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What is Reflex?
Reflex is a modern update of the timeless manual SLR 35mm film camera. Distinctive in its modular design, it combines contemporary mechanical and electrical engineering with the classic design of an analogue camera, making it the first newly designed manual SLR system in over 25 years.
Analogue Photography in the 21st Century
Film photography, much like vinyl amongst music lovers, has proven timeless with a large, loyal and constantly growing fanbase of photographers and enthusiasts who cherish the tangible format of film. Despite the vast selection of digital cameras on the market and the rapid advancement of smartphone camera quality, analogue photography has proven irreplaceable.
Reflex pairs the nostalgia of film with high-quality technology, to bring the experience of shooting on film to a new generation of photographers. Inspired by modern design and technology, Reflex I has a number of key features which update the classic SLR system:
- Modularity – We wanted to give photographers the freedom to personalise their own camera system. Evolution in design has led us to look at products in a more modular way. This is why the Reflex I has an interchangeable lens mount and film back – making it easier to use lenses you already own from other brands and change film while out and about.
- Compatibility and Open Source – As well as being able to mount various lens types, Reflex I is designed to be compatible with add-ons via third party accessories or personal design (3D printing) – giving you even more freedom to create a unique system. In fact, once Reflex is officially released, we will make most of the hardware and electronic designs freely available on our site.
- Connectivity – Reaching our stretch goal of £150,000 will allow us to create Reflex I with in-built BLE technology, so it can be connected to a user’s smartphone – allowing you to make notes and capture meta-data about each shot you take and makes it easier to log details.