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Introducing the Lynny, a creative, unique, and artistic, selective focusing lens! The tool to unleash your photographic creativity.

**PROMOTION!!**

(1/2)The first 15 people to fund this project at $50 or above will receive an original Lynny for their choice of Nikon or Canon, along with a personal, handwritten and signed thank you note in the package.* If you live in US, it's free shipping. If you live outside US, the shipping is $30, so there is a minimum of $80 required if you live outside of the US and you want to participate in this event.

(2/2) The first 15 people to fund this project at $200 or above will receive their choice of a Nikon or Canon Film SLR with an original Lynny to go with their Nikon or Canon SLR Camera, along with a personal, handwritten and signed thank you note in the package.* If you live in US, it's free shipping. If you live outside US, the shipping is $30, so there is a minimum of $230 required if you live outside of the US and you want to participate in this event.

*Requirement: You can not choose a reward to qualify for this promotion. This is a reward by itself

My Story

I have invented something truly unique, something that will unleash the inner artist in you, by means of digital or film photography, by the use of SLR cameras. This invention is called the Lynny, an artistic, selective focus lens for the two major camera brands, Nikon and Canon. The Lynny will be your tool to get creative, artistic, and truly amazing photos, without all the time and effort of using photo editing software, no matter how easy or hard it is. It's easier to me, to get the desired effect the first time, with one press of a button - that button being the shutter button on an SLR camera. That's why I created the Lynny, so you don't have to do the post processing. The Lynny is YOUR tool to unleash your photographic creativity, your inner artist

The original Lynny is made so you can focus on things from at least 5 feet (hypothesis), to as far as infinity. I also have available, a Lynny made for closer up shots (around a foot away) and also one for in between those two distances

These Lynnys are only made for Nikon and Canon at the moment. I'd love to make these for other camera brands, and I plan to in the future, but I will have to make them and test them out on other camera brands, so as time goes by, I will consider other camera brands when I find out how well the Lynny works with them

The original Lynny is made so you can focus on things from at least 5 feet (hypothesis), to as far as infinity. I also have available, a Lynny made for closer up shots (around a foot away) and also one for in between those two distances.

These Lynnys are only made for Nikon and Canon at the moment. I'd love to make these for other camera brands, and I plan to in the future, but I will have to make them and test them out on other camera brands, so as time goes by, I will consider other camera brands when I find out how well the Lynny works with them


The Effect

What will this project do for you and others? If this project is successful, the Lynny will be released and made available to the world, and give people something fun to do with their cameras and with other people. The Lynny is all about having fun and experimenting and just enjoying photography, period. If the campaign doesn't succeed, then it will not be possible to share my creation with the world and for everyone to enjoy the Lynny and it's effects. That would be a total bummer


What I Need For This to Be A Success

The parts I will need to do this are a good amount of money, and I will need to start off with about 500 of each to go somewhere with this. The parts I will need for the Nikon version of the Lynny will total to $7,250 for 500 of each parts

The parts for the Canon version of the Lynny will total to $7,900

And the Miscellaneous parts I'll need will cost over $1,500

I will also need about $10,000 to cover the costs of the parts I will need to make a Lynny Pro which I have already planned out, so any extra donations are greatly appreciated, but are optional,

Getting above the amount needed for this campaign will be a TREMENDOUS help, and it will allow me to purchase advertising spots on websites to put banners to advertise the product, as well as having the necessary amount of money to pay the fees to keep the domain name for the website active and running, and also to cover the costs of the web hosting service and any software I will need to build the websites and maintain it. It will too, allow me to have some extra room to expand this project, and do more upgrades to the Lynny to make it even better than it already is and will be. Also it would help me to have the money to open up the shop in my town to be able to offer these to people around here locally, and to purchase all the things I need to run the business, like a computer and software to complete transactions, as well as decorations, furniture, and any other things needed for the local shop. The money may also be used for hiring mobile app developers, as well as Mac and Windows developers, to build an application to promote this product in creative ways. I will also have a Google Chrome application made for the product. And the money will surly be used for Facebook advertising, as well as Google advertising, to promote and advertise the product. Not to mention it will allow me to create more of these lenses so more people can have them.

So with that said, if everyone seeing this campaign donated any amount, I believe the campaign would exceed the amount I am asking by far. So why not fund this project; It would be a Major help to me, and to you, as well as everyone around the world. Make a difference, help me help you, and help the world.


Other Ways You Can Help

You're wondering how you can help? What you could do first, is to please spread the word and this project as much as you can, and as often as you can, which will help me out extremely! Tweet about it, make facebook wall posts, make an article in your blog, do anything you can, because with your help, this project will be a success story! And don't forget - There are share tools you can use!

Please help make my Lynny everyone's tool to unleash their photographic creativity!

FAQ

  • Yes, if all goes well, I plan to make a Lynny Pro, which will have pro features, including a 52mm (for nikon)/58mm (for canon) to 37mm step down filter, which will act as a fixed aperture, and will give the ability to add extras, like a lens hood, UV and CP, more macro filters, and any other filters. Also if I can find a vacuum hose that fits the diameter of the tubes and lenses, I will use that instead of tape for the focusing/tilting part. Other plans will be made and added to the Lynny Pro when they have been thought out and decided on. The Lynny Pro will be available shortly after the release of the original Lynny, if this project is successfully funded.

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  • The approximate mm equivalent (focal lengths) for the original Lynny is about 85mm from the one I tested for my Nikon. For the close up one, it's around 130mm. And for the one in between, I haven't gotten to test because the tube piece I need to use to be in between the lens and the camera mount is stuck tight on another tube piece, and I can't get it unscrewed (only on the prototype lens). But if I could guess, I'd say it's around 90-100mm.

