Follow focus and gears http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/follow-focus-n-gears/feed.rss Thu, 30 Mar 17 00:55:34 -0600 Follow focus and gears en-CA CAME TV wireless Follow focus http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14227/came-tv-wireless-follow-focus Wed, 16 Dec 2015 04:12:19 -0700 tired 14227@/talks/discussions This is a quick what's in the box video of the CAME TV Wireless Follow Focus. It's a great little unit, compact, quiet and does what it's supposed to - adjust focus remotely. I'm finding more uses than I originally thought and I can see it replacing my mechanical follow focus on most occasions.

I intend to make a series of these showing the unit in action and running a couple of tests regarding battery life, repeatability etc.

I have a short film coming up the the next couple of months where the final scene involves a slow track in on a woman on a bench, it's midnight, there's fireworks and she's crying - easy! The FF becomes a necessity here but after playing around with it, there are so many other situations where I can make use of it.

Interviews - the FF can be used to adjust focus during in an interview situation if you haven't got a camera operator to do the job.

Jib - If I plan a jib shot I set the foreground out of focus but with the FF I can adjust focus throughout the move.

I use a shoulder rig on occasion so I might try to set the transmitter up on one of the arms and see what happens.

If there's anything anyone want's to know or a test they're interested in seeing done - let me know.

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Lenzhound kickstarter project wireless follow focus http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8860/-lenzhound-kickstarter-project-wireless-follow-focus Sat, 23 Nov 2013 12:16:06 -0700 peaceonearth 8860@/talks/discussions

Simply slide the DB-1 Motor Unit onto your camera's 15mm rod support system, slip on the lens belt, adjust tension and lock into place. (There's a stretch-goal for 19mm rods too.) Plug in the battery and with a flip of a switch, you're ready to go.

This system will work with virtually any DSLR lens with a manual lens ring on the market. (See our FAQ for lens compatibility)

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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1608311032/lenzhound-wireless-lens-motor-control-system?ref=live

found that quite interesting maybe some of you guys too

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Fotga makes serious progress with their FF http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/3847/fotga-makes-serious-progress-with-their-ff Tue, 10 Jul 2012 04:27:43 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 3847@/talks/discussions image

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Fotga made Tilta like follow focus, but for guys who can't afford original :-)

  • This DP500 II follow focus is improved based on the previous DP500 version I follow focus.It is consisting of a improved dampened gearbox,which promise no backlash or less backlash(<0.5mm).There is a button downside can adjust the tension of of the gearbox to reach 2 dampen level.

  • Gear wheel on it can be detached and insalled in other side,which makes it suitable for both left-hand and right-hand photographer.

  • The white mark ring is made of magnet material.It can be detached or attached very easliy and quickly on matel-made follow focus.You can also buy additional mark ring.

Specifications:

  • Material: aluminum (gear wheel outside is made of ABS material)
  • Improved design has dampening which gives virtually zero backlash(<0.5mm).
  • Long-life precision engineered gearbox enables accurate and reliable focusing
  • Compatible with industry standard Follow Focus Whip or Crank.
  • 2 levels adjustable dammping.
  • Gear drive can be mounted from both side.(Works for both right-handed and left handed)
  • This set includes flexible gearbelt can be used with any zoom or prime lenses with a wide range of lens diamters(any size from 46 to 110mm)
  • Adjustable locking systems
  • Mounts onto 15 mm Rod Support (60mm center to center difference).
  • MOD Drive Gear: Industry standard 0.8
  • Compatible with industry stand 15mm rods
  • Weight:425g

Price: See our deals.

Available at:

http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/562/special-deals-matteboxes-hoods-and-follow-focus

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GH4 wired remote focus http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10951/gh4-wired-remote-focus Sat, 02 Aug 2014 06:31:38 -0600 Lanz1 10951@/talks/discussions Hi guys. After using my hacked GH2 for 3 years I just got my GH4, and I'm already in love with it. It happens sometimes that is use the camera on a glidecam or a gimbal and I would like to have to ability to pull focus without touching the rig. Nothing super-precise, I rent a wireless follow focus when I need it, but when I shoot alone a remote focus cable would do the trick. I tried the wi-fi app, but having an assistant with an iPad is not an option :) I can't fin any information on the web about a panasonic/lanc cable capable of pulling focus over lumix. Do you know if there is any? Thank you!

Fabio

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Lensse S3 Dual Follow Focus A/B hard stop for $199 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12140/lensse-s3-dual-follow-focus-ab-hard-stop-for-199 Fri, 09 Jan 2015 05:45:23 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12140@/talks/discussions image

http://www.lensse.com/lensse-s3-dual-follow-focus/

ebay price is bigger http://www.ebay.com/itm/111552968371

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DJI Focus wireless follow focus solution http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14041/dji-focus-wireless-follow-focus-solution- Sat, 07 Nov 2015 08:44:56 -0700 bannedindv 14041@/talks/discussions now shipping - sadly not being promoted as strongly as some non-existent vaporware.

