Articles tagged "kickstarter"

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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. Read more

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.

SID is a 3D camera that promises shake-free VR videos

The camera produces 'shake-free' footage with stereoscopic effects that can be adjusted with a mobile device during post-processing.

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.

Kickstarter: A lens with a single element

Looking to go back to basics? How about really basic? The 22mm Lense Type A is an F0.73 lens with one element, fixed focus, and aperture adapters.

CROZ DIY camera offers just the basics in a tiny clear case

CROZ, a small DIY camera that first appeared on Kickstarter in October 2016, is now available for purchase. This DIY camera is quite small and features a clear case that makes the internal components visible. Read more

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

Solarcan is a single-use pinhole camera made out of a soda can

A new Kickstarter campaign is seeking funds for Solarcan, a single-use pinhole camera housed in a tall soda can. 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

Cinetics announces new Lynx camera slider and motion control system

Cinetics has announced Lynx, its next generation camera slider and motion control system for photographers and filmmakers. Read more

Uno II interchangeable camera backpack has four swappable interior panels

Bag maker NIID has launched a Kickstarter campaign in hopes of funding the Uno II, a backpack geared toward photographers and other creatives. Read more

Pixlplay turns a smartphone into a big, durable 'camera' for kids

Pixlplay is a durable smartphone case shaped like a classic 35mm film camera. With moveable dials and knobs, it aims to teach kids about photography while keeping your phone intact. Read more

This instant camera is made almost entirely of cardboard

A Ukrainian startup is looking to fund mass production of Jollylook, a camera made mostly of cardboard and paper that accepts Fujifilm Instax mini cartridges. Read more

Focus ramping intervalometer Timelapse+ View goes on sale

US accessories manufacturer Timelapse+ has announced that its latest on-camera timelapse controller is now on general sale. Read more

Steadicam launches Kickstarter campaign for motorized smartphone stabilization rig

Camera stabilization system manufacturer Steadicam is hoping to introduce a new motorized rig for smartphone videographers called the Steadicam Volt. 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

48Hr Switch camera briefcase doubles as a backpack and messenger bag

The 48Hr Switch by Temporary Forevers is a convertible briefcase/backpack/messenger bag designed to hold camera gear and much more. Read more

Hitch Hiker balanced-motion tripod head boasts smooth, uniform rotations

A new Kickstarter project is seeking funding for Hitch Hiker, a tripod head said to offer smooth and precise uniform rotations thanks to its 'balanced-motion' design. 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

PanoMoments cleverly adds the element of time to 360-degree images

PanoMoments' '360-degree living photos' are a kind of mashup between 360-degree images and Apple's Live Photos. 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

SpiderLight Holster offers quick access to lighter cameras

Spider Camera Holster has launched three new products on Kickstarter: the SpiderLight Holster and Plate, SpiderLight Backpacker, and Single Camera System. All three are designed for smaller and lighter cameras. Read more

Kano Camera Kit lets anyone build and program their own camera

Kano is looking for funding on Kickstarter for a DIY camera kit designed to help anyone learn about photography hardware and software. Read more

Meyer Optik brings back the Primoplan 58 F1.9 on Kickstarter

German lens maker Meyer Optik has starter a Kickstarter campaign to find funding for the relaunch of another of its historic lens designs. Read more

PRVKE 21 is a rugged and versatile camera backpack

The Prvke 21 is a super-versatile backpack that keeps your camera dry and safe, but can also be used on the commute, for the occasional day hike or on a weekend trip. Read more

F-Stop abandons KitSentry Kickstarter, doesn't offer backers refunds

F-Stop Gear has announced that KitSentry, the bag it sought (and successfully raised) funding for on Kickstarter, will not be brought to market. Read more

Globell launches Kickstarter campaign for new screen calibration device

Software distributor Globell has announced plans to introduce a new screen calibration device if it gets enough support from the Kickstarter campaign it has just begun. The company claims its proposed globellColorMeter can calibrate almost any computer monitor in three steps. Read more

Peak Design launches Everyday backpack, tote and sling bags on Kickstarter

Peak Design has launched four new bags in its Everyday product line: the Everyday Backpack in 20L and 30L sizes, the Everyday Tote, and the Everyday Sling. Read more

Lensbaby Circular 180+ ultra-wide-angle GoPro lens launches on Kickstarter

Lensbaby has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Lensbaby Circular 180+, a lens that attaches to a GoPro Hero's waterproof housing. Read more

Hero shot: Rollocam introduces Hercules pocket motorized dolly

A pocket-sized motorized camera dolly that runs on an AAA batteries is in the works from US company Rollocam. Hercules consists of a three-wheeled body with a tripod screw and a single press-button controller. Read more

Meyer-Optik launches Kickstarter campaign for 50mm 'Soap Bubble Bokeh' Trioplan lens

Meyer-Optik Gorlitz has begun a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to produce a modern 50mm F2.9 version of its Trioplan lens. The design is known for its exaggerated circular bokeh which earned it the nickname 'Soap Bubble Lens' in its original version. Read more

Quick review: Nextbit Robin camera

We had a chance to shoot with the Nextbit Robin and check how it performs as a mobile photography device.

