The Ultimate Moment Gear Guide for Phone Photographers

Moment has designed and manufactured tons of fantastic photography accessories over the last few years. What started as a smartphone photography community has grown into a photography and videography store with gear, courses, and presets for smartphone and DSLR enthusiasts. 

With many products come many questions. So I have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions about Moment lenses, products, courses, apps, and presets so you can make a well-thought-out and informed decision.

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➽ Find your favorite smartphone photography gear in the Moment Store

Moment Gear used for this article

iPhone 13 Pro, available from Amazon
Moment anamorphic lens blue flare, available from Moment Store
Moment telephoto lens, available from Moment Store
Weatherproof lens bag, available from Moment Store
Microfiber cloth, available from Amazon
Professional tripod, very affordable and available from Amazon
Remote shutter, still available from Amazon

Moment Lens Mount

1 Does Moment have a camera app?

Moment does have a camera app called Pro Camera. It is available for iOS in the Apple Store. Unfortunately, it is no longer available for Android phones. 

➽ You can download the app from the Apple Store.

2 What does the Moment app do?

The Moment Pro Camera app gives you complete manual control over your phone’s camera. It allows you to manually set exposure, ISO, shutter speed, white balance, and focus. 

But that’s not all; you can use a grid overlay, horizon leveler, raw files, raw burst mode, live histogram, exposure bracketing, and time-lapse. As a result, the Moment app is one of the most complete photography and videography apps on the market. 

➽ Read more on the Moment Pro Camera app in this article.

3 Who invented the Moment Pro Camera app?

The smartphone photographers from Moment decided to create a new camera app to lift smartphones into small DSLR cameras. 

➽ Read more about who invented the Moment Pro Camera app in this article.

Moment Camera Pro App

4 How do you use Pro Camera?

You can use Pro Camera by downloading it from the iOS app store. Then, start the application and allow the app to use Bluetooth for connection with gimbals, microphones, and headphones. 

Moment has created an introduction video on making the most of the photography app. Another way to gain tips and tricks is by subscribing to their newsletter. 

➽ Read more about using the Moment Pro Camera app in this article.

5 Is the Moment Pro Camera app free?

Pro Camera from Moment is not free. However, it is available for around $6.99. Additional in-app purchases are available for $3.99 a piece or $4.99 as a bundle.

➽ Read more on which in-app purchases are available in this article.

6 Is the Pro Camera app worth it?

The Moment Pro Camera app is worth the investment of around 7 dollars. It combines manual settings and DSLR-like options in one application.

➽ Please read my review on the Moment Pro Camera app in this article.

VSCO Android App

7 Is Moment Pro Camera available for Android?

The Moment Pro Camera is not available for Android smartphones. However, there are four alternatives I can recommend using. You can find these apps in this article.

8 Why does the Pro Camera app need my location?

The Moment Pro Camera app uses location services to determine your approximate location. Then, it adds the GPS location tag to each photo and video so other apps can ‘see’ the location. 

➽ If it is necessary to allow location access, you can read this article

9 Can you use Moment lenses without an app?

It is possible to use all Moment smartphone lenses without using an app, including the Pro Camera application. 

However, I still recommend using a good-quality camera app with complete manual control for advanced smartphone photography and videography. 

➽ You can read more on the Moment Camera Pro app in this article.

Moment M-series Lens Mount on Phone

10 Can you use Moment lenses without a phone case?

It is possible to use Moment lenses without a phone case. Instead, you can use a lens mount from the M-series. It enables you to use all five Moment lenses with any smartphone or tablet on the market. 

Unfortunately, it has been a big misunderstanding. Many photographers think they can’t use the Moment lens without a case. That is not true. You don’t need a Moment case for a Moment lens. Simply pick up a lens mount and your favorite Moment lenses, and you are good to go. 

➽ You can read more on using Moment lenses without a case in this article

Moment Lens Mount

11 Does a Moment lens work on a tablet or iPad?

All Moment lenses work on smartphones and tablets. It is possible to use the lens mount from the M-series on Android and Apple tablets.

➽ Find out how you can take advantage of a Moment lens on your tablet in this article.

12 What do Moment lenses do?

Moment lenses improve the image quality of your smartphone photos and videos using different technologies. Moment has five lenses on the market: wide-angle, telephoto, macro, fisheye, and anamorphic.

