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German Precision Optics Combined With Sleek Italian Design
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LEMURO: Transform Your Smartphone Into A Powerful Camera

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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

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

LEMURO Allows You To Take Better Images With your Phone, Share Them And Inspire Others.

Whether you are a Creative Professional, Photo- or Videographer or Social Media Enthusiast. LEMURO enables you to capture professional images using only your smartphone.

Example Video - Shot On Lemuro

This video is an example of creative work that can be done with an iPhone. The video was shot mainly on iPhone X + Lemuro lenses. The few drone shots were taken on a DJI Mavic Pro.

We offer a set of 4 detachable lenses and a protective phone case, available for iPhone X, iPhone 7/8 and iPhone 7plus/8plus.

Lightweight Lenses That Are Easy To Attach

You can mount our lenses fast and securely onto your phone, thanks to a durable aluminum interface.

 See A Different Perspective


The images below illustrate how our optical lenses can enhance the versatility of your smartphone's camera. The images on the left have been taken with an iPhone X and each of our LEMURO lenses, the images on the right have been taken with an iPhone X without any additional lens. 

 Dual Lens Compatibility 

 Genuine Leather

All of the leather used in our products is organically sourced and naturally dyed. Our supplier is a leading European leather company that is based in Southern Germany. 

Case Construction

Our Photo Cases are constructed from 6 different elements that are all optimized for maximum performance.

Dual Lens Compatibility 

Our lens interface is designed to accommodate our lenses on both cameras of the dual camera system on iPhones X/7plus/8plus.

High Impact Rib System

Our high impact rib system will reduce the impact surface should an accidental fall occur on your photo adventures. 

 Lanyard Hook

Our lanyard hook will allow you to attach a strap to your phone case to wear it on your wrist or neck.

We offer a set of 4 detachable lenses and a protective phone case that are available for iPhone X, iPhone 7/8 and iPhone 7plus/8plus.

Our lenses come in 2 different finishings. You can choose between Black or Silver Aluminum.  

Our photo cases come in 5 different color combinations (Tanned Leather, Black Leather, Tangerine Leather, Glossy Black, Glossy Red).

 A) If we reach €60.000, everyone who pledged more than €50 will receive a FREE Lemuro lens cleaning pen (RRP: €10)
 B) If we reach €80.000 you can add a small carry case (for only €12) to your pledge and/or a large carry case (for only €20) to your pledge.
 C) If we reach €100.000:
 - everyone who pledged for a set containing 1-2 lenses will receive a small carry case FOR FREE
 - everyone who pledged for a set containing 3-4 lenses will receive a large carry case FOR FREE

We will release 2x LEMURO carry cases. They will protect your precious lenses when you go out on a photo adventure. Our large carry case is designed to hold 4 lenses + accessories (e.g. charger + cables). The small carry case will fit 2 of your favorite lenses. The exterior is made from protective canvas. The interior has padded walls that will securely store your precious lenses.

Note that design of the lens pen and the carry case might be subtly adjusted for final production. 

Product Development  

Building the most precise photo accessories requires every single part of the development process to be flawless. Since we started building our first prototype in February 2017, we have iterated, redesigned and tested our product over and over again. Over a year later we have created a product we can be truly proud of.

Italian Premium Design  

Design matters and the best product design in the world is found in Milan, Italy. In Collaboration with our Italian expert product designer Hamid Bekradi we have created Lemuro to be of the highest quality materials available.

German Precision Engineering 

Germany has the reputation for training the best engineers in the world. We have selected a team of German engineers to design our optical lenses and photo case with the best quality, functionality, ergonomy and versatility possible.


Enhanced Protection

We designed a high impact rib system to reduce the impact surface should an accidental fall occur. In order to protect the display from external damage we added a protective rim.

All of our lenses come with a protective rubber lens cap. Note that design of the lens cap might be subtly adjusted for final production.

Manufacturing Excellence

We iterated, redesigned and tested our lenses over and over again. The final prototype was run through the following 11 test types to guarantee perfect design and a flawless production: high temperature / thermal cycling / thermal shock / vibration / drop / white balance / flare / ghost / AE(exposure) / distortion test / viewing angle tests. Our cases have been drop and endurance tested countless times to maximize the protection for your phone.

