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Mobile Photography: Moment V2 Review with Google Pixel

Mobile Photography: Moment V2 Review with Google Pixel

Moment is easily one of my favourite brands out there. It's a statement that goes a long way from their innovation, sense of humor, content and more. They are actually giving us and building tools to improve our mobile photography. They do believe that the best camera is the one that you always carry with you. I am quite a believer in that notion. With their latest V2 gear, I was one of their backers from their Kickstarter campaign and I ordered the photo case for the Google Pixel. Combined Moment with what "used" to be the best camera out there, the results are just incredible. Let's dive into the review! My gear for the review Google Pixel Photo Case New Wide Lens Lens Pen Original Lens Adapter Welcome to Moment V2 Links For more information, check out Moment Follow Moment on Instagram Subscribe to Moment on YouTube Shown is Photo Case (V2) and Original Photo Case (V1) My Impressions Coming from the first generation of Moment, this is an immense upgrade. Huge! For starters, the industrial design for the cases has been changed from scratch. It's a totally new design. You get a refined slim design that still gives that everyday protection that you can attach with ease. Believe me, I have kids and they have dropped my phone many many times. Most importantly, it became even easier to attach a lens and boy it does feel solid in your pocket or backpack. It's a functional case where I feel this might the last case that you will ever need. Shown is Original Lens Adapter Caring for all the details A little accessory that proves how Moment cares for their users and their brand. They have been producing what they called: Original Lens Adapter. What does it do? Well, it's an adapter for your V1 lenses on the new mounting system (V2). It's a small detail but it's giving support for those who choose to purchase the new photo case without buying any new lenses. One thing though, once you attach that lens adaptor to your V1 lenses, just safely know that you will hardly be able to take it off ever again. Product Gallery   New Wide Lens With the current Google Pixel, we don't have the luxury of having a dual camera lenses if we compared to the iPhone 8 Plus for example. Even though I don't personally think it's necessary to own a Tele lens. I am sure it's great but I am having this feedback based on the everyday use. Where I would put my investment on is the V2 Wide Lens, without a doubt. First of all, it's a new design from its predecessor, I would say that is almost twice bigger and it's awesome. Having this lens mounted on your case, you will never want to take it off. It feels strong, well-fitted and doesn't bother much on the balance when you are holding it. The result? The "5 layer aspherical optics" actually makes your pictures vibrant and giving you a stunning wide perspective. V2 Wide Lens in the Wild Final Words Moment V2 is totally worth your investment! They are building the best of the best for us makers to keep on making and elevate our photography game. My ace to Moment for keeping us wanting for more and being part of our everyday carry. One tiny tip to end this review, take a look at their wide range of accessories including the useful Lens Pen. More Links Follow my tweets @aoirostudio Follow me on Instagram

Mobile Photography: Introducing Next-Gen Moment's Cases and Lens

Mobile Photography: Introducing the Next-Gen Moment's Cases and Lens

On Abduzeedo, we do enjoy brands especially independent brands that are the game changers in their areas of expertise, for the main reason to always bring the best to they can accomplish. It is the case for Moment  a brand that we dearly love. They are back with a Kickstarter campaign to introduce their latest novelty for mobile photography by bringing to production: a Battery Photo Case, Photo Case and an all-new Wide Lens. Let’s give it a look. Currently on Kickstarter , Moment is a small company of makers that has one goal and motto. To make the best products in the World for mobile photography. It’s that simple! We believe that the future of photography is in your pocket. The best camera is the one you have with you, and that camera is your phone. At Moment, we want to make your phone work more like a camera. This is our most ambitious project yet. Introducing not one, but three new products.   Battery Photo Case   Photo Case   New Wide Lens Video   Make sure to check out and support their Kickstarter Campaign. 

Moment Superfish Lens (Review)

Moment Superfish Lens (Review)

When it comes to Mobile Photography, there’s a brand that shines more than the others and it’s Moment. They have changed the game with their revolutionary thinking at making tools for us to capture, create and make moments on our phones and turned them into a better camera. From the lenses, mounts, cases, accessories and even with the newly Travel Case, Moment never cease to amaze us all with their latest and the greatest. Speaking of that, we are reviewing the latest addition to their lenses family and it’s the Superfish Lens (170 degrees). Coming with the same high standard of quality build, we are looking at a super wide angle lens that can offer you a perspective that you’ll never usually witness. Let’s break it down! My Gear for this review   Apple iPhone 6 Superfish Lens Cork Case Mount for iPhone 6 and now available for iPhone 7/7Plus   First Impressions   The Moment you unbox their gear, it’s always a joy to go through their packaging and how well it’s designed to widely open your creativity with their charming approach. The Superfish Lens is made of a beautiful and high quality material that gives you the firm feeling on owning a lens. It doesn’t have the same curvy finish as the Wide Lens like we previously reviewed but that flat glass on top will give you the widest scene on Mobile Photography. The lens is made to expand the tight interior spaces; especially on action sports, architecture and videos. If you are a débutant to the brand, it’s not a lens I would recommend to start with, I would rather recommend you to start with the Wide Lens or even with the Tele Lens. Again it all comes to what kind of picture you wanna take, so for me it was a fun challenge to wander my city with that creative thinking in mind. ...made of a beautiful and high quality material that gives you the firm feeling on owning a lens With the Case or the Mount?   The Superfish Lens comes to an affordable price of 89.99USD and the choice of whatever we should get the case OR the mount. Having the luxury of trying both, I would say that I would prefer the mount and let me elaborate. First off with the Cork Case which is price at 39.99USD, you are in for the full Moment experience. Everything feels like you are actually having a camera instead of a phone and Moment does a great job and giving you the right tools to do it all. With the combination as I quote: of the DSLR-like Shutter button with half press and the Moment app, it feels great to take pictures and you always have that urge to take even more pictures. The only reason why I prefer the mount instead of the case is how I use my phone every day with family, workouts and etc. I don’t wanna damage my case and that’s pretty much the reason why. ...it feels great to take pictures and you always have that urge to take even more pictures Product Shots   Pros   I would say that I am always preaching the quality of Moment products, it’s well build and if you are serious with your Mobile Photography, they are the brand to go to. You can easily carry the lens with your everyday belongings other than when you think of having a DSLR camera with multiples lenses for example. Made On-the-Go for any situations or moments that needs to be captured. Cons   For me there isn’t any cons in my opinion, some will mention the price. We are talking of a high quality product that is build to last, of course it will come to a price. If you are willing to invest less than 200USD for your Mobile Photography, Moment will give you the best of it all. No Lens (Left) Vs w/ Superfish Lens (Right)   Final Words   Moment is not made for beginners or pros, it’s made for everyone who loves photography. This is what I like about this brand, it’s made for someone who wants to go a bit more further than snapping a picture for the heck of snapping. Moment is made for that person who is willing to wander for that shot and taking the time to edit as well. With a little investment, you’ll get an extension to make and create greatness right into your pocket. Thank you Moment! More Information: https://momentlens.co.

