Veydra Lenses Kickstarter Update: Delivery Timing and Accessories on Micro 4/3 Mini Primes
It’s been a busy few weeks since the conclusion of our funding. We are overwhelmed by the support and we officially raised 544% of our goal for the Veydra lenses Micro 4/3 Mini Primes! Very exciting and we are committed to continuing to support the Micro 4/3 format with more lenses and some new ideas in the coming months and years.
We are currently doing market research on the next big thing from us and while we can’t comment yet, I am very excited for what is to come. We will keep making announcements here. Don’t forget to go to sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the page to catch the latest updates.
Regarding delivery, we ran into some quality control issues with the 25mm focal length Veydra micro 4/3 Mini Prime lens. We decided to withhold delivery of the 25mm by about 2 to 3 weeks to fix some excessive drag issues with the focus rotation. We feel it is better to fix this issue in production than to rush delivery to meet our January promised date. We apologize for the delay but we feel this is in everyone’s best interest. We will begin delivering some of the single lens rewards and T Shirts in the next two weeks. Below is the current projected timing for delivery;
- $25 T Shirts Reward only will be shipped by January 30th
- Single Lens Rewards for Imperial focus scales except the 25mm should be shipped by January 30th
- Single Lens Rewards for Metric focus scales and all 25mm Lens Rewardsshould be shipped by February 13th
- All 4 and 5 Lens Set Rewards for Imperial focus scales should be shipped by February 13th
- All 4 and 5 Lens Set Rewards for Metric focus scales should be shipped by February 20th
- Rental Rewards should be shipped to LensProToGo by February 16th
- The 12mm both Metric and Imperial versions should ship by June 2015
Illya Friedman over at Hot Rod Cameras has designed us all a very nice 6 lens case for the Veydra lenses Micro 4/3 Mini Primes. Illya has been designing custom cases for lots of big names in Hollywood for the last 10 years or so and we trust his judgement in case selection and layout. Illya has brought us this excellent quality Seahorse SE-720 hard case with custom foam cut out and low-pile top surface for 6 Veydra Mini Primes. The cut outs feature finger holes on either side as you can see in the pictures below.
The retail price for this case with the custom foam is $259 USD but we will offer it for $199 and we will have an even better special offer price for all Kickstarter backers which we will email you each a special discount code. If you would like this case be sure to order it before your lenses ship so we can ship with your lens order.
We are having a Veydra lenses logo decal made for these cases which will be ready when the cases ship with the lenses. We are choosing not to put the decal on the case because many professionals prefer not to identify what is in a case for security purposes. We will ship each case with the decal and you can decide if you want it on the case or not.
Despite the prototype screw-in lens cap images above (which get stuck on lenses easily), we also went with a new lens cap design that we felt was better for a production environment. We will be shipping all Veydra lenses Micro 4/3 Mini Primes with the 77mm photo style center pinch cap pictured below.
We also have finished the packaging for all Veydra Mini Primes and we really like the design. All lenses will ship in these boxes pictured below with the text and image appropriate to each lens.
We are adding some new accessories to our shop due to popular request of backers. We have partnered with Veydra Kickstarter backer and fellow manufacturer DFocus Systems at dfocussystem.com to offer some of their innovative cages for the GH4 and BMPCC. We will have special offers for these cages shortly and will send a discount code to each backer for purchase of these cages.
We have also partnered with formatt-hitech.com to offer their revolutionary Firecrest Neutral Density filter in 77mm size in multiple densities from ND.3 (1 Stop) to ND2.1 (7 Stops) for direct threading onto Veydra Mini Primes. The Formatt-Hitech Firecrest ND is an all new filter that is manufactured of Schott Water-White glass and features the electrolytic deposited hyper neutral carbon coating which makes these filters fully IR protected and the most neutral filters available on the market today. We will have a special discount code for all backers on these great filters as well.
We thank everyone for their patience and we are hoping to get these Veydra lenses Micro 4/3 Mini Primes into your hands as soon as possible. Stay tuned here for more updates and exciting announcements as we move forward.