Moment squeezes new 1.55x anamorphic camera phone lens into the market

Moment 1.55x Anamorphic lens
(Image credit: Moment)

Moment, the camera and video accessories manufacturer, has launched a new 1.55x anamorphic lens to add to the company's ever-increasing phone cinema range.  

The Moment 1.55x Anamorphic lens is priced at $149.99 (approximately £123.53 / AU$215.73) and is the company's most ambitious aspect ratio for mobile filmmaking. 

Inspired by the iconic 1.5x Iscorama 54, which was regarded as the most sought-after anamorphic lens adaptor in Hollywood, Moment has created a mobile anamorphic that produces a subtle blue flare combined with a gorgeous yellow / gold flare that brings a vibrant yet modern cinematic look to your mobile filmmaking. 

Less sci-fi and more neutral, this combination gives you rich tones and golden flares, with an ultra-wide format that will take your videos to the next level. Whether shooting indoors or during golden hour this new lens will make your video pop like never before – take a look for yourself in the video below:

Bringing together an even wider frame, a truly unique flare, and a more stylized anamorphic look, this new lens goes back to that classic Hollywood look and emulates the 2.76:1 cinemascope ratio on your phone.

This new lens will work with any of Moment's M-Series phone cases and is fully compatible with the latest Apple and Google devices, and certainly is a contender for a spot in our best phone lenses guide.

How to de-squeeze 1.55x footage 

Naturally, when you mount anamorphic lenses, it squeezes the picture by the equivariant lens number – in this case, 1.55x. Usually you would need to have a monitor that showed the correct 'de-squeeze' to be able to compose your shots.

Moment has thought about this little dilemma and has produced the Moment Pro Camera App that enables you to record and see the full 'de-squeeze' inside the app, along with cine controls to be able to record full production on your phone within the application.

However, if you're an Android user your only option for 'de-squeezing' footage is to put it through video editing software like Adobe Premiere Pro to be able to achieve the cinematic widescreen of 2.76:1.

If this has been interesting why not take a look at the best phones for filmmaking, best free video editing software, or grab a free trial of Adobe Premiere Pro.

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.