News – Lolumina https://lolumina.com Camera accessories that support the act of capturing the decisive moment. Mon, 18 Jun 2018 18:23:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.3 Roses are Red, and Lolumina Buttons are Now Blue https://lolumina.com/2016/03/roses-are-red-and-lolumina-buttons-are-now-blue/ https://lolumina.com/2016/03/roses-are-red-and-lolumina-buttons-are-now-blue/#comments Tue, 08 Mar 2016 00:06:09 +0000 http://lolumina.com/?p=3551 Lolumina Soft-release Buttons

All models now in Sapphire Blue

Introducing Sapphire Blue

We are proud to introduce the newest color in the Lolumina soft-release button lineup: sapphire blue. Inspired by the color of the Pacific Ocean, the new button color adds the missing element of water to the collection. The sapphire blue color is available for all buttons, including the Mini, Regular, and the Concave.

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Concave buttons available in all the colors

Concave Buttons in All Colors

Not to be outdone by the new sapphire blue buttons, we are also releasing the knurled concave buttons in all of the wonderful spectrum of colors that the other buttons have enjoyed. Previously only sold in stealth black and bullseye red, the knurled concave are now available in Gold, Green, and Silver.

The new color additions to the Lolumina lineup furthers our commitment to providing you, our customer, with the most choices and options for your shooting needs. Stay tuned as we continue to work further on new releases and additions.

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Where Have We Been? https://lolumina.com/2015/11/where-have-we-been/ https://lolumina.com/2015/11/where-have-we-been/#comments Wed, 11 Nov 2015 19:09:02 +0000 http://lolumina.com/?p=2982 buttons

Here come the buttons!

What we have been up to

Few of you may know that Lolumina was started out as a side project by a sole enthusiast with the goal of sharing this solution with other fellow photography enthusiasts. As the popularity and demand for the product grew, the ability to keep up with all the orders and customer support became strained. Realizing that something major had to be done, the company needed to take a step backward in order to take a leap forward. The leap was to bring in a team that will ensure the level of product availability and support will match and exceed what our customers expects of us.

Product availability update

Most, if not all, of our products will be available for order this Monday, November 16th PST. This includes the Mini, Regular, and Knurled Concave complete-kits and button-only models.

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Knurled Edge + Concave Surface = KN-CCV https://lolumina.com/2015/03/knurled-edge-concave-surface-kn-ccv/ https://lolumina.com/2015/03/knurled-edge-concave-surface-kn-ccv/#comments Wed, 11 Mar 2015 18:26:51 +0000 http://lolumina.com/?p=2284 Hello KN-CCV

Hello KN-CCV

What is the KN-CCV?

We are proud to introduce you to the newest member of the Lolumina soft-release button family, the KN-CCV. What sets it apart from the other buttons in the range is the concave surface, for users who prefer that shape for its inviting feel. With a diameter of 13mm, the KN-CCV presents itself as welcoming target for your finger when capturing the moment. Large side surfaces are knurled with a straight pattern to provide better grip when securing the button and to match the machined aesthetics of certain cameras.

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Availability

The KN-CCV will be available immediately as button-only kits in the online store, these are perfect for all of our previous users who would like to get the newest versions. To help encourage that, we are offering a discount of 25% for all our previous users on button-only kits. Previous customers, please use discount code UPGRADE25 through the month of March when checking out. Shop now.

For everyone else, the complete kit versions will be available next week by March 20. This includes the brand new Mini Mk.II and KN-CCV complete kit models. We are excited to finally have these new soft-release buttons released to our users, and we hope that it helps provide a better experience and feel when capturing the moment. Because ultimately our goal is to design and produce the best interchangeable soft-release buttons for our users that we possibly can.

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Introducing the New Mini Mk.II https://lolumina.com/2015/03/introducing-the-mini-mk-ii/ https://lolumina.com/2015/03/introducing-the-mini-mk-ii/#comments Wed, 11 Mar 2015 18:18:21 +0000 http://lolumina.com/?p=2280 Hello Mini Mk.II

Hello Mini Mk.II

What’s new?

