Red Komodo camera gets LIME GREEN treatment for Michael Bay's Bayhem 2.0?!

Red Komodo camera gets LIME GREEN treatment for Michael Bay's Bayhem 2.0?!
(Image credit: Red)

Ah, the Red Komodo camera. It's as mysterious as it is tantalizing, and Red President Jarred Land is doing everything he can to keep us all on tenterhooks. With several intermittent teasers posted on his Instagram showing select features of the Red Komodo's body, Red fans have been at their wits' end waiting for a release date. 

However, the latest move from Land might mean some more substantial information might be just around the corner. Jarred Land recently posted a picture of a lime green Red Komodo 6K camera with a simple caption of "Boom Boom Boom. #bayhem". 

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While this caption might initially seem a little obscure, it's actually a reference to a previous camera (opens in new tab) that Red created for director Michael Bay. 

In 2016, when Michael Bay was busy directing the latest in a long list of Transformers disappointments sequels, Red created a one-of-a-kind signature camera for it. Billed as the 'lightest, most advanced handheld motion picture camera in the world', Michael Bay used it to film 'Transformers 5: The Last Knight". 

Boom Boom Boom. #bayhem Jarred Land (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by @instajarred on Oct 1, 2019 at 10:58am PDT

However, Bay first put the lime green camera through its paces by using it on a Victoria's Secret shoot (opens in new tab), making a totally-not-weird comment of, 'and here we are selling panties with it.' (Ah, 2016 really was a simpler time.) 

Now, a mere three years later, it appears as if Red have created the Bayhem 2.0 with a similarly colored Red Komodo (opens in new tab) camera. This certainly seems like a clever way to market the Red Komodo, and we're hopeful that this means a specs list, release date and price may be lingering on the horizon. 

However, if you're a fan of this eye-catching color, you might end up being disappointed. Unfortunately, we would assume that this fetching lime green shade is probably another one-off for Michael Bay, so you'll likely have to settle for the standard Black finish (although, really, what would be the harm in doing a DIY paint job on thousands of dollars worth of Red tech??). 

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Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine (opens in new tab) and  Digital Photographer (opens in new tab). Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.