The Lens Holster is an incredibly convenient way to carry and switch your lenses. Changing lenses has never been easier!
As many photographers know, carrying interchangeable lenses in a camera bag makes switching them complicated and time consuming. I have struggled with this myself, and wanted a better way to carry my lenses that was fast and efficient. To accomplish this, I developed the Lens Holster - a patent pending product that holds lenses securely by their mounts and allows for quick changes. The Lens Holster will help you have the right lens when and where you need it.
With the Lens Holster, you will have:
Immediate Lens Changes - With practice, lens changes take just several seconds
Easy Access to Your Lenses - Being at your waist, lenses are always there when you need them
Freedom from Rear Lens Caps - By design they are no longer necessary
How It Works:
The Lens Holster holds lenses in the same way that the camera itself does, with a circular lens mount that you twist the lens into until it locks in place. To take the lens off, simply press the locking button down and twist in the opposite direction. The Lens Holster hangs around the shoulder or waist and keeps lenses in a convenient location for quick changes. It can be used to carry one or two extra lenses.
For the quickest lens change, it is best to carry one additional lens and leave the other mount open to receive the lens that is being changed. The system, though, does allow for two lenses being held at the same time thus creating a three lens system for the user. This product is great for wedding and street photographers, as well as travelers and enthusiasts who want to change between wide angle and longer prime lenses for example.
Why Funding is Needed:
Funding will be used for two things, firstly the tooling of an injection mold for the body of the lens holster, and secondly for the parts, assembly, and shipping of the Holster to you. I have all the manufacturers lined up for this product, I just need your help to make this product a reality!
I have started with Nikon because I use a Nikon SLR and I could test and refine the product using my camera. I am working to expand to Canon as soon as possible! I believe this device is extremely useful and want everyone to be able to use it. If you are interested in having this for Canon, please check in on my Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/FullFrameInnovation) for updates.
How Did the Idea Come?
In October of 2011, I had just moved to Boston and I enjoyed walking around in my free time to take pictures of the beautiful city. I wanted to go out and shoot with an additional lens, but I had a problem: The camera bag and rear lens caps slowed me down when switching lenses. I did not want to have to stop and possibly miss a shot while switching. I thought it'd be great to use something similar to the camera's mount to hold the lenses, and a few months later I entered Northeastern's Husky Start-up Challenge with a prototype of the product - and won! I have since been working to bring this product to Kickstarter and to photographers everywhere.
Who am I?
My name is Preston Turk; I am an entrepreneur and photographer in Boston looking for ways to solve problems that I have experienced while shooting photos. Please feel free to check out my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/FullFrameInnovation !
I would like to thank the Northeastern Entrepreneur's Club and Husky Start-up Challenge, as well as the Idea Venture Accelerator for all the help along the way!
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Although this product seems rather simple, there are many things that must be brought together to make it work. The parts for this are being sourced from many places, and will come together to be made here in Massachusetts. There is a risk that one piece of the product could arrive late and affect delivery time. I cannot control these variables, but I can promise to do my best to insure that everything runs smoothly to be delivered on time.
A product like this requires total product quality control, especially in the metal mount rings which are very precise. To tackle this problem I have been working with machine shops, injection molders, packagers, and assemblers that have consistently delivered quality service. I believe I have the best group of manufacturers on my team, as well as an engineer who has been behind the design to make sure everything will work smoothly. We are all set to get going on this product, but just need your help to start manufacturing!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $50,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on February 21.
Jan 7, 2013 - Feb 21, 2013 (45 days)
Pledge $5 or more
Every dollar helps! You'll receive a thank you email from me after the campaign is over, along with my sincere appreciation for backing the project!Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $15 or more
For this pledge level you'll receive a black Stow-Away cap holder from my previous campaign! Fits lens caps sized 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 62mm, 67mm, and 72mm, uses standard tripod threads (1/4 - 20 thread), shipping charges included to continental US. International funders please add $10 for shipping.Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $40 or more
25 backers All gone!
Early Bird Special! You'll get the Lens Holster for Nikon at a great low price. Full price will be $70, so get it while you can! An adjustable strap and shipping to the continental U.S. are included. International backers please add $10 for shipping.Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $55 or more
50 backers All gone!
Second Early Bird Special! You'll get the Lens Holster for Nikon at a lower price, with an adjustable strap. Shipping to the continental U.S. is included. International backers please add $10 for shipping.Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $64 or more
For this pledge level you'll receive your very own Lens Holster for Nikon! Also included is an adjustable strap and shipping to the continental U.S. International backers please add $10 for shipping.Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $80 or more
Lens Holster/Stow-Away Kit! For this pledge level you'll get one Lens Holster for Nikon and a Stow-Away lens cap holder from my previous campaign. Included is shipping to the continental U.S. International backers please add $10 for shipping.Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $100 or more
8 backers Limited (92 of 100 left)
Kickstarter green special edition! Pledge for this level and you'll receive a Lens Holster for Nikon with green anodized mounts! These special Holsters will not be made after Kickstarter funding so they will be very rare. Included is shipping to the continental U.S. International backers please add $10 for shipping.Estimated delivery: May 2013