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Recommended Phone Photography Gear - Master Phone Photography

Recommended Phone Photography Gear

Hi, It’s Jeff. All of the items listed on this page are recommended by me, I use most of them on a regular basis and have no hesitations in recommending them to you.

Jeff

Best Smartphones

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

BEST PHONE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY The Galaxy S21 Ultra is by far the best camera phone for photography to date. It is expensive but there is a reason for that, it has the best phone camera technology available. The specs on this phone are incredible with 8K video and 108 Pixel sensor not to mention the 100x zoom lens, 5G and 120Hz screen. So far as to say I bought this phone myself and have not been disappointed. If you want the best photos this is the one to go for.

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

BEST PHONE FOR VIDEO The best smartphone camera from Apple with superb camera features and exceptional image quality plus very impressive low light capabilities. The Max version offers the best battery life, this smartphone is a must for Apple users. It’s a huge step from the now lower priced XS range. Superb video quality that is the best available on a phone.

Google Pixel 4a/Pixel 4a XL

BEST BUDGET CAMERA PHONE The Pixel 4a came out as one of the best phone for low light and also won the best overall camera phone on my reviews. Google seems to be able to squeeze just that little bit extra out of the hardware and software, as you might expect. A SUPERB CAMERA PHONE well worth considering as the best budget camera, the XL version gives the best battery life.

Samsung Galaxy S10/S10 Plus

THE ORIGINAL WORKHORSE I have always been a Galaxy fan and I have had several versions of the Galaxy S series. Samsung seems to be going down the route of developing phones with multiple cameras. The S10 has THREE CAMERAS on the back and a single front camera, the Plus has two front-facing cameras. These cameras offer a LOT of flexibility, go for the Plus, the difference in battery life is considerable.


Best Power Bank

Anker Powercore II, Ultra-Compact 10000mAh

HOLDS IT’S CHARGE FOR MONTHS I use this power bank to charge all of my devices, even on overnight camping trips. The Anker Powercore II is powerful enough to charge your phone SEVERAL TIMES, GPS and torches and works well even in colder conditions. Anker is one of the LEADING BRANDS in power bank technology and their banks are SUPER RELIABLE. This unit is small enough to slip into a pocket, I like to keep mine in the hood pocket of my backpack. I COULDN’T MANAGE WITHOUT IT!


Best Smartphone Tripod Mount

KobraTech Universal Cell Phone Tripod Mount

SUPER STURDY this tripod mount is built to last and has some COOL FEATURES like REMOTE CONTROL, angle and size adjustment. The KobraTech fits any mobile phone and has rubber grips to protect your phone from scratches. Those cheap spring-loaded tripod mounts are NOT RECOMMENDED as they put additional pressure on your phone screen and can SCRATCH your device.


Best Mini Tripods

Joby Gorillapod 1K With Ball Head

THIS TRIPOD IS SO COOL The Joby Gorillapod is my most used mini tripod. I love it! The ball head on this small tripod enables the camera to be used at so many different angles and it’s superb for macro photography on uneven ground. When I head off hiking I usually slip this tripod into one if the side pockets on my backpack. If I didn’t have it I would miss it A LOT!

Manfrotto Pixi Evo

THE PIXI IS ANOTHER KEEPER. Superb for video due to its legs folding in to make a small handle. The Manfrotto Pixi Evo is my GO-TO tripod for making hand held video or travelling. Perfect for sitting on a wall or on the ground for a walk past shot. This tripod is permanently in my backpack. CAN’T GO WRONG WITH MANFROTTO!


Best Larger Tripods

Rollei Compact Traveler No. 1 Aluminium

BUILT LIKE A TANK, but Lightweight. Beautifully made and stable enough for windy conditions. THE ROLLEI COMPACT IS MY CAMPING TRIPOD. When I head to hills this is what I take as I know it can handle the punishment. German engineering at an affordable price.

Manfrotto Compact Light

SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT, The Manfrotto Compact Light is my recommended everyday/travel tripod. Not as sturdy as the Rollei but compact and light and suitable for normal use. I keep mine in the car so it’s always READY TO GO.

ALL of the above tripods are SUPERB QUALITY and are perfect for use with your smartphone. They are not as heavy as regular DSLR tripods but I know they DO THE JOB WELL as I use them regularly myself.


Best Addon Lenses For IOS and Android Phones

SUPERB BUILD QUALITY and sharp, Moment Lenses are one of the best phone lenses manufacturers that are suitable for both IOS and ANDROID. Take your phone photography to a whole new level.

There are lots of brands on the market but beware! There is a lot of CHEAP POOR QUALITY lenses that simply do not produce good results. Stay clear of clip-on lenses, they are awkward to use and not very stable. Moment uses the M System where the lens clips into a phone case, this is a much better system and you have a great phone case too.

Best M Mount Cases

STRONG AND CONTEMPORARY M Mount cases attach the M Mount lenses securely and at the correct distance from the phone camera lens. You can get cases for a variety of phones. Like the lenses, Moment M Mount Cases are VERY STURDY. Use the link below to search for the case that fits your specific phone.

Best Wide Angle Lens

SUPERB FOR LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY the Moment 18mm Wide-angle is probably the most versatile lens. Metal construction and really sharp images make this my best choice for landscape and general use.

Best Macro Lens

STUNNING MACRO PHOTOS with the Moment Macro Lens. Use the included light diffuser to get even exposure. This lens can capture AMAZING close-ups. I always carry mine in its cloth bag at the top of my backpack. I used to MISS SO MANY COOL PHOTOS when I didn’t have this Lens.

Best Anamorphic Lens

WOW! Turn your videos into beautiful CINEMATIC masterpieces with the Moment Anamorphic Lens. Beautiful horizontal flairs and a cinematic viewpoint will stun your viewers. This lens is a must for YOUTUBERS and videographers or just to campture those special moments in cinematic style.


Best Phone Gimbal (Period)

BEST PHONE GIMBAL There is nothing worse to watch than shaky video, but now there are NO EXCUSES. Phone Gimbals allow you to capture BUTTERY SMOOTH video even while on the move. I have had several Phone Gimbals but there was always a problem with them; too heavy, too bulky, too noisy. Only the DJI OM 4 – 3-axis gimbal really HITS THE MARK. Folds small enough to put in a jacket pocket or small bag.