Moment is a well know accessory maker that produces high-end camera lenses for smartphones. After teasing an announcement for several weeks now, the company has unveiled a new anamorphic lens, a universal gimbal counterweight, and more at an it events…
Let’s begin with Moment’s brand new anamorphic lens. If you don’t know what anamorphic means, basically, this type of lens was developed to give cinema films a widescreen effect when televisions were still using a 4:3 aspect ratio. Now, despite wide-screen videos being commonplace, anamorphic lenses still provide a premium wide-screen look and feel alongside light flare and letterboxing.
The design of the lens minimizes lateral chromatic aberration and is optimized for both lenses on dual camera phones. The horizontal flares, which show up as blue or gold depending on your light source, are produced by cylindrical optics and vintage-style anti-reflection coatings on the surface of the glass.
Paired with a compatible Moment case, the lens will work on the Apple iPhone, Google Pixel, and Samsung Galaxy/Note. A rotatable bayonet design lets you rotate the lens so that you’re shooting horizontally on any device.
The lens has a 1.33x horizontal squeeze magnification and an aspect ratio of 2.4:1 after desqueezing. You’ll need an app (e.g. Moment, Filmic) that can desqueeze the video for you after it’s recorded.
Moment’s new case for the iPhone X is purportedly the first photography battery case to hit the market. It features both wireless charging and an electronic shutter button.
Inside the case is a 3,100 mAH battery that can recharge your iPhone X 90%. In addition to wireless charging through a Qi charging pad, you can also juice it using a Lightning Connector.
Moment Gimbal Counterweight
The Moment Gimbal Counterweight is a universal counterweight that’s compatible with gimbals such as the DJI Osmo, Zhiyun SmoothQ, and Evo Shift. With configurations of 60g, 90g, or 120g, the counterweight helps balance the payload to perfectly calibrate the rig for your Moment case and lens.
A Velcro-brand strap is used for simple and secure attachment and removal, and a rubber pad on the counterweight keeps it locked into the gimbal.