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Moment lens sale

Discussion in 'Accessories & Phones' started by terse, 26 November 2018.

  1. terse

    terse MobiLifer MobiSupporter

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    Moment is having a 72-hour sale, ending 8am on the 29th, with 20% off on their lenses, cases, and other stuff, plus $5 global shipping. Code is 72HOURSALE https://www.shopmoment.com

    They don't have many sales.
     
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    Geez, glad I saw this. Thanks a bunch. The discount has paid the UK sales tax. :thumbs: Have bought the new telephoto lens with filter adapter. The lens is only shipping in two weeks but doesn’t matter to me.
     
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    Prompted by your post I dug around in my old emails looking for a message from Moment about the new Tele. They were offering 30% discount for people who had bought the previous Tele lens. I ordered it yesterday.
     
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    B*****, didn’t see that offer........I got the 20% sale price instead....better than nothing.
     
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    Now I would like to see another Macro from Moment. This time a Tele-macro so I can get close-ups without the lens being 1.5 cm from the subject. When you are that close the phone blocks the light. Not to mention that a lot of small critters won’t tolerate such close proximity. In wide angle close-ups the subjects show that exaggerated perspective distortion and wide angle encompasses a large background area that makes it harder to avoid background distractions.
     
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    I’m fully with you on that......one of the few things I miss with my old Panasonic. Perhaps we should bombard Moment with requests, i’m Sure we’re not the only 2 who would love to see a Tele-macro.
     
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    That would be amazing. I have just bought a Manfrotto Lumimuse 3 to attach to the top but I’m sure I will only be able to use this for flowers and not critters. I also intend to use it on a tripod for studio or extra outside lighting.
     
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    That sounds good. I just had a look at one online so I was sure what you were talking about. Probably the one thing you don’t want to simulate is on-camera flash. However, combined with natural backlight it would be ideal for fill light. I just got a tripod mount for my iPad Pro and it includes a shoe mount on top for accessories such as the light you mentioned, or a microphone for video. I think I might post that separately in the accessories section.
     
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    I wrote to Moment a few months ago about the idea. They are always happy to receive used suggestions. I’m sure it would take quite a few other people making a similar suggestion before they considered the idea viable.
     
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    So what are you hoping to your your iPad Pro for?
     
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    Whatever I decide to do will involve a tripod. I used our older iPad on a tripod and it reminded me so much of using a 4x5 view camera. The big display is wonderful to work with. For the old iPad I also used my 4x5 black cloth over my head and iPad to block out the ambient light and that really helped see the screen better. But it’s best when you’re somewhere people won’t be walking by thinking you’re nuts.
    Using my fluid pan video head was excellent for using the slit-scan camera apps. It’s so much easier to see the smaller details as you pan back and forth to specific points.
    I found the iPad really useful for demonstrating close-up techniques during my close-up nature photography workshops. People standing all around could easily see what was on my screen as I adjusted fill-in light reflectors and made small changes to the composition. I could point out background distractions and other problems to solve. The old iPad had a tripod mount but my iPad Pro is too big for the old mount and keeping the iPad steady during the demo is important. When I used other cameras I needed to unclip my camera from the tripod and hand it around so people could get a closer look at the tiny screen.
     
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    Do you use your VRKit motorised 360 panoramic head much?
     
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    Occasionally. You know, there’s just so many things to do.... I also find the Fisheye 360 really requires being quite close to subject matter on all sides or it just looks like a vast and distant space. It is good inside a room or similar sized outside space.
     
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    I know. That’s the problem, isn’t it. I used to do a lot of crafting but I fell into the same trap. One day it was textiles, the next jewellery making and you never get good at anything. I had to decide to stick with mainly iPhoneography but even with this you can get sucked into all sorts of specialisation. I’ve been trying to narrow down my field of interest and it’s definitely just nature and I think more and more macros which fit in well with my manipulation too. I’d love to do birds too but with the iPhone it requires even more patience, equipment and set up.
     
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    Too true.
     
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    Exactly. I’m still looking for my niche.
     
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    Actually, TomHH mentioned David DuChemin and I was quite interested to see what he had to say.
    https://mobitog.com/threads/tom’s-project-365-2018-collective-memory.23507/#post-401403

    I bought his Kindle book The Visual Toolbox - 60 Lessons for Stronger Photographs and I’ve started working through it although I’m stuck on the Lesson One exercise which requires looking through your photos and choosing the ones you like best. I find one I like and end up going off on a tangent and doing a manip on it :lmao:.

    But what he is trying to say is that we need to concentrate on what we love and when we have learnt what really excites us we will produce much better images. This book helps you to find this. I presume there is more but haven’t got there yet :lol:.
     
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