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The Reflex 15mm Rail System is a simple and economical way to mount your DSLR or other video camera and its accessories.

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Reflex Quick Handles $75.  Two of our innovative handles for your existing 15 mm rail system.

Reflex Basic Shoulder Rig $260. Our most basic shoulder mounted system with handles.  We cut the fat and offered more of the goods. Reflex Adjustable Shoulder Pad + two counterweights + Reflex Quick Handles + two 15mm rails + Reflex Clamp + basic camera mounting plate. All of our best features at our most affordable price $260.  This package foregoes the ability to mount to a tripod, the Giotto's quick release, the top handle and the ability to adjust the camera laterally (side to side) and vertically (up and down).  All could be purchased and added later. Fully upgradeable and expandable as your needs grow.  This gets our core features to our backers without all the extra fluff at a fantastic price!

Reflex Rail System is born.

The existing 15mm rail systems on the market tend to be overly complex, too specialized, difficult to assemble and adjust, uncomfortable to use and just plain overpriced.

Unhappy with the other 15mm rail options currently available on the market, we decided to develop a solution that fits our needs and we think it will fit yours too. Simple, economical, universal, lightweight and Manufactured in the USA.  

We’ve spent the last 9 months developing what we feel is an ideal solution for mounting a DSLR (or other video camera) and its accessories. We went through several revisions before we were really pleased. We tested numerous prototypes by shooting wedding videos and commercials with a local video production company. Each time we used our system, we learned something new and made revisions as necessary. What we ended up with is what you see here.  


Standardized

Standard Hole Spacing
Standard Hole Spacing

Our system uses standard 15mm diameter rails spaced an industry standard 60mm apart. All mounting holes are industry standard ¼-20 and ⅜-16. Mounting holes for standard quick release plates (Manfrotto, Giotto's) are also provided where appropriate.

All of our mounting solutions use a universal bolt pattern so all of our parts can interchange and mount with one another in a wide variety of options. Think colorful interlocking plastic toy bricks.

Clamps

Reflex Rail Clamp (left) and Reflex Single Rail Clamp (right)
Reflex Rail Clamp (left) and Reflex Single Rail Clamp (right)

Reflex Rail Clamp
Rail Clamps provide a stable mounting platform for cameras and their accessories. Our clamps have five ¼-20 mounting holes—not 1 or 2 like many of our competitors—that make attaching a variety of items a breeze. The front of the clamp has a 1” recessed slot to hold 1” wide accessories squarely (i.e. Riser-Tee, Utility bar, Utility Tube, Stiffener, etc.)  Top mounting holes are set up in our standardized hole spacing which makes mounting to our Utility Bar, Utility Tube and Large and XL Cheese Plate easy.

Reflex Single Rail Clamp
Reflex Single Rail Clamps are the simplest way to mount anything to a 15mm rail. Two varieties exist: one with a threaded hole and one with a plain ¼” through hole. Depending on the situation either maybe used. Manufactured in two materials— 6061 anodized aluminum and delrin. Aluminum is ideal for rigid mounting. Delrin allows for smooth rotation when only partially tightened (as used in our monitor mount).


Mounting Solutions

An arsenal of mounting options! Universal and flexible, we designed a variety of options to mount anything you can dream up. All utilize our standardized mounting hole pattern. One of the common features between our mounting solutions is a 1” section width, which allows for simple alignment in the 1” slot in the Reflex Rail Clamp. All are precision CNC machined from 6061 aluminum.

Run and Gun Solutions

Reflex Shoulder Pad and Handles
Reflex Shoulder Pad and Handles

Running and Gunning is one our favorite ways to shoot. Whether it’s shooting a wedding video for a client or catching the kids’ soccer game, our rig always seems to satisfy our needs. Reflex Rail System, when equipped with our counter balanced shoulder pad and handles, is the most comfortable and ergonomic of any we have tested. Many other competitors use bare aluminum or plastic for their handles. Reflex handles use soft touch rubber. Ever use a bare aluminum handle in cold weather? We have and it’s almost unbearable.
Our shoulder pad angle is adjustable to help it fit to the angle of your shoulder. This makes a bigger difference than you might imagine when shooting for hours on end.

Why should your arms do all the work of holding your rig up? Counterbalancing the weight of the camera and rig can help give your arms a break and take a load off. Our counterweights are modular like the rest of our rig. If you want to add more down the line, we plan on offering these on our website. Two weights tend to work well for typical DSLRs. Larger cameras often require three. Counterweights use a soft touch rubber tipped set screw to lock them to the rails without marring the surface.


Thumb screws

Prototype Thumbscrews
Prototype Thumbscrews

As you can probably tell from our video, we tried MANY commercially available thumbscrew solutions. Nothing met our standards for ease of use and versatility. So we designed our own. Our Reflex thumb screws allow you to both finger tighten and use a standard allen wrench (included) to tighten or loosen. Available in many lengths to fit a wide variety of uses. The thumb screw handles are CNC machined in the USA out of 6061 aluminum and the threads are stainless steel for strength and corrosion resistance. We only plan to supply our thumbscrews because they are just that good (not the commercially available ones shown in our video) 

Rewards

Check out the Early Backer deals (limited quantities)! These are as low as we can go and not loose money producing these products.   These prices are not available without our Kickstarter backers.  