➽ I have put together some tips on using the five Moment lenses to improve your photography skills in this article

Moment Lens on Selfie camera

13 Can you use the Moment lenses on the selfie camera?

You can use all Moment lenses on your phone’s selfie camera by using the lens mount from the M-series. This mount will fit on (pretty much) all mobile phones from the last years. It might be necessary to remove the protective case. 

➽ Buy the M-series lens mount in the Moment Store.

Weatherproof Moment Lens Bag

14 How can I preserve and carry the Moment lenses? 

It would be best to keep your Moment lenses in a weatherproof or standard lens case to prevent them from getting scratched. Moment has several different options available in store. 

➽ Find the latest weatherproof or standard case prices, or go for the dual-lens pouch for two lenses. 

15 Are Moment lenses waterproof?

Although Moment’s lenses are sealed, they are not officially waterproof. But some photographers use them underwater in combination with a waterproof phone with an IP68 certificate. I haven’t tried it yet! 

➽ Read more on Moment lenses and IP68 certificates in this article

Wooden Phone Case Moment

16 Are Moment cases waterproof?

Moment cases are not waterproof. But I don’t think they need to be. Most high-end phones which are compatible with these cases have IP68 certificates. Which means they are waterproof up to 3 meters of water. 

Moment cases are not available for all smartphones on the market. In this article, I have put together an overview of compatible phones.

17 Does Moment have a waterproof bag for my lenses?

It’s new! But yes, Moment does have a weatherproof lens case for four lenses and additional smartphone photography gear. 

➽ You can find the weatherproof pouch in the Moment Store.

18 Are Moment lenses worth it?

In my opinion, Moment lenses are still worth it. Although smartphone manufacturers keep improving camera phones, the Moment lenses will enhance your images. 

➽ I have written an entire article on why Moment lenses are still worth it. It is one of the most popular posts on this website. You can find it here.

Moment Smartphone Lenses

19 Are Moment lenses better than other lens add-ons?

Moment lenses are definitely better than other smartphone lenses on the market. This is because they are made of high-quality materials, which prevent distortion, and cheaper lenses tend to have vignettes. 

➽ You can find other reasons why Moment lenses are one of the best on the market in this blogpost

20 Are there downsides to Moment lenses?

In my opinion, the only downside to Moment lenses is the price. You will buy a quality lens, and it comes at a cost. So if you are looking for a budget-friendly lens, try one of the lenses I have tried.

But I can promise you all lenses (and other Moment equipment) are well worth your money. Ensure you clean the lenses regularly and keep them safe in a lens case. 

➽ Read why Moment lenses are worth it in this article

Moment Lenses Macro Anamorphic Wide-Angle

21 Where are the Moment lenses made of?

Moment lenses are made of aerospace-grade metal and hand-polished glass. They all come with a small fabric pouch and front cap cover to protect them from dust, dirt, and greasy fingers. 

➽ If you buy more than one lens, don’t forget to add a lens bag to your basket. Moment has some pretty and durable ones in their online store

22 What kind of lenses does Moment offer?

Moment has five lenses available for phone photographers and videographers: wide-angle, telephoto, fisheye, macro, and anamorphic (blue and yellow flare). 

➽ Check the latest prices of Moment’s lenses

23 When should I use one of Moment’s lenses?

I have put together an article with situations where you should use a Moment lens. An anamorphic lens, for example, creates a cinematic look to your photos and videos. And the fisheye lens gives you creative options. How? Please read this article.

24 Why am I getting dark corners with my Moment lens?

Make sure you adjust the case and lens or lens mount and lens properly over your smartphone camera’s lens. If it is not entirely centered, it can cause dark corners. 

The same thing can happen to anamorphic lenses. You can see tiny black bars on either side of the images. Again, make sure you adjust the lens. The bars will disappear. 

25 Does Moment ship products across the world?

Moment ships its products to nearly 200 countries worldwide. You can find a list of countries on their website. All orders are shipped from the warehouse in Fontana, California, in the United States of America. 

26 How much does shipping cost?

Moment offers free shipping for all orders above $98 in the United States and $198 internationally. Most orders are delivered within 2-3 days for 90% of all orders. However, specific locations take a bit more time! 

Do you have more questions on Moment lenses, cases, or other products? Visit their site and look for the help center

27 Does Moment offer a warranty on its lenses?

You will get two years warranty on all Moment smartphone lenses. It is possible to keep protecting your gear after the manufacturer’s warranty expires with the Extend Protection Plan. You can choose between a Base Plan Coverage or ADH (Accidental Damage from Handling) Coverage. 

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