Iris: The magnetic lens cap system
Iris: The magnetic lens cap system
Iris is an aluminum lens cap that uses the power of magnets to create a brand new user experience.
Iris is an aluminum lens cap that uses the power of magnets to create a brand new user experience. Read more
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- Outdated design takes away from the aesthetic value of the camera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!
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.
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
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