All Aluminum Parts will be Anodized Black
All Aluminum Parts will be Anodized Black

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We have done a great job of fabricating and assembling a handful of the Reflex Rail Systems for ourselves and our friends. However, gearing up for mass production can always present some unforeseen issues. This will be our first time mass producing a product and preparing it for sale. Working with suppliers can also have it's challenges; making sure that the parts they manufacture meet our standards and are delivered on time being a primary concern of ours. Production delays, products lost in shipping, quality issues hit even experienced and battle tested companies.

Never fear... we have done our homework and have been working out deals with quality USA-based machine shops over the last few months. We also have been vigorously testing our components for quality and we are confident they will hold up to the test of time.

If some unforseen crisis side tracks our well laid plans we will be honest and candid about the situation and our plans to resolve it. We won't stop until every one of our backers is satisfied.

FAQ

  • All of our rails are machined out of 6061 Aluminum and will be anodized black. Some pictured in the photos above are bare aluminum and had not been anodized yet. There is $125 minimum order for anodizing so we try and take only large batches of parts to the anodizer. Those pictured missed the last anodizing batch.

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  • If you are a backer and have a request we can help figure out a solution for you and include it with your reward. (i.e. extra thumb screws, extra clamps and mounting plates for battery system, etc) Just contact us. We plan on selling our parts ala cart on our web store at some point after the Kickstarter.

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    Your name on our Reflex supporters page on our website. This will also get you on our Reflex Insiders email list. You will be the first to know of new designs and products and occasionally we will ask for your input. Think we need more tapped holes? Fewer holes? Should something be longer? Lighter? We want your input. We also know times are tough and maybe you don’t have the cash now for your own Reflex Rail System. Consider this small donation your down payment in a future of affordable and simple camera accessories as you help to Kickstart the Reflex Rail System.

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    Reflex Rail Clamp. Maybe you have one of the existing 15mm rail systems on the market and you need another clamp for mounting your new gadget. Why not give our clamp a try? We guarantee you will find it simpler to use and more versatile than anything you're using now. US Shipping Included.

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    Reflex Quick Handles. 2 Reflex Quick Handles. Use with your existing 15mm rail system.

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    Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deal! Reflex Basic 15mm Rail Setup. Same as the Basic Rail Setup below just offered at a special Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale price. ($50 OFF!) Limited quantities get them fast. US Shipping Included

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    Reflex Monitor Mount. Great for mounting any on-camera monitor or EVF to any 15mm rail system. Allows for quick, one-handed adjustment of the angle of the monitor.

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    Early Backer Deal! Reflex DSLR Cage. Same as the Cage reward below just offered at a special low price for our early backers. ($50 OFF!) Limited Quantities get them fast. US Shipping included.

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    Early Backer Deal! Handles and Shoulder Pad. Perfect if you already have a 15mm Rail System and want to turn it into a shoulder rig. Includes 2 Handles, Shoulder Pad with Reflex Rail Clamp, and 2 Counterweights. Compatible with any 15mm rail system.

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    Reflex Basic 15mm Rail Setup. Ideal for use on a tripod with your existing follow focus or a matte box. Also a good start on a future upgrade to our shoulder mounted rig. US Shipping Included

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    Handles and Shoulder Pad. Perfect if you already have a 15mm Rail System and want to turn it into a shoulder rig. Includes 2 Handles, Shoulder Pad with Reflex Rail Clamp, and 2 Counterweights. Compatible with any 15mm rail system.

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    Reflex DSLR Cage. This setup works great for a compact and sturdy mounting solution for your camera and other accessories. Great for handheld shooting and helps to add stability. Provides many mounting options for microphones, audio recorders, monitors, lights etc. Can be mounted on our rail system using a rail clamp as well (not included in this pledge but available separately above). US Shipping included.

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    Reflex 15mm Camcorder Setup. Our simplest and lightest shoulder stabilized solution. Provides 3 points of contact (shoulder and both hands on camera) to help you get exceptionally smooth shots. This rig can be upgraded down the line if you find you would like to add handles by ordering them from our website in the future. US Shipping included.

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    Basic Shoulder Rig. Adjustable Shoulder Pad, 2 Quick Handles, 2 15 mm Rails 15" long, 1 Reflex Rail Clamp, 1 Basic Camera Mounting Plate. Essentially the Camcorder pledge above but without the Giottos quick release (basic camera plate instead) and with our Quick Handles. A basic shoulder rig that can later be expanded.

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    Early Backer Deal! Reflex Large Camera Shoulder Rig and Handles. Same as the Large Camera Rig reward below just offered at a special low price for our early backers. ($100 OFF!) Limited quantities get them fast. US Shipping included.

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    Reflex Shoulder Rig and Handles. The workhorse of our rigs. Great for shoulder mounted shooting or tripod shooting. Includes handles, shoulder pad, and counter weights. Camera can be mounted flush on the Rail Clamp or raised up depending on the height of your camera. This rig can truly do it all. Add the monitor mount and you have a very well rounded setup. US Shipping included.

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    Reflex Large Camera Shoulder Rig and Handles. Very similar to our Shoulder Rig, however designed for use with larger cameras (Sony FS700, etc). Includes XL camera and tripod plates which mount to two rail clamps, providing extra stability for heavier cameras. Also includes 3 counterweights. US Shipping included.

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