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#1 Fabrizio Sciarra SOC ACO

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 10:43 AM

To all Bartech owners:

you may be interested to know that new focus rings are now available. I have them done with the help of Movie Camera Support in London, which you may contact for any inquiry regarding the rings.

Solid material has been used, same as the Preston rings. The rings are secured on the focus knob through the original Bartech screws. They've already been tested on different sets, a joy for the focus puller, no more messing around with strips, prepping days are now a breeze.

I think is the perfect add on for the much trusted Bartech kit. MCS is based in London, but they can ship the rings anywhere; they are ready to accept Credit Card payments. Price for the rings is 16 British Pounds each.

Please refer to Movie Camera Support directly as I'm not involved in their business in any form, I only helped them with few hints on the conceptual side and tested the rings on the field.

You can contact Simon or Dave at: sales@moviecamerasupport.com

All the best
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#2 JobScholtze

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 10:59 AM

Hey fabrizio,

Markus of bear bel makes them also. The have a piece cut out where it slides around the bartech screw. No need to get the screw out and trying to line up the holes. Its just a matter of a second to change the disk. Very slick and a bit cheaper also.

Just to let you know

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#3 Fabrizio Sciarra SOC ACO

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 11:08 AM

Hey Job, great to hear from you;
I believe they went that way not to compromise the integrity of the material and keep it solid. The other way around we recognize that it could weaken the ring itself exposing it to the risk of an eventually easier break, being the screws in a position that would have left such a tiny portion of material. Anyway, good to have different options available!
Let's meet up for a beer somewhere soon
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#4 Louis Puli SOC

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 06:34 PM

Hi Fabrizio and Job and everyone
My approach to this problem started some time ago and I ended up using a split ring with a cover plate which hold the ring in place.
I have one screw which I just loosen and the ring slides on /off when required .Its quick and easy and all the assistants that I know how have used them find they work great. Jim will have stock of these Focus rings next week if anyone would like to try them out give him a call.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 06:38 PM

Have a look here
http://web.me.com/lo...ocus_Discs.html
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