If you're a professional photographer – or even a serious hobbyist – then you likely switch between multiple lenses while shooting. The problem is, digging the right lens out of your kit bag at a moment's notice can be a hassle, potentially even causing you to miss shots. It was with this in mind that Swedish photographer Jonas Lundin invented the quick-draw TriLens.
The steel-bodied device consists of three lens-mount turrets radiating out from a swivelling base, which in turn slots into a fiber-reinforced nylon belt clip.
Up to three lenses of any style can be stored on the TriLens when not needed, then rotated to the front, twisted off and put on the camera when required – the cap of each lens can be stored on the turret where the lens was mounted, while that lens is in use. Additionally, a quick-release mechanism allows the main device to be separated from the belt clip, so it can be more easily taken off during breaks in shooting.
The whole thing weighs in at 295 g (0.65 lb) and can reportedly carry up to 100 kg (220 lb) – those would be some pretty big lenses. It's being made in versions that accommodate lenses from the Canon EF, Nikon F and Sony E/FE systems.
If you're interested in getting a TriLens, it's currently the subject of what has turned out to be quite a successful Kickstarter campaign. A pledge of SEK 850 (about US$96) will get you one, if everything works out.
It can be seen in use, in the video below.
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