A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Risks and challenges
As with any photographic accessory, our biggest risk is design infringement. To that end, we are pleased to announce that we have secured a US Patent for the design of the (BIF) BullsEye: US Patent Number US 9,746,751 B1
The aluminum components have been extensively field tested for comfort and build quality. We have used lenses as large as 500mm f/4, but the design can handle larger glass. If you are willing to hold it, the (BIF) BullsEye can support it.
Our design also includes safety stops on the main rail to prevent the mounting clamp from detaching from the product while adjusting its position. Our primary clamp is designed to securely attach your camera to the BullsEye rail. We rejected components machined in China to ensure quality and strength when securing your camera to our product.
We've also included some design features to accommodate future accessories, including a bipod mount for ground-level shooting and attachment points for a carrying strap.
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