One of the main drawbacks of buying an expensive camera is worrying about it breaking, or worse, that models and famous people will mistake you for Terry Richardson, and insist on getting naked, even after you've repeatedly told them your name is Chad and you work as an assistant financial advisor. Giving you a camera option you'll feel much more comfortable with, Plushtography.
From a trio of East Bay-living UC Davis grads, Plushtography makes pillow versions of must-have prime and zoom camera lenses, hand- and machine-sewn huge-normous replicas that're almost identical to the real thing and come "pre-hugged by a team of koalas to ensure maximum huggability"...so, whew, just one less thing you've got to do. The plush-ified attachments're made of fleece, felt, and strategically colored thread, with offerings including a Nikon 35mm f/1.8 and a classic Canon 50mm f/1.8 with crazy detailing like duplicate inscriptions of the super-tiny lens specs, plus a looks-like-it's-pushable auto/manual focus button, which Mitch Kupchak will presumably try to rip off and duct-tape to Ron Artest's face. And because they're all 100% handmade, there's a wait list for all three offerings with one currently in pre-order production: the 9.5"x9.5"x18" pillow fight-dominating Canon 24-105mm L, a mega-lens with a ton of extra stitch-work, because you know Lilo ain't doing sh**.
Oh, and follow their blog for updates on new lens releases and definitely comment because they'll "have Morgan Freeman read your comments with his soothing voice so that each word will linger in our souls forever", probably right after you finish shooting him at the Louvre posing in his skivvies.
Published: July 25, 2011 at 4:00am EDT
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