phew! the moment lens cap arrived in time!

phew! the moment lens cap arrived in time!

yes i’ve been enjoying my new moment wide lens, but i learned really quickly that not ordering a $5 lens cap was a big mistake as i’d constantly have to clean the lens and would fret about scratching the lens.

the lens cap shipped and arrived in just a few business days before i leave on a trip! hurray!

i haven’t decided if the strap looks super dorky. i guess it’s about as dorky as wearing a DSLR around my neck which i’ve been doing for decades. the iPhone and lens combo is slim enough to slip behind your coat so that’s an added advantage in addition to keeping it at the ready.

a moment at the new ov work digs.

a moment at the new ov work digs.

landscaping is coming along at the new work digs! i spend some time every day in the fitness center with windows that face out on work being done on landscaping. there’s a nice, big patio and the rocks are framing what i believe will be a walking path around the campus. not sure where the employee gardens are going.

( shot with a moment wide lens )

apparently approaching peak ranginess.

apparently approaching peak ranginess.

after months of running 40 miles, doing 400 pushups and hundreds of pull-ups a week and dropping 16 pounds while building a non-trivial amount of lean muscle mass, someone described the current status of my 6 foot 4 inch frame as “rangy”.

i’ll probably drop another 10 pounds or so and continue to build muscle mass as a i train for whatever event it is that i haven’t decided i’m going to do yet.

the moment (lens) has arrived!

the moment (lens) has arrived!

i’m going on a trip to far, far away lands next week and while i’m very excited for the trip, i was not very excited about the prospect of lugging my aging nikon dslr around with me. i’ve been looking at mobile photography lenses for awhile and really believe they are going to be the future of a certain segment of photography. don’t get me wrong, I WOULD TOTALLY TAKE A LEICA Q IF YOU WANT TO BUY ME ONE! but the reality is that it’s super hard for me to justify a four thousand dollar camera when it’s not providing me with some sort of income. i imagine i’ll get another “rea” digital camera at some point but for now – for this trip – i just don’t want to deal with it.

i noticed a long time internet friend was posting some gorgeous photos on instagram with moment lenses and saw the fine folks at wire cutter declared them “the best lenses for iPhone photography” so i picked up a wide lens, neck strap and a case that gives you a dslr-like shutter button and they arrived before i leave! YAY!

what i didn’t get was a lens cap. so boo! i just rectified that error but i’m not sure it’ll get here in a week.

can’t wait to try it out!

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