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Get Finer Focus & Zoom Faster with LensShifter's Camera Lens Grip! Perfect for photography and video.
Get Finer Focus & Zoom Faster with LensShifter's Camera Lens Grip! Perfect for photography and video.
Get Finer Focus & Zoom Faster with LensShifter's Camera Lens Grip! Perfect for photography and video.
233 backers pledged $10,273 to help bring this project to life.

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LensShifter: The Only Balanced Focus & Zoom Camera Lens Grip

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Photographers and Videographers Love LensShifter!

LensShifter's superior grip adds production value and professionalism to your shots--without adding expense. We created LensShifter to give you a mechanical advantage. 

 

 

Following the success of Engineerable’s original product, FocusShifter, we discovered that Photographers, as well as Videographers, liked the ergonomics and utility of FocusShifter for achieving precise control of manual focus and zoom, but did not need all the follow focus accessories. LensShifter is that solution.

Photography made ergonomic with LensShifter
Photography made ergonomic with LensShifter

 

Videography with LensShifter (Photo credit Indy Productions)
Videography with LensShifter (Photo credit Indy Productions)

Use with Prime and Zoom Lenses

LensShifter is available in 2 colors popular with adjustment features on professional camera gear, red and blue. Photographers and videographers use LensShifter to fine-tune focus when using prime lenses.

Using LensShifter for focusing on prime lens. Pick your color.
Using LensShifter for focusing on prime lens. Pick your color.

Precisely control both focus and zoom when using zoom lenses. Have you ever grabbed the zoom ring, thinking you were focusing, or vice versa? The different colors allow you to easily identify and locate your focus and zoom controls. 

Control focus and zoom on zoom lenses.
Control focus and zoom on zoom lenses.

Better Ergonomics

Twisting your hand in awkward positions to adjust the focus and zoom and accidentally getting your fingers in the shot or in front of the flash will be a thing of the past. With LensShifter, the controls are moved to an easy to reach position. The ball at the top of the lever provides a comfortable grip.

Fast Response 

With LensShifter, gone are the days of fumbling with your lens trying to find the focus or zoom ring, while losing that perfect shot. Intuitive controls allow you to respond to the action quickly.

Absolute Precision 

Lensshifter uses the mechanical advantage of a lever to allow you to fine tune your focus and zoom.

LensShifter increases precision by 3.5 times!
LensShifter increases precision by 3.5 times!

Fast Setup 

It takes only seconds to install or remove LensShifter. If you are switching between lenses often, we recommend getting a LensShifter set for each lens to save even more time.

Easy Storage 

There’s no need to remove LensShifter when you are putting away your lenses. You can leave it attached and ready for the next time you shoot.

 

Easy to store. Leave tightened on lens, or loosen and fold.
Easy to store. Leave tightened on lens, or loosen and fold.

Perfectly Balanced 

LensShifter includes a Balance Counterweight accessory. You won't have to worry about the LensShifter handle moving when you release it or move with the camera. 

Perfectly balanced setup!
Perfectly balanced setup!

 

You can’t make that move!
You can’t make that move!

The counterweight stays securely on the belt when attached. It is easily removable if you choose not to use it.

Balance counterweight easily snaps on and off.
Balance counterweight easily snaps on and off.

Non-Slip Grip

The toothed belt matches the grooves on the focus and zoom ring, insuring a non-slip grip.

Toothed belt for non-slip grip
Toothed belt for non-slip grip

 

Adjustable Tightness 

The tightness of the belt is adjustable to your preference, giving you ultimate control.

Loosen or tighten for the perfect fit and feel.
Loosen or tighten for the perfect fit and feel.

Compatibility 

LensShifter is compatible with most DSLR, Mirrorless, Micro 4/3, and other interchangeable camera lenses with a focus ring outer diameter between 56mm & 98mm.

 

Reviews

PhotoJoseph reviews the LensShifter live!
 

MDI Film's review of LensShifter

"It gives you much more sensitivity, precision, and control, and helps eliminate focus jitter from small hand movements." Sophia Cacciola

Sophia at Filmmaking Fool demonstrates the LensShifter in action.
Sophia at Filmmaking Fool demonstrates the LensShifter in action.

