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The smallest lens in the world! It’s a 7mm thin pancake lens that fits most any camera, covers full frame, and is ready when you are.
6 backers pledged €2,413 to help bring this project to life.

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    Pledge €12 or more About US$ 14

    One darkroom print of any picture

    A print of any picture taken with the ExperimentalOptics 35mm f/2.7 lens - take your pick from our Flickr gallery. Whichever you choose will be printed in an actual darkroom with actual light onto actual photography paper – a token of our appreciation for your support.
    Minimum pledge: 12 € (this is our suggestion for a minimum pledge. If would like to support our work and permit us to keep researching exciting new uncompromising projects in the future, please feel free to pledge more!)
    Includes worldwide uninsured and untracked shipping.

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    Pledge €1,199 or more About US$ 1,346

    35mm f/2.7 pancake lens of the 1st batch

    Your pledge gets you
    - the ExperimentalOptics 35mm f/2.7 pancake lens – the smallest lens in the world. It can be used on any native M39 mount camera or combined with an adapter to be used on virtually any camera (see technical details below)
    - a handmade lens pouch
    - an English manual
    - free worldwide, tracked shipping
    - envisioned for shipping in late 2018
    Minimum pledge: 1199 € (this is our suggestion for a minimum pledge. If would like to support our work and permit us to keep researching exciting new uncompromising projects in the future, please feel free to pledge more!)

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    Pledge €1,199 or more About US$ 1,346

    35mm f/2.7 pancake lens of the 2nd batch

    Same as above, including the adapter options. Just that shipping is envisioned through 2019 only.

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    Pledge €4,000 or more About US$ 4,491

    The Big Box: 35mm f/2.7 and 50mm f/0.75

    Yes, we have three – very probably the last ever – of our superfast 50mm f/0.75 lenses from our first crowdfunding campaign. If you don’t just want the smallest, but also the biggest lens in the world, this reward is for you: a big box containing both! It doesn’t get more exclusive nor more spectacular than that.
    Your pledge gets you
    - one of the three very first ExperimentalOptics 35mm f/2.7 pancake lenses
    - one of the three very last ExperimentalOptics 50mm f/0.75 full frame lenses out of our first crowdfunding campaign – and still to this day the fastest lens in the world! Read more here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1745517054/50-mm-f-075-the-fastest-photographic-lens-in-the-w
    - a handmade lens pouch for each lens
    - an English manual for each lens
    - free worldwide, tracked shipping
    - a high grade adapter of your choice: for Leica M mount or Sony E mount (see above)
    Minimum pledge: 4000 € (this is our suggestion for a minimum pledge. If would like to support our work and permit us to keep researching exciting new uncompromising projects in the future, please feel free to pledge more!)

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