About this project
CameraPunk™ - YOUnique Camera accessories
Taking photos is really cool! However, your camera is not. Why would you put all your effort into creating unique, artistic photography with a boring, cookie-cutter camera?
In 2011 I purchased my first DSLR camera, soon to be disheartened at how every single camera looks just like the next. In talking with Trey Ratcliff - a renowned HDR photographer and Steampunk fan- I was thrilled to hear that he had also been seeking a "different look" for his camera.
Although I had been creating Steampunk jewelry for years, it was quite a challenge to figure out how to apply this style to the camera. After some trial and error, the first CameraPunk™ gears were created!!
Since then I've CameraPunked about 20 cameras including my own, and I dream about the day where everyone is walking around with their cameras decked out in unique camera accessories that truly represent the person carrying it.
CameraPunk™ Lens Caps are not only decorative, but highly functional as well!! The chain clips on to the camera, and stops you from ever dropping or losing your lens cap again!!
I currently create each piece by hand, and although I enjoy this hand making process, it's not scalable, and I won't be able to reach as many people as I'd like to.
With your support, I'll be able to:
- Have professional-grade custom leather die cuts made for the most common lens cap sizes (52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm)
- Acquire a Leather Clicker Press / Machine
- Purchase necessary material in bulk: Leather, Hardware, Chain, Lens Caps
- Streamline production to improve efficiency, enabling me to make more people's camera unique
- Have CameraPunk readily available in your favorite boutiques and stores
REWARDS: FREE US SHIPPING WITH ALL REWARDS!!
$5 - A HUGE Thank you!! & Project updates!!
$10 - Digital Portfolio of Momo's photography!!
$18 - CameraPunk™ Lens Motif Necklace!!
$28 - CameraPunk™ LITE!!
$35 - Stainless Steel Hex Nut Ring!!
$38 EARLY BIRD or $45 regular - CameraPunk™ Lens Cap DELUXE!!
$46 Vintage Watch Ring!!
$48 - Stainless Steel Wing Nut Necklace!!
$58 EARLY BIRD or $65 regular - CameraPunk™ Lens Cap ULTIMATE!!
$68- Steampunk Earphones!!
$80 - CUSTOM!! Camerapunk™ Lens Cap!!
$85 - CUSTOM!! Leather holder WITH 18 Oz Hydro Flask Water Bottle!!
$90 - Stainless Steel SteamPunk Flask with Leather Holster!!
$95 - CameraPunk™ Leather Camera Strap!!
$100 - LIMITED EDITION!! Trey Ratcliff Lens Cap!!
$125 - CUSTOM!! Leather Lens Cuff!!
$140 - CUSTOM!! Leather Camera Strap!!
$150 - VALUE CameraPunk™ Set!!
$160 - CHRONONAUT!!
$280 - Steampunk LSTN Headphones!!
$325 - CameraPunk™ FULL CUSTOM Set!!
$500 - Custom Lens Cap + Lunch & Photo Walk with Momo!!
What is the current stage of the project?
I will be working with a leather manufacturer with years of experience in creating custom leather die cuts, as well as performing the actual die cutting with a clicker machine. We will be ready to start production as soon as the Kickstarter campaign is complete. Production and delivery will take approximately 4 months:
Week 1-4: Order custom leather die cuts and purchase all the necessary materials such as leather, hardware, chain, and lens caps in bulk
Week 5-12: Production of reward items in the order of earliest delivery date
Week 13-15: Packing and shipping of rewards to backers
Learn More About CameraPunk™
CameraPunk™ on Facebook
Momo Lee on Facebook
Momo's Steampunk jewelry Momotique on Facebook
Trey Ratcliff on www.StuckInCustoms.com
Trey Ratcliff on Google Plus
Risks and challenges
SPREADING THE WORD: I am amazed at how many amazing KickStarter projects are submitted each day!! In order to create the attention and traffic I need for this project to be successful, I plan to reach out to camera / photography /steampunk websites, bloggers, and associations, and also to participate in related conventions and exhibitions to further spread the word. I am thrilled to have Trey Ratcliff and other inspiring photographers fully supporting and believing in this project as well.
CREATING THE REWARDS: Once the funding is in place, my challenge will be to create each reward item in large quantities, all while maintaining the highest quality. I have quality checkpoints at every stage of the process from the leather manufacturing to putting it into the envelope to send to you! I will also be communicating closely with those backers who have pledged for custom pieces, so I can create exactly what they are looking for.
Please feel free to contact me If you have any other questions, concerns, or requests!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Yes!! Whether it's a DSLR, mirror less camera, or a digital point and shoot, the CameraPunk™ lens cap works with any make or model of lens, as long as the lens cap size is the same.
The lens cap size is written on the backside of the lens cap, or you can find out by looking for the symbol Ø with a number next to it. This marking will typically appear either on the front rim of your lens, or on the side of your lens barrel.
Lens Cap Size Chart:
and all other Camera & Lens!!
The CameraPunk™ Lens Cap LITE is a simple two-tone lens cap that adds a pop to your camera, with a matching chain and clasp. The CameraPunk™ Lens Cap DELUXE adds a beautiful fine leather piece in combination with the two-tone lens cap. The CameraPunk™ Lens Cap ULTIMATE is an exquisite lens cap that combines the two-tone lens cap with fine leather, and unique hardware & gears.
Shot and edited by Steve Payne =)
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