Moment is back for their 5th Kickstarter campaign, this time launching the Moment Air range of accessories, comprising of three new products for DJI drones.
Drone Anamorphic Lens
The new Drone Anamorphic Lens is designed for use with the DJI Mavic 2 Pro & Mavic 2 Zoom. It adds a 1.33x squeeze to the image.
There are two anamorphic lenses, one for the Mavic 2 Pro & one for the Mavic 2 Zoom so they are not compatible with each other.
The lenses are very lightweight, at only 50g and mounts over the stock lens using a lock & balance mounting system. The rear mounting system also works as a counterbalance for the gimbal.
Moment also has a range of ND filters to use with the anamorphic lens.
- Magnification Ratio – 1.33x Horizontal Squeeze
- Aspect Ratio (Video) – 2.40:1 Cinemascope (after de-squeeze)
- Distortion – Vintage Anamorphic barrel type distortion
Later Color – Minimized
- Design – 2 Cylindrical Elements
- Lens Coating – Anti-reflection coatings create vintage horizontal flares
- Orientation – Unidirectional, direct horizontal mount to drone camera
- Mavic 2 Zoom
Size: 51.8 mm x 31.6 mm x 34.1 mm
Lens Weight: 14.3 grams + 24.6 gram counterweight
- Mavic 2 Pro
Size: 55.9 mm x 33.2 mm x 42.3 mm
Lens Weight: 20 grams + 59.2 gram counterweight
Airlight Drone Filters
The new Airlight drone filters are a range of ND & CPL filters for the Mavic 2 Pro & Mavic 2.
There are already a number of filter packs for the DJI Mavic 2 Pro & Mavic 2 Zoom so it will be interesting to see how these compare to the competition.
At under 2.5 grams each, they are extremely lightweight, built from aluminium & what Moment call Cinema Glass.
There are three sets available. The sets for the Mavic 2 Pro & Mavic 2 Zoom also include a circular polariser.
- Size: Mavic 2 Pro (31.2 x 27.5 x 4.6mm), Mavic 2 Zoom (23.5 x 23.5 x 5mm)
ND Filter (Mavic 2 Zoom): 1.4 grams
ND Filter (Mavic 2 Pro): 1.9 grams
CPL Filter (Mavic 2 Zoom): 1.7 grams
CPL Filter (Mavic 2 Pro): 2.2 grams
- Optical Coatings: Hydrophobic, Scratch Resistant, Anti-Reflective, Color Corrective
- Glass: Cinema grade filter glass
- Frame: Precision-machined Aerospace grade aluminum
Ultra Thin Photo Case
Finally, Moment has also created the Ultra Thin Photo Case for iPhone X/XS, XS Max & XR.
Using Moment’s smartphone lenses requires using a special case with the lens mount. This can get quite annoying when you want to use the drone controller and each time you will have to remove the case to fit, or you would have to buy a separate dedicated smartphone or DJI Smart Controller.
The new case has been designed to fit into the controller mounts while still offering protection for the device and giving users the Moment lens mount.
Pricing & Availability
Since it’s a Kickstarter campaign, there are special discounts to pre-order the Moment Air range. The products are expected to ship in November 2019.
Ultra Thin Photo Case – $25 USD
Drone Filter Set – $99 USD
Drone Anamorphic Lens – $199 USD
Drone Anamorphic Bundle – $299 USD