by Olaf von Voss | 31st May 2016
Once in a while I find myself struggeling with a very common piece of gear: the 15mm rod. Either they are too long or too short for the given task. The Italian company Lockcircle seems to be dedicated tackling this problem with their freshly announced Lockcircle RodRunner. The Lockcircle RodRunner system There you go! The concept of combining different rod lengths is not new but this new concept by Lockcircle looks very promising due to its compact size and well thought out kit approach. The company is known for their well-built products and this new product is no exception: Entirely mastercrafted with Genuine 5 Titanium, CNC machined and calibrated from billet titanium bars for a long lasting quality and toughness! Lockcircle RodRunner – starter kit With the starter kit you’ll get everything you need in order to build your own custom 15mm rod: 6 rod element (2 x 1″ | 2 x 2″ | 2 x 3 “) 4 rod joints 4 rod caps With a little bit of math you can easily create rods up to 11″ (if you ever need that) with 1″ increments. With this set you should be covered for every task you could imagine regarding rod support. Just one 2″ rod for attaching a handle? No problem. Another 5″ rod for an one-sided follow focus? No problem, either. If this still doesn’t cater for your needs, there’s more. Lockcircle offers an extension set for the DIY guy in you. Lockcircle RodRunner – extension set With that, you’ll get even more possibilities, especially when you need longer rods for your type of setup. The extension set contains: 6 rod elements (2 x 2″ | 4 x 3″) 4 rod joints I think this would be a great addition to my gear bag. No more rods flying around somewhere either being too long or too short (or untraceable). All you need is one well-ordered case with eveything in it in terms of rod support. If you want more, get a second case and you’re all set. Very nice! Pricing and availability Although there’s a little bit of time left as delivery of the RodRunner sytem is scheduled for June 25th, the starter kit and the extension set are listed in the company’s own online shop for $179 each (you have to scroll down a little bit). They are also available for pre-order through B&H. Learn all about the Lockcircle RodRunner system on their dedicated micro site.Read more
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