Often referred as the bean, Cloud Gate is British artist Anish Kapoor’s first public outdoor work installed in the US. Using highly polished stainless steel, the bean reflects Chicago’s Skyline and the clouds. The arch of the “Gate” beneath the sculpture is an invitation to people to come and touch the mirror like surface and see your reflection.
Inspired by liquid mercury, the sculpture is among the largest of its kind in the world, measuring 66-feet long by 33-feet high.
After waiting for a long time, I finally received my lens. The timing worked out to be perfect though. I was traveling to Chicago. Although for business; it was a good opportunity to test this lens out.
The first thing you will notice is the reaction from the people around you. The moment you stick a giant round piece of glass to your phone; people are going to notice. They are going to ask you about it. So be prepared. On a casual use of about 2 hours over the entire day, I was asked about the lens by about 3 people.
That aside, the moment lens is a gorgeous piece of glass. I do not see any loss of color or pixels. Its fantastic. I was amazed at the quality of my pictures.
The downside (until now, just one) is that you may not able to easily clean the dust that settles on the lens. Dust does gather on your phone lens but since there is nothing attached around; its easier to clean the lens with your finger tips. With moment that becomes difficult. Carry a lens cleaner or a cotton bud.
Here are some pictures using moment lens from New York and Chicago.