When designing the new Mini Mk.II we wanted to address some of the concerns of users. First off, we wanted to redesign the bottom opening where the button, mount, and O-ring meet. So we created a new inset that allows for more surface area friction, which provides for a more secure attachment for the button to the mount.

New bottom O-ring inset

New bottom O-ring inset

Another aspect we wanted to address is lowering the edge overhang height of the buttons. This helps create a lower profile for the edge, for a more streamlined experience. Also as a consequence, the thicker edge provides for better grip when tightening the button.

Lower edge height

Lower edge overhang height

We hope that this new Mini Mk.II model will help make installing and using a Lolumina soft-release button a more pleasurable experience.

Availability

The Mini Mk.II will be available immediately as button-only kits in the online store, these are perfect for all of our previous users who would like to get the newest versions. To help encourage that, we are offering a discount of 25% for all our previous users on button-only kits. Previous customers, please use discount code UPGRADE25 through the month of March when checking out.

For everyone else, the complete kit versions will be available next week by March 20. This includes the brand new Mini Mk.II and KN-CCV complete kit models. We are excited to finally have these new soft-release buttons released to our users, and we hope that it helps provide a better experience and feel when capturing the moment. Because ultimately our goal is to design and produce the best interchangeable soft-release buttons for our users that we possibly can.

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Where are the Buttons? https://lolumina.com/2015/03/where-are-the-buttons/ https://lolumina.com/2015/03/where-are-the-buttons/#comments Wed, 11 Mar 2015 18:08:38 +0000 http://lolumina.com/?p=2272 Where's the buttons?

Where’s the buttons?

What’s going on?

The number one question on everyone’s mind is where are the buttons? First of all we would like to apologize for the delay in getting products in stock for our customers. We know we have been sold-out of our Mini line of products for a while now. One of the reasons for the delay was a question of how can we make another version of the Mini that was better. So we went back to drawing board and came up with the next generation of Mini, the Mk.II. It took a little bit longer than we wanted, but we are very pleased with the outcome and hope you will too.

Another question that we get is request for a concave version of the button. So we are releasing a new soft-release button that works with all of our mounting bases, the knurled-edge concave button, or KN-CCV for short. There will be more detailed posts about each of these new buttons and their features following this one.

Lastly we are still working on getting the burnt orange color that so many of you have been asking for to match a certain camera accent color. Those will be announced when available, as we don’t have a firm arrival date.

Availability

The Mini Mk.II and the KN-CCV will be available immediately as button-only kits in the online store, these are perfect for all of our previous users who would like to get the newest versions. To help encourage that, we are offering a discount of 25% for all our previous users on button-only kits. Previous customers, please use discount code UPGRADE25 through the month of March when checking out.

For everyone else, the complete kit versions will be available next week by March 20. This includes the brand new Mini Mk.II and KN-CCV complete kit models. We are excited to finally have these new soft-release buttons released to our users, and we hope that it helps provide a better experience and feel when capturing the moment. Because ultimately our goal is to design and produce the best interchangeable soft-release buttons for our users that we possibly can.

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Who Wants Cheaper Shipping? https://lolumina.com/2014/07/who-wants-cheaper-shipping/ https://lolumina.com/2014/07/who-wants-cheaper-shipping/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:48:01 +0000 http://lolumina.com/?p=1369 Ready to go

Ready to go

We understand that shipping costs is one of the main sticking points to online shopping. That’s why today we would like to introduce you to our new shipping rates. We have recently installed a new shipping calculation module that will allow us to discount the shipping costs based on the number of items you order. This doesn’t make that much of difference to our USA customers since shipping is inexpensive, although as you can see from the chart below it’s very easy to get free shipping now. The main reason we wanted to implement this is for our international customers, as a proportion to the cost of the product, shipping is relatively expensive. But now as you add items to your order, the shipping gets more cost effective. This is especially helpful for those in camera clubs and forums who are pooling orders together to reduce the cost of shipping.

