A new Kickstarter campaign is seeking funds for Solarcan, a single-use pinhole camera housed in a tall soda can. Read more
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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 has announced Lynx, its next generation camera slider and motion control system for photographers and filmmakers. Read more
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 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
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
US accessories manufacturer Timelapse+ has announced that its latest on-camera timelapse controller is now on general sale. Read more
Camera stabilization system manufacturer Steadicam is hoping to introduce a new motorized rig for smartphone videographers called the Steadicam Volt. Read more
The 48Hr Switch by Temporary Forevers is a convertible briefcase/backpack/messenger bag designed to hold camera gear and much more. Read more
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
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 provides 5 times the light output of the iPhones built-in LED flash and doubles as a flashlight. Read more
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
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' '360-degree living photos' are a kind of mashup between 360-degree images and Apple's Live Photos. Read more
Lume Cube has launched a Kickstarter for the Life Lite, the follow-up product to its original Lume Cube LED-lighting cube. Read more
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 is looking for funding on Kickstarter for a DIY camera kit designed to help anyone learn about photography hardware and software. Read more
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
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 Gear has announced that KitSentry, the bag it sought (and successfully raised) funding for on Kickstarter, will not be brought to market. Read more
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 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 has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Lensbaby Circular 180+, a lens that attaches to a GoPro Hero's waterproof housing. Read more
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 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
Monument is marketed as an alternative to cloud photo services like Google Photos.
Lumu has launched the next generation of its smartphone light meter.
A tiny stick-on lens made from soft plastic offers 4x or 8x magnification for macro photography with your smartphone.
The PowerGrip H2O can charge your camera and comes with a range of optional accessories.
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
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 Studio is a comprehensive mobile photography accessory system based around a protective case.
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, 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
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 offers an easy way of scanning and tagging old prints.
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 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 aims to turn your smartphone into a professional grade imaging tool.
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
Despite a successful round of funding through Kickstarter, Triggertrap has run into difficulties developing its Ada prototype and has announced that it will not be continuing with the project. As of November last year the company had raised nearly £300,000 in crowdfunding for its latest innovation, Ada - a high-speed shutter and flash trigger. Triggertrap CEO Haje Jan Kamps spoke with us about the response he's heard from disappointed project backers. Read more
The Moment case connects to the iPhone 6 via low-energy bluetooth and provides a two-stage shutter button.
Light & Motion has introduced a new GoPro companion light called the Sidekick, and is seeking funding for its production on Kickstarter. The Sidekick is designed to attach directly to the GoPro's existing mount, eliminating the need to carry an external light, though it retains some flexibility via an optional armature for positioning the light. Read more
PowerLite combines an external light source with a battery pack and remote control for your smartphone camera.
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