The shocking thing to me is they raised 1.2M from under 3000 sponsors. Obviously there was strong interest. OP: no one is interested in video? Are you kidding? I bet people are looking to shoot video with this lens.
that's only 400 for each sponsor -- one wonders if they can actually tool up to only make/sell 3000 lenses. But of course it's pretty crudely made -- unfinished brass -- and the whole point is to produce unique images. Very Holga-esque.
what the heck, people want it, they're willing to pay. Fine by me -- anything to move the economy.