Trioplan 50mm f/2.9 lens now available on Kickstarter
Nostalgia is a feeling that photographers experience oftentimes. If you are feeling it right now, then here is something that might bring back the good days: the Trioplan 50mm f/2.9 soap bubble bokeh lens. It is being brought back to life by Meyer-Optik Gorlitz, which has launched a Kickstarter campaign for this project alone.
Lomography introduces Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art lens
Lomography is back on Kickstarter with another interesting project. It is a new Petzval lens and it is unique. The Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art lens features a special ring that allows photographers to control the bokeh levels in their photos. The optic is available through Kickstarter and it will begin shipping later this year.
CyPhy LVL 1 Drone is the first drone for absolutely everyone
CyPhy Works, a company led by iRobot’s co-founder Helen Greiner, has revealed the first drone designed for absolutely everyone. iRobot is known for creating the Roomba vacuum cleaner, but now Helen Greiner has moved to other things, such as the CyPhy LVL 1 Drone, which comes packed with a built-in camera.
Sidekick is the perfect companion light for GoPro Hero cameras
Have you ever wanted to capture better photos and videos in low-light or backlit conditions with your GoPro Hero action camera? Well, then the Sidekick is the perfect companion light for you and your setup. This accessory is waterproof and can be pre-ordered on the Kickstarter platform, courtesy of Light & Motion.
Meet Zano, the intelligent, autonomous, and cheap nano drone
Most drones with built-in cameras have a rather high price tag. Torquing Group is aiming to change this aspect. However, the company is not ready to shed any functionality, so Zano is an intelligent and autonomous quadcopter that offers numerous features, including swarming capabilities.
CamsFormer turns your DSLR into a mean photo machine
One of the most exciting projects from Kickstarter is CamsFormer. Its creator, Clive Smith, promises that this device will transform your DSLR and your photography life, thanks to the slew of features that it provides. This is an all-in-one accessory that comes packed with sensors, WiFi, image-editing tools, and many other features!
Intrepid Camera: the cheap large format camera
Kickstarter has given birth to yet another fun product for photographers. The Intrepid Camera is a 4×5 large format camera that will be great for landscape shooting. This device has already met its goal on the crowd-funding platform, but it is still available for those who want a compact, lightweight, and cheap large format shooter.
fps1000 affordable high-speed camera available on Kickstarter
Looking for a high-speed video camera that is also cheap, lightweight, and compact? Well, look no further as the fps1000 has just become official. It is the results of a project by Graham Rowan and it consists of a camcorder that shoots slow-motion videos for a fraction of the cost of conventional cameras that do the same thing.
MIOPS is a camera trigger with plenty of aces up its sleeve
Are you a beginner photographer without a camera or flash trigger? Do you actually own one, but you are unhappy with it? Well, here comes MIOPS, a camera and flash trigger, which can be controlled using a smartphone. MIOPS is now available on Kickstarter with the promise that it will take your photography skills to the next level.
AirDog: a drone that serves as your video recording sidekick
How would you like to have a personal sidekick that tracks all your movements and records all your actions? Well, behold AirDog, an autonomous drone that is capable of doing just that! It is compatible with the GoPro Hero cameras and it is available for pre-order through Kickstarter. It has already been funded , so it is coming in November!
CA7CH Lightbox is a compact, but versatile wearable camera
The future of wearable gadgets looks bright. Moreover, it seems like more and more people are attracted by wearable cameras. Here is one of the most compact of them all: the CA7CH Lightbox. This is a versatile wearable camera, which available for pre-order on Kickstarter and whose usefulness is limited by your creativity.
HEXO+ is an intelligent aerial drone that follows you around
A California-based company has introduced an intelligent aerial drone that is capable of following a subject around and capturing beautiful action videos autonomously. It is called HEXO+ and it is compatible with GoPro Hero cameras. The aerial drone can be pre-ordered on Kickstarter, where it has already met its funding goal.
The SINGH project reveals the epic beards of Sikh men
Having a large beard is something that is quite popular these days. They call it an epic beard on the internet and this is how to show how tough you are. UK-based photographers Amit and Naroop wanted to pay a tribute to Sikh men and their beards so they have created the SINGH project consisting of amazing portrait photos.
360cam is a camera that records full HD 360-degree videos
The latest exciting project to come out of Kickstarter consists of the so-called 360cam. It has been developed by Giroptic and it consists of a digital camera with three lenses capable of capturing videos at full HD resolution and with a 360-degree field-of-view. It’s WiFi-enabled, but read on to find out its entire specs list.
Lomography reveals Lomo’Instant film camera on Kickstarter
Lomography has returned to Kickstarter with a new and exciting project. It consists of the company’s first instant film camera which has been called Lomo’Instant. The camera comes with numerous customization options, but Lomo’Instant is also the proud provider of the brightest aperture ever found in an instant film camera.
OTTO is a hackable GIF camera available on Kickstarter
OTTO has been unveiled as a small and lightweight digital camera that can be hacked. This device is capable of creating GIFs and immediately sharing the resulting files to a smartphone, courtesy of a mobile application. The OTTO hackable GIF camera is available for pre-order right now only through the Kickstarter funding platform.
CENTR camera records 360-degree panoramic 4K videos
A team of former Apple employees has unveiled the CENTR camera. It consists of a device with the shape of a doughnut that features four image sensors. The CENTR camera will stitch the footage together in order to create amazing 360-degree panoramic videos at 4K resolution. This device is available now on Kickstarter!
LifeLogger is a wearable camera that records your life in HD
Kickstarter is home to a large number of exciting projects. The latest and one which involves photography is called LifeLogger. It consists of a new wearable camera with a 5-megapixel sensor and 720p video recording capabilities. It is small and lightweight, it can be mounted on your head and it will livestream your life via WiFi.
Vortex is a modular aerial drone for mirrorless cameras
Capturing aerial photography is now accessible to everyone thanks to aerial drones. A compact, cheap, and modular “Advanced Multirotor Drone Copter” is now available on Kickstarter. It consists of a new drone type that is capable of carrying around mirrorless cameras such as Panasonic GH and Sony NEX models.
Haunting photos of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster aftermath
The explosion of the Reactor 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986 is one of the worst nuclear disasters in history. Photographer Gerd Ludwig has made several trips to Ukraine and has gathered enough material to create a photo book which consists of haunting photos of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster aftermath.
Eye Mirror Lens makes any camera record 360-degree videos
More and more inventors are trying to come up with devices that record 360-degree videos. If this is what you are looking for, then you should take a closer look at the Eye Mirror Lens. It is an interesting gadget that can be attached in the front of a camera, so that it captures 360-degree movies and the best part about it is that it is available on Kickstarter.