Here it is. We finally get the low down on Reflex – the newly designed manual SLR in years – with the launch of their Kickstarter campaign today.
As expected, the Reflex has the conventional design of a fully-manual SLR. However, it has received a few items that will allow modern film photographers to enjoy a wide array of lenses and films, as well as customizability.
It has 4 key features that keep the essence of film while adapting to the modern times. To start with, it comes with the I-Plate interchangeable lens mount. This means that its future owners will be able to use their current lenses instead of having to purchase specially made glass. As of this writing, the Reflex will be compatible with Nikon F, Olympus OM, Canon FD, Pentax K, and Yashica (based on the photos), as well as other M42 through its universal M42 mount.
Aside from that, the Reflex will allow its owners to easily pre-load their film with its I-Back daylight changeable film back. In addition, this will give users to switch between film rolls mid-way providing flexibility while shooting.
It will also be the 1st analog camera to come with a flash and LED. The onboard LED will have 3 intensities which will come handy in dimly lit situations.
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As mentioned, the Reflex is built with technology to keep up with the modern times. With this, the people behind this project developed what they call BLE technology. This will let the camera connect to a smartphone allowing users to take notes and save meta-data for logging purposes. BUT this will only be available upon reaching their stretch goal of £150,000. It’s also an opensource project which will allow owners to customize the Reflex to their liking with the help of 3D printing.
Finally, someone gets it right.
Reflex will cost £399 for its body including a standard M42 mount. The Kickstarter project has an all-or-nothing goal of £100,000 that must be reached by December 7, 2017. It currently has gained £11,800 from 33 backers just hours after its official launching and it’s quickly rising. The 1st shipment of Reflex SLR cameras is expected to be delivered by January 2018. Visit the Reflex Kickstarter page for more information.
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