Now you can attach filters to your phone with the Moment Lenses 62mm thread mount

Jan 8, 2018

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Now you can attach filters to your phone with the Moment Lenses 62mm thread mount

Jan 8, 2018

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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With a new year comes new products. There’s already been a couple of new ones announced yesterday by DJI, including the DJI Osmo Mobile 2. And here’s another one for mobile photographers and filmmakers from Moment Lenses.

Moment lenses have become rather popular and are often found in the serious mobile photographer’s toolbag. But one of the biggest questions they’ve received concerns the use of filters. Specifically, how the heck do you attach one? Moment have answered this call with a new 62mm filter adapter, allowing photographers and filmmakers to use many of their existing filters.

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The most obvious use for such an adapter is for neutral density filters. Phones often have very wide apertures of around f/2. If you want to get that 1/50th of a second shutter speed for 24fps footage, you need to cut the light.

Personally, I’m more of a 77mm kind of guy when I need to use filters – which is almost always only ever polarisers and neutral density. They’re just more versatile on “real cameras”. So, I’d suggest picking up a 62mm to 77mm step-up ring if you find yourself in a similar situation. It’s much less expensive than duplicating all your filters in yet another diameter.

The filter mount is compatible with all Moment lenses. This includes the wide angle lens, although if you are using a step up ring with that, you’ll want to experiment to see which filters work and which don’t. Variable neutral density filters might start to show the dreaded X at such wide angles. Included with the lens are two rubber collars, one for the aforementioned wide angle lens, and one for the rest.

While Moment do not make filters themselves, there are plenty of fine options out there. Personally, I’m a big fan of B+W and Tiffen’s higher end offerings. But, you can use whatever you like or already have.

The filter adapter is $39.99, and you can find out more on the Moment website.

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John Aldred

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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2 responses to “Now you can attach filters to your phone with the Moment Lenses 62mm thread mount”

  1. m3talDOG Avatar
    m3talDOG

    And here I am, misreading the title, thinking that moment lenses will have a universal filter for attaching to any of the smartphones. Disappointment.

  2. Eric Dean Hard Avatar
    Eric Dean Hard

    DIY !!