Q: How much does shipping cost?
A: Free shipping for orders inside the USA on Camera Lucidas and optical toys. A discounted rate is charged for shipping to the rest of the world. If you add your item(s) to the shopping cart, then you can see the shipping totals before you checkout.
Q: Do you ship to international destination?
A: Yes, we shipping all over the world, just select your country from the drop down list during checkout.
Q: How soon will I get my order?
A: For LUCID-Art Camera Lucidas domestic orders will ship out of are shop in California in 1-2 business days (usually within 24 hours) after payment is received. UPS Ground takes 1-6 days depending on how far you are from California for a total of 1-8 days until you get your order. Or you can select UPS 2nd Day Air for a total time of 1-4 business days.
International orders will ship out in 1-2 business days (usually within 24 hours) after payment is received. LUCID-Arts and Camera Obscuras ship via USPS Priority International, which takes 6-10 days in transit. Small items like LUCYs and optical toys ship via USPS First Class International, which takes 2-6 weeks in transit.
Q: Do I have to have a PayPal account to order online.
A: No you do not need to use PayPal; we accept major credit cards directly online. PayPal is offered as an optional payment method.
Q: Does it matter if you are right or left handed?
A: No it does not matter because the manual shows you how it can easily changes your Camera Lucida back and forth from right-handed to left-handed. So if you have more than one person using it; then you can change back and forth from the right-handed setup to the left-handed setup.
Q: Can I see some larger pictures of the LUCID-Art Camera Lucida?
A: Yes, you can see larger pictures by clicking here.
Q: Can I use the LUCID-Art if I wear glasses?
A: Yes, you can use a Camera Lucida if you wear glasses, but it may not work well if you have to wear trifocals. A Camera Lucida combines two images over each other: the image of the subject and the image of the drawing surface. So if the subject, say a bowl of fruit, is 40 inches away and the paper is only 20 inches away, then your eyes have to focus on both the fruit and the paper at the same time even though they are at different distances. This is easy for people with good eye-sight, but if you require bifocals, trifocals or progressive lenses, then your eyes might not be up to the task. Many with these issues might be able to use it, but it still would be harder to use and they would be limited in what they could do. They might still be able to work from photos (with the Photo Projector) or draw close objects, but they will not be able to draw landscapes or other distant objects.
Q: Will a Camera Lucida help me learn how to draw?
A: Yes, Drawing with a Camera Lucida will not only help you make accurate drawings, but it will also teach you to better see what you are drawing and help you to become a overall better artist.
Q: Can I buy a LUCIY camera lucida at my local art supply store?
A: Maybe, you’ll have to ask if they carry it. If not, please ask then to consider carrying the LUCY.
Q: Do our Camera Lucidas need any type of electricity?
A: No. They use no electricity.
Q: Do you offer discounts for schools or other nonprofit organizations?
A: Yes, contact us for more information if you are buying in bulk for a school or other nonprofit organization.