Posts Tagged ‘kickstarter’

KitSentry Helps You Manage and Track Your Camera Gear for Peace of Mind

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Photographers who are out and about often have thousands of dollars in camera gear kept inside a camera bag, and keeping an eye on your bag at all times can be taxing and sometimes impossible. KitSentry is a new product that’s designed to keep an eye on your gear so you don’t have to, giving you peace of mind to help you focus on making photos.
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Beastgrip Pro is a Versatile Lens Adapter and Camera Rig for Smartphone Shooters

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Back in 2013, Vadym Chalenko successfully raised nearly $40,000 to launch a product called the Beastgrip, the first universal lens adapter and camera rig for smartphones. Now, two years later, he’s refreshing the Beastgrip with a new version that’s even more versatile and powerful. It’s called the Beastgrip Pro.
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Adaptalux: How I Designed a Light for the Everyday Macro Photographer

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Product design is the notion of transforming an idea into a tangible object that has a purpose. Solving problems with products is what I like to do — it’s how I try to give something back to the world. Adaptalux is something I created recently to give photographers a portable macro studio wherever they go.
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Triggertrap Has ‘Failed’ After Raising Nearly $500K for the Ada Modular Camera Trigger

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High-flying Kickstarter campaigns get a lot of glory, but they come with their fair share of risks: just ask Triggertrap. Back in 2013, the UK-based camera trigger maker launched a crowdfunding campaign for a new modular camera trigger it had developed, called the Ada (initially it was the “Redsnap”). With an initial goal of only £50K, the company successfully raised £290,386 (~$446K) from nearly 1,971 backers.

For the next year, things seemed to be going well, and the company posted regular status updates on progress. Yesterday, that all came to an abrupt end as the company announced that the project has been shuttered.
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Monkey Latch: One-Click Changeovers Between Your Camera and Its Accessories

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Wilson Tse and Craig Hansen of British Columbia want to make it easier for photographers to switch their cameras between accessories such as straps and tripods. The duo has created a new universal camera mount system called the Monkey Latch that aims to tackle this issue.

It’s a quick release system that lets you move your camera from one accessory to another in just seconds with one click.
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Brevitē is a Simple New Camera Backpack that Draws Admiration but Not Unwanted Attention

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There’s a new camera bag on the horizon that may be worth keeping your eye on: it’s called the Brevitē, and it’s a simple backpack that packs the features photographers need into a simple and elegant classic backpack design.
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CamsFormer is an Attachment for DSLRs that Adds Triggering, Remote Control, and More

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Competition in the DSLR attachment space is heating up. Joining the likes of TriggerTrap and CASE Remote is a new product called CamsFormer, a single DSLR attachment that adds wireless camera control, time-lapse, high speed triggering, and motorized pan/tilt/zoom.
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The Foldio2 Foldable Pop-Up Light Box for Product Photos is Bigger, Brighter, and Better than Ever

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Remember Foldio? Introduced a little over a year ago today, it’s an ultra-portable, foldable light box that gave smartphone photographers the ability to capture much more professional looking product shots. And if you want to know just how popular it as, keep in mind the Foldio Kickstarter raised over $170,000 when its goal was only $10K.

Well, today Foldio comes back with a vengeance by introducing the Foldio2: a bigger, brighter version of the first Foldio that is well on its way to smashing that $170K funding bar they set with the first campaign. Read more…

F-Stop Gear Is Creating a Camera Backpack Designed Specifically for Women

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With the exception of color choices, more often than not, photography gear is designed to be unisex. This isn’t inherently an issue, but when it comes down to it, there’s no denying that male and female bodies differ from one another in certain respects.

It would make sense, then, that wearable gear be designed to reflect these differences, right? F-Stop Gear thinks so, which is why they’ve decided to design a camera bag built specifically for women.

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Remotely Control the Direction and Angle of Your Off-Camera Speedlights with the Panlight

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There are times when having an extra hand while on a shoot would be a huge help, especially when you’re dealing with multiple lights that are mounted high up in a stand. Thankfully, a clever contraption is in the works that will rid you of these troubles, making it easier than ever to adjust your speedlights’ positioning on-the-fly whether or not you have an assistant nearby.

It’s called the Panlight and it’s essentially a remote-controlled pan and tilt head designed to be used specifically with speedlights and third party triggering systems.

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