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chatterbox

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#247807 24-Feb-2019 10:19
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Has anyone tried either of these 2 mobile phone lenses and can comment on comparison to a point and shoot camera? Or any regrets?

 

Looking at landscape and a bit of long distance pics.

 

 

 

I think I'm more likely to carry the lens and case than the camera, cover and battery charger.


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IronH
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  #2210657 4-Apr-2019 11:49
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I ordered the Moment Anamorphic Lens and also their 62mm filter adapter which I'll be using with a variable ND filter. I plan on using this with my Galaxy S10 which I've ordered a case for but unfortunately the case isn't expected to ship until mid April so I won't be able to comment on quality until then. I have a Canon G7X II - I'm switching to smartphone videography for the 4K and slow-mo abilities.

 

I'll also be getting a Huawei P30 but unfortunately Moment & Sand Marc don't support Huawei phones :( so will have to go a different route for that phone. Have ordered some clip on lenses and filters from Aliexpress for that one.


 
 
 

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  #2210699 4-Apr-2019 12:53
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I picked up the 18mm Lens for the Pixel 2, I use it every now and then, cheap* way of adding some function to the camera. I've had some good results, when I didn't have a better* camera with me than my phone and the lens. The photos can be nicer than my P&S at times, but that could be as much to do with the Pixel camera than the lens. I'm not disappointed to have purchased it. The moment system works well IMO.

 

*both are relative terms.


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  #2481531 11-May-2020 22:06
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I just ordered the moment lenses the 18mm wide and anamorphic and a polarizer fliter for my s20 ultra....i heard the moment Android app is real bad compared to Apple one ....

Any thoughts/pics welcomed

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  #2482282 12-May-2020 22:53
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I sold a set of the Moment (new) telephoto lens, the wide angle lens, plus a Iphone X case. A user spotted my for sale thread and inquired as to whether I still had it on sale and what I thought of the lens etc. Here's an extract of my reply to her, which might give @chatterbox some food for thought. Both that user and I also own a mirrorless camera.

 

[Here are]a few pointers on why I (personally) disliked them and being a mirrorless user myself, I might have some insight on why you should think long and hard if lugging stuff around isn't your thing.

 

In my experience , the wide Moment lens especially is so bulbous that it's impossible to have it inside a guy's pocket. The other problem is that they made my phone so top heavy that holding onto them using a lanyard/wrist band strapped to the hand became uncomfortable. The image quality using the lenses are nicer but all the fiddling around of carrying multiple lenses just wiped out all of the usual convenience and joy of mobile photography. The other problem is that the case feels really hard and rigid and wasn't something that I was prepared to use on a day-to-day basis.

 

So to fully utilise the system, I'd have to carry the set in a (small) camera bag and carry that around with me when I walk. If I am going to do that, I really might as well use my Sony A6500 with a prime lens. It is of course still heavier but the ergonomics is vastly superior and of course I can get much better photgraphs.

 



 

 


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  #2482401 13-May-2020 07:39
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Ok thanks for the reply...iam opposite to you I had Sony a7 iii but I sold it after my month trip to Europe where i used it every day. Then it it just sat in the cupboard for 10 months losing value so I sold it .... bringing me to phone camera s20 ultra ,where I have it on me 24/7 able to shoot anytime ,I don't see any problem with carrying a few lenses around in my pocket (well lets see i suppose) especially if you going to sum places ....
Carrying a big camera all around Europe was bit of a pain i must admit vs nice pics ...each to there own.




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dejadeadnz
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  #2482601 13-May-2020 11:00
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Exactly. If you are bothered by a camera and aren't by the thought of carrying a few of those lenses, you will likely be happy. One thing I will say is that those things are probably a bit more annoying to have in pockets and the like than what you might immediately think.

 

 


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  #2485084 17-May-2020 07:59
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Which brings me to my next problem since s20.ultra big and heavy it virtually made my old gimble redundant only just works putting moment lenses on it will kill it ...

Looking at other gimbles there payload is still quite light ... thinking of
Zhiyun Crane-M2 Handheld 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer
Black

Can put a small camera on it/smart phone its expensive thou




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