Photographers and Videographers love LensShifter!
LensShifter's superior grip adds production value and professionalism to your shots--without adding expense. By popular demand, we're updating LensShifter to a new professional color scheme.
Now only the control balls are easy to identify colors, and the matte black body blends in with your camera, becoming a natural extension of the lens, allowing you to more easily control focus and zoom.
LensShifter Pro is available in 3 different colors, allowing easy identification of focus or zoom.
NEW LensShifter Gray (Lens White)
Light gray is a new addition to the LensShifter line. This color matches the Nikon/Canon white lenses.
The difference between sharp professional shots and blurry subjects is the focus. You can easily master the art of precise manual focus by adding the LensShifter to any lens. LensShifter allows smooth focus pulls and fine tuned focus.
Some things are just too far, and you may ruin your chance of getting that perfect image by moving in closer. With LensShifter you can zoom quickly and smoothly to capture the exact moment you want.
LensShifter makes it easy to fine tune your focus and zoom when taking photographs.
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.
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
Lensshifter uses the mechanical advantage of a lever to allow you to fine tune your focus and zoom.
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.
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.
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.
The Balance Counterweight is easy to remove when it is not needed. It snaps back onto the belt when you need it.
The fiber reinforced timing belt is made of rubber insuring a non-slip grip, but the internal fibers prevent it from stretching, providing that direct connection to your lens.
The tightness of the belt is adjustable to your preference, giving you ultimate control.
LensShifter is compatible with most DSLR, Mirrorless, Micro 4/3, and other interchangeable camera lenses with a focus ring outer diameter between 56mm & 98mm.
$20,000 - Kevlar belt upgrade
LensShifter currently uses fiberglass reinforced rubber timing belts. We would like to upgrade the belts to Kevlar reinforced rubber belts. The fiberglass belts are strong enough, but the Kevlar belts are practically indestructible, and they are stiffer which makes them easier to install and even more responsive.
The reason for the stretch goal is that the Kevlar belts require a large minimum order of 10,000 pcs versus the small minimum orders for fiberglass belts. The minimum order cost for the Kevlar belts far exceeds the campaign goal.
The original LensShifter has been extremely popular worldwide. It has 4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Tom Martin is a nature and wildlife photographer who came to us looking for a better solution for focusing the large lenses that he works with. His photography takes him to extreme climates where turning stiff focus rings with gloved hands makes it difficult to capture that split second shot. Tom says "I immediately saw an improvement in focus. It's faster and more accurate. A regular follow focus is really expensive and tough to setup in the field. Your outfit is quick, simple, and gets the job done nicely. Especially when changing lenses."
Daniel Maniaux - (Review in Spanish)
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LensShifter is covered by a limited lifetime warranty. There have been very few issues (less than 0.05% warranty claims), and we always resolve any problems in a timely manner. Read more about the LensShifter warranty here.
Thank you to all our dedicated photographers and videographers who contributed to LensShifter Pro. Our goal was to make the LensShifter Pro campaign largely with user contributed content to show what our customers create with LensShifter.
Johnny Wu - MDI Films
Jeremy Antley - Antley Productions
Tom Martin - Wildlife photographer
Jason Crespin - Instagram @jasoncrespin
Justin Siu - Instagram @jbsiu
Mike Hillingseter - Instagram @fotograf.mike.h
Toby Goodman - Created the intro sequence - Videographer for Big Review TV
Daniel Bauen - Inventor, Engineering
Helton da Silva - Engineering and Production
Brian Ellis - Video Editing, Marketing, Production
Jacob Snowden - Co-Inventor, Multi media, Marketing
Risks and challenges
LensShifter sets are already in production. Engineerable has already successfully funded and delivered 7 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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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