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Getting Close – Project Update #16

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As the world gathers to celebrate the beautiful game, we are cranking away on fulfilling your Kickstarter orders. We are closing in on the final steps. How Moment Lenses Are Made Our own Erik Hedberg (design) and RJ Lincoln (engineer) visited our suppliers a few weeks ago to validate early…

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Revving Up Production – Project Update #15

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Another three weeks have passed and we’re several steps closer to shipping. Although we are closer, the image you should still have in your head is a street performer spinning several plates at the same time, while trying to play an instrument! Moment lenses are complicated little products with high…

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How We Raised $450K On Kickstarter

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At Moment we are big believers in the hardware movement. It is a movement that is being facilitated by a convergence of recent platforms (social media, crowd funding, smart phones, etc) and a willingness from consumers to support brands they have never heard of. Startups can now move from an...
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Moment Update #14

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Happy belated St. Patrick’s Day. We have been cranking hard the last few weeks and having a lot of fun. This phase of the project is by far the most tedious as we work through dozens of small decisions on our way to production. The good news is we are…

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Moment Lens Review by Chad Copeland

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Chad is a former US Air Force Veteran turned professional photographer. Having traveled the world, he has captured some of the most breathtaking adventure photos on land, under the water, and in the air. A contributing photographer for National Geographic, we are lucky that he calls Seattle home. We are…

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Sam Elkins – Young Skywalker

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Sam Elkins is an extremely talented up and coming photographer from the Pacific Northwest. At 17 years old, Sam bustles with an enthusiasm for capturing our imaginations. Combining a natural eye and a thirst to learn, we are excited to see just how far he pushes mobile photography in the…

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Designing The Moment Lenses

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Michael Thomas and Russ Hudyma are a unique combination. Fathers, photography nuts, and lens designers they have been working together the past 25 years designing some of the world’s best cinema lenses. We are excited to have them as part of the Moment team and we couldn’t be more thrilled…

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Thank You Kickstarter

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To all of our Kickstarter backers, thank you. The impact of your support extends far beyond the financial donation you so graciously made to this project. It’s result enables us to continue the journey we started five months ago: To empower mobile picture takers to make the world a better…

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Stephen Jones – Craftsman + Picture Taker

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Stephen Jones is a man of simple pleasures: taking pictures, crafting leather, and exploring. Each experience inspires him to take more pictures, create new products, and find new places to explore. Creator of the #discoveryournorthwest hash tag, Stephen is an avid part of the Seattle Instagram community. The first time…

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Kickstarter Update #5

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What A First Week! Thanks to you, Moment reached the #4 most popular Kickstarter project in the world out of 128,000 total projects. That puts your effort in the top .009% of Kickstarter?! Crazy. Let There Be Photos Additional photos has been the top request and we’re excited to finally…

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Bradley Castaneda – Adventure Photographer

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Bradley Castaneda is a designer by day, an adventurer by weekend and a photographer all the time. A staple in the Seattle Instagram community, Bradley treks off the beaten path to capture some of the most amazing scenes throughout the Pacific Northwest. We have been fortunate enough to work with…

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Kickstarter Update #4

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Ahhhh, It’s The Weekend! What a week. Oh wait, what a first four days! We pulled a few all nighters getting ready for Kickstarter and we haven’t slept much since. Over the first 96 hours we have answered 122 messages, 90 comments, 255 emails, and wrote 4 updates. That equates…

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Kickstarter Update #3

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We are still waiting for someone to pinch us. Day 3 and another milestone reached. We crossed $150K! We can’t say it enough. Thank you!!! Today’s update is short and sweet. 15 More Spots Due to demand we increased the number of “Early Developer Program” spots from 10 to 25….

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Kickstarter Update #2

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We are still shaking our heads. Breaking $100K in 28 hours leaves us without words. The number of incoming emails, comments, and messages has been non stop. The volume has been so high that we missed lunch and benefitted from the 3pm happy hour that starts at the bar next…

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