical coatings
  • Knurled grip texture for more control and easy removal from lenses
  • Stacks with fixed NDs, Moment Cinebloom, or UV Filters
  • Smooth rotation ring for precise polarization adjustment
  • Available for standard camera lens sizes 58mm - 82mm

Without CPL filter.

With CPL filter.

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AntiGlare CPL Filters

Get rid of unwanted glare! Master light with the Moment AntiGlare CPL filters which help to control reflections, boost colors, and mitigate shadows

Buy for $80.00

4. Moment Variable ND Filters

Your Go-To ND filter

The camera market is flooded with Variable ND filters. They were either too expensive or the quality wasn’t there. None of them hit the sweet spot on affordability, functionality, and quality… so Moment made their own.

Available as a Variable ND Filters also feature a unique flared geometry unlike anything else on the market, allowing you to see your ND number from behind the viewfinder. This provides fast, precise control over your shots in tricky lighting without moving from behind the camera. Made to shoot on the go, the filters also feature hard stops at both ends of the range to prevent unwanted cross-polarization for the cleanest image possible.

  • You can stack ND filters to get different stops. (i.e., a 3-stop on top of a 6-stop is equivalent to a 9-stop filter)
  • It's lightweight and made of top-of-the-line materials.
  • It allows you to control light for better photos and videos.
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62mm Variable ND Filters

Surely you want the secret sauce to controlling your exposure! Moment Variable ND filters are it, available as a 2-5 stop or 6-9 stop Neutral Density filter

Buy for $139.99

5. Moment CineFlare Streak Filters

Gold or Blue?

Moment CineFlare Filters are the secret ingredient for adding anamorphic-like flares to your footage without using a specialty lens. Available in blue and gold options, they will help you create eye-catching cinematic looks with your chosen camera and glass. Made from precision-machined aluminum, the housing is fully rotatable, so you can adjust the flare angle however you like. We used premium Japanese optical glass to maintain a super crisp image, and you can even stack them with a CineBloom Filter for an ultra-dreamy look. Add visual interest to any shot with total ease.

CineFlare Streak Filters will add those juicy Anamorphic flares to your images without needing a full-blown Anamorphic lens. These lenses can run a pretty penny; often, you don't even need the "Anamorphic look," just those sweet, sweet Flares.

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    CineFlare Streak Filters

    You want Anamorphic Flares on any lens? We got you covered with our CinFlare Streak Filters. Just the Juicy adjustable Flares you love, on your favorite lens

    Buy for $45.00

    6. Urth Variable ND Filters

    Stellar, Clean, and Crisp

    Urth Neutral Density Filters (ND Filters) cut out a fixed amount of light, unlocking more creative possibilities with your photography and filmmaking. ND Filters allow you to control the amount of light entering your camera so you can create stronger depth-of-field and motion blur effects.


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    62mm Variable ND Filters

    Master light without changing filters! URTH Variable ND Filters provide 1-5 or 3-7 stop light reduction, giving you greater creative control in changing light

    Buy for $80.00

    7. Mobile Filter Mounts & Adapters

    The 67mm Snap-On Filter adapter clicks onto your Moment Case in seconds, allowing you to quickly apply filter looks over all three camera lenses.It works with your phone’s microphone, and the optimized geometry means no vignetting over the ultra-wide (with most filters, VND filters may cause vignetting). Did we mention it’s sculpted to accept our range of MagSafe mounts? Letting you kit out a beastly cinema shooting rig using our Pro Tripod Mount or Mobile Filmmaker Cage.


    Allows you to attach a filter directly to the smartphone.


    Even if we don't sell a case for your device, you can still attach a filter directly to your smartphone. We have made this possible with the help of a clip-on filter adapter. It is a 67mm Phone Filter Mount in our store.


    When you use a lens mount adapter, you must get a suitable mount that can work between the two lens systems - that you aim to interchange.

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    67mm Phone Filter Mount

    Wanna mount standard filters on your smartphone? The 67mm Phone Filter Mount is the best way to use any 67mm lens filter over a multi-lens smartphone camera

    Buy for $30.00

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