Let's talk mobile. It's easy to get lost in the mess of camera gear today yet at the same time we have such high access to incredible quality cameras and tech these days it's kinda fun to get lost in it all. Though, when it's most needed and you want to simply capture the best moment possible we always fall back to our phones. Now, the iPhone and many smartphones today are atop some of the most used and capable cameras on the planet. For good reason, they snap some crazy sharp and accurate images instantly. Add a few pieces like mobile lenses and you have yourself a damn good setup for on the go without lugging around all the extra gear in a camera bag.
Currently I shoot with the iPhone 8 Plus, another article is needed to show why I never went to the iPhone X. This phone, overall, is the best smartphone on the market for myself for many reasons. It breaks down to ease of use, build, screen size and quality, and of course the camera. The camera mainly is a tool while anywhere. I can shoot, edit, and share all in one place with ease. You can check out a majority of the photos on my Instagram page or on my own website with client work and you'll be surprised how many were shot with a cell phone. It's just a reminder it comes down to the image itself and the subject matter rather than the gear you use.
Starting with the lenses. Having used and reviewed countless mobile lenses and attachments over the years I have landed on the best in my opinion across the board. Moment lenses is company based out of Oregon that has changed the game by creating high quality cine quality lenses for photo and video work on just your mobile device. They make a variety of accessories but the primary assets are 3 lens options and phone cases. To attach the lenses you simply spin the all metal lenses into the lens mount on the back of the case of you choice
18mm Wide - My personal favorite and for me the most versatile of the group. It gives you roughly 2 times wide what the current iPhone views and in tight spaces or indoors is a great addition to getting just a little more out of what you are shooting.
Superfish (Super Wide) - This lens is extremely fun and also very versatile in tight spaces. Landscape, architecture, group shots, etc. The thing is outrageously wide though so be warned it gets everything in from of you and then some so it might become difficult to know everywhere you can shoot with it.
Macro (Tiny) - I am in the bucket of creators that feels any macro lens is a great macro lens. This thing does very well and shoots tac sharp for those looking for details shots or abstract photos of something smaller than life.
Telephoto (2x Zoom) - Though my least used in the list it still allows for some great close up up shots for when the 2x zoom on the plus size phones isn't enough. Though if you have a single lens phone, this is a great add for more portrait shots or a bit more zoom when out and about.
Before you get into how expensive these are be sure to remember that if you've ever looked into any photography gear it is a serious investment. Though these are on the high end for mobile lenses they are on par with some glass by professional camera manufactures. The phone cases are solid and priced well for their class and are a strong build for any drops and dings throughout the day or travel.
If you want to grab yourself a set be sure to use this link and you will get an additional 10% off your first order and if you want to know more about any of the lens or case options below hit me up in the comments below!