If you are into underwater photography or want to bring your phone to the beach to take stunning sunrise images, your phone needs protection from salt, fresh, and chlorinated water.
I am a big fan of Moment lenses and cases, as are many smartphone photographers. But are these cases and lenses waterproof? Let’s dive in to see how you can use Moment products in a wet environment.
Are Moment Cases Waterproof?
Moment cases are not waterproof. But do you even need a waterproof case? Today, many high-end mobile phones have an IP68 water resistance certificate and don’t need protection from a waterproof case.
Moment Cases are compatible with all newer high-end smartphones from Apple, Samsung, Google, and OnePlus. You can find them in the Moment Store.
Moment M Cases are compatible with many high-end phones from Apple, Samsung, Google and OnePlus
iPhone 6/6s Plus, 7/8/SE2, 7/8 Plus, X, XR, XS, XS Max, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, iPhone 13, 13 mini, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max.
Pixel, XL, 2, 2 XL, 3, 3 XL, 3a, 3a XL, 4, 4 XL, 5, 6, and 6 Pro.
Note 8, Note 9, Note 10, Note 10+, S8 / S8+, S9 / S9+, S10 / S10+, S10e, S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, S21, S21+, S21 Ultra.
6, 6T, 7 Pro
The newer phones like the iPhone 12 and 13 range, Samsung Galaxy S20, and S21 series all have an IP68 certificate. It means you can use the phones underwater—more on underwater photography and IP certificates in this blog post.
It is possible to make your smartphone with Moment case waterproof by using a waterproof pouch suitable for smartphones. Unfortunately, the bag is not big enough to fit the Moment lens. However, you can pick up cheap yet durable pouches on Amazon for under 6 dollars apiece.
Are Moment Lenses Waterproof?
Moment Lenses are sealed but not rated for underwater photography. It means they are officially not waterproof, but some photographers report using them underwater with a waterproof phone (IP68).
I haven’t tried it yet!
You can use the Moment lenses while skiing or hiking past a waterfall. Splash water should not be an issue with these tightly sealed lenses. And if water does come between the Moment lens and your smartphone, let it dry before using it again. Water makes for blurry pictures!
Moment Lenses are available in two versions, O-lenses and M-lenses.
The O-series is the original series and compatible with the O-lens mount, which works with phones manufactured before 2017. Including phones from Apple, Google, Samsung, OnePlus, Huawei, Xiaomi, LG, and even your iPad.
➽ You can find the O-series in the Moment Store.
The Moment M-series is the newer lens compatible with all high-end newer phones. You can find an overview in the previous paragraph.
➽ You can find the M-series in the Moment Store.
You can use the lenses of Moment on any phone! Unfortunately, many people are not aware of this. It is probably due to the M-series phone cases only being available to high-end smartphones from Apple, Samsung, Google, and One Plus. But with an M-series mount, you can still enjoy the fantastic lenses from The Moment Store. You can buy wide-angle, macro, anamorphic, telephoto, and fisheye lenses.
Pro tip: when you want to use your smartphone camera underwater, find a phone with an IP68 rating. It means your phone can be submerged in a maximum of 3 meters of water. IP67 technology lets you use a mobile below water at a maximum 1-meter depth.
➽ Read more on underwater photography in this article.
Does Moment have a weatherproof lens bag?
Keeping your Moment lenses scratch-free is one of the things you should pay attention to. These high-quality lenses cost more than the average smartphone camera lens. So understandably, you want to protect them from dirt and moisture.
Moment has designed and manufactured a new weatherproof mobile lens carrying case with a weatherproof zipper and durable stitching. They used rugged tarpaulin and ripstop materials to create this lens bag.
➽ You can find the Moment Weatherproof Mobile Lens Bag in the Moment Store.
The Moment lens bag can fit multiple lenses, charging cables, cleaning cloths, and micro SD memory cards. In addition, it has a removable lens insert to make space for other, bigger items.
Specifications Moment Weatherproof Mobile Lens Bag
- Size: 190mm x 136.5mm x 46mm
- Weight: 209.3 grams
- Materials: Tarpaulin and ripstop materials
- Extras: 3 dedicated SD card pockets with velcro closure
- Warranty: 2 years
More on Moment Lenses and Cases
Because Moment makes beautiful and helpful smartphone photography gear, I have written multiple articles on their equipment.
You can read more about Moment products in one of these blog posts:
➽ Are Moment lenses worth it? An honest opinion – read more | You can read more on why I think Moment lenses are worth buying despite the improved quality of built-in lenses that come with your phone. It also all the phone lenses Moment produces and when you can use them to improve your photography.
Just a brief Moment of history
Moment started in 2013 on Kickstarter with gear specially designed for smartphone photographers. It began as a side project from a few friends who generally love photography. They were using their phones more and more to create beautiful art. But something was missing! They missed traditional photography lenses on their phones and started brainstorming how to fill this gap in the photography community.
In the past years, the Moment community has grown, and countless products have been developed to serve the smartphone photographer and the photographer in general.
A couple of years ago, in 2018, Moment launched their photography application. It gives you more advanced control over your mobile camera. But, unfortunately, it’s only available for Apple phones. You can download the Pro Camera App here.
A couple of years later, Moment released another powerful app for videographers. It’s called Grain and comes with pro-level color grading, a custom effects library, and overlays and frames.
➽ Visit the Moment Store for more smartphone photography gear, courses, and presets.
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