This Kickstarter smashed its goal in one day – and now stands at almost double the original target.
Frii Designs have developed a new product that they hope will vastly improve the lives of many photographers. Citing the workflow of professional photographers as the inspiration behind the design, the company state the TriLens will “eliminate the need for multiple camera bodies, assistants and bulky bags.”
Simply clipping on to your belt, the TriLens will no doubt be a great convenience, particularly for location photographers who may travel a fair distance on foot when shooting. But it’ll seemingly prove to be invaluable to the likes of wedding photographers, who face added pressure to change lenses in order to capture unmissable moments.
An in-built “Auto-friction mechanism” keeps the TriLens steady when you’re moving - by automatically adjusting the force needed to rotate the housing depending on the weight and size of your lenses.
We only use high strength steel and fiber reinforced nylon to make sure you don’t have to worry about anything else than what’s in front of your camera. To ensure high quality and reliability the TriLens™ is designed, manufactured and assembled here in Sweden. The TriLens™ is weather resistant and designed to withstand loads up to 100 kg, just in case you would want to carry a space telescope through a war zone.
The Swedish creators behind the TriLens estimated 500,000 Swedish Krona (approx $57,000) was required for the initial batch. At the time of writing, their Kickstarter contributions stand at 975,000 Swedish Krona ($111,000).
If, like me, you’re always at a loss as to where to stick a lens cap, the TriLens might just be your new best friend. It comes with five sets of magnetic arcs, meaning a lens cap can be attached to any empty slot on the TriLens, also protecting the slot from any dust in the process.
The TriLens is due to be available for Canon, Nikon, and Sony. You can read more about the design process, as well as back the project at the Kickstarter page here.