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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 23 2018
S$ 3,157
pledged of S$ 6,875pledged of S$ 6,875 goal
79
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 23 2018

About

RELAUNCH ANNOUNCEMENT

LENSCAPT - Take Charge When Shooting On The Move With The Lens Cap You'll Never Lose

Introducing LENSCAPT, a new twist to an age-old design. Mounted to your camera lens via its filter threads, LENSCAPT pops open up with a simple flick of your thumb, the moment you need to take a photo.

Whether you're shooting on the streets or venturing the great outdoors, LENSCAPT makes sure that you will never miss that golden shot, all while keeping your lens safer than ever.

FEATURES

Quick Deployment 

LENSCAPT deploys quickly and keeps easily once the shot has been taken.

Spring-loaded hinge deploys with a single gesture.
Spring-loaded hinge deploys with a single gesture.
Magnetic clasps keeps your camera with ease.
Magnetic clasps keeps your camera with ease.

Easy Setup 

LENSCAPT fits directly on a lens' filter thread or coupled with a step-up/down ring on other lens sizes. A locking ring ensures that it stays on your preferred position.

Screws into the filter thread of your lenses.
Screws into the filter thread of your lenses.
Locking ring secures it in your preferred position.
Locking ring secures it in your preferred position.

Full Protection 

LENSCAPT is designed with a reinforced inner rim to provide additional protection from impact and dust.

Keep your valuable lenses safe.
Keep your valuable lenses safe.

Unobtrusive Clamshell Design 

LENSCAPT opens up to 180 degrees, designed to be unobtrusive when framing your shots. The clamshell design helps it stay out of the way of any accessories from microphones to tripods.

Compatible with most accessories.
Compatible with most accessories.

Who is it for?

We've conceptualised LENSCAPT with travellers, street photographers, vloggers or simply anyone who would appreciate the speed and convenience of it all.

Travel the world without ever worrying about losing or fumbling with the old, traditional lens cap.

Prowl the streets and capture everything in a fraction of a second, while keeping your lens protected from the elements.

With a flick of your thumb, get ready to document every important moment of your life.

Sizes (Voting & Funding Transparency)

Our current design is tailored for lenses with a 52mm filter thread diameter. 

To find out what the thread diameter is on your lens, look for this geometric symbol for diameter: ø, then the number beside it. For example, if you see ø52 the lens has a diameter of 52mm, so that would fit on the current LENSCAPT.

While our current funding goal is only for the 52mm, we are hoping to produce as many sizes as fast as possible. Dependant on how well the response is per size, we are considering adding more sizes as we go along.

The bulk of our funding will go towards re-tooling our machines to be able to produce models in different sizes. 

That said, please let us know by voting on what you think the next sizes should be by clicking on the button above!

Compatibility for Lens Hoods & Filters

LENSCAPT will fit onto any thread of the appropriate size, so you are still able to attach it to your camera (using a filter with threading on both ends).

However, LENSCAPT is not compatible with CPL and Variable ND filters with an adjustable ring as it will just slide downwards, even if it only weighs 32g.

LENSCAPT is not compatible with lens hoods as we designed it to be as unobtrusive and compact as possible.

Prototype & Actual Production Improvements

After thoroughly testing our machined prototype, here are some ways we will improve on for the actual production units.

1. To introduce a tougher, more resistant finish.
2. Threading will be shortened to facilitate faster and easier setup.
3. Actual LENSCAPT will... actually have the LENSCAPT logo.

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Our Story

LENSCAPT was born from the idea of two childhood friends, who decided that the humdrum of video games and day jobs just weren't fulfilling enough. Being staunch believers of making life easier wherever possible, we cracked our heads together to think of products that not only our lazy asses would like but something other people would appreciate as well. 

Initially conceived after a frustrating day of work on the scene of a photo-shoot and equally aggravating rounds of matches on CS:GO, LENSCAPT came together from equal parts drunken banter, workplace necessity and being a personal labour-of-love.

With all that in mind, we set out to create a product that felt like a natural extension of the camera's aesthetic. We believe that LENSCAPT to not only be a solution but one that marries function and form to create a product our users can use to bring their passion further.

Reward Tiers

Customs & Duties

Due to variation in costs associated, import duty and taxes will be charged separately from our reward tiers, if applicable. 

Timeline

Risks and challenges

The many months of studying, planning and designing that lead up to the launch of our first Kickstarter project have not been easy. It has been a learning journey for us both, and we could not be more excited to see it through.

Sourcing the right vendors for manufacturing and fulfillment proved quite a challenge but we were quite lucky to be able to fall back on contacts made in our industry whom had a wealth of combined experience supporting new start-ups.

Like with any new venture, unforeseen circumstances that may hamper our progress are an inconvenient reality. However, trust is a key factor to the success of this project. Thus, we firmly believe that transparency with our partners and investors are a necessity, not a formality. We have also set out a risk mitigation plan to map out how we aim to address any conceivable issues to a reasonable amount. This is to minimise any disruption once the project has been green-lighted.

That said, we've been really lucky in meeting awesome people willing to help us out along the way on everything from media production, accounting to international shipping. (Thank you guys, y'all know who you are!)

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    Pledge S$ 2 or more About US$ 1.47

    VIRTUAL HIGH-FIVE!

    Thank you for supporting us!

    Retail Price: Priceless <3

    Keep updated along the way and vote for your upcoming LENSCAPT sizes now at lenscapt.com/pages/vote

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL (52mm)

    1 x LENSCAPT (52mm)
    Approx. USD$15, GBP$15, EUR$16, JPY$2227, HKD$160

    Suggested Future Retail Price: USD$40

    Only for lenses with 52mm thread size.

    For more sizes, vote now at lenscapt.com/pages/vote

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    KICKSTARTER SPECIAL (52mm)

    1 x LENSCAPT (52mm)
    Approx. USD$25, GBP$18, EUR$20, JPY$2722, HKD$195

    Suggested Future Retail Price: USD$40

    Only for lenses with 52mm thread size.

    For more sizes, vote now at lenscapt.com/pages/vote

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    CNY BUNDLE SPECIAL (52mm)

    3 x LENSCAPT (52mm)
    Approx. USD$66, GBP$47, EUR$54, JPY$7279, HKD$521

    Suggested Future Retail Price: USD$40

    Only for lenses with 52mm thread size.

    For more sizes, vote now at lenscapt.com/pages/vote

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Funding period

- (30 days)