Moment Wide-angle lens

Now that I’ve had a chance to bring this lens out to take photographs, I can now share some images I’ve taken. I have to say that I like telephoto lenses, as I am always thinking that the reach of my camera lens could be longer. Hence I’ve had to rethink how I use my iPhone camera with this lens on.

First an image to illustrate the difference between the image captured with the iPhone 6 plus camera without and with the Moment wide-angle lens.

Ship behind Four Pillars Hotel iPhone 6 +
Ship behind Four Pillars Hotel iPhone 6 + without Moment wide-angle lens
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Ship shot with Moment wide-angle lens on iPhone 6+

Next is a shot of a wall to show the corner sharpness and demonstrate the lack of vignetting with this lens. There seems to be only a tiny amount of corner softness with this lens, and I am wondering if this could also be due to the lens mount I have on my iPhone not completely aligned properly (this was not an issue with my Moment telephoto lens).

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Customary shot of wall to demonstrate vignetting and corner sharpness. It is pretty sharp nearly to the corner of the image

Now some photos taken with the Moment wide-angle lens.

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Village playground
Trees by the river
Trees by the river
Weeping willow tree
Weeping willow tree
Trees next to the river
Trees next to the river
River Thames
River Thames
Dandelion head
Dandelion head

I would say that I am not a fan of wide-angle lenses, which is why I did not own anything wider than 24mm until I bought the Moment wide-angle lens. It is very sharp in the center, and is pretty impressive even at the borders and corners compared to the much cheaper and smaller add-on lenses for iPhone.

Would I buy this again?

At the price I bought it for (£40), the answer would be yes.

Would I recommend this lens to other iPhone users?

It depends on whether you are likely to use it. Yes if you intend to do street photography or group photos on a regular basis, no if you don’t as you will not get as much use out of it.

Boon