 

"for those times when a single tick of the control ring makes all the difference"  Supplier Community

"The simple counter-weighted levers offer easier fine-tuning without the expense of a follow focus."  Yahoo Tech

Is there someone that you think should review FocusShifter (including yourself)? Tell us who and why in the comments!

LensShifter in Action

 

Photographers 

  • Precise manual control of Focus 
  • Quickly adjust zoom 
  • Visible and easy to access controls, ergonomic
Wildlife Photography
Wildlife Photography

 

Fine tune your focus.
Fine tune your focus.

 

Zoom quickly to capture that perfect moment!
Zoom quickly to capture that perfect moment!

 

Macro phototography focus
Macro phototography focus

 

Portrait photography
Portrait photography

 

Nature photography
Nature photography

 

Wedding photography with prototype LensShifter used for focusing.
Wedding photography with prototype LensShifter used for focusing.

 

Focusing using a tilt shift lens.
Focusing using a tilt shift lens.

Videographers 

  • Pull focus Quickly 
  • Adjust zoom
  • Visual indication of focus/zoom position/setting 
  • Visible and easy to access controls, ergonomic
Sports Videography with LensShifter.
Sports Videography with LensShifter.

 

Smoothly pull focus.
Smoothly pull focus.

 

Precisely adjust focus.
Precisely adjust focus.

 

Ski videography with prototype LensShifter.
Ski videography with prototype LensShifter.

LensShifter vs FocusShifter. What's the difference?

If you are familiar with our FocusShifter DSLR Follow Focus and may be asking yourselves, "What is the difference besides the color?". 

FocusShifter is a full follow focus set, which includes all the accessories that you would need to take a cinematic style focus pull shot. FocusShifter is primarily for videography work. Find out more about FocusShifter at our website.

LensShifter is a simplified version that doesn't include the follow focus accessories. It's designed to improve the precision of focusing manually and adjusting zoom for both photo and video work.

LensShifter can be used by itself or in conjunction with FocusShifter. Example: If you are shooting a video, and want to setup a focus pull with the ability to hit the focus points precisely every time through multiple takes, then setup a FocusShifter on your focus ring. If you also need to make adjustments to zoom on the same lens, add a LensShifter to the zoom ring.

Reward Levels

Every LensShifter set includes :

We've offered several pledge levels with increasing quantities of LensShifters and additional savings. These are for photographers and videographers that use multiple lenses, and would like to have LensShifters setup and ready to go on each lens. Or buy extra LensShifters to share with friends and save $$.

$15 Pledge Level - EARLY BIRD LensShifter @ $10 savings

  • LensShifter with Balance counterweight. Your color choice, Red or Blue.

$20 Pledge Level - LensShifter in red or blue @ $5 savings

  • LensShifter with Balance counterweight. Your color choice, Red or Blue.

$30 Pledge Level - EARLY BIRD LensShifter pair @ $20 savings

  • LensShifter pair (Red and Blue) with Balance counterweight. 

$40 Pledge Level - LensShifter pair @ $10 savings  

  • LensShifter pair (Red and Blue) with Balance counterweight.

$72 Pledge Level - 4-Pack LensShifters @ $30 savings  

  • 2 Red LensShifter with Balance counterweight.
  • 2 Blue LensShifter with Balance counterweight.

$80 Pledge Level - LensShifter Pair & FocusShifter @ $20 savings

  • LensShifter pair (Red and Blue) with Balance counterweight
  • FocusShifter Follow Focus Set - Please see FocusShifter.com for more info.

$102 Pledge Level - 6-Pack LensShifters @ $48 savings  

  • 3 Red LensShifter with Balance counterweight. 
  • 3 Blue LensShifter with Balance counterweight.

$136 Pledge Level - 8-Pack LensShifters @ $64 savings  

  • 4 Red LensShifter with Balance counterweight. 
  • 4 Blue LensShifter with Balance counterweight.

$160 Pledge Level - 10-Pack LensShifters @ $64 savings  

  • 5 Red LensShifter with Balance counterweight. 
  • 5 Blue LensShifter with Balance counterweight.

