Moment Lens Comparison photos shot on iPhone XS

First, let me say thanks for all the emails you send. I do read them all (no gatekeeper involved) and try to reply to them either in person or by writing a blog post like this.

A reader from the U.S. asked if I have a series of Moment lens comparison photos that allowed him to see how much of a scene each Moment lens captures. So, here you are: A series of lens comparison photos taken with the:

  • Moment Superfish Lens
  • Moment Wide Lens
  • Moment Tele Lens
  • iPhone XS wide lens without any Moment lens
  • iPhone XS tele lens
  • iPhone XS tele lens plus Moment Tele Lens

I took those photos in the beautiful Belvedere castle garden here in Vienna. I captures the same scene with different Moment lenses.

If you ever come to Vienna, be sure to visit this beautiful castle garden and make sure you book a ticket to see the inside of the Belvedere, too!

Moment Lens comparison photo

So, now for the photos: The first one is a shot taken with the Moment Superfish Lens that I reviewed in the blog. I applied a little bit of perspective correction to the photo. Without the perspective correction, the Moment Superfish lens captures a 170-degree field of view. That is just huge! See for yourself.

Scene shot on Moment Superfish Lens

Scene shot on Moment Superfish Lens

I took the next photo using the Moment Wide Lens, that I‘ve reviewed. The Wide Lens basically doubles the field of view compared to the iPhone lens. This the perfect Lens for photographing landscape and cityscapes.

Scene shot on Moment Wide Lens

Scene shot on Moment Wide Lens

Now compare this photo to the above. This is a shot taken without any lens attached, just the iPhone wide lens. I believe the difference compared to the Moment Superfish and Moment Wide lens is clearly visible.

Scene shot without any external lens. Just the iPhone wide lens.

Scene shot without any external lens. Just the iPhone wide lens.

The fourth photo is a shot from the same scene using the built-in 2x tele of the iPhone.

Scene shot with iPhone 2x Tele Lens

Scene shot with iPhone 2x Tele Lens

Now compare the photo I took using the Moment Tele lens with the above shot of the iPhone 2x tele. The zoom factor of Moment Tele lens is slightly less than the one of the built-in zoom lens of the iPhone. A full review of the Moment Tele Lens is also available for you in the blog.

Scene shot on Moment Tele Lens

Scene shot on Moment Tele Lens

And as for the last photo, I combined the 2x tele lens of iPhone with the Moment Tele lens, effectively giving you an almost 4x optical zoom. This combination is quite powerful but also has its disadvantages. Because of the fixed and big aperture of f/2.4, everything to the side and before and after the focused object may be blurry.

Scene shot on Moment Tele lens mounted over iPhone tele lens

Scene shot on Moment Tele lens mounted over iPhone tele lens

Which Moment Lens should I get?

That is difficult to answer as I don‘t know the kind of photographs you plan to take. If your main subjects are landscape, the Moment Superfish or Moment Wide Lens are an excellent choice.

For cityscapes, the Moment Wide and Moment tele is are a good choice. If you think of buying all three of the lenses I have and have reviewed, I propose the following order (assuming you do a lot of travel photography):

  1. Moment Wide Lens, as it‘s the perfect Lens for cityscape and landscape photography
  2. Moment Tele Lens, as an add on Lens for the iPhone 2x Tele lens. But beware of the aperture and the effect that it may have on your photos
  3. Moment Superfish Lens is genuinely a special lens and may require some additional effort in post-processing, but it‘s simply stunning how much of a scene you can capture with this Lens.

And don‘t forget that you‘ll need a Moment Case for your phone to be able to mount any of the above lenses. All of the above lenses are available from the Moment Online Store or from Amazon.