Articles tagged "crowdfunding"

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Meyer Optik Görlitz's parent company is insolvent, backers won't get lenses or money returned

If you've backed one of the company's crowdfunding projects, the reward will not arrive and you won't get your money back either as Meyer Optik Görlitz's parent company, Net SE, is completely dead.

'I'm Back' digital back for analog SLRs is now in production

The 'I'm Back' is now available for a range of old film-SLRs, such as Nikon's F-Series, the Olympus OM10 or the Canon AE-1.

Cosyspeed launches Phoneslinger line of smartphone "camera" bags

The Phoneslinger line, a modular bag system for mobile photographers, has been launched on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform.

OKO is an immersive viewfinder for your smartphone camera

The OKO resembles a VR-headset but is designed for more immersive and stable shooting with you smartphone camera.

Lemuro launches line of high-end iPhone accessory lenses

German brand Lemuro has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund mass production of its iPhone accessory lenses.

Rollei returns with the new Rolleiflex Instant Kamera TLR

German brand Rollei has revived its iconic Rolleiflex twin lens reflex lineup with the new Rolleiflex Instant Kamera. This model—Rollei's first TLR camera in decades—retains the brand's iconic look but adds modern features including support for Fuji Instax Mini film.

Meyer Optik is reviving Dr. Rudolph's APO Plasmat 105mm F2.7 lens

The APO-Makro-Plasmat 105mm F2.7 is Meyer Optik's latest Kickstarter lens revival, and it promises "natural sharpness, unbelievable color reproduction, and a glowing bokeh united at every step of the aperture" ... whatever that means.

The 5-in-1 'One Backpack' wants to be your do-it-all bag

The One Backpack is a 5-in-1 modular backpack that can be used as a camera bag, work & gym pack, suit carry backpack, travel pack or tech-backpack.

The SELDI 7-in-1 wearable video rig simplifies recording POV footage

Meet SELDI, the newest gadget to hit up the photo community for some crowdfunding. This odd contraption is a 7-in-1 wearable video rig designed for action cameras, smartphones, 360-degree cameras, and compact digital cameras.

The Gnarbox 2.0 SSD lets you backup photos, make selects, review footage and more

The new Gnarbox lets you backup your work in the field, review and rough-cut footage, cull and edit images, showcase selects, and seamlessly transition all of this into your professional workflow once you're back in the studio.

The Android-only LyfieEye200 is 'the world's smallest VR/AR camera'

This tiny little plug-and-play VR/AR camera for Android phones uses a pair of greater-than-180° FOV fisheye lenses to offer both 360° video/photo capture and 360° livestreaming at 1440p resolution.

Shiftcam 2.0 iPhone add-on offers 6-in-1 lens-slider and 'Pro' lens options

Shiftcam 2.0 will be available for the latest iPhone models 8, 8 Plus and X, and offers a range of individual "Pro" lenses in addition to a 6-in-1 lens slider.

'I'm Back' digital back for analog SLRs successfully returns to Kickstarter

I'm Back, the digital back that promises to transform your old 35mm SLR into a digital camera, has returned from the Kickstarter graveyard... and this time it's blown past its funding goal.

This is the world's first variable graduated ND filter

Aurora Aperture has created a hybrid filter that we haven't seen before. Meet the Aurora PowerGXND: the world's first variable graduated neutral density (GND) filter family.

Modular PITTA camera transforms into drone, action, and security cameras

The tiny little modular drone, action cam, and security camera-in-one has raised over a quarter million dollars in funding on Kickstarter in just a few days.

Adaptalux' miniature lighting studio gets Laser, UV, and Arm-s lighting arms

The new EFX Lighting Arms allow you to use the Adaptalux Studio—already a very versatile little lighting gadget—in a slew of creative new ways.

KUVRD Universal Lens Cap protects any lens from dust and water

The KUVRD Universal Lens Cap might just be a stroke of brilliance. It fits the front or back of any lens, protects your gear from dust and water, and can even be layered on on top of the other to provide some drop protection.

Inrigo is a waterproof camera backpack with bluetooth humidity monitor

The Inrigo backpack features several unique features for a waterproof backpack, from a resealable-bag-style zipper that can be opened very quickly, to a bluetooth sensor that lets you know when moisture gets inside.

Memistore lets you store two extra memory cards right on your camera

Meet Memistore, a nifty little camera attachment that lets you store two extra SDHC cards either on the bottom of your camera, or attached to the camera's hot shoe.

Meyer Optik Goerlitz launches P75II F1.9 lens with coverage for medium format

Meyer Optik Goerlitz is resurrecting yet another classic lens. This time, the company has set its crowdfunding sights on the Primoplan 75mm F1.9, a lens originally manufactured in a run of just 2,000 back in the 1930s.

Thingyfy launches Pinhole Pro S: The widest modern professional pinhole lens ever

The Pinhole Pro S comes in two flavors. The S11 is an 11mm lens with a 120 degree FOV designed for mirrorless cameras, while the S36 is a 37mm lens with a 60 degree FOV designed for DSLRs.

Visvo's 'Novel' backpacks will satisfy the most tech-savvy photographers

These backpacks come with all sorts of built-in tech: from LED strips soldered into the straps, to a built-in power bank for charging your cameras (or other devices) on-the-go.

CAMS unveils new camera plates for small DSLRs and mirrorless cameras

Following in the footsteps of its popular full-sized DSLR plate, CAMS just launched two new camera plates designed to work with smaller DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. The plates feature some really nifty features: like space to store an SD card and hex key.

