Smartphone photographers may be interested in a new 12 mm ultra wide aspherical lens created by ShiftCam has launched via Kickstarter this week. Thanks to over 850 backers the campaigners already raised over $100,000 with still 28 days remaining on its campaign. The new smartphone lens has been designed to provide an ultrawide angle with zero distortion and has been specifically designed for use with mobile phones combining both portability and DSLR style photography.
The development team responsible for the new smartphone lens explain more about its development and inspiration. “The ShiftCam journey began over 2 years ago with our first Kickstarter campaign: a 6-in-1 Traveler lens phonecase. Now shipping to over 80 countries, this pioneering product was just the beginning in compact, convenient and comprehensive mobile phone lenses designed to enhance mobile phone photography.
Since then, ShiftCam’s growing team of photography enthusiasts have gone on to develop ShiftCam’s removable ProLens series and mounting system. Combining high quality performance and user-friendly experience, today ShiftCam proudly introduces the latest addition to our Phonetographer collection of detachable lenses.”
Early bird pledges are available from $89 or roughly £70 with worldwide shipping expected to take place during August 2019. For more details and full specifications as well as a complete list of all available pledge options jump over to the official ShiftCam Kickstarter project page by following the link below. “Whether professional or savvy enthusiasts, photographers today are increasingly switching between their trusty DSLR cameras and mobile phone photography. With ever-improving technology, mobile photography is quickly catching up. But whether using a digital camera or your mobile device, your photographs are only as good as your lens. “