Articles tagged "kickstarter"

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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

Flasher smartphone flash launched on Kickstarter

Flasher is a new external photo and video light for smartphones.

As Triggertrap pulls plug on Ada kickstarter, CEO Haje Jan Kamps responds to comments from unhappy backers

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

Moment phone case brings two-stage shutter button to iPhone

The Moment case connects to the iPhone 6 via low-energy bluetooth and provides a two-stage shutter button.

Light and Motion launches Sidekick companion light for GoPro on Kickstarter

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

Zano nano drone takes selfies to the next level

The Zano nano drone captures 5MP images and HD video, and can be programmed to follow its user.

PowerLite is a multi-functional light for your smartphone camera

PowerLite combines an external light source with a battery pack and remote control for your smartphone camera.

Vela One LED promises 1/2,000,000 flash duration for the price of a normal hotshoe gun

An inventor from Bristol in the UK is developing an LED-based light source for high speed photography, promising to produce a burst of flash with a duration short enough to freeze a bullet. The Vela One, which will be priced at a similar level to standard hotshoe flashguns, uses nine LEDs arranged in a bank that generates a million lumens and is powered by just four AA cells that the inventor claims will last a full day’s shooting. Learn more

Blocks Camera features modular design with swappable components

Blocks Camera of California has introduced its Blocks+ multi-functional camera. The Blocks+ features a modular design allowing photographers to swap in components, referred to as 'blocks', for various types of recording like 3D and 360-degree video. The blocks also include battery modules that can be added for extra battery life. Learn more

Pico dongle offers automatic time lapse control

Pico, described by its maker as 'a new brain for your camera', is a small orange dongle that brings automatic time lapse control to more than 300 camera models.

ZenCam brings the film experience to smartphones

ZenCam, an app seeking funding on Kickstarter, provides a user with digital 'rolls of film' that can't be seen until they're printed and shipped to your door.

MIOPS brings high-speed photography to your camera

MIOPS is a trigger device specifically designed for high-speed photography.

Elephant Steady stabilized grip for iPhone seeks funding through Kickstarter

A company named ADPLUS has launched a Kickstarter for a new product called Elephant Steady, a stabilized grip designed for an iPhone that claims to be the smallest of its kind.

HEXO+ brings subject tracking to drones

HEXO+ is an autonomous camera drone that can track its subjects.

Peak Design Kickstarter offers 'hassle-free' Slide and Clutch straps

San Francisco-based Peak Design will release a couple of new camera straps, the Slide and Clutch, in October following a successful funding campaign on Kickstarter. The Slide is a quick-connecting shoulder strap for cameras of any size, while the Clutch is a smaller hand strap designed for use regardless of whether the camera has a battery grip. Read more

The iStick Kickstarter project combines a USB and Apple Lightning connector for easy file transfer between iOS devices and computers.

The Centr camera stitches video from four cameras to create 360-degree panoramic video footage. 

The Lifelogger wearable camera attaches to your ear and records video from your point of view. 

Famatic is a digital picture frame that connects to your Facebook and Instagram accounts so images are sent straight to the frame. 

Lensbaby has added an Android option for its 'Sweet Spot' selective focus lens.

Never lose your lens cap again with HACkxTACK

We all know the situation just too well. You're out shooting with your DSLR or mirrorless camera when you decide to swap lenses and have no idea where you've put the lens cap for the lens that's mounted on your camera body. Usually it's in the very last place you look for it. In the worst case scenario you never find it at all. Two Canadian designers have a solution to this problem. Learn more

The Micro Phone Lens Kickstarter project aims to convert your mobile device into a powerful microscope.

Kickstarter project seeks funding for 'Stubilizer' GoPro mount

When you're an inventor, you get to put your name on whatever it is you invent. That's the rule. Hence, the RockSolid Stubilizer. Dreamed up by extreme sports junkie Stuart Smith, the Stubilizer - a GoPro-compatible, plug-and-play image stabilizer - is currently seeking funding through Kickstarter to reach production. The Stubilizer uses brushless motor gimbal technology to minimize shake on up to three axis. Learn more

Some photocentric projects caught our eye this week.

Would you use your smartphone as a digital back?

Badass Cameras plans Kickstarter for medium-format smartphone back.

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