Thanks to the wide available of commercial drones, it has become incredibly easy for amateur filmmakers to use drones to film aerial and cinematic shots. However, if you’re looking to take your drone videography to the next level, Moment might have a new lens that you could be interested in.
For those who are unfamiliar, Moment is an accessory maker who were initially known for creating high-quality camera lenses for the iPhone, although it looks like the company has since expanded into creating lenses for drones. The company has launched an anamorphic lens designed for drones, or more specifically, the DJI Mavic Pro and the Zoom.
Now, in case you’re wondering what is an anamorphic lens, this is basically a lens designed to help give your videos that wide, cinematic feel. It features a horizontal curve that will allow more of the scene to be squeezed into the frame, and also helps create that black bar look that you can sometimes expect to see from movies, along with horizontal flares. You can actually check out an example of footage shot with and without the anamorphic lens in the video below.
The company has taken to Kickstarter to try and raise funds for the lens, so if you are interested, you can head over to pledge your support. Alternatively, for smartphone owners who want the same effect, Moment is also selling a smartphone-supported anamorphic lens on its website.