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Follow Focus for Blackmagic 2.5K

follow focus blackmagic bmcc edelkrone D|Focus HONDO focusshifter focus shifter bmd mFT

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#1 adrjork


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Posted 15 April 2013 - 10:42 PM

Hi guys, I'm new and I'm not an expert, but I'm trying to find a good-but-cheap follow focus for a Blackmagic Cinema Camera mFT 2.5K. This is my list of preferences, and I hope in your advices.

1. Engineerable: FocusShifter (50$)
This is my first choice because it's so simple and so effective, and the minimal “rubbery” backlash seems useful to smooth focus changing. But I fear that the elastic band that fix the FocusMarker panel can stress the lens. Am I thinking wrong?

2. HONDO Garage: EverythingYouNeedPro (239$)
http://www.hondogara... ... u-need-pro


3. D|Focus: D|Mount_Bundle (240$)
Third choice (perhaps screwed upside-down to the top of the BMCC). It's light and cheap, but I don't like that the marker doesn't face directly to the user.


4. Edelkrone: FocusOnePro + Rods + CameraPlate (600$)
http://edelkrone.com... ... 80408.html
Last one... even if I must admit that I like this more than the D|Mount (and FocusOne's marker face to the user!) but it costs more than double!

Any advice?


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#2 Scott Baker

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:58 PM

Are you looking for focus pull for Steadicam work?

Because all of the options listed are manual pull and require you or your AC to have their hands on your camera, which doesn't work when you're flying Steadicam.


You would want a wireless system.


Most guys here will recommend the Bartech.

It's solid, well tested and reasonably priced for what it does.



The most affordable one out there is probably the new RedRock Microremote.

I have used it and found that it works really well.



But if you want something for regular handheld, shoulder rig or tripod use, any of those you listed will probably work just fine. 

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#3 Wolfgang Troescher

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:23 AM

Another option for a wireless system is HocusFocus.

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