We are proud to become Peak Design authorized reseller in mainland China. Peak Design products will be available to purchase via our China store.
The replacement part is finally coming to the market. We faced many difficulties and failures before we reached the success. Now, all the bubble dried 30mm viewfinders can have their new life.
The replacement procedure is attached for your reference. You may assess the difficulty and skill required before ordering the replacement part. The spare part will be listed in coming few days. Only 5 pieces are available at the moment because of the high failure rate. More stock may be available, depends on the demand. However, it will take another months if we are going to make another batch.
We will have Chinese New Year holidays break from until 31-Jan-2023. We cannot send out any item because the courier services have suspended. We will reply your message or email during the break but cannot be promptly as before. Sorry for the inconvenience caused.
Wish you have a happy year, see you in the Rabbit Year!
Price of Light Lens Labs products have been revised because of the Chinese dollars exchange rate dropping. All the price listed includes PayPal fee & postage to most countries.
Enjoy the shopping!
XPAN 30mm viewfinder is famous of its drying out problem. The spare part never be seen in the market, it makes the repair impossible. The spare viewfinder is hard to find and at high cost. Besides, all viewfinder will suffer from the dryout problem, because the sealing of the bubble level is not good enough. So it is just a time issue to face the problem. If you are lucky enough, dry out will take long time. If you are bad lucky like me, your like new finder will dry out in a few years.
A cheap alternative solution is external bubble level. It is OK but you cannot check the level while framing.
In order to 100% fix the problem and restore the outlook to be 100% as original, we are trying to remake the spare part. During the studying and making processes, we admire how precise and difficult that the part is made. The manufacturing cost turns out to be 10 times more than expected, due to the high failure rate. The tiny glasses are so thin and small, so it breaks easily.
We decide to make a few pieces. perhaps 10 pieces at the moment because of the high cost. It is a product only for enthusiast.
LLL releases a new limited edition for the 35mm f2 glossy black paint, comes with colour matched caps and hood. Price and availability will be updated on our website.
We received our first Light Lens Lab Elcan 50mm f2 black paint in yesterday, and enjoyed the open box.
We will put the pre-order in our website, you do not need to pay in advance, just place the order and we will collect payment while the lens is ready to you.
As the production rate is low in early state, it may take awhile to be ready, so… be patience 🙂
We are lucky enough to receive a few pieces of this limited edition. All of them are delivered to new owners safely.
We have brand new items for sale, customer can order via us for the brand new products. You can contact us via the email.
We just realized that Woocommerce will provide wrong Japanese address information. It just put the postal code in the first line, which looks like the street number.
No idea why, but it is reported as a bug. We will take extra care of this issue and confirm with customer from Japan before posting any item out. It may take an extra day to send out the parcel.
Sorry for the inconvenience caused.
The long waited Light Lens Lab 35mm f2 safari set is in stock. It took almost 5 months to deliver. Limited stock, it will not restock again because of the supply.