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Give your Camera protection against Dust and Moisture by adding a weather seal that integrates with all of your lenses! Read more

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This project was successfully funded on February 24, 2013.

Give your Camera protection against Dust and Moisture by adding a weather seal that integrates with all of your lenses!

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    1. Creator Michał Obuchowski on December 13

      Tried contacting for over a year, no response, 26 bucks for a rubber band :(

    2. Creator Brett Martin on October 9, 2013

      I installed mine as soon as I got it on my Canon 50mm 1.4. It only took about two or three weeks to start pealing away from the lens, which I cleaned with alcohol etc for a good stick. The first time attaching the lens was rough and I left it on for a few days. It got easier to attach after that but still tough. Finally as it started pealing away from the lens more than 1/4" on one side it prevented me from attaching the lens in the middle of a shoot! It took me about 5 seconds to figure out what was going on and then RIP it off my lens. Good idea, but in practice I dont think its going to work in the current implementation.

    3. Creator Eugene Champagne on October 8, 2013

      Crickets..... No response...... The two expensive pieces of crap lens rubber band are now cat toys, I should call my credit card company

    4. Creator Eugene Champagne on September 16, 2013

      doesn't work, really unhappy with this product

    5. Creator Matthew Poon on July 15, 2013

      Unfortunately out of all the possible lenses I could put a Dust Donut on, and for those listed as lenses that would accept a Dust Donut on I only have:
      Canon 85mm f/1.2L USM II - Fits the lens, but you can't twist the lens onto the camera as the rubber is too thick. Donut not fitted now.
      Canon 15mm fisheye - Fits the lens, but can easily rolls off if you grab the lens close to the donut. Lucky I have a spare 12 of them after friends pulled out on their share after hearing how I was going with mine :S
      Canon 35mm f/1.4L USM - So far the only lens that has taken the Dust Donut great without too much trouble.

      PM sent.

    6. Creator Daniel Zaleski on July 6, 2013

      Tyler: I have to report that unfortunatelly my experience is much like that of Tom Mayor.
      I received 2 Dust Donuts and after I successfully installed 1st on my 85mm f/1.8, I have to inform you that the adhesive is not sticking to the donut, it simply wears off. I will try to use the rubber band without the adhesive.
      It is a shame, it seemed to be a great project.

    7. Creator Tyler Sterbentz on June 19, 2013

      Anyone who is having difficulty installing their Dust Donuts please send me a message so that I may better assist you in detail versus by posting comments. Thank you!

    8. Creator A Fung on June 18, 2013

      Got mine yesterday

    9. Creator Tyler Sterbentz on June 16, 2013

      Thank you all for the real world feedback. I am getting a good idea on improvements to make and will be posting an update next week. Happy Shooting!

    10. Creator Umu Zubairu on June 16, 2013

      I received my Donuts (4) this week, but no longer need them as I now have a Nikon camera.
      If anyone needs more, please contact me on:- umu@zubairuwhite.com

    11. Creator Tom Mayor on June 14, 2013

      Sorry to say but the adhesive started to come away from the dust donut as I was applying it (canon 100-400). It got worse as I tried to 'save' it and not half doesn't have the adhesive on anymore. :-(

    12. Creator undergoodie on June 14, 2013

      Just got mine, really nice! Small update for your Third Party Lens Compatibility List: It won't fit on the new 2013 Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM | A, the mounting is less than 1mm. Bye bye.

    13. Creator TC Chua on June 14, 2013

      Got mine in Hong Kong. Thank you!

    14. Creator JeffK on June 13, 2013

      Has anybody had any luck installing on the EF70-200 4.0 L (non-IS)

      I installed one fine on my EF28-135, but the metal lip on the 70-200 is much thinner and I can't get the ring to stay in place.

    15. Creator Travis Hartman on June 10, 2013

      Got mine in the mail today. Now I have to decide which lenses to install on. :) I need about 4 more Dust Donuts! When and where will they be on sale? And thanks again Tyler!

    16. Creator Mike Kleinsteuber on June 6, 2013

      Accept my humble apologies for jumping the gun. I didn't see that there was a Updates page.
      Sadly I've still missed the day it was needed at the end of May but I'm glad to see that there were indeed updates.

    17. Creator Mike Kleinsteuber on June 6, 2013

      This was supposed to be delivered last month. Disappointed and does your nor Kickstarter's credibilty any good whatsoever.
      You really should keep in touch with people who are putting their hard earned cash upfront.
      Shows an amateurish attitude and not what I expected. Will think twice before I back another Kickstarter project.

