by Tim Fok | 13th February 2016
Redrock Micro has released a new product that gives digital filmmaking a retro makeover. The RetroFlex-S is a cladding for your Sony Alpha Compact cameras that converts your boring digital camera into a hipsters dream. The RetroFlex-S takes on the old school Bolex form factor: a pistol grip and rear viewfinder that provides the users with quite an attractive looking handheld setup. Developing on The RetroFlex Pocket Cinema, the RetroFlex-S is compatible with compact mirrorless Sony cameras like the NEX-3, A5000 and A5100 (not the flagship mirrorless a7R II and a7S II). The RetroFlex-S adds a nice screen loupe to the back of the camera, as well as a record start/stop button on the handgrip. The viewfinder has a diopter and are detachable via magnet frame. The RetroFlex-S cages compatible Sony cameras, offering a snug fitting protective and trendy clad as well as a cold shoe up top. Further more are a handful of 1/4″ & 3/8″ thread on the side for additional accessories as well as optional cable protector for the side ports. Design aside, the RetroFlex-S provides a lovely handheld form factor for the smaller Sony mirrorless cameras, the large loupe looks like a solid third point of contact and there’s function to the cage and grip as much as there is retro design. You pay a premium for the aesthetic compared to a typical cage/loupe/handle, the justification of that premium is purely down to individual opinion.Read more
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