We don’t mind paying a portion, or all of your shipping, even if it means we are making less money. So while other companies increase shipping costs when you purchase more items, we are doing the opposite. Because ultimately our goal at Lolumina is getting our customers the products they need at a cost that makes sense.

How much is shipping?

Dear customers,

Because USPS increased the postage on January 21, 2018, we have to raise some shipping rates. The new shipping rates is as follows:

US Domestic shipping rates

Items First Class Mail Priority Mail
1 2.99 6.88
2 1.99 5.88
3 Free 4.88
4 Free 3.88
5+ Free Free

Canada Shipping Rates

Items First Class Mail Intl. Priority Mail Intl.
1 9.99 24.66
2 8.99 22.66
3 6.99 20.66
4 4.99 18.66
5 2.99 16.66
6 1.99 14.66
7 Free 12.66
8 Free 10.66
9 Free 8.66
10+ Free 8.66

International Shipping Rates

Items First Class Mail Intl. Priority Mail Intl.
1 13.29 33.22
2 12.99 32.22
3 11.99 30.22
4 10.99 29.22
5 9.99 28.22
6 8.99 27.22
7 7.99 26.22
8 6.99 25.22
9 5.99 24.22
10+ Free 23.22

 

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Earn From Your Love of Photography https://lolumina.com/2014/07/earn-from-your-love-of-photography/ https://lolumina.com/2014/07/earn-from-your-love-of-photography/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:23:07 +0000 http://lolumina.com/?p=1269 lolink_main

Love of Photography + Lolumina = Earnings

We would like to announce the launch of the Lo-Link Affiliate Program. What our program enables you to do is to earn commissions based on the traffic that you send our way. We have various levels of participation. So, if you have a few friends that you want to share Lolumina with, or you have a blog with a solid readership base, we got you covered. You can either simply share your unique link on social media, or place banners on your site. It’s easy to join and we have an account dashboard to monitor all of your traffic and activity.

For all the blogs and social influencers out there, we thought of you when designing the Lo-Link Affiliate Program. We understand that it takes a commitment to create content and manage a site or social accounts. So for those of you who pour your time and energy into creating and sharing content for others we want to reward you. We do so by offering a really generous commission of 20% of each sale, along with 5% of the sales of other Lo-Link Program members who joined because of you though tier-commissions. What that means is, let’s say someone clicks on your link and then becomes a Lo-Link Program member, when they generate sales, you will earn a percentage of those sales. Keep in mind that their commissions is not reduced in anyway, the only party who earns less is us.

Unlike other affiliate programs, we also have a large window of opportunity for you to earn. You will be entitled to commissions on sales from the traffic you bring for a period of 90-days. What this means is that individuals who click on your link do not need to purchase anything immediately, but when they do, you will credited with the sale, or any other sales within the 90-day window.

We are very excited to open the Lo-Link Affiliate Program to the public and are looking forward to building relationships with our members. Learn more >

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You Spoke and we Listened https://lolumina.com/2014/06/you-spoke-and-we-listened/ https://lolumina.com/2014/06/you-spoke-and-we-listened/#comments Sat, 28 Jun 2014 22:44:03 +0000 http://lolumina.com/?p=1130 Here comes the Mini's

Here comes the Mini’s

It is with great pleasure to announce the release of the Lolumina Mini. It has been a long time coming to finally get this product in stock and ready to ship for our customers. The design features a 10mm diameter button that is more appropriate for the smaller cameras in the marketplace or for those that have a preference for a more compact footprint. The Lolumina Mini design is available in two new colors, Lucky Green and Classy Gold, along with the staple selections of Bullseye Red, Stealth Black, and Sleek Silver.