    18. Creator uhane_pono on June 4, 2013

      Hi Tyler. I hope things are looking up for you! I was wondering what the new ETA is. I have a time lapse coming and I would love to use your awesome donut for it. It's gonna be a windy setting. Looking forward with glee, Caroline

    19. Creator Tom Mayor on May 31, 2013

      Needed this Sunday as I was shooting wake boarding from the back of the boat. I managed without it though... :-)

    20. Creator Kenneth kam on May 27, 2013

      sorry to hear about your personal loss, family is far more important. plz take care

    21. Creator Terry Elvers on March 11, 2013

      Thanks very much for the update

    22. Creator Terry Elvers on March 11, 2013

      Tyler

      It has been 3 weeks since any news.
      Seriously? Not cool.

      What is going on, what are you doing and how is the project timetable looking?
      We need an update every 2 weeks or so.
      Please

    23. Creator Jeffrey B George on February 24, 2013

      @Ben Wilmore, had I seen your post earlier, I would have personally given you the diffence. You have made such an incredible difference in my workflow, even as a professional designer. You made "levels" make sense! Cheers to you for making all our lives easier and also inspiring us.

    24. Creator Tyler Sterbentz on February 24, 2013

      Jesse & Baback - Yes because I already had backers at the $20 level Kickstarter would not allow me to change the pledge information but I have kept my own records of who has increased their pledges to take advantage of the increase offer so I will be certain to ship out the correct increased amount of Dust Donuts. Thank you for your support!

    25. Creator Baback Shahriari on February 23, 2013

      Tyler,

      I am in the same boat as Shane. I just bumped my pledge to $22.50 for the 50% promo.

      Thank you.

    26. Creator Jesse Donohue on February 23, 2013

      Just bumped my pledge up by 50% but I don't see any option to claim the 2 for 1 deal that you state goes along with that. I presume I can just trust it will be honored when its shipped?

    27. Creator Shane Christman on February 23, 2013

      Tyler –

      First off, thank you for all of your efforts with this project, and kudos to you for coming up with such a great idea.

      With that said, I wanted to confirm my participation in your "increase their pledge by 50%" offer. I am an Early Bird supporter, so I increased my pledge from $15 to $22.50. Is this correct, and will your offer still be honored at this pledge level?

      I've read through the comments, and through the updates as well but never saw a mention of the Early Bird supporters. Please confirm at your earliest convenience.

      Thanks again, and congratulations on meeting your funding goal times nearly 1,000%. :-)

      -Shane

    28. Creator Nicander on February 21, 2013

      ah one more thing, will u be coloring the dust donuts? say red or yellow? coz imho, black will have tendency to be easy to lost if drop/fall ....

    29. Creator Nicander on February 21, 2013

      ok then, lets say i put in 60 and the project does not met the stretch goal, then i got only 3?

    30. Creator Tyler Sterbentz on February 20, 2013

      Nicander- A $40 dollar pledge with get you two Dust Donuts as those are the current rates. if we can not reach stretch goal the $20 price will remain.

      Ben- I apologize and I understand your complaint. I very much appreciate your support. The increase pledge offer is an incentive to help raise additional funds necessary to place an order with my manufacturer high enough in quantity to secure the Dust Donuts for a lower overall price as in manufacturing prices go down as quantities go up. The discount is merely a bonus offer made available to all backers who wish to receive more Dust Donuts than they originally ordered at a discount in order to provide further support towards reaching the stretch goal. These lower prices cannot be achieved unless the project manages to break through this lower pricing threshold(stretch goal) so the discount is reserved for those who wish to make an additional preorder. I am very sorry if this is not satisfactory and I sincerely hope that I can retain your support as a backer. Thank you

    31. Creator Ben Willmore on February 20, 2013

      I'm not very happy with your "increase their pledge by 50%" offer. What if I pledged enough for every lens I own that is not already weather sealed and have zero desire to increase my pledge? Are you telling me that I could have pledged less initially as if to get fewer dust donuts and then upped my pledge and ended up with more dust donuts for the $$ that I'm currently going to get since I have not upped my pledge? I have pledged $60 since the beginning. If I pledged $40 at the beginning instead and upped it to $60 once you offered the "increase your pledge by 50%" offer, then would have I ended up with more? If so, why since I supported you fully from the beginning?

    32. Creator Nicander on February 20, 2013

      @tyler: i want to clarify, how many will i get with $40 for i now in no pledge?
      thus, what happen if stretch goal not met?