Abduzeedo x Moment Giveaway

Abduzeedo x Moment Giveaway (UPDATED)

A couple weeks ago, we posted a review about the Moment Case + Lens and we are now back again. This time with a  giveaway, it's been quite some time! We would love to thank the kind folks from Moment as they will pick  one lucky person to win a ONE case (of their choice) and ONE lens (of their choice). iPhone 6 Case + Wide Lens by Moment Here's what you have to do: • Follow @Moment on Instagram • Post a photo using the hashtag: #abdzmoment • Mention which device you own and which lens would you like to win! • That's it! The contest ends on April 6 as we will announce the winner on  April 8 (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); UPDATE: Winner Announced Congratulations to Asa for winning this giveaway, we'll be in touch with you shortly. Thank you everyone for participating. Until the next one!     A photo posted by Asa (@asarodger) on Apr 6, 2016 at 2:05pm PDT   From center to edge Moment lenses deliver the sharpest image possible. By using a multi-element design we brought the best of professional cinema quality glass to your phone. iPhone 6 Case + Wide Lens by Moment We have been designing and making cinema lenses for a very long time. And now we are bringing everything we have learned over the past 25 years to mobile photography. About Moment Currently based in Seattle, Moment is a team of builders and makers that believe the future of photography is in your pockets. They are empowering people to share more beautiful moments.     For more information: http://momentlens.co

The Moment Case + Lens (Review)

The Moment Case + Lens (Review)

Either you're on an adventure, trip, exploring your city or just taking pictures of your food. Mobile Photography is really part of our daily routine. Big thanks to the creators to make us tools to genuinely push us to simply "Make More". We are happily reviewing (It's been a long time) the iPhone Case and Lens made my Moment, a great bunch of builders/makers that believe that the future of photography is right in your pockets. My Gear For the Review, I am using the Moment Case (Black) with the 18mm Wide Lens. I've attached some shots with the 60mm Tele Lens as well by our good friend Stephen Di Donato. App If you don't have the case nor the lens, you can always get your hands on the free app. The App feels great, easy to use and I really do enjoy the minimal approach of the UI so you can focus on what you are photographing. But my only thing is that it takes some time to reload between shots if you compare to your standard Camera app. I wish the mechanism was a bit touch faster. Other than that, Moment really has done their homework with the app. I love the fact that you can easily control the exposure, manual focus and simply connect your Moment lens and case. Case Coming in three different colours and I had the chance to play with the "all-black" and "walnut" case and they both feel amazing at the grip. I personally loved the "all-black" case more and I would say that its best feature is the "rubbered grip" on the back of the case. Most cases would easily get slippery while you're holding it but not with Moment. It fits right in your hand and takes comfort at giving you the best feel for your shots. The Shutter button does exactly what is supposed to be doing and it worked pretty well on landscape/portrait shots. The magic really comes to life when you attach the lens to the case. With the lens, everything feels balanced. I must admit that with everything together you have that sudden urge to explore and wanting to take beautiful pictures at all times. Lens They are divided into three categories • Wide Lens • Tele Lens • Micro Lens If you ever wanna invest for Mobile Photography gear and you are interesting on the Moment products. I would say to get yourself a lens, I ordered the Wide Lens because I thought it would be a better fit for my common needs and what I was looking for. It's not about what's best on the market but more about what do you wanna do with your Lens. I was quite impressed with the quality of the lens, the "metal" material doesn't feel cheap and the glass looks great. One thing, the glass collects the dust like nothing, make sure that your lens is clean before taking any shots. Now I always have the Wide Lens in my pockets at all times. Protips I didn't try the mount that comes with the lens since I had the case but my good pal Andrew Griswold (Co-Founder of @igersindy) said: I'm not a fan of cases so the back mount system they have is solid and secure. Super thin profile still and mounts perfectly. Comparison Wide Lens (18mm) Tele Lens (60mm) by Stephen Di Donato Tele Lens (60mm) by Stephen Di Donato Video Last Words Moment Case + Lens is a great combination of products to get if you're passionate about mobile photography. For the pricing, they are expensive but it's really worth the investment. I found myself wanting to take better pictures and Moment will give you the best tools. For a limited time, Moment has shared a discount code with abduzeedo10 for 10% off on your next purchase. For more information: http://momentlens.co