The iPhone 7 Plus has two lenses and two sensors built right into it. One of them captures a 28mm wide-angle field of view, just like a bunch of other phones. But the second lens is set at a more portrait-friendly 56mm, giving you built-in optical reach.
In other words, you may not need lens accessories to zoom in with Apple’s new dual-shooter. But if you already own someMoment lenses that you bought for the iPhone 6 and 6s, you can still use the company’s optics with the iPhone 7 Plus—and you might want to if you intend on capturing super-wide scenes and macro shots.
Moment’s system consists of a slick case—or a less-slick stick-on mount—for its lenses. When you use the case, it recognizes when each lens is mounted and launches the Moment app. There’s a shutter button built into the case so you don’t have to smudge up your screen while you’re shooting away.
According to Moment’s website , the company has been testing its lenses with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus , and they work well. Getting good results out of the iPhone 7’s single camera is the easy part. But what do you do for a camera that already has two lenses on it? Use a tiny pair of lens goggles?
Nah. The company is developing a case and a mount you can use with the iPhone 7 Plus, albeit only one of its two cameras: The wider, 28mm shooter on the left side of the back. They’re using 3D-printed mockup cases for their tests, so the design may change once it’s finalized, but the setup appears to block the iPhone 7 Plus’s 56mm module when a lens is mounted. So this is a lens you’ll want to attach only when you know it’s the only set of optics you want to shoot with.
Moment’s wide lens There are three options that’ll be a good fit for the 7 Plus, and they each cost $100: The new Superfish Lens (15mm), the Wide Lens (18mm), and the Macro Lens (10x magnification). There’s also a 60mm Tele Lens for the same price, but if you use it with the iPhone 7 Plus, you’re essentially duplicating the focal length of its other lens, just with a bigger piece of glass.
But at this stage, there are two huge missing pieces of the puzzle. The new cases for the iPhone 7 lineup haven’t been announced yet, and the new stick-on mounts won’t be available until November. If you’re looking to squeeze the most out of your iPhone 7 camera’s performance, it’s probably best to wait until the case is available. But if you already have and love Moment’s lenses, know that help is on the way.