    33. Creator Tyler Sterbentz on February 19, 2013

      Arnel - Thank you very much for your support! I hope so too. Only 4 days left, please share the project with your fellow photographers so we can meet the stretch goal! Thank you

    34. Creator Tyler Sterbentz on February 16, 2013

      Danielle- great thank you for your help!
      Arnel - Thank you very much for your continued support and for sharing the project

    35. Creator Arnel G on February 16, 2013

      Hi Tyler,
      I have increased my pledge. I hope you will reach and surpass you new goal of $20K. I have also emailed your project to my friends.
      Best regards,
      Arnel

    36. Creator Danielle on February 16, 2013

      Thanks, you can add the 50mm f1.8 I to the compatibility list.

    37. Creator Tyler Sterbentz on February 15, 2013

      Danielle yes that lens looks to be a perfect candidate for a Dust Donut. As far as the Dust Donut rolling up the lens you need not worry as the elasticity of the Dust Donut will keep it firmly in place. Thank you for your support!

    38. Creator Danielle on February 15, 2013

      Hi Tyler,

      Could you please have a look at this lens mount? I can easily see how a dust donut would apply on a lens of diameter greater than the mount, but this is basically the same diameter. It does pass the SD card thickness test, but I imagine the dust donut would just roll up the lens barrel.
      http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/841/imageeehk.jpg

    39. Creator Shaun Statz on February 13, 2013

      Great product!
      I'm picking up a 85mm f/1.2L ii very soon and finding this project eliminates my top concern of that lens not having the rubber seal (shame on canon for not adding it stock on this piece of glass :p )

      Backed for $30+6 (shipping to Canada)

      Thanks! Can't wait to get both the lens and Dust Donut

    40. Creator Tyler Sterbentz on February 8, 2013

      Bert - Thank you for your support! Yes $6 will cover shipping for any amount of Dust Donuts. That is quite a nice combination you have! One of my all time favorite lenses is the 135L and I too was baffled at why Canon would choose to not include a weather seal around its mount so after searching for a solution that I found did not exist I decided to create one myself and thus the Dust Donut was born. With the success of this campaign my dream of getting the Dust Donut into the hands of my fellow photographers across the globe is about to come true! Huge thanks to all who backed this project !

    41. Creator BertDB on February 8, 2013

      Very nice product !
      I'm glad to see this will be funded, as none of my 2 lenses (35L and 135L) have weathersealing, although I'm on a 1D3 body. Quite poor of Canon, but thank you Tyler !!
      I ordered 2 (shipping outside US), so $6 only needed to be added once ? (total $46)

      Keep up the good work !

    42. Creator Tyler Sterbentz on February 7, 2013

      Matthew - That would be very helpful. The thickness of the mounts and the overall diameter of the mounts are the key aspects that allow the Dust Donut to fit properly, the rest of the lens has little to no effect on compatibily as the Dust Donut only interfaces with the lens exposed mount ring surface. I very much appreciate your help thank you!

    43. Creator Matthew Vella on February 7, 2013

      Done, would you need the measurements for these lens mount combos?

      I beleive the Sigmas are the same and quite simple in design, but for instance the Zeiss Distagon 15mm is quite complicated

    44. Creator Tyler Sterbentz on February 5, 2013

      Matthew - yes absolutely. I am planning on releasing a Nikon version that will have compatibility with the broadest amount of both Nikon and Third party lenses as possible. Development for Nikon and other versions will begin promptly after funding is received. By the summer I plan on having Dust Donuts available for all DSLR users . Thank you for your interest and support, you the backers make this all possible and I am very grateful

    45. Creator Matthew Vella on February 5, 2013

      The lenses I have for which I would love to have sealing are:

      Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM Art
      Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f2.8 ZF.2

    46. Creator Matthew Vella on February 5, 2013

      Hi Tyler,

      I understand that the Dust Donut is being mainly designed with Canon users in mind. However I still pledged my backing with the understanding that a design for Nikon users would follow.

      Having said that, Nikon users with Nikon lenses in general do not need weather sealing, since pro-grade lenses have weather sealing at their mount.

      What I am REALLY interested in is a weather seal for third party lenses on Nikon mounts, particularly Sigma and Zeiss.

      In short, if you can confirm that such designs are in your intent, I am ready to further my pledge.

      Thanks!

    47. Creator Tyler Sterbentz on February 5, 2013

      Thank you all to those who increased their pledges! At the rate backers are pledging we should have no problem making the new goal!

    48. Creator uhane_pono on February 5, 2013

      Oh I have figured out how to up the pledge. So no need for help but still stoked about the project.

    49. Creator uhane_pono on February 5, 2013

      Hi I too would like to increase but am unsure how to go about it. Do we simply make an additional pledge or make a new one for 50% more of tour first pledge? thanks. So looking forward to this great idea whose time has come! Most grateful for any advise on upping my pledge, thnaks aloha, Caroline

    50. Creator jcip on February 5, 2013

      ok, just increased my pledge
      hope we can get to the goal

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