Iris: The magnetic lens cap system project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound
$1,185 pledged of $35,000 goal
backers

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .

By Morgan Nowland
$1,185 pledged of $35,000 goal
backers

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .

About

Designed to be minimal and lightweight, Iris is the first step towards elevated individuality for your camera. 

 

The first personal cameras were invented in 1885. Since then photographers have obsessed over keeping their lenses clean and free of blemishes. The problem is that photographers, both amateur and professional, have had only one option: the traditional plastic lens cap.

If you're anything like us you've probably wished for something more from your lens cap.

Here are some of the issues we've observed with plastic lens caps:

  • They are often flimsy and easily lost
  • Outdated design takes away from the aesthetic value of the camera
  • The traditional latch design is not as secure as possible
  • Lenses are valuable, and expensive, but are protected by an inexpensive and cheaply made plastic cap

We believe Iris is the solution.

We've combined machined aluminum and rare-earth magnets (the strongest manufactured magnets) to create a sleek and durable lens cap that's as functional as it is beautiful. 

Here are some of the ways that Iris provides a solution:

  • Sleek, modern, eye-catching design adds aesthetic value to your lens
  • Iris' magnetic latching system creates a secure seal that you won't ever have to question
  • Iris lens caps are durable, light, and easy to keep track of
  • Superior protection at an affordable price

Iris Lens Caps are available in three bold colors: black, silver, and gold.

Each lens cap and base are interchangeable which allows you to create vibrant color combinations that reflect your creativity.

 

As you can see, the Iris lens cap has two components:

  • a machined aluminum base (screws directly in to any 77mm lens)
  • a machined aluminum lens cap

As soon as Iris is funded we will begin development of additional thread sizes. Find us on Instagram and Facebook and let us know what sizes you'd like to see designed for Iris!

Each lens cap features a radial design that beautifully reflects light, making it as picturesque as your subjects.

 The real magic of Iris lies in the way that it secures to your lens.

The Iris lens cap system uses four pairs of rare earth magnets spaced evenly around the lens and base. The lens cap locks securely into place with a satisfying click you can feel and hear! 

Social

We'd love to have you join us on our journey by connecting with us on social media! Here's where you can find us.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/irislenscap/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/IrisLensCap

Instagram: whiteline.design

The Rewards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for taking the time to view the Iris Lens Cap! We are so excited to see how you use Iris to inspire creativity, individuality, and innovation. 

Risks and challenges

Iris prototypes have been meticulously designed and tested, but there are still many challenges that may present themselves throughout the manufacturing stage. We are working with a local manufacturer in Chattanooga, TN to make sure we have the finest quality products ready for shipment. We are also committed to providing thorough status updates throughout the process to keep our backers informed.

We hope to deliver all rewards on schedule, but be aware that there is a chance of unexpected delay. As mentioned above, we will keep all backers updated throughout every step of the process. We are committed to providing a product and process that we are proud to represent. Thank you!

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Make a pledge without a reward

    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 10 or more About $10

    Supporter Package

    Receive 10 high-res royalty free photos for your personal use! In addition, receive updates on our progress as we make Iris a reality. Thanks for your support!

    Includes:
    • Iris Digital Pack (10 photos)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $40 or more About $40

    Super Early Bird

    Be one of the very first to own an Iris lens cap and save $19.99 off the retail price of $59.99!

    Includes:
    • One Iris lens cap (black, gold, or silver)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (339 left of 350) 11 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Early Bird!

    Jump at the chance to have an Iris lens cap on your camera and save $9.99 off the retail price of $59.99!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (450 left of 450) 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $90 or more About $90

    Double Up!

    Receive two Iris lens caps and save $29.98 off the retail price of $119.98!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (598 left of 600) 2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $165 or more About $165

    The Trifecta!

    Mix and match your choice of three Iris lens caps and save $14.97 off the retail price of $179.97!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (500 left of 500) 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    The Full Set! (x2)

    Receive six Iris lens caps in the color of your choice and save $59.94 off the retail price of $359.94!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (200 left of 200) 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $540 or more About $540

    The Full Set! (x4)

    Receive four full sets of the Iris lens cap. Perfect for making sure your team is shooting in style! Save $179.88 off the retail price of $719.88!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (100 left of 100) 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $750 or more About $750

    The Power Team

    Receive five full sets of the Iris lens cap system + laser etched customization on the inside or outside of the lens caps + an invitation to the official Iris launch party! Save $300 off of the retail price of $1050!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (20 left of 20) 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. All gone!
  11. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $70 or more About $70

    Super Early Bird

    Be one of the very first to own an Iris lens cap and save $30 off the retail price of $100!

    Includes:
    • One Iris lens cap (black, gold, or silver)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    Double Up!

    Receive two Iris lens caps and save $50 off the retail price of $200!

    Includes:
    • Two Iris lens caps (black, gold, or silver)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.