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William Optics Redcat 51 APO 250mm f/4.9 telephoto full-frame lens on Kickstarter

There is a new crowdfunding project for a Redcat 250mm f/4.9 telephoto full-frame lens by William Optics on Kickstarter that already reached its financial goal (currently at $45,459 from the original $30,000 goal). The lens is described as “The world’s sharpest 250mm telephoto lens ever made for full frame cameras, at Apochromatic specification.” The company behind the […]

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If you watch this Yashica Y35 digiFilm camera disassembly video, you will understand why Kickstarter backers are furious

For the past few weeks, I have been reporting on how bad the Yashica Y35 digiFilm camera is and the large number of complaints from Kickstarter backers. If you want to understand why people are furious, watch this Yashica Y35 digiFilm camera disassembly video:

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Pictar Pro “DSLR Your Smartphone” attachment now listed on Kickstarter

Pictar Pro is a new smartphone attachment that recently was launched on Kickstarter (currently at $194,538 with a goal of $25,000): Here are some of the camera features:

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The insolvency procedure has started for NetSE, the company behind Meyer Optik Görlitz, Emil Busch, Oprema Jena, C.P. Goerz, Ihagee Elbaflex & A. Schacht

The insolvency procedure has started for NetSE, the company behind Meyer Optik Görlitz, Emil Busch, Oprema Jena, C.P. Goerz, Ihagee Elbaflex & A. Schacht (see previous blog posts). If you have paid for a lens on Kickstarter and have not received it, I think the changes are very slim that you will get anything back. […]

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Three new Reflex prime lenses (40mm f/1.8, 75mm f/1.8 and 24mm f/1.8) coming in January to Kickstarter

Reflex (the company behind the film SLR camera Kickstarter project) is now coming up with three new lenses: 40mm f/1.8, 75mm f/1.8 and 24mm f/1.8 that will be available in Nikon Z, Canon RF and Leica/Lumix L mount or to Fuji X and Micro 4/3 via adaptors with the EF version. The official Kickstarter launch is expected […]

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The Yashica Y35 digiFilm camera is now shipping and the initial feedback is not good

The Yashica Y35 digiFilm camera is currently shipping to existing Kickstarter backers and the first impressions are not good:

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More on the net SE bankruptcy (the company behind Meyer Optik Görlitz, Emil Busch, Oprema Jena, C.P. Goerz, Ihagee Elbaflex & A. Schacht)

Since my original report on the bankruptcy of the German group net SE (they are behind the Meyer Optik Görlitz, Emil Busch A.-G. Rathenau, Oprema Jena, C.P. Goerz, Ihagee Elbaflex and A. Schacht brands), I contacted the company with some questions but I have not received an answer yet. I do however have a report from somebody who was close to all the funding projects […]

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