Social Responsibility

LEMURO is named after its mascot animal Lemur that is native on the island of Madagascar. Lemurs are nocturnal and have large eyes that show similarities to our range of optical lenses. Few people know that lemurs are a threatened species. Lemuro is a socially responsible company and will contribute to protect the world’s rainforest and its habitants.

Why We Need Your Help?

With LEMURO anyone can produce professional-looking images and share them with the world. Our team also has a lot of ideas for great products in the future that we want to build but we can’t do it alone. We need your help. YOU can choose which projects become a reality. Help us bring to make professional photography available for everybody by backing us now.

                                                   
  


Android Devices

We are launching on iPhone but the  community can decide the next devices: For what smartphone do you want to see a case next?
https://goo.gl/forms/AoyQL4hCc8XwNcpu1

Why Kickstarter?  

We want to share our first product through Kickstarter because we recognize that the platform consists of an important community of innovative, artistic and intellectually curious people. We wanted to share our background and our development with you because we value your opinions and support. Your support means everything to us, and all of the funding will go towards vitally important aspects of making this product a reality.

Press 

Want to write about LEMURO? Download our Press pack. Any questions? Feel free to email us at press@lemuro.co

Video

All scenes of our campaign video (including product close ups) were shot on iPhone X (+ iPhone 7Plus) and our LEMURO Lenses. Some scenes (mainly Time/Hyperlapses) were stabilized with the help of a DJI Osmo Mobile handheld stabilizer.

Credit 

Thanks to our friends at Majestic Casual (youtube.com/majesticcasual) for providing the music for the campaign. Song: Dinnerdate - Time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LNv3nv7SLw

Risks and challenges

It has taken us nearly a year to be where we are today. It has been incredibly challenging to combine such amazing optical performance in such a compact and sleek design.

This upfront development has inherently reduced the amount of risks still involved in our project and we now face the final task of bringing together all elements: Namely, tooling, compliance testing and final production. To further reduce risk and challenges, we have partnered with world-leading manufacturers of optical glass, leather and synthetic materials.

The last challenge is delivering the individual product to each of our kickstarter backers. Our logistics team has spent a considerable amount of time selecting a logistics partner that has a proven track record to greatly mitigate the risks involved. This provides us with added insurance and confidence to overcome all challenges ahead.

Unforeseeable risks, minor setbacks and "hiccups" might arise but we will always be transparent and do everything we can to keep our first and most valuable customers, the Kickstarter community, happy.

Taxes & Customs

Literally nobody enjoys taxes & customs, but they are an important obligation that nobody can avoid. Please note that import duties and taxes are not included in our reward levels. These charges vary by country and are conducted by the local authorities. This online tool can help you estimate potential charges:

http://www.importcalculator.com

We will be shipping LEMURO all over the world and unfortunately it is technically not possible for us to build the tax/customs charges into the reward levels of Kickstarter. Please remember that this is a perfectly normal issue faced by project creators on this platform and we want to be 100% transparent about it and highlight.

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    Pledge €1 or more About US$ 1.14

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    Pledge €25 or more About $29

    1x Case

    EARLY RELEASE: 1x Photo Case

    You will receive a survey after the campaign ends to select your phone type, color and finishing.

    Available Colors/Finishing:
    Glossy Black
    Glossy Red
    Black Leather
    Tanned Leather
    Tangerine Leather

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    Pledge €75 or more About $86

    STARTER KIT: 1x Case + 1x Lens

    EARLY RELEASE: 1x Case + 1x Lens

    You will receive a survey after the campaign ends to select your lens types, phone type and choice of colors.

    CHOOSE:
    Available LENSES:
    18MM Wide Angle (110°)
    60MM Tele Portrait (2x Zoom)
    25MM Macro (10x)
    8MM Fisheye (238°)

    Available Colors LENSES:
    Silver Aluminum
    Black Aluminum

    Available Colors/Finishing CASE:
    Glossy Black
    Glossy Red
    Black Leather
    Tanned Leather
    Tangerine Leather

    INCLUDED:
    1x Protective Lens Cap for Each Lens
    1x Microfiber Bag for Each Lens

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  4. Select this reward

    Pledge €115 or more About $131

    EARLY BIRD - BASIC KIT

    EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT + EARLY RELEASE: 1x Case + 2x Lens

    You will receive a survey after the campaign ends to select your lens types, phone type and choice of colors.

