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A simple monthly lens rental service for photographers.
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Bokeh Fire: Lenses for Everyone

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Use professional-quality Canon & Nikon lenses starting at just $95 for an entire month.

Kickstarter Backers get the Forever Discount - discounted rentals for life (available at the $95 Reward level and above).  

Free shipping is included with every lens order
Free shipping is included with every lens order

A little while back, a young photographer got tired of saving all his money to buy lenses. Professional lenses were expensive, and he never knew which one to choose. He realized there had to be a better way - a way for photographers to use professional gear without going broke. 

Bokeh Fire was born. The mission is simple - provide all photographers with simple, affordable access to high quality DSLR lenses.

What is Bokeh Fire?

Bokeh Fire is a monthly lens rental service. It was created by photographers, for photographers.  It is the easiest way to use professional Canon and Nikon lenses.

The Bokeh Fire Membership:

  • THE MOST POPULAR LENSES
  • UNLIMITED SWAPPING
  • KEEP LENSES FOR AN ENTIRE MONTH
  • PERSONAL LENS RECOMMENDATIONS

There are over 85 different lenses out there for Canon and Nikon cameras.  Each one does something different, and the best lens for one type of photo doesn't always work for another. (Ever tried shooting a soccer game with a wide angle lens?)

Why get stuck owning one lens when you really want to use all of them?

As photographers, we know that what you really want is to be able to use all the lenses, without having to buy any of them. That's why we created Bokeh Fire.

All photographs featured in this campaign were taken using Bokeh Fire lenses.

WHAT DO YOU GET? 

We've already spent several months testing and optimizing the service with photographers and film-makers here in Philadelphia.  Now we need your help to launch Bokeh Fire nationally!  

This is our way of saying THANK YOU for supporting our vision of getting professional lenses to every photographer and film-maker out there.

 Not sure which lens to use? We'll recommend one!

Choose one of these photographs for your limited edition print (applicable reward levels). These prints are only available during the Kickstarter campaign. Choose from:

  • 5x7" Postcard Print ($10 Pledge)
  • Limited Edition 8x10" Glossy Print  ($50 Pledge)
  • Exclusive Edition 20x30" Fine Art Canvas Print.  ($500 Pledge)

All photos taken using Bokeh Fire lenses. All prints and canvases will be hand-made here in Philadelphia by the printing experts at PhotoLounge.

Option 1: Malawi

Option 2: Hong Kong

Option 3: Athens

Option 4: Philadelphia

Pledge $25 and get one of these limited edition Kickstarter-only T-Shirts, designed and printed right here in Philly!  They're made from ULTRA-SOFT, blended cotton and fit perfectly. It took us months to find the perfect shirt and we know you're gonna love them!

 T-shirts is available in three colors (Blue, Green, Red), and in sizes S - XXL.

A Final Word...

Thank you for taking the time to support us and help us change the way photographers and film-makers pursue their passion! We truly hope Bokeh Fire will open up new creative horizons for every photographer and film-maker out there, and we're super grateful that you support our vision and are helping us make it happen!

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Risks and challenges

Our greatest potential for delay is sourcing all of the necessary inventory in a timely and cost competitive manner. To mitigate this risk, we've spent a significant time researching available procurement options, ordering test quantities, and lining up available vendors who are willing to provide volume discounts on inventory.

Another risk is that once orders begin shipping, we encounter seasonal demand spikes that lead to low availability. Again, we have conducted extensive research into demand patterns on our beta users and believe we can handle short-term demand surges while maintaining high lens availability.

Probably the scariest risk is the possibility that the Sun explodes and obliterates Planet Earth before we're able to deliver the lenses, but there's not much we can do about that (although it would be cool to photograph it!)

Photography could always go out of style just as we're getting ready to finish up our campaign...

... Or,you could like Bokeh Fire so much, you want to come back for more after the Kickstarter campaign is over. Don't say we didn't warn you...

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    THE SILENT HERO: Get our eternal gratitude and sweet project updates. What more could you want?

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    THE IPHONE JUNKIE: You love the idea but shoot mainly with your phone. That's cool - we're not haters. Get a Kickstarter-only 5x7" print of a featured photo (see below).

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    THE POINT-AND-SHOOTER: You'll get a DSLR - someday. Right now, get a limited edition T-Shirt and rep your passion for photography. Locally designed and printed just for Kickstarter. (see design below)

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    THE COLLECTOR: Get a limited edition 8x10" Fine Art Print made just for Kickstarter. Each one numbered and signed by the artist. Choose from featured photographs (see below).

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    Pledge $95 or more About $95

    BASIC MEMBERSHIP (EARLY EARLY BIRD): Wanna upgrade from your kit lens? Use any BASIC lens with free swapping for 1 Month!
    Continental US only. Price after Kickstarter: $125

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    BASIC MEMBERSHIP (EARLY BIRD): Missed the Early Early Bird? You can still use any BASIC lens with free swapping for 1 Month. Continental US only. Price after Kickstarter: $125

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    Pledge $185 or more About $185

    PRO MEMBERSHIP (EARLY EARLY BIRD): Don't like paying tons to buy premium glass? We've got you covered. Use any PRO Lens with free swapping for 1 Month! Plus get a T-Shirt + lens recommendation. Continental US only.
    Price after Kickstarter: $225

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    PRO MEMBERSHIP (EARLY BIRD): Missed the Early Early Bird? No problem. Use any Pro Lens with free swapping for 1 month + T-Shirt + lens recommendation. Continental US only. Price after Kickstarter: $225

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    Pledge $365 or more About $365

    ULTIMATE MEMBERSHIP (EARLY BIRD): Get 2 PRO Lenses for a full month with free swapping. Plus lens recommendations + T-shirt + 5x7" print. Continental US only. Regular price: $425

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    ULTIMATE MEMBERSHIP (REGULAR BIRD): Get 2 PRO lenses for a full month. Plus lens recommendation + T-shirt + 5x7" print. Continental US only. Regular Price: $425

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    THE CONNOISEUR: Love photography but don't take photos yourself? Get a limited edition 20x30" Fine Art Canvas Print of a featured photo. Exclusive to Kickstarter, each print is numbered and signed by the artist. Choose from featured photographs (see below).

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    FULL-TIMER (BASIC): Get a BASIC Lens for 6 Months. Unlimited swapping + lens recommendation + T-Shirt + 5x7 print + we feature your photo on our Heroes of Kickstarter page. Continental US only. Regular Price: $750

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    FULL-TIMER (PRO): Use any PRO Lens for 6 Months with unlimited swapping! Plus get unlimited lens recommendations + T-Shirt + 3 5x7 prints. We'll feature 2 of your photos on our Heroes of Kickstarter page! Continental US only. Regular Price: $1,350

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    FULL-TIMER (ULTIMATE): Get 2 PRO Lenses for 6 whole months with unlimited swapping. Get unlimited lens recommendations + T-Shirt + 3 5x7 prints + 3 of your photos featured on our Heroes of Kickstarter Page with a link to your website. Continental US only. Regular Price: $2,400

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    PROFESSIONAL ROCKSTAR: You get it – buying lenses makes no sense. Instead, use any PRO lens for a YEAR with unlimited swapping. That's 12 months of shooting with all our Pro lenses for less than the price of buying just one of them!

    Plus get a FULL-DAY (6HR) PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHY LESSON / PHOTOWALK (Phila/NYC/DC) + unlimited lens recommendations + T-Shirt + 8x10 print + 3 of your photos on our Heroes of Kickstarter Page. Continental US only. Regular Price: $2,700

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