New York City startup Lomography has recently launched its seventh crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. The company sought to raise $100,000 for its new product, the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System and within a matter of days, the project surpassed its initial funding target and is now nearing $450,000 thanks to more than 750 backers.
According to Lomography, the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System is described as a single lens system that consists of three interchangeable lenses. Each of the lenses can be attached to the lens base to shoot at a fix facial length of 3.5/35mm, 28/50mm, or 4/80mm. Photographers can also switch through a range of apertures and use special drop-in apertures plates to achieve countless shooting styles.
“Ideal for photography and perfect for videography because of its seamless aperture, the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System offers you the ideal tools and much more for complete creative freedom — whether you’re capturing street, fashion, nature, portraiture or just the beautiful simplicity of everyday life.”
Tech specs are the following:
- Focal Length: 35mm, 50mm, 80mm, front element group convertible
- Aperture: Dual aperture system
- Multi-scaled diaphragm aperture: 35mm: extended, f/3.5 – f/22 , 50mm: f/2.8 – f/22, 80mm: extended, f/4 – f/22
- Drop-in aperture plates
- Field of View: 35mm: 63°, 50mm: 46°, 80mm: 30°
- Lens Mounting Profile: Canon EF, Nikon F or Pentax K
- Closest Focusing Distance: 35mm: 0.25m , 50mm: 0.4m, 80mm: 0.8m
- Lens Construction:
- Lens Base: 3 elements in 3 groups
- Front Lens: 4 elements in 4 groups for each focal length
- Filter Thread: 52mm
- Lens Coating: Multi-coated
- Electronic Contacts: No
- Focusing Mechanism: Helicoid
In regards to why it has returned to Kickstarter, Lomography added:
“Lomography loves sharing its latest inventions with its global Community from the early stages of their conception. That’s why Lomography is back on Kickstarter. With six successful projects already completed, Lomography is excited to invite the Community to help shape the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System. As a thank you for all their fantastic support, backers will save up to 45 percent on the retail price of the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System, which will be 990 USD. Backers will also be able to add a whole host of exclusive extras to their pledge packages. The journey has only just begun as backers will also have the chance to vote for the focal length of the next front element that Lomography creates.”
Those who back the project will receive the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System starting at $640. The campaign is set to close on June 7th.
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