The product is made of 6061 alunimium alloy. 6061 is a precipitation-hardened aluminum alloy, containing magnesium and silicon as its major alloying elements/ It has several advantages including high stiffness, high tensile strength, high chemical resistance, high temperature tolerance and low thermal expansion.
There is an inner M12 thread on each end of the rod, so that you can extend the rod with a M12 threaded rod. Or you could purchase the rod cap to prevent the devices from falling off the rod
The diameter of the rod is 15mm, which fits all accessories with 15mm hole, such as 15mm rod clamp, 15mm baseplate, 15mm rail system, etc.
Weight: The carbon fiber rod is lighter than the aluminum alloy one.
Inner Thread: The aluminium alloy has M12 thread on each end of the rod, so that you can extend the rod with a M12 threaded rod. BUT carbon fiber rod DON'T.Read more
I received a pair of used rails, packed in a new box. Not sure if this was a prior return or how it managed to pass the quality standards. This was my first time ordering Smallrig, and the experience was not what I was hoping for. The items are missing paint in many parts, colored in with a permanent marker. One rod is dented with cracks. I didn't have an option of returning the product because I needed it for an important project, so I ended up keeping it. It works, hence why I added a star, but it's used and damaged.
They’re fine on their own, but useless if you’re trying to join rods together end to end. The inside threads and their couplers are not machined you tight tolerances, so the rods go together sloppy and are not aligned when they’re tightened. Your accessories will not slide over the joint without loosening the rods.
I bought these to modify a teleprompter I have (I needed shorter rails). Not a lot to say ... they're rods. They're round. They're 15 mm. They're black. They don't bend. They work. If this is what you need, these will do the job. Get 'em! (REAL review - I purchased them with my own money.) :-)
Initial review: Didn't end up needing these, as I could have used two small rails that I already had, but they work great none-the-less. Should have gotten the extention bracket first to see if I needed them, but well worth it if you need them. Follow up review: Ended up needing them after all. Perfect fit with Basic pro offset raiser clamp to raise my matte box to be aligned with my camera when using the battery grip. Strong rods. Happy with purchase.
Excellent quality 15mm rods which have cleanly cut threads which can be used with 15mm M12 thread rods to build a high quality, and professioinal looking, DSLR shoulder rig. If you think you can save a couple of bucks elsewhere, make sure the threads are well cut and people comment that they thread cleanly if you plan to join them to anything, and let's face it, it THIS environment, 15cm ain't much to brag about!
I bought these 16" rods so I could create a rig for my camera that also had room to mount a V-mount battery to power my camera and shotgun mic that require phantom sound. These are of a great build quality.
The rods are fine - there's not much to screw up in this product. However, the utility of the screw-down rod caps is questionable. Since their diameter is greater than the rods, you'd have to remove them when building/breaking down a rig. Moreover, the rubber o-rings that come with them are comically useless because they are far too large and bulge out when you screw down the caps. I simply won't use the end caps and you probably won't either.
SmallRig rocks. We were able to built our rig as we wanted. Without purchasing complete kits. Your parts are grade "A" and rock solid. Saved us over $500.00 on our project and we couldn't be happier. Our station will get many usage of your product.
These are strong and sturdy, threaded on the end so you can put caps or other items on the ends. The anodising is good, as it doesn't immediately scrape off when you look at it funny like some brands that claim a hard anodising. The texture is slightly rough, but still feels smooth to the touch which gives it a little bit of extra grip on rigging.
Sturdy, well manufactured and look great. Was an essential purchase as I was adding a follow focus to my camera and very happy with my decision to go with SmallRig gear.
Very good, highly recommended, and small rig/ nicey rig, in general, are amazing
Another great product from SmallRig. You can't go wrong. These have the threads in each end and you can buy the ends. Then they look amazing.
The usual SMALLRIG Quality well made 8 inch Rods Recommend.
Additional stock to equipment we have already got
Bought them along with a 90 degree joint to hold an Atomos monitor. Rock solid, they lock really well and are light.
Good value for money.
great value for money
I swear by smallrig products. Strong and reliable
Very resistant and extremely well produced. Definitely worth it.
small rig ist great
Rods are black and straight and the internal threads are very useful for extending them with SMALRIG rod extenders.
Nice solid pole. Much better than the ones supplied with my shoulder rig