Google delays Chrome's cookie-blocking plan Windows 11 launch today John McAfee dies Best Prime Day deals still available Britney Spears conservatorship Both child tax credit portals now open

Moment lenses are ready for your iPhone 7

The mounts won't be ready until November, though.


If you consider having dual cameras with different focal-length lenses "optical zoom", then adding a third-party lens to your phone's camera gives you even more optical zoom! Moment has done some testing and figured out that its iPhone lenses will work on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus -- which is great, since its lenses are pricey at $100 (directly converted, about £76 and AU$130)-- though the company has to redesign the mounting plate and case for the new phones. The new plate will ship at the end of November for $10 (directly converted, about £8 and AU$13), but the cases are going to take an indeterminately longer time.

According to the company, on the iPhone 7 Plus the lenses are only suitable for the 28mm camera (which makes technical sense, since they were designed to work with the wide-angle lens), and its 60mm Tele doesn't resolve as sharply on the 28mm side as the phone's built-in 56mm. That's due in part to Apple boosting the image quality by using computational tricks that third-party lenses can't take advantage of. But wide-angle lenses (including the new Super Fish with a 170-degree angle of view) should be great.

The really good news is that since Moment's lenses will work, then most high-quality add-on lenses should probably work as well (such as the Zeiss Exolens system), though they'll also probably require updated mount designs.