K|Lens hits Kickstarter: 'depth mapping' camera lens comes several steps closer

(Image credit: K|Lens)

A German company is hoping to bring light field photography to the masses with its K|Lens One, which attaches to a normal digital SLR or mirrorless camera in place of the usual lens. 

The radical new K|Lens One, which we first saw as a prototype at Berlin Photo Week in 2019, is finally ready for its inaugural K|Lens One Kickstarter campaign as the next step on its way to full production, which will be handled in partnership with legendary lens maker Carl Zeiss.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.