So you have decided to buy one of Moments’ smartphone lenses to enhance your smartphone photography. Good choice!
Now it is time to choose a compatible phone case. First, you can read all about Moment cases in this blog post. Then, I will discuss which cases are compatible, whether or not there are other manufacturers, and how you should attach the lens to the case.
Since 2013 Moment has dedicated their time to developing top-notch photography gear for smartphone photographers and DSLR videographers and photographers. It all started with a wide-angle lens, and nowadays, you can find all kinds of lenses, cases, and gear bags for smartphone and DSLR photographers in the Moment Store.
The gear I used for writing this blog can be found on my favorite gear page.
What cases are compatible with Moment lenses?
Moment developed smartphone cases compatible with high-end iPhone, Samsung, OnePlus, and Google phones. You can use these Moment cases for all Moment lenses on the market:
- iPhone 14 / iPhone 14 Plus / iPhone 14 Pro / iPhone 14 Pro Max
- iPhone 13 / iPhone 13Mini / iPhone 13 Pro / iPhone 13 Pro Max
- iPhone 12 / iPhone 12 Mini / iPhone 12 Pro / iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 11 / iPhone 11 Pro / iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone X/XS / iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone 8 / iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7 / iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6/6s / iPhone 6/6s Plus
- Pixel / Pixel XL
- Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL
- Pixel 3 / Pixel 3 XL / Pixel 3a / Pixel 3a XL
- Pixel 4 / Pixel 4 XL / Pixel 4a
- Pixel 5
- Pixel 6 / Pixel 6 Pro
- Note 8 / Note 9
- Galaxy S8 / Galaxy S8+
- Galaxy S9 / Galaxy S9+
- Galaxy S10 / Galaxy S10+ / Galaxy S10e
- OnePlus 6 / OnePlus 6T
- One Plus 7 Pro
These smartphones and the matching cases are compatible with all Moment lenses. Follow the links to find the matching lens in their online store:
What is a drop-in mount by Moment?
Moment designed a drop-in lens mount for iPhone 12 and higher. It allows you to use Moment lenses with an iPhone case. It only costs a few bucks to upgrade your phone case to a Moment lens carrier.
- iPhone 14 / iPhone 14 Plus / iPhone 14 Pro / iPhone 14 Pro Max
- iPhone 13 / iPhone 13 Pro / iPhone 13 Pro Max / iPhone 13 Mini
- iPhone 12 / Pro / Max / Mini
Other high-end phones are compatible with Moment lens cases, or you can use a universal mount to attach the lenses to almost any smartphone camera and tablet.
How do you put Moment lenses in a case?
Put your smartphone in the Moment case by sliding the phone from the bottom upwards. It should slide in easily.
To attach the Moment lens you would like to use to the smartphone case, start lining up the white guidelines on the lens and case. You will find the guideline on the case just above the power button.
Use these white lines to set your lens in place before rotating it clockwise at 90 degrees. The Moment lens is in place when the Moment logo is parallel to the side of the phone. Watch this video made by Moment on attaching the lens to your smartphone case.
If you have an iPhone X, 11, or 12 model, you should not overrotate the lens in the smartphone case. Line up the white line on the lens to the corresponding line on the top of the case, and twist the lens 90 degrees. Do not rotate any further! Caleb from Moment explains how it is done in this video.
Can you use Moment lenses with other cases?
Moment lenses work with Moment smartphone cases. But one manufacturer created a phone case in 2021 that is compatible with Moment lenses; Nomad.
Nomad has a partnership with Moment, and in 2021, they designed a premium leather iPhone 12 case with support for the Moment mobile lenses. The Nomad’s Rugged Case is compatible with the 18 mm wide-angle, 65 mm tele, fisheye, macro, and anamorphic lens.
This case has ten feet of drop protection and comes in rustic brown or black Horween leather. You can order the case directly from Nomad for around $60.
How do you store Moment lenses?
The best way to store Moment lenses is in a lens pouch with well-padded pockets. In addition, use the supplied lens caps to keep dust and dirt from scratching the surface of your lenses.
With the Moment mobile lens carrying case, you can bring four lenses and accessories like a microfiber cloth, memory cards, a remote shutter, a power bank, and charging cables.
How protective are Moment cases?
Moment phone cases are very protective and made of solid, long-lasting materials. The most reliable Moment and Rugged cases have a 6 feet drop rate onto hardwood from all angles. With a screen protector, the drop rate increases to 8 feet. In addition, you will get a 2-year warranty on all cases!
In addition, they care for the planet and make their cases from Bioplastic, a plant-based thermoplastic elastomer. It’s just as sturdy as their older models but fully compostable.
How thick are Moment cases?
Moment has different cases available for everyday use; the Moment case, a rugged one, and a clear one. The thickness of these phone cases varies between 1.9 and 3 millimeters.
I have put together a table to show you the difference between case and phone makes and models.
|Moment Case||Thickness back iPhone||Thickness back Samsung|
|Standard||2.8 mm||2.0 mm|
|Rugged||3.0 mm||2.6 mm|
|Clear||1.9 mm||Not available|
Can I get a discount from the Moment store?
Moment offers some discounts during the year, open box items, and you can get a one-time deal ($15 value) when you subscribe to their newsletter.
Remember that Moment works with high-end materials, which reflects in the prices. You can get yourself a Moment case for between $20 and $50. But the gear has never let many other smartphone photographers and me down. So it will be a solid investment when you want to improve your photography. This blog post can explain why Moment lenses and cases are worth your investment.
➽ Find your Moment case in their online store.
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