Which Moment Lens Should You Buy?
Read about all of the Moment lenses and which is right for you, including the Wide 18mm, Tele 58mm, Fisheye 14mm, Macro 10x, and Anamorphic lens.
Are you thinking about buying a Moment lens for your smartphone camera? Or do you already own a Moment lens and you’re wondering which lens to get next?
We've got you covered.
Following dozens of hands-on testing with nearly 50 different smartphone lenses over 4 years in unique corners all over the world, Wirecutter believes Moment’s Wide 18mm and Tele 58mm lenses to be the best for mobile-photography enthusiasts who like to use their smartphone as a substitute for their DSLR. While our lenses do tend to be on the "higher" priced side of the smartphone lens market, we believe that our quality craftsmanship cannot be beaten and proudly reflect this kind of execution in our prices.
When thinking about buying one of our lenses, keep this in mind..
- The quality of the lens, especially the number of glass elements and the quality of photos it shoots on your device.
- How it attaches and detaches from the phone.
- The kinds of photos and videos you wish to take and what the aspects of each lens will help you achieve your needs.
Want a second source? Checkout all the creator reviews from our community. Now, let’s dive into the 5 specific lenses...
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Wide 18mm Lens
Our Go-To Popular Lens
Range: 2x As Wide
When To Use It: Made for the everyday photographer and filmmaker, first-time Moment users, and those capturing landscapes, interiors, kids, and table top scenes. Capture landscapes, interiors, and people without cutting out the important details. Get a table-top 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. Document kids and pets without having to back up and missing the moment in the process.
Overview: The New Wide Lens is our go-to everyday lens for mobile photographers and filmmakers. It’s updated cinema-quality glass and wide angle design allow your phone to capture 2x more picture. The most advanced lens we’ve ever made, the New Wide Lens captures smartphone photos and videos that are beautiful, crisp, and straight with no wide-angle distortion. It's a must if you're filming at all on your phone, since the phone camera crops in on video. A little known fact about the Wide Lens is that you can focus on objects only a couple inches away, getting details that are way too close for the native camera to focus on. This is the most versatile and best option as your first Moment lens purchase. And just like the rest of our lenses, it's interchangeable so you can use it on multiple devices.
What a Photographer Thinks: "This is the best lens for my phone, period." - @natalieallenco
M-Series - Wide 18mm Lens
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
Tele 58mm Lens
The Closest Things to a DSLR on your Phone
Range: 4x Closer On A Dual Lens Phone when used with our Moment Pro Camera App.
When To Use It: Photographers who want close-up landscapes, action, and portraits. Filmmakers who want that compressed look. Capture the deer on your hike, the action on a soccer field, or the skyline from your hotel window. Its natural depth of field becomes even more dramatic when shooting on the newest devices.
Overview: This telephoto lens has aged into an amazing portrait lens. Sharp in the center with natural drop-off on the edges, you can capture more intimate shots of people, nature, and still life scenes. Its 58mm focal length will get you closer to the subject without having to zoom in. This bad boy is the perfect companion when traveling so you can capture your new surroundings from afar without the pixelation of digital zoom.
What a Photographer Thinks: "I seriously cannot believe this was shot on a phone." - @taylormarierene
M-Series - Tele 58mm Lens
Get the goodness of your main smartphone camera and 2x magnification! The Moment Telephoto 58mm is the sharpest lens designed for iPhone, Pixel, Galaxy phonesBuy for $119.99
The Holy Grail of Filmmaking
Range: Normal viewfinder, but gives off delicious flares and an unbeatable cinematic touch.
Who’s It For: Perfect for any filmmaker or photographer who likes cinematic stills. Now you can shoot like the pros, on your phone. Cylindrical optics and efficient vintage style anti-reflection lens coatings create the highly desired horizontal flares associated with vintage anamorphic lenses.
Overview: Our anamorphic lens is the sexiest product we’ve ever made. This is the holy grail of filmmaking. Sweet horizontal flares and that widescreen, letterboxed look. Typically super expensive, we made anamorphic affordable. These cinematic flares can be either blue or gold depending on the light source.
What a Filmmaker Thinks: "This lens is absolutely beautiful and captures scenes in all of their glory. I love it." - @tristanervin_
M-Series - 1.33x Anamorphic Lens - Blue Flare
Get that unique wide cinematic film look on your phone with the Moment Anamorphic Lens Blue Flare! It gives you bright blue flares and a 1.33x widescreen lookBuy for $99.99
Fisheye 14mm Lens
The Ultra-Wide Perspective
Range: 14mm Focal Length
When To Use It: Tight scenes won’t be cut off, landscapes will appear larger than life, and cropped video will become a thing of the past. It's incredibly useful if you're taking selfies or vlogging, filming yourself doing sports, and a really fun tool for filming vertical Instagram stories. Made for creatives who want to pack a lot into the frame—filmmakers, documentary-style photographers, athletes, architects, vloggers, Instagram users.
Overview: This lens is what a full frame fisheye because it allows you to use the full image sensor on the latest camera phones, like the iPhone 11, with no dark corners or vignetting. This means you get a crisp image edge to edge, using 15% more of the image sensor than Moment’s Fisheye 15mm. This lens is also sharper than ultra wide, especially on the edges. This is due to the additional elements of bi-aspheric glass, an all new optical design, and the fact that the lens mounts over the built-in wide lens letting in 25% more light on top of a higher resolution camera. Best of all, it works in Night mode when an ultra wide lens does not. This is, no doubt, the widest and sharpest lens you can shoot on a phone.
What a Filmmaker Thinks: "Aspheric glass, crisp edge to edge, this lens is amazing" - @nilesgrey
M-Series - Fisheye 14mm Lens
Get everything in frame! The NEW Moment Fisheye 14mm Lens is wider than an ultra-wide and cheaper than a GoPro. With a 170 degree huge field of viewBuy for $99.99
Macro 10x Lens
The Up Close and Personal
Range: 10x as close
When To Use It: Made for nature photographers, food porn lovers, and creatives who obsess over the details. Marvel at the details of a ladybug in your garden or inspect the intricacies of a handmade piece of jewelry.
Overview: Great for extreme close-ups of flowers, insects, food, and other objects with fine detail. Different from traditional macro photography, this lens has a fixed focal distance and works about an inch away from the subject to capture rich textures, materials, and living things that our phones (and eyes!) were never before capable of seeing. It works like a little magnifying glass on your phone. With the sharpest glass imaginable and most impressive bokeh you can capture with your phone, the Moment Macro Lens is perfect for getting lost in the tiny details.
What a Photographer Thinks: "Capture every fleeting detail" - Reign of Colors
M-Series - Macro 10x Lens
Get super close! The Moment Macro 10x Lens captures tiny details of the World on your smartphone with 10x optical magnification in the highest quality on mobileBuy for $99.99
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