The Lomographic Society Neptune Convertible Art Lens System is currently a Kickstarter project that they believe will support an new generation of photographers and videographers: lomographers.

The Neptune Convertible Art Lens System starts with a lens base that can attach three convertible front lenses that offer different focal lengths: the Thalassa: 3.5/35, the Despina: 2.8/50 and the Proteus: 4.0/80.

Thalassa: 3.5/35

The Thalassa lens shoots at a wide-angle fixed focal length of 35mm, which Lomography says is “perfect for architecture, street photography and reportage.”

“As this is a focal length very close to that of the human eye, you can approach your subjects intimately, fill the frame, and immerse yourself in the shot. And as Thalassa has a closest focusing distance of 0.25m/9.8” and delivers exceptional sharpness, you’ll be able to capture all the gritty details that make this beautiful planet we live on so captivating,” says Lomography.

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The lens is said to feature special aperture plates that create colorful bokeh and has an optimal maximum aperture of f/3.5.

Despina: 2.8/50

Lomography says that this lens’ 50mm focal length is a great base for anyone just starting out in photography. “50mm is one of the pillars of photography — a great focal length for learning, but also for constantly improving your craft,” says Lomography. “Ideal for everyday, fashion and studio photography, it comfortably captures everything from full-length portraits to editorial spreads in stunning high definition.” It offers an aperture of f/2.8 and features a focusing distance of 0.4m/15.7.

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Proteus: 4.0/80

This lens is said to be great for portraits, sports and action shots. Its closest focusing distance is 0.8m/31.5” and it can shoot at a fixed focal length of 80mm. “This means that the depth of field is very shallow, and as such Proteus produces beautiful, soft bokeh perfect for framing a subject and guiding your viewer to the focus of your shot. Not only is this ideal for placing your subject against a busy background to create a mesmerising headshot, but it’s also great for isolating the background to make subjects in the foreground appear closer, which makes it a popular focal length for capturing sports stars in action,” says Lomography. Lastly, its optimal largest aperture is f/4.0.

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Lomography also have said that they are going to be releasing a 15mm ultra-wide-angle prime lens due to popular demand. They have named the lens the Naiad: 15mm.

To the Lomographic Society, Lomographers are creators that strives to create a style of shooting that is closer to life: "By constantly expanding selection of innovative film cameras, instant cameras, Art Lenses, film & photographic accessories, Lomography promotes photography as a creative approach to communicate, absorb, and capture the world.”

You can preorder the Convertible Art Lens System in a Canon EF mount version, or a Nikon F Mount or Pentax K mount version. It can also work with other cameras with an add-on adapter. The system runs for $990 at Lomography's shop, where you can preorder them. You can get the Naiad: 15mm as an add-on, too.

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