Hello to All the Beautiful People of our Big Jollylook Community!
Thank you for backing Jollylook Auto!
We hope you all are well, staying safe, and staying healthy.
Straight to the news:
We received the samples and chose the best fitting quality woven USB cable.
We also chose the Jollylook Cloth Bag, it's going to be an eco-friendly bag! We ordered and received many samples of bags and picked the best one.
We also received and tested the new version of the metal rails for the focal distance adjustment, which is working very well.
Sergey, together with the software developers, has finalized the firmware of Jollylook Auto. Tested it, and it works great with any diaphragm choice and in any lighting conditions. Below are samples of photos taken by Jollylook Auto indoor, without the flash and with different diaphragm choices.
We received all the final parts for the Jollylook Instax Square Film Development unit and assembled them.
The Square development unit works well and is ready for mass production.
Due to the world's situation, we have encountered supply chains issues that are unfortunately causing delays in production and delivery delays around the world.
On top of the deteriorating logistics, most of our suppliers informed us that manufacturing and delivery times had increased.
Just as an example, once we placed the order for shutters, the manufacturer came back to us and informed us that the production time increased from 4 weeks to 8 weeks, unfortunately.
We also were informed that the delivery time for some electronic components has increased from six weeks to twelve weeks.
We are doing our best, but, unfortunately, there are factors that are out of our control. And we have to ask you for some extra patience.
While waiting, we are constantly working on improvements to our camera.
Our goal is to make a great camera, a quality product that you will be delighted with.
Our updated estimated plan:
December: the first batch of parts is received and production starts.
January: the first small batch is ready and shipment begins.
February: expansion of production and shipment of the second batch.
March: final batch ready and all awards shipped.
Please note that this is the estimated plan, not the exact plan. There is a chance of a delay, and we will let you know in advance if it changes.
Thank you for your continued support. Without you, this project would not have been possible, and it will be a success because of you.
Until next time,
The Jollylook Team.