Introducing Retroflex-S - a Retro Inspired Film Making Rig for Sony Alpha Cameras

Would you like to shoot videos using an easy to use, hand held rig that combines a classic retro style with your modern Sony Alpha Camera? retroflex1.jpeg

If so, then check out the new Retroflex-S for the Sony Alpha a5000, a5100 and NEX-3 camera models. Rigs for other Sony Alpha models are in the works. The Retroflex-S includes a form fitting camera cage, a professional handgrip with an integrated start/stop button, and a huge bright viewfinder for comfortable shooting, even in mid-day sun that can make the camera's LCD hard to read without this type of solution. You can also remove the viewfinder and handgrip if desired, and use the cage by itself with more sophisticated rigs.


We suspect that most users will love the retro style, giving the appearance of using a classic Super-8 camera, while providing real benefits allowing better film making.


This video highlights some of the craftsmanship that goes into the Retroflex-S system, with close-ups of the fine detail that gives it a classic vintage appeal:


Also, make sure to see the product page at http://store.redrockmicro.com/retroflex.html where you can see lots of information about the rig. Even this product page has a very vintage look.


Pricing for the complete rig is $545 and is available immediately from store.redrockmicro.com/ or from any of Redrock's worldwide resellers.


See the press release below for even more information:


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retroFlex-S Delivers Vintage Appeal for Sony Alpha Digital Filmmaking

 

New Rig from Redrock Micro fuses retro style with modern video convenience

 

Dallas, TX and Hollywood, CA - Redrock Micro, the recognized leader in affordable professional cinema accessories, today announced new retroFlex-S - A unique retro-inspired handheld rig for anyone who wants to take their Sony Alpha videos to the next level with better camera support and more style when shooting handheld, street, or fashion events.

 

Vintage Style Everyone Loves

Shoot with a camera that matches your cinematic style. The beautifully crafted retroFlex-S is loaded with graceful curves and subtle touches that people will notice. It starts with the black anodized camera cage with chromic badging and classic typography. Unique black Leatherette accents the cage and optical viewfinder, resulting in impression of a classic Super-8 style camera. If you want to blend in a crowd but stand out in style, the retroFlex-S is for you.

 

Filmmaking Substance Everyone Needs

 

Under the hood, the retroFlex-S is a professionally crafted filmmaking rig. The aluminum precision- machined camera cage wraps your Sony Alpha camera with protection while adding convenient attachment points for on-camera accessories including microphones, LED light panels, and recorders.

The magnetically attached loupe is high grade optics with focusing diopter, huge and bright enough to shoot even in mid-day sun. And the handgrip's integrated camera start/stop easily connects to the camera and performs flawlessly.

The retroFlex-S is also ready for serious production. The magnetic loupe pops off, the handgrip unscrews, and in under a minute the cage is ready to go for cine-style rigging. Redrock's compatible family of 400+ cinema rigs and accessories has been used in countless television and film productions around the world and is ready for you.


Compatibility, Pricing, Availability

 

retroFlex-S is designed for Sony Alpha A-5x000 cameras. Support for additional Alpha models is in the works. Pricing for the complete rig is $545 and is available immediately from store.redrockmicro.com/ or from any of Redrock's worldwide resellers.

 

The retroFlex-S joins the already popular retroFlex for Blackmagic Pocket Camera rig.