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Now shipping worldwide! The TriLens safely carries up to three of your DSLR lenses and changing your glass has never been faster.
The TriLens safely carries up to three of your favorite DSLR lenses and changing your glass has never been faster. Follow the link below to secure your copy.
The TriLens safely carries up to three of your favorite DSLR lenses and changing your glass has never been faster. Follow the link below to secure your copy.
998 backers pledged SEK 1,078,105 to help bring this project to life.

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TriLens - The new way of changing your lenses

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We are back on Kickstarter! And this time we are going worldwide.

At Frii Designs we're on a mission to give photographers around the world the opportunity to experiment more when they're in the heat of the moment.

Many of us have a collection of amazing lenses - each with a specific purpose. But on location you can't risk missing the moment. You need to move FAST and there is no time to fiddle around with lens caps and bulky bags!

We have designed a product that makes carrying and SWITCHING lenses an extremely smooth and fast process. Designed by carefully studying the workflow of professional photographers – we now present the TriLens ™

Eliminate the time and frustration of changing lenses. The TriLens™ safely carries up to three extra lenses, is rated for loads up to 100 kg and magically keeps track of your lens caps.
Eliminate the time and frustration of changing lenses. The TriLens™ safely carries up to three extra lenses, is rated for loads up to 100 kg and magically keeps track of your lens caps.

 

 

 

 

The 9th of May 2017 we launched the TriLens on Kickstarter and were successfully funded by 1,218 awesome backers. During our previous campaign we couldn't ship to the US but this time we are going worldwide and are keeping our promise to give every photographer across the globe a chance to get the TriLens™ for an amazing introduction offer.

The TriLens™ is available for Canon EF, Nikon F and Sony E/FE
The TriLens™ is available for Canon EF, Nikon F and Sony E/FE

 

 

 

 

 

 

The TriLens™. Patented by design
The TriLens™. Patented by design

Never miss a shot

The TriLens™ is designed to give you freedom. Never miss that breathtaking view in the wild or moment at the wedding. Quickly adapt to new circumstances when shooting documentaries or swap lenses in an instant when you're taking portraits. By having your favorite glass right on your hip and reducing the time of changing lenses the TriLens™ will give you the freedom to experiment more when you're on location.

Wedding, commercial, event, video. The TriLens™ is designed to adapt
Wedding, commercial, event, video. The TriLens™ is designed to adapt

Your lenses can feel safe

We only use high strength steel and fiber reinforced nylon to make sure you don’t have to worry about anything else than what’s in front of your camera. To ensure high quality and reliability the TriLens™ is designed, manufactured and assembled here in Sweden. The TriLens™ is weather resistant and designed to withstand loads up to 100 kg, just in case you would want to carry a space telescope through a war zone.

High strength steel, fiber reinforced nylon. Rated for 100 kg / 220 lbs
High strength steel, fiber reinforced nylon. Rated for 100 kg / 220 lbs

 

The safety pins will make it impossible to remove the lens without pushing and twisting simultaneously
The safety pins will make it impossible to remove the lens without pushing and twisting simultaneously

Carry any lens

Teles, normals, primes.. No matter your lens combination the center of gravity will automatically adjust to be as low as possible. The Auto-friction mechanism will keep the TriLens™ stable when walking or running by automatically adjusting the force needed to rotate the housing depending on the weight and size of your lenses.

Carry any combination of lenses
Carry any combination of lenses

 

The Auto-friction mechanism keeps the TriLens™ stable when walking or running.
The Auto-friction mechanism keeps the TriLens™ stable when walking or running.

Wear it all day

The TriLens™ fastens to your favorite belt. The belt clip is curved to fit your body and the wide base will distribute the load evenly over your hip so you can shoot all day. The housing can easily be removed and attached to the belt clip by using the spring loaded quick release when it's time for a break.

The belt clip securely fastens to your favorite belt
The belt clip securely fastens to your favorite belt

Never lose your lens caps again

Each TriLens™ is shipped with five sets of magnetic arcs. The magnets adheres to your lens caps and magically snaps to your empty slot on the housing. This protects your empty slots from dust and makes misplaced lens caps a thing of the past.

Keep track of your lens caps and protect your lenses from dust with the magnetic cap system
Keep track of your lens caps and protect your lenses from dust with the magnetic cap system

What's in the box?

 

1 x Beltclip    |   1 x Housing    |   1 x Frii pouch   |   5 x Sets of Cap Magnets   | 3 x Protection caps
1 x Beltclip | 1 x Housing | 1 x Frii pouch | 5 x Sets of Cap Magnets | 3 x Protection caps

 

 

 

 

As promised we will offer the TriLens for the same amazing prices as the last campaign, but this time we had to limit most of the rewards. We take deadlines seriously and do not want to risk any delays by taking in too many orders. By pre-ordering the TriLens on Kickstarter you will secure your copy of the TriLens, while saving 46-25% off the price and up to 60 days on delivery.

 

 

 

 

During our previous campaign USA was the only country that was excluded and consequently missed out on getting the limited packages. To make things fair we are introducing 200 new early birds exclusively for the US and a bunch of other amazing rewards available 100% worldwide!

