We take a look at some of the most interesting and exciting photo projects on Kickstarter right now for this week's link round-up

 

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(Note: for simplicity the round-up has been divided into Good Kickstarters and Weird Kickstarters. Thanks are due to Kickstarter Correspondent Richard Sibley)

GOOD KICKSTARTERS

CAMLET MOUNT: World’s First Multi-Device Camera Mount

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Camlet Mount

Attach your smartphone or tablet to your DSLR or mirrorless camera for touchscreen, internet-enabled live view. With just over a week to go, Camlet Mount isn’t quite at its target yet, so if you like the idea then by all means throw some money behind it. [Kickstarter]

 

Dotlens: The World’s first inkjet-printed microscope lens

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Dotlens

This 15x lens promises to allows you to use the front of your smartphone camera to see many intricate, fascinating and – above all – tiny things. It’s already tripled its funding target, but there are still rewards aplenty. [Kickstarter]

 

ONDU Pinhole Cameras Mk II

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ONDU

ONDU returns with an update to its popular crowdfunded pinhole camera, a walnut and maple-wood creation that includes a cool stop-pin shutter and optimised pinhole sizes. [Kickstarter]

 

COVR Photo Camera-Lens Case

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COVR

This iPhone 6 case features a built-in lens with high grade optics, allowing you to make sure your phone is completely protected without compromising its photographic capabilities. [Kickstarter]

 

WEIRD KICKSTARTERS

PhoneDrone: Let your smartphone be your personal drone

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PhoneDrone

This is a drone that works by making you put your phone inside it then watch it fly away. Who on earth would do this? $114,000 worth of people, apparently. [Kickstarter]

 

Selfie PICTEE

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SelfiePictee

This is quite clearly not serious, but it is entertaining. It is a t-shirt that feature drop down reflector that looks sort of like a middle-ages breastplate, allowing you to get the optimal soft light on your face. It is asking for $500,000. It is possibly another art project. [Kickstarter]

 

OTHER LINKS FROM THIS WEEK

Panasonic Developing 4K And 8K Technology

Panasonic is looking to the futuree beyond 4K, announcing plans for 8K video footage from which users will be able to extract 33-million-pixel still images [ePhotoZine]

 

Do photo filters really heighten viewer engagement? Yahoo’s research says ‘yes’

So apparently all those hours spent picking the perfect Instagram filter were not completely wasted. Your parents will be thrilled! [The Next Web]

 

A B&H Photographic Journey, with the Legendary Canon EF 1200mm Lens

B&H takes one of the most ridiculous lenses to ever exist (official title) for a stroll around New York. A great read [B & H]