Monument is an intelligent personal photo storage device

Monument is marketed as an alternative to cloud photo services like Google Photos.

Lumu Power meters light, flash and color temperature

Lumu has launched the next generation of its smartphone light meter.

Macro stick-on lens brings close-up capability to smartphones

A tiny stick-on lens made from soft plastic offers 4x or 8x magnification for macro photography with your smartphone.

PowerGrip H2O is a waterproof high-tech camera pole

The PowerGrip H2O can charge your camera and comes with a range of optional accessories.

Loki camera rig transforms into four ultra-portable forms

UK company Scratch Ideas is seeking £25,000 in funding on crowdsourcing site Kickstarter for a new camera mount it's calling 'Loki'. Loki can be transformed into a dolly, underslung rig, shoulder rig, and cage, and folds up into a portable rectangular brick about the size of a battery grip for transportation and storage. Click through for more details

Suggestions needed: Interesting / unusual crowd-funded projects

We're busy planning our PIX show in early October, and we want your ideas! We're putting together a list of companies who are using crowd-funding to create fun and interesting photo-related gear, to exhibit at the event. We've got a few names already but if you've seen a particularly interesting crowd-funded project or product that you think we should feature, we'd love to hear from you. Click through to leave your suggestions

Olloclip launches Kickstarter for Studio mobile photography system

Olloclip Studio is a comprehensive mobile photography accessory system based around a protective case.

Meyer Optik to bring back soap-bubble-bokeh Trioplan lens via Kickstarter

Following a successful Kickstar campaign, German optical manufacturer Meyer Optik is set to reintroduce a lens from 1916 that was famous for its unique 'soap-bubble' bokeh. The company hoped to raise $50,000 to fund production of a new Trioplan 100mm F2.8 lens, but at the time of writing pledges have reached $124,000 with the best part of a month still to go. Read more

Miggo Agua IPX3 storm-proof camera bags launch on Kickstarter

Miggo, maker of non-traditional camera straps that convert into wraps, announced in April that it would launch its new 'storm-proof' camera bag Agua on Kickstarter in early June. That crowd-funding campaign is now live. The Miggo Agua bag has an IPX3-standard rating, which means it can protect gear from pouring rain and similar types of water exposure. Read more

Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens launched on Kickstarter

Lomography has launched its new Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens, the second lens it has introduced based on the Petzval optic invented by Joseph Petzval in 1840. This newest Petzval lens features Russian glass optics, is constructed by hand, and is offered in a brass finish. The lens results in photographs with a 'swirly bokeh,' and the strength of the effect can be controlled via a Bokeh Control Ring, a feature not available in Lomography's existing 85mm Petzval. Read more

QromaScan uses your smartphone for digitizing prints

QromaScan offers an easy way of scanning and tagging old prints.

Ansix introduces LensPacks: Rear lens caps with Velcro for bags

Ansix Engineering has taken to Kickstarter with its LensPacks, a rear lens cap backed with Velcro that can be attached to the inside of a camera bag. It's designed to speed up lens changes - when a lens swap is necessary, the photographer can twist the current lens into the fixed lens cap, then twist a different lens off of another cap. Read more

Adaptalux introduces portable lighting studio for macro photography

Adaptalux has introduced a new portable lighting studio, likewise called Adaptalux, which is designed specifically for macro photography. The design is modular in nature, allowing photographers to 'rebuild' it in different ways to meet different needs. This is achieved using a core Control Pod into which Lighting Arms are plugged, with each Lighting Arm being customizable in regards to color, beam angle, brightness and diffusion. Read more

Beastgrip Pro is a customizable smartphone camera rig

Beastgrip Pro aims to turn your smartphone into a professional grade imaging tool.

Defrozo online photography marketing platform launches on Kickstarter

A new platform called Defrozo has launched on Kickstarter. Currently in beta, it offers photographers online services needed to market and run a photography business, including an online store through which customers can purchase prints and a website to showcase one's own work. When it fully launches in October, Defrozo will offer free and paid subscription options. Read more

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