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Gitzo Apologizes for Poor Comms, Dramatically Improves Legende Tripod

Over the past few weeks, Gitzo has been in the hot seat over issues surrounding its Legende tripod -- namely linked to poor communication. As a company that had previously never worked directly with customers, the expectations of crowdfunding may have initially caught the manufacturer off guard, but it's actively working to fix that along with its Legende tripod's cosmetic issues.

Gitzo Delays the Legende Tripod Three Months, Compounding Woes

Gitzo's crowdsourced Legende tripod and backpack series has hit another snag: the company has delayed shipping the product for another three months to address "aesthetic" damage. What's worse, the company's poor communication has led to a deluge of dissatisfied comments and demands for refunds.

More Companies Like Canon Should Use Crowdfunding Websites

When I first learned that Canon was planning on using a crowdfunding website to launch a new product, I thought to myself “this is going to be a PR disaster." My knee jerk reaction was to think that it's unacceptable for a company like Canon to use websites like Indiegogo in order to launch a product. Surely it has more than enough money available to develop products without asking for it from the public.

Canon is Crowdfunding a ‘Clippable’ Camera Through Indiegogo

Canon took the photography world by surprise this week when the imaging giant announced that it would try to fund one of its upcoming cameras through the crowdfunding website Indiegogo. The mysterious IVY REC will be a "clippable, go anywhere camera" that Canon has deemed interesting enough to try, but not necessarily promising enough to pay for ahead of time.

Making MAYA, the Only Darkroom Timer You’ll Ever Need

MAYA is a darkroom timer project that was born out of necessity when my old darkroom timer had started to malfunction. It has become a pretty successful crowdfunding campaign so far, exceeding 300% of its initial goal with a few days left to go.

Silberra Wants to Mass Produce New B&W Film Lines

Silberra is a young analog photo company based in Russia that has big goals in the camera film industry: it just launched a $115,000 crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to mass produce over 6 new black-and-white film stocks.

The Expanding Universe of Crowdfunded Photo Gear

I confess: I’m a photo gear junkie. I’ve bought dozens of cameras and lenses, way too many tripods, camera bags and backpacks, and many thousands of dollars’ worth of filters, flash units, and other accessories. I’ve tempered my obsession over the last few years, mostly because there's only so much room to store these things, but from the flood of new products hitting the market recently I'd say I slowed down just in time.