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FLEX Seamless Follow Focus Gears by Proactive Group http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15091/flex-seamless-follow-focus-gears-by-proactive-group Thu, 19 May 2016 00:57:04 -0600 neirotransformer 15091@/talks/discussions Seems precise made and inexpencive (US $9.90 on ebay) compare to other rings. http://proactivegr.com/gears/

The gears are designed for ANY LENS diameter from 50 to 93mm!

Separate gear made for each diameter of 1 mm increments!

The gears are made of rigid polyurethane, that stretches a little bit, when you put the gear on.

The correct form of the teeth module 0.8.

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Electric follow focus solutions http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/3363/electric-follow-focus-solutions Sat, 26 May 2012 12:38:28 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 3363@/talks/discussions image

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Price: $230 + shipping

http://www.aliexpress.com/product-fm/535368761-Electric-follow-focus-zoom-controller-for-5D2-wholesalers.html

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Choosing gears for follow focus http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/1568/choosing-gears-for-follow-focus Sun, 27 Nov 2011 20:30:20 -0700 johnnyblank 1568@/talks/discussions
http://www.ebay.com/itm/170648910462?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649 - they look like a good price.

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HALO - Redrock Micro's revolutionary focus system http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12810/halo-redrock-micros-revolutionary-focus-system Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:36:17 -0600 shian 12810@/talks/discussions

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FS: SLR Magic 12mm Gear (for V1 and V2) http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12658/fs-slr-magic-12mm-gear-for-v1-and-v2 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 22:17:49 -0600 thougts2uk 12658@/talks/discussions Hi Guys,

I am selling my SLR Magic 'official' FF Gear.

Including delivery $25 USD.

As new only been used on 2 shoots.

Thanks,

please email me directly; stuart.howe@gmail.com

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New inexpensive Chinese Wireless follow focus http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12442/new-inexpensive-chinese-wireless-follow-focus Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:38:11 -0700 Eimulis 12442@/talks/discussions I found a very interesting semi DIY wireless follow focus here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wireless-Follow-Focus-Wireless-Servo-Controller-with-Limit-Position-Memory-/261698066026?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cee6b966a

There's also something what looks like enclosed version: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wireless-follow-focus-for-DSLR-rail-System-Transmitter-Remote-Controller-/381146236540?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item58be16067c but without Max range and memory points

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Wondland wireless follow focus system on ebay http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/5015/wondland-wireless-follow-focus-system-on-ebay Sun, 28 Oct 2012 12:21:27 -0600 yachacha 5015@/talks/discussions image

http://www.ebay.com/itm/WONDLAN-Wireless-Memonic-Follow-focus-for-NIKON-CANON-DSLR-5DII-5DIII-D800-D700-/251173251246?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a7b17a8ae

This is by no means cheap, but if you compare it to a wireless preston it is a much better deal. The size of the receiver box seems too big. Has anyone had a chance to use one of these?

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Wondlan wireless monitor with follow focus http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12039/wondlan-wireless-monitor-with-follow-focus Sat, 27 Dec 2014 00:56:17 -0700 tired 12039@/talks/discussions image

Anyone had a play with one of these - I've got a shoot coming up that could use a wireless FF

http://www.wondlan.com/product/wireless-monitor-with-follow-focus/

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Opinion of shoot35's cinefocus pro v3? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12028/opinion-of-shoot35s-cinefocus-pro-v3 Wed, 24 Dec 2014 20:31:32 -0700 csync 12028@/talks/discussions They released a new version that has like many good follow focuses the gear mounted on the end of an arm instead of bracket adjustment. Has anyone used this model for a few months? Does it hold up as well as it looks like it should?

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Custom Follow Focus Pinion Gears http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11939/custom-follow-focus-pinion-gears Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:21:47 -0700 JohnBarlow 11939@/talks/discussions https://www.shapeways.com/shops/cinemania

We are pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Shapeways who will produce custom accessories based on our designs for our complete range of Rectilux CinemaScope Follow Focus Adapters and Lenses. More about these exciting products can be found at the website

http://www.transferconvert.co.uk/cinemania/cinemascope.html

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Zoom and focus levers http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/3266/zoom-and-focus-levers Sat, 19 May 2012 04:58:47 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 3266@/talks/discussions image

Price: $15

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LENS-ZOOM-LEVER-for-Panasonic-DMW-ZL1-DMW-ZL1PP-DMW-ZL1E-/180885591062


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Price: $10 + shipping

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VIDEO-DSLR-ADJUSTABLE-LENS-ZOOM-FOCUS-RING-WITH-LEVER-CONTROLL-CANON-NIKON-SONY-/200758926265


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Price: $11.15 + shipping

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Zoom-Follow-Focus-Lever-gear-ring-Filter-Handle-Lever-67mm-77mm-82mm-58mm-52-72-/360455817514

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ThrusMT Follow Focus http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/36/thrusmt-follow-focus Sun, 01 May 2011 08:57:56 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 36@/talks/discussions
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We have review from our member in the Blog section - http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/118/trusmt-t2-follow-focus-review




Available at:

http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/562/special-deals-matteboxes-hoods-and-follow-focus#Item_267









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Any new reviews on follow focus units? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11612/any-new-reviews-on-follow-focus-units Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:41:49 -0600 TwitHerb 11612@/talks/discussions I'm in the market for a good follow focus. Has anyone bought one recently that they're happy with?