You spoke and we listened. Numerous individuals have voiced feedback concerning the size of the original Lolumina soft-release button. Many mentioned that it was slightly too large, and would be ideal if it was just a little bit smaller. So with today’s introduction of the Lolumina Mini, we are also releasing the Lolumina Mk.II. Designed with a diameter of 13.5mm, it is 10% smaller than the original button and a better fit for most cameras. Similar to the Lolumina Mini, the Mk.II will be offered in two new colors, Lucky Green and Classy Gold on top of the regular colors.

Our goal is to make sure that our customers have the best solution to their photographic needs, so when feedback is given, it enables us the opportunity to make things better. Since we want to make sure that the best solution is in the hands of our customers, and to take care of our early adopters and supporters, we are offering a 30% discount toward the purchase of the Lolumina Mini or the Mk.II soft-release button. All previous owners of the original Lolumina use the coupon code EARLYADOPTER30 from now and through the month of July to take advantage of the release of the Lolumina Mk.II and the Mini. Please note the coupon code will only function when used in conjunction with the email address used when first ordering.

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To Mount or Not to Mount? https://lolumina.com/2014/05/to-mount-or-not-to-mount/ https://lolumina.com/2014/05/to-mount-or-not-to-mount/#respond Mon, 19 May 2014 19:24:10 +0000 http://lolumina.com/?p=765 To mount or not to mount?

To mount or not to mount?

We understand that sometimes things we envision don’t meet our needs. That’s why we have a devised a way to safely remove the Lolumina soft-release button without damaging your camera. This also helps remove the decision whether or not to attach the mount in the first place. Because we know the idea of permanently attaching something to your camera is a lot like getting a tattoo. What if I don’t like the the way it looks? What if I want to sell my camera down the road? Plus many more other reasons to stop you from trying out a soft-release. But now with the ability to safely remove the mounting base plus our 60-day return policy, you are free to try out something different.

We originally decided on the adhesive based on the premise that our users would want something that would not come off and get lost. But the sound of something that strong is a little imposing, especially for something that you need to attach on your camera and use to see if it works out. The good thing about the adhesive on the Lolumina soft-release is that the holding ability is strong along certain lines of force and weak on others. The type of force that holds strong is the one the button will encounter during usage. Should you decide that it isn’t for you, the adhesive does not resist against peeling or leaves a residue. But to peel it requires specific instructions, and is available here.

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Good Growing Pains https://lolumina.com/2014/05/good-growing-pains/ https://lolumina.com/2014/05/good-growing-pains/#comments Fri, 16 May 2014 22:36:56 +0000 http://lolumina.com/?p=718 Growing Pains

Boxes on boxes

Wow! Thank you so much to the photography community for such a positive response to our launch of the Lolumina soft-release camera accessory. The past week has been a big blur. We have been overwhelmed with orders globally and doing our best to ship out to each and every one of you. We appreciate your patience during this most exciting time. We also realize that we need to do a better job on the back-end as far as inventory, assembly, packaging, and shipping orders out and meeting your standards. Because we know personally when we order products, we want it shipped and delivered in a timely manner.

As many of you know from shopping on our site recently that we are out-of-stock on most of our items. The wait list feature that we implemented on our site to notify you of in-stock items is rather buggy and not the best experience. We are working on improving it so it isn’t such a pain in the butt. In the coming week or so we will be receiving new shipments of Lolumina soft-release buttons, so please stay tuned. We hope that what we have coming will delight you.

We are a very small company but have big standards and look forward to making products and providing better service to meet our customers expectations. Another aspect of having this business that excites us most is being able to grow with and share the experience of this journey with you. Because we want you to feel a part of Lolumina and how you are an integral part of what we do here. We will be working on getting our social media properties up to date so we can provide customer service through those channels and also have a platform to have a dialog with you. So, please keep your comments and thoughts coming. Good, bad, and ugly, we want to hear from you.

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