About Us

Engineerable’s team has been hard at work to make the LensShifter the best focus and zoom tool available. It's parent product, FocusShifter, has been helping indie filmmakers and photographers enhance their projects since 2012.

LensShifter is designed, engineered, and assembled in the USA.

Thank You

Thank you for your support in backing LensShifter! Thanks also to the team of people helping bring LensShifter to life.

  • Daniel Bauen - Inventor, design, engineering, manufacturing
  • Jacob Snowden - Co-inventor, media and marketing
  • Diego Kirsch - Marketing and Sales
  • David Amis - Logo design, manufacturing
  • Helton da Silva - Manufacturing engineer
  • Christy Fricks - Social Media, Marketing
  • Dominar Films - Kickstarter Video

Thanks for the help over the years from Jennifer Cannon, and Mark McJunkin and his design wizardry.  

Risks and challenges

LensShifter sets are already in production. Engineerable has already successfully funded and delivered 4 KickStarter projects. We have a record of delivering quality products.

However, production delays that are out of our control sometimes happen, which is why we've given plenty of time to deliver the product. If the goal is met earlier than the deadline, we may ship it to you well before the delivery date.

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  1. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    Early Bird LensShifter

    Your color choice of a RED or BLUE LensShifter. This price is a Kickstarter special!

    Retail price: $24.99
    You save: $9.99

    Includes:
    • 1 LensShifter
    • 1 Balance Counterweight
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    LensShifter in RED or BLUE

    Your choice of a RED or BLUE LensShifter. This price is a Kickstarter special!

    Retail price: $24.99
    You save: $4.99

    Includes:
    • 1 LensShifter
    • 1 Balance Counterweight
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    Early Bird LensShifter Pair

    Early Bird LensShifter pair of RED and BLUE. This price is a Kickstarter special.

    Retail price: $49.99
    You save: 19.99

    Includes:
    • 1 Red LensShifter
    • 1 Blue LensShifter
    • 2 Balance Counterweights
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    Double down! LensShifter Pair

    LensShifter pair in RED and BLUE. This price is a Kickstarter special.

    Retail price: $49.99
    You save: $9.99

    Includes:
    • 1 Red LensShifter
    • 1 Blue LensShifter
    • 2 Balance Counterweights
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    Pledge $72 or more About $72

    4-Pack LensShifters

    4 pack LensShifters, 2 RED and 2 BLUE. Good for 2-4 lenses. This price is a Kickstarter special.

    Retail price: $99.96
    You save: $27.96

    Includes:
    • 2 Red LensShifters
    • 2 Blue LensShifters
    • 4 Balance Counterweights
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    Pledge $80 or more About $80

    LensShifter Pair & FocusShifter

    LensShifter pair (Red and Blue) with a FocusShifter Follow Focus Set. This price is a Kickstarter special.

    Retail price: $99.97
    You save: $19.97

    Includes:
    • FocusShifter Follow Focus Set
    • 1 Blue LensShifter
    • 1 Red LensShifter
    • 2 Balance Counterweights
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    Pledge $102 or more About $102

    6-Pack LensShifters

    6 pack LensShifters. 3 RED and 3 BLUE. Good for 3-6 lenses. This price is a Kickstarter special.

    Retail price: $149.94
    You save: $47.94

    Includes:
    • 3 Blue LensShifters
    • 3 Red LensShifters
    • 6 Balance Counterweights
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    8-Pack LensShifters

    8 pack LensShifters. 4 RED and 4 BLUE. Good for 4-8 lenses. This price is a Kickstarter special.

    Retail price: $199.92
    You save: $63.92

    Includes:
    • 4 Blue LensShifters
    • 4 Red LensShifters
    • 8 Balance Counterweights
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    10-Pack LensShifters

    10 pack LensShifters. 5 RED and 5 BLUE. Good for 5-10 lenses. This price is a Kickstarter special.

    Retail price: $249.90
    You save: $89.90

    Includes:
    • 5 Red LensShifters
    • 5 Blue LensShifters
    • 10 Balance Counterweights
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