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Fotga DP500 2 S + QR Rail Support + Base Plate http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11207/fotga-dp500-2-s-qr-rail-support-base-plate Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:29:56 -0600 AlanJ 11207@/talks/discussions Hi Everyone, My name is Alan Im from London having been doing some homework regarding the above items for my 5D MkII having come across a few rail supports and base plates will they all in the various configurations do the same job ie allow me follow focus. Only at the moment I feel like next doors dog running after his tail.

Thankyou for your assistance Alan.

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Digital Wireless Follow Focus http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9693/digital-wireless-follow-focus- Mon, 24 Feb 2014 01:33:56 -0700 Misnik_Jan 9693@/talks/discussions Hi everyone! Let us indroduce you a Digital Wireless Follow Focus!

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http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/digital-wireless-follow-focus

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Light Follow Focus for light-weight rig ? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/6856/light-follow-focus-for-light-weight-rig- Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:35:09 -0600 feha 6856@/talks/discussions Is there any light weight but still quality follow focus ? I have been testing a lot of them but almost any of them weight's about or over 400 g. What's is your experience in using FF with light weight rig ?

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Idea for follow focus http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/784/idea-for-follow-focus Sat, 27 Aug 2011 11:11:03 -0600 brianluce 784@/talks/discussions ]]> DIY Follow Focus http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/978/diy-follow-focus Sun, 18 Sep 2011 19:25:29 -0600 jimtreats 978@/talks/discussions
It came last week and this weekend i've managed to spend an hour or two fiddling with it and making up a super cheap and nasty looking setup that sort of looks functional for stops that you judge by eye rather than hard stops that stop you. There's a super quick video of its operation here



There are more details of the construction in the description of the video on vimeo.

Very much version 1 that looks super cheap, but i think will do for now. I'm looking for improvements on the marker attached to or under the jar opener, as well as the markers themselves, along with the possibility of hard stops.

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Silencer Follow Focus http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9571/silencer-follow-focus Sat, 08 Feb 2014 22:39:07 -0700 T1000 9571@/talks/discussions Everyone check out this new follow focus system being developed for DSLR's. Its a follow focus that the cam operator is able to remote trigger while filming. I haven't seen anything like this. Looks great!

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What follow focus rings are people using for voigtlander lenses? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9562/what-follow-focus-rings-are-people-using-for-voigtlander-lenses Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:51:30 -0700 azza_act 9562@/talks/discussions Hi guys, i have all 3 lenses :17.5mm, 25mm and the 42.5mm. Whats the best focus rings? Cheers Aaron

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Tilta remote follow focus...any recent news ? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9072/tilta-remote-follow-focus...any-recent-news- Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:45:35 -0700 stax_68 9072@/talks/discussions

According to the video it should be coming out now. but it isn't. Anyone heard any news about it. $5000 for 3 motors is really good price.

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Fotga DP500 2S follow focus issue http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8879/fotga-dp500-2s-follow-focus-issue Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:02:36 -0700 tylerknight 8879@/talks/discussions Just bought a Fotga DP500 2S follow focus and 15mm rod system with baseplate. I have heard nothing but great reviews on the product and thought I'd cave and get one for myself.

It arrived today and when I set it all up first of all the resistance isn't constant through the whole turn. It will be sticky and then smooth and then sticky again even when adjusting the dampening screw.

The biggest problem I have with it, which my be down to user error (I'm new to follow focuses), is that when starting and finishing or pulling forward and then pulling back the lens moves majorly and I have tried it with both my fd lenses, panasonic lenses, and nikon lenses. They all move very clearly at the start and end of a pull. Not sure if this is due to loose lens mount or if it is the follow focus but it isn't useable in any professional setting that's for sure.

Any suggestions from you guys would be great as I really don't want to have to send this back for a refund or replacement.

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Lanparte Follow focus with hard stops http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/5402/lanparte-follow-focus-with-hard-stops Fri, 07 Dec 2012 12:21:41 -0700 cmus 5402@/talks/discussions New Lanparte follow focus


It is slick, very low backlash follow focus with hard stops.


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Arm option:

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Just writing to say I bought the Lanparte FF02 through the deal offered here and it is great. Arrived in a week and everything was just as advertised. It took a bit of time to get things set up with my rails and some small Nikon primes, but it was easy to flip the gear around so that it fit with my setup. Focusing is smooth and there is very little give in the setup. I highly recommend this product and give thanks to Vitaliy for saving me a big bucks from the price in other places.


Available at:

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One man band gear: Zacuto Z-Drive Follow Focus + Tornado http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8422/one-man-band-gear-zacuto-z-drive-follow-focus-tornado Sun, 13 Oct 2013 22:09:06 -0600 Jean71 8422@/talks/discussions

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