Mobile macro lens
ON THEIR OWN, SMARTPHONE cameras can grab impressive images of the fullsize world. But while their wide-angle lenses can effortlessly capture landscapes, they can’t expose the miniature scenery all around us. That requires some extra glass. The Moment Macro Lens magnifies what your phone sees by 10 times, revealing,
for example, ordinary kosher salt—seen in the inset at upper left—as a vista of jagged crystals.
The setup contains a lens and a removable hood. To capture a sharp, well-lit image of a teensy scene, place the translucent lens hood on or around the subject; it is clear enough for ambient light to illuminate the object but opaque enough to block excess rays that can create distracting flares. Inside the lens, three curved glass elements focus the remaining light into the phone’s peeper. The assembly connects to a mount on a variety of Moment smartphone cases, so the system will still work just fine after you upgrade to the latest device.
Shot using the Moment Macro Lens over the iPhone 8 Plus portrait cam. Kosher Salt