So I got married a little over a month ago and just a few days before my big day, I got my hands on the new Moto Z2 Force edition. Knowing that I'd be going on my honeymoon to the beautiful country of Italy, I wanted something good for photographs. This gave me the idea to try out the Hasselblad Moto Mod and what a great decision that was.
In case you did not know, the Hasselblad Moto Mod has 10x optical and 4x digital zoom. It has a 12-megapixel snapper with a f/3.5-6.5 aperture and Xenon flash. Additionally, the camera mod has OIS (optical image stabilization) and can record video in 1080p Full HD at 30fps. Definitely worthy to take on my trip.
My honeymoon consisted of visits to Florence, Pisa, Rome, Capri, Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast, and several towns in Sicily. I saw plenty of historical sites, churches, landmarks, and mountains. Thanks to the Hasselblad Moto Mod, I captured some unbelievable pictures that I typically would not have gotten with other smartphones.
The 10x optical zoom is absolutely fantastic. It captured some crisp photos from a long distance. The zoom is so good, I sometimes used it as binoculars! When snapping a photo using the 10x zoom, little to no quality diminished. I pushed the zoom beyond the 10x and it was still decent. It was just harder to aim when at full zoom.
To demonstrate how good the zoom is, I took photos without any zoom and then from the same spot, I took photos with zoom.
Picture Set 1: Taken of a sunset in Sicily. The first picture is without any kind of zoom.
The next picture is zoomed 10x.
This next picture is of the sunset at max zoom.
Picture Set 2: Taken from the top of Mt. Etna in Sicily. Again, first photo has no zoom.
There appears to be a small crater on this active volcano. So I decided to zoom in for a close-up on this next picture.
This next picture, I decided to get some volcanic rock in the photo, but kept the crater as my main focus.
Picture Set 3: Taken of the Duomo cathedral in Florence, Italy.
For this next picture, I wanted a close-up of the statue in the middle, which happens to be Saint Mary.
Picture Set 4: This set was taken at the top of Mount Solaro in Capri, Italy.
From up here, I wanted to see the boats a bit better.
Picture Set 5: I noticed a plane flying by with Mt. Etna in the background. If you look closely, you can see the little dot in the sky.
Seeing the plane gave me an idea to test out the zoom. You can actually see the plane as it approaches Mt. Etna.
Now, I am not a photography expert, but I thought the images taken with the Hasselblad Moto Mod were quite good. I was very happy I brought it along and got some quality photographs of my honeymoon. If a camera is important to you and you have a Moto Z smartphone, the Hasselblad Moto Mod is a must-have accessory.
For more, check out the video demonstration below to see the Hasselblad Moto Mod in action. Also, check out the photo gallery below, where I did more of the same test above.