Moment revealed first-ever Anamorphic Lens and filters for drones

Moment, a company that has grown into a well-respected smartphone lens manufacturer, is bringing a rectangular lens to drones. The platform is called “Moment Air,” which includes an anamorphic lens for the drones, especially the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom.

The company released its cinematography-focused anamorphic lens for smartphones last year, which offers a cinema-wide aspect ratio as well as neat lens-flare effects.

The Moment Air delivers the same result, but the team has redesigned the lens with aerospace-grade composites and metals to ensure it is not too heavy for the drone. The moment Air lens has a horizontal curve which effectively squeezes more of the scene on the sensor and offers wide-angle shots without sacrificing compression.

Moment Air Construction
Moment Air Construction

Besides, the team has made a Lock and Balance Mounting System which allows you to attach the lens over the drone’s camera and add a counterweight to the other side so as to not impact the gimbal and also makes sure the lens stays firmly in place.

Along with the anamorphic drone lens, Moment is also releasing a set of six filters including a circular polarizer, 4, 8, 16, 32, and 64-stop ND filters, a new mounting system, as well as an iPhone case.

The team has redesigned the lens with aerospace-grade composites and metals.
The team has redesigned the lens with aerospace-grade composites and metals.

A set of filters which it comes with includes an ND and CPL filter, which make your drone (and the footage) look better. ND (neutral density) filter gives you the sight, cinematic blur, while the CPL helps you change the light angle bouncing off bright surfaces.

These filters are made using aerospace-grade materials, which cuts the unnecessary weight out of the filter body. Furthermore, Moment Air comes with advanced hydrophobic coatings, scratch-resistant glass, and shatterproof construction.

Now, Moment is running a campaign for its new product on Kickstarter and is hoping to ship the latest products by the end of November.

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