    CHOOSE:
    Available LENSES:
    18MM Wide Angle (110°)
    60MM Tele Portrait (2x Zoom)
    25MM Macro (10x)
    8MM Fisheye (238°)

    Available Colors LENSES:
    Silver Aluminum
    Black Aluminum

    Available Colors/Finishing CASE:
    Glossy Black
    Glossy Red
    Black Leather
    Tanned Leather
    Tangerine Leather

    INCLUDED:
    2x Protective Lens Cap (one for Each Lens)
    2x Microfiber Bag (one for Each Lens)

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    Pledge €125 or more About $143

    BASIC KIT: 1x Case + 2x Lens

    EARLY RELEASE: 1x Case + 2x Lens

    You will receive a survey after the campaign ends to select your lens types, phone type and choice of colors.

    CHOOSE:
    Available LENSES:
    18MM Wide Angle (110°)
    60MM Tele Portrait (2x Zoom)
    25MM Macro (10x)
    8MM Fisheye (238°)

    Available Colors LENSES:
    Silver Aluminum
    Black Aluminum

    Available Colors/Finishing CASE:
    Glossy Black
    Glossy Red
    Black Leather
    Tanned Leather
    Tangerine Leather

    INCLUDED:
    2x Protective Lens Cap (one for Each Lens)
    2x Microfiber Bag (one for Each Lens)

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    Pledge €155 or more About $177

    FLASH SALE: PREMIUM KIT

    FLASH SALE: EARLY RELEASE: 1x Case + 3x Lens

    You will receive a survey after the campaign ends to select your lens types, phone type and choice of colors.

    CHOOSE:
    Available LENSES:
    18MM Wide Angle (110°)
    60MM Tele Portrait (2x Zoom)
    25MM Macro (10x)
    8MM Fisheye (238°)

    Available Colors LENSES:
    Silver Aluminum
    Black Aluminum

    Available Colors/Finishing CASE:
    Glossy Black
    Glossy Red
    Black Leather
    Tanned Leather
    Tangerine Leather

    INCLUDED:
    3x Protective Lens Cap for Each Lens
    3x Microfiber Bag for Each Lens

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    Pledge €175 or more About $200

    PREMIUM KIT: 1x Case + 3x Lens

    EARLY RELEASE: 1x Case + 3x Lens

    You will receive a survey after the campaign ends to select your lens types, phone type and choice of colors.

    CHOOSE:
    Available LENSES:
    18MM Wide Angle (110°)
    60MM Tele Portrait (2x Zoom)
    25MM Macro (10x)
    8MM Fisheye (238°)

    Available Colors LENSES:
    Silver Aluminum
    Black Aluminum

    Available Colors/Finishing CASE:
    Glossy Black
    Glossy Red
    Black Leather
    Tanned Leather
    Tangerine Leather

    INCLUDED:
    3x Protective Lens Cap for Each Lens
    3x Microfiber Bag for Each Lens

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    Pledge €200 or more About $229

    EARLY BIRD - PROFESSIONAL KIT

    EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT + EARLY RELEASE: 1x Case + 4x Lens

    You will receive a survey after the campaign ends to select your lens types, phone type and choice of colors.

    CHOOSE:
    Available LENSES:
    18MM Wide Angle (110°)
    60MM Tele Portrait (2x Zoom)
    25MM Macro (10x)
    8MM Fisheye (238°)

    Available Colors LENSES:
    Silver Aluminum
    Black Aluminum

    Available Colors/Finishing CASE:
    Glossy Black
    Glossy Red
    Black Leather
    Tanned Leather
    Tangerine Leather

    INCLUDED:
    4x Protective Lens Cap for Each Lens
    4x Microfiber Bag for Each Lens

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    Pledge €225 or more About $257

    PROFESSIONAL KIT: 1x Case + 4x Lens

    EARLY RELEASE: 1x Case + 4x Lens

    You will receive a survey after the campaign ends to select your lens types, phone type and choice of colors.

    CHOOSE:
    Available LENSES:
    18MM Wide Angle (110°)
    60MM Tele Portrait (2x Zoom)
    25MM Macro (10x)
    8MM Fisheye (238°)

    Available Colors LENSES:
    Silver Aluminum
    Black Aluminum

    Available Colors/Finishing CASE:
    Glossy Black
    Glossy Red
    Black Leather
    Tanned Leather
    Tangerine Leather

    INCLUDED:
    4x Protective Lens Cap for Each Lens
    4x Microfiber Bag for Each Lens

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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    31 backers
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Funding period

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