Reflex modular SLR unveiled: The first new manual 35mm SLR design in decades

Reflex has just launched the Reflex I: the first newly-designed manual 35mm SLR system to see the light of day in more than 25 years. The camera pairs a classic look with a modular design that enables personalization, including an interchangeable film back and lens mount. Reflex I supports legacy lenses, as well as both personally designed 3D-printed components and third-party accessories.

To help fuel the customization options, Reflex plans to freely release most of the camera’s electronic and hardware designs once the camera officially hits shelves. Notable among the modular design is Reflex’s I-Plate and included universal M42 lens mount; the company says buyers can also use alternative mounts compatible with Nikon F, Olympus OM, Canon FD, and Pentax PK lenses.

Loading film, meanwhile, has been simplified via the modular I-Back, an interchangeable back piece that enables photographers to pre-load film for rapidly swapping to a different film during a shoot. Other modern features hope to join these two modular components, though their inclusion will partly depend on how successful the Reflex’s Kickstarter funding campaign is.

The Reflex I features an integrated flash and continuous LED light source, a first for analog cameras, according to the company. Photographers can select between three different LED intensities, plus the flash.

Assuming the Kickstarter campaign reaches at least £150k in funding, the company plans to integrate the Reflex I with a companion mobile app that will log the settings for each film and shot, enabling photographers to note the settings used to capture their favorite photos.

Reflex is offering the Reflex I camera body early bird units to backers who pledge at least £350 / $458 on Kickstarter. Deliveries to those backers are estimated to begin in August 2018. The Kickstarter campaign → continue…

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Quasar Science Q-Lion Lithium Ion Battery lamps. Versatile way to add lights anywhere

By Erik Naso

When it comes to lighting for video production we have so many choices. Before it was easy. Tungsten or HMI. Well, nowadays LED lamps and fixtures are really improving on…

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Blind Spot Embraces the Future with 3D Printed Egg Crate

By Charles Haine

Blind Spot has introduced 3D-printable egg crates for its LED lights that show a window into what is coming.

3D printing manufactured parts is a dream for many end users, but most major manufacturers have been slow to embrace the technology for fear of losing control of the valuable accessory market. One key hurdle to simply printing your own accessories has been the fact that scanning technology still isn’t as affordable as printing technology. Yes, you can do quick and easy scans of items with your smartphone, but then to build on top of that and have it fit snugly on the item you want to accessorize or repair takes so many test prints and so much time-consuming refinement as to not be worth the effort.

Want a specific reflection in your subject’s eyeball? Custom print a cuculoris that shapes the light to be precisely what you want it to be.

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CAME-TV Boltzen Lights Fill Out Your Kit for Less

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CAME-TV makes a wide array of options that promise to serve every need you have in your lighting kit.

The Age of LED is upon us and it’s now possible to not just have a few LED units in your kit, but to build your whole lighting package out of powerful, simple, durable LED units. The Boltzen line from CAME-TV comes in three sizes designed to offer a wide array of options for the video shooter on the go.

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