Sandmarc vs Moment: All Lenses Compared! The Best Smartphone Lenses are…

Sandmarc vs Moment: All Lenses Compared! The Best Smartphone Lenses are…

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UPDATE // Moment, as of 2/4/2019, is changing all their naming and pricing for cases and lenses. I apologize that this video now improperly reflects those price changes. I know. I’m a little frustrated as well. Sandmarc just became even MORE cost effective.


This is the ultimate showdown between Moment and Sandmarc lenses on the iPhone XS! I’m comparing their cases, their accessories and of course their lenses, looking at the wide angle, fisheye, macro, and telephoto lenses to determine how they stack up on sharpness, vignetting, chromatic aberration, distortion, and anything else that jumps out at me.

Ultimately, both Moment hand Sandmarc have created incredible mobile lenses that both take mobile photography and videography to a new level of creative possibilities. Tag me on instagram to show me what you create! Get out and do what makes you come alive!

Where to buy:
Sandmarc Lenses:
Moment Wide Angle:
Moment Fisheye:
Moment Macro:

Engadget’s Review I reference:

My MAIN source of Tracks! –…
Where I get ALL my Sound Effects! –
Where I get my captions? –

The Only Drone I Use!
My Beast Of A Camera!
You Need This Lens –
My MAIN B-Roll Lens!
My Most Versatile Lens –
Incredible Low Light Lens –
The Mic I use EVERY video –

Audio Editing – Logic Pro
Video Editing – Final Cut Pro X


  1. Radical Rainbow on May 22, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    They all look horrible

  2. LostBoyClique on May 22, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    bruh why is there so much reverb?
    but nice vid

  3. kyle kim on May 22, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    그냥 그런데

  4. ToNtertain on May 22, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    Are the lenses suitable for iPhone 6?

  5. Andrew McCamey on May 22, 2020 at 4:23 pm


  6. LittleCutie ABDL on May 22, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    I loved the intro! 😮😦🤭Casey nistat is quaking 😅 sorry Casey; incorporating some of those effects in my videos for the future thank you! Looks dope! Must of taken you a lot of time to learn and do it though? props to you. likes and saved to watch later. 📂

  7. Brad Bates on May 22, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    Great review! I appreciate your thoroughness. How did you take the infrared photo that is in in the intro?

  8. Andrew Barnett on May 22, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    Be nice if we could see some results. Other then that you kept we awake

  9. Ryan Allie on May 22, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    You may have already gone over this, but which wide angle lens would you pick for video? I am a Real Estate Broker and have been doing a lot of live virtual showings.

  10. cine pobre on May 22, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    yeah, like threading a lens takes some time. no way I can afford 2 seconds

  11. Simply Splendid Photo & Video on May 22, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    Nicely done. I love my Sandmarc 16mm as a real estate photographer

  12. Eyes of Christ on May 22, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    You’re AWESOME bro!!! AMAZING JOB!!!

  13. Nick H on May 22, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    Please advise!
    I’m new to photography, I bought a canon m100 but it’s lens only goes to 45mm so I’m not able to capture birds up close and can’t afford another lens as they seem to be more than the camera itself. My iPhone 8 Plus actually gets closer to the birds then the camera but they are blurry as compared to cropping photos from my camera. Would this work for bird photography? If my iPhone 8 Plus is already a 55mm zoom does that mean it would turn into a 113mm zoom? Hopefully what I said makes sense 😂 and if I use the tele lens will my camera still be blurry the farther I go or does that help with that? Thanks

  14. Rounak Gupta on May 22, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    Which lens I should go for vlogging
    Moment 18mm wide angle lens
    Moment anamorphic lens

  15. Максим Дунаев on May 22, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    What about anamorphic lenses?

  16. l KinkyDolphin l on May 22, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    so if I wanna o into this for videography i should go for moment?

  17. Denzil on May 22, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    Excellent excellent review which has made my mind up which to buy. In my case, it will be the Sandmarc.

  18. Texas Family Camping on May 22, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    I’m late to the game. I wasn’t aware of Sandmarc, but I refuse to buy Apple products, so that’s a wash. I have the 58mm telephoto and the Anamorphic lenses for my OnePlus 6t. I LOVE the results. The cinema quality video I’m shooting with that anamorphic is SOOO AWESOME. I got a 62mm filter mount and a Variable ND from GOBE, and I’m loving life. I wanted to some day get a great camera for my YouTube Channel, but I’m now leaning towards rocking the camera phones and great lenses as part of the uniqueness of my channel. Thanks for this rundown, I appreciate anyone doing camera phone lens videos, as they are more rare.

  19. KG Sriram on May 22, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Fantastic review!! Quick yet with a lot of most important details!
    This is more than an year old.. what do you think now? am in the fence with both added to my carts.. pl help!

  20. Chris Wesley on May 22, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    One minute and 14 seconds in he says "we’re wasting no time" – well – you already did – and you still haven’t started iwth the real content.

  21. Tim Trace on May 22, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Dude. The megaphone was awesome!

  22. All Things Fairy Magic on May 22, 2020 at 4:37 pm


  23. Timothy Barry on May 22, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    Dude, hats off. This is an awesome vid/review. Thanks for the info, really helped me out in choosing my lens. 👍 👏

  24. Joel Stephen on May 22, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    Unbiased for sure! Thanks for sharing. I’m still making up my mind. However I love the fact that sandmarc includes the case and clip when you buy the lenses. Unlike moment, where I will have to spend separately for a case. I may have to choose one and stick to one brand. Hmmmm. . .#subscribed

  25. Auto ThaiMan on May 22, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    Cool man, you should have more views

  26. Lusi Fransiska on May 22, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    Thank you so much, really useful video!💘

  27. Elekea on May 22, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    you lost me at "only for iphone" so moment it is

  28. David Dreiss on May 22, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    This is also a very biased and skewed review of these lenses. You only used an iPhone you have to take into account Google phones, Samsung etc.