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  • No, first, the photos and video footage in the Kickstarter video have been compressed a lot, and from using the video editing software, and using the particular options I used to finalize the video into an MOV file, it made it look different as far as color and the washed out look, as well as the pixelated/blocky look.

    Second, the settings I used on these photos and video footage were not "the best" settings to use, thus making it look a little different as well. If you or I were to actually adjust the settings correctly on the camera for use with the Lynny, then it would be a completely different story. These shots were taken just to test out the lens. You still get the same effect the Lynny gives you no matter what settings you use on the camera. Just be sure to play with the lens, and understand what settings you should use for the best shots (shutter speed, ISO, exposure, etc.)

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  • No, this lens is pure manual, which makes it even more fun to play with. That doesn't mean you can't focus. To focus, you just push and pull the lens to and from the camera. To control where the blur is in the photo, you just tilt the lens around/point it in the desired direction.

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  • The aperture will be around, f/2.8, f/2, or f/1.8 (educated guesses, based on rough calculations, but I am very unsure what the exact one is because I don't know how to measure it. But I do know that it's a good sized opening, and it will let plenty of light in to get great photos.

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    Cool Package If you donate $5 or more, I will send you by email, a document on how to make the Lynny on your own.

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    Awesome Package If you donate $25 or more, I will send you by email, a document on how to make the Lynny on your own, along with a video guiding you along the way, and I will also send you by email, a personalized thank you note, with the digital Lynny product wallpaper

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    Super Single Package I will send you a Lynny for your Nikon or Canon SLR. (I will ask you which camera brand you have when the time comes). --Free shipping to US residents. **Add extra $30 for international shipping if you live outside of the US**

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    The Double Package I will send you 2 Lynnys, 1 for Nikon and 1 for Canon SLR cameras. --Free shipping to US residents. **Add extra $30 for international shipping if you live outside of the US**

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    The Duo Package I will send you 2 Lynnys, 2 for Nikon, OR 2 for Canon. (I will ask you which camera brand you have when the time comes) The difference between the lenses is one will be for closer up shots and the other will be for shots far away. ---EXTRA: I will also send you a 1gb SD card. --Free shipping to US residents. **Add extra $30 for international shipping if you live outside of the US**

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    The Double Duo Package I will send you 4 Lynnys, 2 for Nikon and 2 for Canon. The difference between the lenses (for example the lenses for Nikon) is one will be for closer up shots and the other will be for shots far away. I will also include a handwritten thank you note in the package. ---EXTRAS: I will also send you a 2gb SD card and a mini tripod. --Free shipping to US residents. **Add extra $30 for international shipping if you live outside of the US**

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    The Trio Package I will send you 3 Lynnys for your Nikon OR Canon SLR camera at the 3 different focusing ranges. (I will ask you which camera brand you have when the time comes) I will also send you a thank you note, and I will have a thank you page with your name listed on the Lynny's product website. ---EXTRAS: I will send you a 4gb SD card, a mini tripod, and a universal neck strap. --Free shipping to US residents. **Add extra $30 for international shipping if you live outside of the US**

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    The Double Trio Package I will send you instructions on how to make one yourself with video tutorial. 6 Lynnys, 3 for Nikon, 3 for Canon, at the 3 focusing ranges. I will send you a thank you note, and put a special thank you spot with a link to your website on the Lynny product website. ---EXTRAS: I will send you an 8gb SD card, a mini tripod, a universal neck strap, and a digital photo album keychain. --Free shipping to US residents. **Add extra $30 for international shipping if you live outside of the US**

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    The Mega Package You will get the same things the Double Trio Package has (not the same extras). ---EXTRAS: You will get 2 extra close up Lynnys, 1 for Nikon and 1 for Canon, 3 4gb SD cards, a mini tripod, a universal neck strap, a mini 5 megapixel digital camera with video capabilities, and a digital photo album keychain. --Free shipping to US residents. **Add extra $30 for international shipping if you live outside of the US**

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    The Fantastic Package You will get the same things the Double Trio Package has (not the same extras) ---EXTRAS: You will get 2 extra original Lynnys, 1 for Nikon and 1 for Canon, 2 8gb SD cards, 2 mini tripods, 2 universal neck straps, a mini 5 megapixel digital camera with video capabilities, and a digital photo album keychain. --Free shipping to US residents. **Add extra $30 for international shipping if you live outside of the US**

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    The Amazing Package You will get the same things the Double Trio Package has (not the same extras). ---EXTRAS: You will get 4 extra Lynnys, 2 for Nikon (close up and far away) and 2 for Canon (close up and far away), 3 8gb SD cards, 4 mini tripods, 4 universal neck straps, a mini 5 megapixel digital camera with video capabilities, and 2 digital photo album keychains. --Free shipping to US residents. **Add extra $30 for international shipping if you live outside of the US**

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    The ULTIMATE Package ONLY 10 AVAILABLE! You will get the same things the Double Trio Package has (not the same extras) ---EXTRAS: I WILL SEND YOU A NIKON OR CANON FILM SLR TO USE THE LENS ON! I will double the lenses, so you will get the same lenses as the double trio, but just doubled, so two of each. I will send you 5 8gb SD cards, 7 mini tripods, 7 universal neck straps, 2 mini 5 megapixel digital camera with video capabilities, and 4 digital photo album keychains. --Free shipping to US residents. **Add extra $30 for international shipping if you live outside of the US**

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