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One Story, Unlimited Endings: This Expandable Art Lens System is Everything You Need on Any Photography Venture.
One Story, Unlimited Endings: This Expandable Art Lens System is Everything You Need on Any Photography Venture.
One Story, Unlimited Endings: This Expandable Art Lens System is Everything You Need on Any Photography Venture.
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Big News: The New Naiad 15mm Ultra Wide- Angle Lens now available as an Add-On!

Posted by Andreas Bischoff
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Hello backers!

We have some huge news today — which has been burning off the tips of our tongues and fingers.

After the hugely-inspiring response we received from you, the press, and our testers worldwide, we immediately contacted our engineers to discuss ways of expanding our first ever Art Lens System with a fourth front lens.

To figure out what the focal length for this fourth lens should be, we gave the decision into your hands, our dear backers, and asked you to give us your vote on it. Responses poured in, and we can now announce that the result by popular demand is 15mm: Naiad an ultra-wide-angle prime lens!

The Results of the Focal Length Voting
The Results of the Focal Length Voting

Naiad dares you to get right up close and fill the full breadth of your frame with stunning details. But this is no ordinary 15mm lens: Naiad produces the super strong, saturated colors and punchy contrast of the legendary Lomo look, adding a whole new aesthetic to the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System to give you even more artistic options.

Naiad an Ultra Wide-Angle 15mm Lens
Naiad an Ultra Wide-Angle 15mm Lens

Now, this new front lens is available as an Add-On! All you need to do to get the brand new 15mm front lens is to add 250$ to your pledge and save a massive 45% on the planned retail price!

Technical Specifications 

Please note that these technical specifications are subject to change as we are still working on optimising the features of the Naiad 15mm front lens.

  • Focal Length: 15mm 
  •  Front element group mounting mechanism: bayonet mount 
  • Aperture: 3.8/15 
  • Closest focusing distance: 0.1 – 0.15m
  • Illumination: >3-4 EV from center to edge (r=21mm) 
  • Optic construction: 8 elements 
  • Front elements size: < 75mm 
  • Distortion: <1% 
  • Filter Thread size: > 82mm 
  • Multi coating: Yes
Technical Sketch of the Naiad 15mm Ultra Wide Angle Lens
Technical Sketch of the Naiad 15mm Ultra Wide Angle Lens

We're so excited for the future ahead with the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System and to go on this journey with you. Thanks to each and every one of you who has backed and is supporting this project; thinking outside the box and pushing photography's creative frontiers further.

This photograph was taken with a 15mm lens which offers a similar optical outcome.
This photograph was taken with a 15mm lens which offers a similar optical outcome.

 

This photograph was taken with a 15mm lens which offers a similar optical outcome.
This photograph was taken with a 15mm lens which offers a similar optical outcome.

 

This photograph was taken with a 15mm lens which offers a similar optical outcome.
This photograph was taken with a 15mm lens which offers a similar optical outcome.

 

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      Natalie Sarachaga on June 6

      I am trying to add this on, but it's not letting me?

    2. Luca Nervegna on June 5

      just added 250$ for the 15mm!

    3. Vicuña on June 4

      Just added the 250$ to my pledge for the new Naiad 15mm lens :)

    4. Brendan O'Sullivan on June 3

      @Lomography Excellent, thanks; I've done this now. Off to sell some body parts for funds.

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      Kelly Williams on June 2

      Added this lens to my package! ... increased my pledge amount from $545 to $745.
      Thank you. I'm very excited about this project ...

    6. Themuse on June 2

      Squee! Added this lens to my package! I cannot wait to play with all this.. and Astrophotography is my favourite of all photography. I miss the surprise of film in many ways and Astro does give me that... I do so love your products and have spread the word back home in Australia hoping some fellow photogs will jump on board here. Have the Best Day :)

    7. Leon Smits
      Superbacker
      on June 2

      Yeah, I feel like 19mm would've been the way to go.
      But then again, I'm talking from a MFT with 4/3" sensor perspective and the people have spoken!
      So the 2x crop would make 19mm around 38mm, which for me would be ideal.
      Even if you crop in on the 15mm, it would still be quite distorted/slanted. Of course, cooky character is what should draw you to vintage or artsy lenses/systems like this, so a little odd they always dare to be.

    8. Lomography 7-time creator on June 2

      @Brendan O'Sullivan - we´re still working on making updates everywhere. We don´t have product shots available at this point. To add it to your pledge all you need to do is adding 250USD to your current pledge amount!

    9. Lomography 7-time creator on June 2

      @Simon Yong - we´re currently preparing some RAW files, we´ll send you the link as soon as they are available!

    10. Lomography 7-time creator on June 2

      @David Quesnette - to get the extra lens please add 250$ on top of your current pledge amount. This can be edited in the "my pledges" page.

    11. Simon Yong on June 1

      The sample photos not look quite stunning yet.. and felt the distortion a lot.
      Do you have others sample photo can show us again? I'm quite interested for this lens.

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      David Quesnette on June 1

      How do I add on the Naiad 15mm lens?

    13. Brendan O'Sullivan on June 1

      This looks fantastic; however, I may be stupid, but it doesn't seem to appear on the Add-on page? Is anyone having more success than me?!

    14. Lyndxe Zakopal on June 1

      This will be superb for astrophotography!!