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Moment Is A High Quality Clip-On Smartphone Camera Lens

One of the best features of smartphones is that it allows anyone to easily snap photos (selfies) which can easily be uploaded to any social sites.  The thing though is that if you are looking for high quality photos then your smartphone must have a good camera and devices such as these usually come at a premium price.


There is a way to upgrade the camera quality of a smartphone without replacing it. You can either buy a Smart Lens which uses the smartphone as a display and takes great photos yet also comes at a high price or you can get a clip-on camera lens which costs less.

There are a lot of clip-on camera lenses available in the market today yet most of them are quite disappointing. A new Kickstarter campaign started by Marc Barros aims to change this by providing a high quality clip-on smartphone camera lens called Moment.

Moment can be attached to the iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy S2, S3 or S4. Other models will soon be supported based on consumer demand. This accessory comes in wide-angle or telephoto lenses that are mounted into a smartphone using an included thin metal mount.

Some of the key features of Moment lenses include

  • Lens construction: Multi-element designs with high efficiency broadband coatings.
  • No Distortion: Advanced lens designs minimize geometric distortion to fractions of a percent.  No photoshop required!
  • Minimal Chromatic Aberration:  Minimized via expert glass selection and expert design forms
  • Better MTF Performance: We allowed slightly larger lens diameters to fully optimize the quality from the center of the frame to the edge of the frame

The advantage of using Moment is that it allows photos to have the same image quality around the edges as it is in the center. Most of the current lenses in the market take photos that have great quality at the center but then degrade around the edges of the frame.

Technical Specifications

Wide Lens

  • Design: 5 elements, 4 Groups
  • Magnification Ratio: 0.63x
  • TV Distortion: <0.5%
  • Lens Coatings: Multi-Layer Broadband AR
  • Chromatic Aberration: <1PX at Edge
  • Resolution (Axis):300 LP/MM
  • Resolution (Corner): 250 LP/MM

Tele Lens

  • Design: 4 Elements, 4 Groups
  • Magnification Ratio: 2.0x
  • TV Distortion: <0.25%
  • Lens Coatings: Multi-Layer Broadband AR
  • Chromatic Aberration: <1PX at Edge
  • Resolution (Axis):300 LP/MM
  • Resolution (Corner): 150 LP/MM

There are 29 days left to back this project which aims to raise a funding goal of $50,000. As of this writing 400 backers have already pledged $36,178.

If you wish to support this project then head out over to the Kickstarter page on the link listed below. A $49 pledge allows you to get one Moment lens of your choice (wide or tele ) with an expected delivery date of June 2014.

via kickstarter

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