  29. Brian Granados on May 22, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    If I need to take product pics and do the ads for my perfume brand… which brand and lens (or set of lenses) would u recommend?

  30. Es Lewis on May 22, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    Very helpful video series. I loved the bracket face off with popular lenses.

  31. KG Sriram on May 22, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    ok, huge disappointment… why would Sandmarc cater only to the iphone user when you have equal (if not better) competencies from the Samsung Notes/Google Pixels/OnePlus 7 Pro?!

  32. Arnold Bryan on May 22, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    I loved this video. But the 1thing I didn’t see was the 14mm wide being compared or rated. Maybe the 14 wasn’t available by moment when you reviewed these lenses. I have just recently been turned onto these. I was looking for an option rather than buying an expensive point and shoot and I really believe this is it. I’m taking the mule ride to the bottom of the Grand Canyon the end of May as I would love to take my Nikon Dslr it’s not permitted. What lenses for moment do you recommend as lighting in the Canyon diminishes quite a bit. Also what about durability some of the shots I intend to take involves water. They will not be getting submerged. But just water in general.

  33. Tak On Tse on May 22, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    what is your comment about shiftcam prolens?

  34. Alex Gouthro on May 22, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    Great presentation! Thank you…

  35. Lyle Yazzie on May 22, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    I say moment because I have an android and each phone is different I have Samsung S10 Plus. To me this goes on a whole different thing lol

  36. Nathan Jackson on May 22, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    That was lit bro. Great content. I’m a new 14 year old youtuber who doesn’t want to spend a lot of money on a dslr. I’m looking for phone stuff. Thanks

  37. Ben Ferris on May 22, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    Nailed it great video thank you

  38. AWriterWandering on May 22, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    I ended up going with Sandmarc for my iPhone 8 Plus, since I needed the wide angle more than anything. Know that I’ve got a iPhone 11, though, I’m thinking of switching to moment, since my phone already has a wide angle and now I need a telephoto.

  39. Shaddowkhan on May 22, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    This was as well done video my guy.

  40. peter8488 on May 22, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    Awe man, just for I-phone, wish that was in the title.

  41. Joel Stephen on May 22, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    I wish there could be one, common mount where we can mount our favourite lenses from either brands.

  42. Corgi Borgi on May 22, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    Great review video. Clinched my decision. 👍

  43. Johnny Lima on May 22, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Great review overall. Great editing. You got some spectacular shots from those wow!!think I will go with the Sandmarc. Thanks for the in-depth look into these products

  44. kyle kim on May 22, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    렌즈 개발을 더 해야할것 같은데 사진작가인 제 생각엔 렌즈를 잘 만들어야 하고 코딩도 다시 만들어야 할 것 같아요

  45. Wirewatch on May 22, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    After going over these reviews many times I decided to go with the Sandmarc lens system. I’d seen reviews/comments about the mounting system of Moment’s lenses and because of the materials used to make the mount, many reported malfunctions and worn out connectors. This was a big concern of mine knowing that over the years of use, installing and removing these lenses over and over would eventually be something to consider. With a little care, I could not imagine this kind of problem with the Sandmarc lenses. Also, with a free lens case with each Sandmarc lens purchased not only would I have less concern about the mounting aspect I’d also have extra lens cases to use or give away.  
    With the closeness in performance per lens throughout the lens line for each manufacturer, I considered them both so close to each other that it came down to my personal preference. Therefore, leaving pricing as one of the last remaining important aspects for choosing between each brand I was convinced that Scandmarc offered the best value. I even found a review code that was honored on Sandmarc’s purchase website that discounted the purchase price by about $49! I was able to purchase the Wide, Tele, Fisheye, and Macro, plus the Anamorphic lenses for less than the price of Moment’s Wide, Tele and Fisheye lenses, only – plus a free case for each! That clinched the deal and I’m very happy with my final choice. Hope this helps along with Taylor’s terrific product review! Thanks Taylor!

  46. GippyWhite on May 22, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    This was PHENOMENAL!!! Thank you so much!!! I have totally made my decision now!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻💙💙💙

  47. theoriginalsaki on May 22, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    I got the telephoto lens a while ago from Moment. Not going to lie, this review was the one that helped me make my decision. Also, Moment’s amazing videos and marketing is superb. If the main reason to get this was just for photos, I honestly don’t think I would purchase these in lieu of just getting a camera but I think they are great for Instagram live for my open mics that are held in a low light setting.

  48. Hussein Ali Abdulzahra Al-Dulaimi on May 22, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    Amazing video and amazing channel
    I am looking towards iphone cinematogrpahy if that’s a thing. do you have any advice?
    PS I have iphone 11 pro max + iphone X AND DSLR Canon EOS 700D aka Rebel T5i

  49. Dice Gamble on May 22, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    Thaaank Yooou

  50. MAKE. ART. NOW. on May 22, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    KILLED IT! Solid, unbiased comparison……loved that color transition too. where di you get that from?

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