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Pinwide is an ulta-wide pinhole cap for Micro 4/3 cameras. Your preorder will help us get manufacturing started!
Pinwide is an ulta-wide pinhole cap for Micro 4/3 cameras. Your preorder will help us get manufacturing started!
497 backers pledged $23,657 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello Kickstarters!


Pinwide is a cool wide-angle pinhole cap for Micro 4/3 cameras that we're really excited about. It gives you the beautiful look of pinhole photography with all of the convenience of digital. There have been plenty of pinhole caps before, but none of them have ever given you such a wide-angle view (11mm—22mm equivalent)!


We've been able to find the absolute optimal aperture size for the pinhole, and the result is a much sharper image than other pinhole caps out there. The pinhole itself is 100% round, created using the same etching technology they use to make computer chips.


We've spent a ton of time making 3D prototypes and trying out different pinholes and materials, and all of that research and development has culminated in Pinwide. We knew it was going to be good, but we didn't expect how fun it would be! In the days of film, you had to wait to see the results, but with Pinwide, you can take handheld snapshots, see a live preview, and even do video.


We want to make Pinwide as inexpensive as possible, which means making the body out of injection molded plastic. The problem is, making the mold costs about $5000. If we can collect under 150 preorders, we can afford to go ahead and make the mold and get the Pinwide out into the world!


If you're willing to give a little bit more, we'll send you a cool book when we ship. If you just can't wait until the mold is made, you can give a bit more, and we'll immediately send you the same kind of 3D printed prototype Pinwide that we've been using. Thanks for reading!


The Pinwide is compatible with all Micro 4/3 digital cameras. Currently that includes:
Panasonic Lumix - G1, GH1, GF1, G10, G2, GH2
Olympus Pen - EP-1, EP-2, EPL-1

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    A 5x7 print made with the Pinwide, and our undying love!

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    Pledge $39 or more About $39

    Pinwide Preorder -- after the mold is made, we'll send you one of the very first Pinwides. You'll be the first on your block!

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    At this level, you'll get the Pinwide as soon as it ships, along with a cool photo book we made that showcases the Pinwide.

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    Pledge $78 or more About $78

    Pinwide Preorder x 2 -- after the mold is made, we'll send you TWO of the very first Pinwides. This way you dont have to place two orders to let us know you cant get enough! Keep one for yourself and give one to a friend.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    You'll get the finished Pinwide when it's ready, as well as a super elite prototype Pinwide made using 3D printing technology. It will be shipped immediately once our project is funded, so you won't have to wait a day longer than necessary to start shooting with Pinwide!

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    Pledge $975 or more About $975

    Pinwide Preorder x 25 -- after the mold is made, we'll send you 25 of the very first Pinwides. To show our appreciation we will also throw in the photo book we made that showcases the Pinwide. To sweeten the deal we will send a 3D printed prototype early.

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