Lensball is a hardened clear crystal sphere used for photography purposes. Because of its spherical effect it shows you a 180 Degree degree view of your surroundings creating a mind-blowing visual effect.
Lensball is made from K9 crystal: A lens-grade, optically clear crystal mostly used in optics and lenses giving you the sharpest possible image.
The Lensball Pro allows you to capture your entire surrounding in full sharpness, it also blows more minds than its little brother and is generally more pleasing to the eye.
Lensball is for everyone
A product built keeping in mind the quality standards a professional photographer needs, for a price everyone can afford. Your smartphone won’t be freaking out either: autofocus and other smart camera features work with Lensball, just like you like it.
How it’s made, step by step
Big, high quality, crystal bars are cut up into perfect cubes using diamond cutting blades.
The cubes are placed on a heat resistant conveyer belt that runs through an oven, gradually heating them up to a temperature of 1600 Degree C (3000 Degree F). This makes the cubes soft and slightly mouldable.
One by one the heated cubes are pressed to their round shape using a big hydraulic mould press.
To avoid imperfections and bubbles, the crystal balls are very gradually brought down to room temperature (20 Degree C (70 Degree F)).
Multiple polishing steps create a flawless surface. At the end of these steps the balls are perfectly round, but still have a matte white finish.
Two disks with a fine polishing surface spin at high speed with the crystal balls in-between. After 40 minutes in this machine, they are completely transparent.
Every ball is extensively inspected for imperfections. Only one out of four pass this test, the others get recycled and start again at step one.