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The Sundisc is an ultra-portable softbox and reversible reflector that sits directly on your speedlight and fits in your camera bag.
The Sundisc is an ultra-portable softbox and reversible reflector that sits directly on your speedlight and fits in your camera bag.
962 backers pledged SEK 736,372 to help bring this project to life.

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What is a prototype?

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

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Design Prototype

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Prototype Gallery

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The SUNDISC is an ultra-portable softbox and reversible reflector that sits directly on your speedlight and fits in your camera bag. Or your handbag. Or your coat pocket.

 

 

The evolution of mirrorless digital cameras and high-power speedlights have made mobile photography easier than ever, but the largest piece of gear, the softbox, is still the same size as it was 30 years ago. This is something we want to change.

The Sundisc is light. Taking great pictures is back breaking work. To make it a bit easier we made the Sundisc light and compact, while delivering great lighting that would have been impossible without a softbox.

The Sundisc is compact. Because it fits in an ultra-compact kit, the Sundisc will go with you wherever your photographic journey takes you. Where no softbox has gone before.

The Sundisc is fast. Every photographer has experienced a shot disappear before they’ve been able to rig their lighting gear. The Sundisc flips into shape and clips to your speedlight, ready to take the shot within seconds.

The Sundisc is flexible. While it is an ultra-compact softbox, the Sundisc can also double as a reflector with both warm and cool light. This way you can carry less gear and still get great shots.

 

The Sundisc is easy to use, even for less experienced photographers and will deliver professional looking product and food photography for bloggers and e-bay sellers, without breaking the bank.

This is the Sundisc. Great pictures. Anywhere.

 

The Sundisc unfolded and folded dimensions
The Sundisc unfolded and folded dimensions

 

The Sundisc in its pouch
The Sundisc in its pouch

 

 

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Photographers/PhotoBloggers who are using the Sundisc prototype

Ilko Allexandroff
http://www.ilkoallexandroff.com/

Masako Kawabe
https://www.instagram.com/m__photograph/

Shuhei Oominato
https://www.instagram.com/shu_official/

Elias Ljungberg
http://www.visualverge.se/

Toshiko Kuno
https://www.instagram.com/t0ci

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Risks and challenges

As with all new products, you rarely get it right the first time. We have worked with the Sundisc for over three years, testing and iterating and testing again. We have tested in the studio and we have tested in the field. We have sent the Sundisc out to be tested by other photographers and taken in feedback. Now we are at a point where we are confident we have ironed out all the kinks and are ready to share the Sundisc with you.

Mass production is never as easy as clicking the buy now button at amazon. We fully expect there to be hurdles along the road and we expect to have to solve problems on site when they arise.

Distribution is another concern we take seriously, our plan is to ship directly to backers from the factory, but should it not turn out satisfactory we are prepared to ship via Sweden, although it will increase shipping time.

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    Bird nest 4-pack

    Take home the 2kg bird nest with a 4-pack Sundisc set for 140USD

    Shipping cost may vary depending on country. Minimum 240kr

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    Become a distributor with a special pack of 50 Sundiscs at 1520USD plus shipping. Shipping fee depending on your destination.

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