 

 

 

 

 "We investigated every frustrating part about changing lenses, and set out to solve it in a way that photographers can focus on what’s important, not struggling with camera equipment."  

- Jonas Lundin, inventor of the TriLens™.

Some of the early sketches
Some of the early sketches

We're not fond of taking risks when it comes to our camera equipment. Especially not when we're creating a tool for carrying your lenses. So from the start we set out to be ready for production when we launch the campaign. This means safer products and faster delivery for our backers.

Practice makes perfect. A collection of some of the prototypes.
Practice makes perfect. A collection of some of the prototypes.

Our press fit design combined with the high strength steel rings makes sure the TriLens™ can take heavy loads, with no maintenance involved. The rings are securely locked between the two bodies so there's no risk of screws coming loose etc.

The maintenance free, press fit design
The maintenance free, press fit design

We've used every possible simulation in the engineers toolbox to make sure we will deliver the TriLens™ with as few hiccups as possible.

Preparing the design for manufacturing
Preparing the design for manufacturing

In just two weeks after we closed our first campaign we had the production tools ready and a small batch in production. We've met every deadlines so far and we've been making sure that all of our suppliers here in Sweden share our work ethic and sense of quality. 

Meeting with our CNC suppliers
Meeting with our CNC suppliers

 

The production tool for the TriLens is made from hardened steel with exceptional tolerances
The production tool for the TriLens is made from hardened steel with exceptional tolerances

 

Injection molded belt clip from the production tool
Injection molded belt clip from the production tool

 

 

 

 

 

Frii Designs was founded from the vision of making life easier for photograhers. We're based in Stockholm, Sweden and have a strong belief in the notion that everything is possible as long as the passion is present. Frii Designs was founded by Jonas Lundin, a photographer and mechanical engineer specialized in industrial design from Lund university. By his side stands Hampus Lundin, a biomedical engineer from Linköping university with a passion for automation and production. The siblings practically grew up in the their family garage building bikes, 3D-printers and video equipment and have over the years developed a great sense for design and ability to co-operate.

"With a passion for photography and design there's nothing that excites me more than helping photographers around the globe to realize their full potential."

- Jonas Lundin, CEO and inventor of the TriLens™

Technical details

 

Brand name --------------------------------------------------------- Frii Designs

Product name ----------------------------------------------------------- TriLens™

Major materials -------------------------- Steel and fiber reinforced nylon

Color ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Black

Compatibility --------------------------------- Canon EF, Sony E/FE, Nikon F

Size ------------------------------------ 160 x 100 x 100 mm | 6.3 x 3.9 x 3.9"

Weight ------------------------------------------------------------- 295 g | 0.65 lbs

Load rating ------------------------------------------------------ 100 kg | 220 lbs

Maximum lens diameter -------------------------------------- 92 mm | 3 5/8"

Country of origin ---------------------------------------------------------- Sweden

Special thanks to

Everyone involved at LU Innovation

Joacim Lindberg

Karl-Axel Anderson at IKDC  

Linnea Tunhage at Mannov AB

Lucas Höfer

Our family.

Risks and challenges

There's always a risk of unexpected delays and production issues associated with launching a new product. By using local production, having done all of the development and securing all the necessary intellectual property before launching this campaign we have taken every possible precaution to minimize these risks.
By having the production here in Sweden we aim to ensure high quality, reliability and maintain short lead times. The team have a highly technical background, expertise in manufacturing as well as previous experience in business management.

We successfully launched the TriLens together with over 1,200 backers on Kickstarter this June. We are now in the production process and we've met every deadline so far and are looking at shipping the first rewards on schedule as promised.

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    The TriLens - LTD SUPER EARLY BIRD (US)

    Compensation for the previous US-exclusion. Save 46% off the retail price and be included in the first shipment. Includes everything you need to start shooting. Available for Canon EF/EF-S, Nikon F or Sony E/FE lenses. At the end of the campaign we will send out surveys about your preferred camera system.
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    The TriLens - LTD KICKSTARTER DEAL

    Shipping worldwide! Limited offer for our early adopters. Save 29% off the retail price and get your TriLens before it's available to the public. Includes everything you need to start shooting. Available for Canon EF/EF-S, Nikon F or Sony E/FE lenses. At the end of the campaign we will send out surveys about your preferred camera system.
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    The TriLens - DECEMBER DEAL

    Shipping worldwide! Save 25% off the retail price. Shipping in December this year. Includes everything you need to start shooting. Available for Canon EF/EF-S, Nikon F or Sony E/FE lenses. At the end of the campaign we will send out surveys about your preferred camera system.
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    The TriLens - LTD DOUBLE DEAL

    Shipping worldwide! Limited offer for our early adopters. Save 33% off the retail price and get your TriLens before it's available to the public. Includes 2 x complete sets of the TriLens. Available for Canon EF/EF-S, Nikon F or Sony E/FE lenses. At the end of the campaign we will send out surveys about your preferred camera system.
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    The TriLens - LTD BUNDLE OF 10

    Shipping worldwide! Limited offer for our early adopters. Save 37% off the retail price and get your TriLens before it's available to the public. Includes 10 x complete sets of the TriLens. Available for Canon EF/EF-S, Nikon F or Sony E/FE lenses. At the end of the campaign we will send out surveys about your preferred camera system.
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