The Isolite intelligent modifier system lets you change a photo's lighting after it's taken

Meet Isolite, an intriguing set of 'intelligent' lighting modifiers that claim to let you adjust the lighting in your image after you've taken it. Well, assuming they raise enough money on Kickstarter...

The Yashica Y35 digiFilm camera raised over $1.25M in crowdfunding

Despite mockery from much of the photo community, the Yashica Y35 digiFilm camera managed to raise a staggering $1.28 million USD in funding online—money that helped earn backers a spec bump in the camera's image sensor and lens.

Taro uses infrared technology and AI for improved subject tracking

Thanks to an AI-based infrared tracking algorithm that performs 30 calculations per second, Taro can track objects that are moving as fast as 50 MPH – and point your camera in the right direction.

Outex launches clear, universal underwater camera housing

Outex has launched a clear version of its popular rubberized underwater camera 'housing' on Kickstarter, hoping to raise $35K to bring this latest version to market.

FLM unveils Berlin 38.4 carbon tripod on Indiegogo

Following a successful crowdfunding campaign for its CP26-Travel tripod, FLM is back with the Berlin 38.4 carbon-fiber tripod. The 38.4 can handle up to 88lbs (40kg) of gear, but weighs only 5lbs (2.25kg) itself.

InMotion is a fully-automated slider for smartphones and small cameras

The InMotion Slider is controlled via a dedicated mobile app and offers advanced features such as face-following, motion trigger, time-lapses, parallax mode and live streaming.

AI-powered Pholio hard drive is an offline alternative to Google Photos

Once connected to a PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone, Pholio automatically searches through the device storage and backs up all images and videos—complete with auto-tagging and intelligent search capabilities.

Yashica launches Y35 digiFilm camera that uses digital 'film' cartriges

Yashica's interesting new Y35 retro-camera uses digital "film" cartridges to adjust ISO, color and filter settings.

The RevolCam adds three accessory lenses and an adjustable light to any smartphone camera

The team behind the Shiftcam lens attachment has returned to Kickstarter with a new, more comprehensive smartphone lens accessory called the RevolCam.

K-Pan is a 3D-printed panoramic film camera that shoots 6 x 14cm photos

The 3D printed panoramic film camera known formerly as the "Cycloptic Mustard Monster" is officially available as a DIY kit through Kickstarter.

Oprema Jena revives Biotar 58mm F2 lens with record-setting 17 aperture blades

After successfully crowdfunding the Biotar 75mm F1.5, Oprema Jena is at it again. This time they're bringing back the Biotar 58mm F2: the world's only lens with a 17-blade aperture.

Luna Display turns your iPad into a wireless second screen for your Mac

Luna Display allows you to use your Mac directly from the iPad with full support for external keyboards, Apple Pencil and Apple touch interactions including pinching, panning and tapping.

Voyager is a waterproof, smart LED light stick that you control with a phone

Voyager is a waterproof smart light stick you can control entirely from your phone. The light has already blown past its $300K funding goal on Indiegogo.

Sandmarc launches Kickstarter for smartphone polarizer and ND-filters

GoPro accessory maker Sandmarc has launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund final development and mass production of a new smartphone polarizer and a range of ND filters.

Pinhole Pro DSLR lens is on Kickstarter

Thingify's Pinhole Pro comes with various lens mounts and is the first pinhole lens to offer a variable aperture.

Makers of the Panono 108MP 360-degree camera filing for bankruptcy

German media reports that the founders of the company behind the Panono 360-degree ball camera have filed for bankruptcy at a court in Berlin.

Shiftcam is a 6-in-1 lens case for the iPhone 7 Plus

The Shiftcam system for the iPhone 7 Plus is built around a shock-proof case and a sliding lens module which allows for switching between telephoto, wide-angle, fisheye and macro options.

Sundisc is an ultra-portable softbox/reflector combination

A recently-launched Kickstarter is looking for funding to mass produce a softbox that fits in your coat pocket.

TriLens triple lens holder coming to Kickstarter

TriLens is a belt-worn device that is made of steel and fiber-reinforced nylon and can carry three lenses up to a weight of 100kg. Read more

Alpine Labs' Spark 3-in-1 camera trigger seeks funding on Kickstarter

Alpine Labs is looking to crowdfund the Spark camera remote which works as a cable or infrared trigger and offers a range of creative trigger options via a dedicated smartphone app. Read more

Fancy is a pocketable smartphone gimbal

Chinese company WeWow is running an Indiegogo campaign to fund the production of the currently smallest and lightest smartphone stabilizer. Read more

GearEye is an RFID-based gear management system

The GearEye system uses RFID technology to make sure all the items you need for a photo shoot are in the bag when you leave the house. Read more

Chronos high-speed camera hits crowdfunding goal in record time

The Chronos 1.4 Kickstarter project aims to offer a professional level high-speed video specification at a fraction of the cost of comparable systems. Read more

The iBlazr Case comes with 40 LEDs and a built-in battery pack

The iBlazr Case provides 5 times the light output of the iPhones built-in LED flash and doubles as a flashlight. Read more

GekkoGum is an adhesive mount for action cams and smartphones

A new Kickstarter project is looking to fund production and distribution of GekkoGum, a malleable adhesive ball that can hold cameras weighing up to 200g. Read more

Vimble S is an intelligent smartphone gimbal with physical camera controls

The Vimble S smartphone gimbal allows for the recording of smooth video and capture of long exposures with a large range of smartphones. It also offers a number of intelligent features, including face tracking and automated panorama. Read more

Lume Cube returns to Kickstarter with the Life Lite mini LED cube

Lume Cube has launched a Kickstarter for the Life Lite, the follow-up product to its original Lume Cube LED-lighting cube. Read more

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