Moment Announces a New Macro Lens for Mobile Photographers

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Last year, the mobile photography company Moment announced the release of two mobile lenses for smartphone devices: the 18mm wide angle and the 70mm telephoto. The company then followed up earlier this year by producing the ‘Moment Case’ for iPhone 6, which features a shutter button, lens mount, and camera strap. Now the company is back again by announcing a brand new macro lens.

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The new macro lens from Moment features 10x magnification at a 25mm focal distance. Unlike most other attachable smartphone lenses, the Moment macro consists of multiple elements to increase sharpness and prevent distortion. Each lens also includes both high-end ED glass elements and multi-layer antireflection coatings.

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Moment noted that they decided to make a macro lens because they “felt that no one had quite done it justice.” The company goes on to say that they were “frustrated by poor image quality and usability, so [they] set out to make the best possible macro lens for mobile photography.”

Here are a few sample photos captured with the lens:

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Included with the macro lens is a custom diffuser hood that helps to balance and soften light during shooting. The Moment team will be manufacturing the glass, inner barrel, diffuser, and metal housing of the lens for ultimate quality control.

At this time, no pricing has been stated for the new macro lens, but the company’s existing two lenses sell for around $100 each, so we expect it to be within the same range. Moment notes that they hope to begin shipping this August. For more information and to keep up to date on the Moment macro lens, click here.

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