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Beastgrip. Universal lens adapter for most camera phones

A project in Chicago, IL by Vadym Chalenko

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Beastgrip - universal lens adapter and rig system for Iphone, Android or Windows phones. Hand crafted in the USA.
Backers: 546
Average Pledge Per Backer: $73

Funded: $39,716 of $25,000
Dates: Oct 3rd -> Nov 2nd (30 days)
Project By: Vadym Chalenko
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Latest News

Beastgrip improves smartphone pics and vids with DOF adapter

January 7th - via:
Smartphones are able to shoot astonishingly high quality video these days, but ultimately, the lenses and sensors built into your phone are too small (Read More)

Beastgrip camera system gets reviewed — Anyone ready to strap this monster to their iPhone?

January 25th - via:
Bestgrip is a Kickstarter project that aims to be a universal lens adapter for the iPhone, or most any smartphone. It packs a shoe for flash, light, boom, mic receiver, etc., five accessory mounts, including a tripod mount, and a lens mount. And as the name implies, it's a beast. (Read More)

DOF adapter for Canon EF lenses. DIY Tutorial.

October 21st - via:
Hi guys. Yesterday i got Canon EF (EOS) 50mm f1.4 prime lens from my friend Roman, to test my new DIY DOF adapter for Canon EF lenses, which works great!  The whole build is similar to previous one, with few changes. There is the parts list (FIG.1)... (Read More)

DOF adapters & SLR lenses

October 19th - via:
Hi guys! In this update i want to share with you my own experience of using DIY dof adapters with camera phones. Also, i made a tutorial how to make a DOF adapter for Nikkor (Nikon) manual lenses, the same adapter i used for filming my campaign... (Read More)


October 12th - via:
Dear Backers! I'm thrilled!!! With your help we reached our funding goal just in 9 days!  Thank you everybody for your support, it's really means a lot for me!!! I'm already working on "GET IT FIRST" rewards,  also an update with information about... (Read More)

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Thank you for your support

October 9th - via:
Dear backers!  It's been a week since we launched our Kickstarter campaign and with your help we already reached almost 70% of our funding goal! I'm truly thankful for all your support and contribution to this project! Thank you!!!  I'm receiving a... (Read More)

Beastgrip Kickstarter wants to add lenses, mounts, more to any smartphone

October 7th - via:
We've seen no shortage of attempts to take smartphones, and turn them into more competent photographic devices by adding lenses, flashes, grips, and more. But the Beastgrip might have them all beat by combining all of those into a modular, adjustable design which will work on any smartphone on the market, and will let you mount third party lenses, too. (Read More)

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