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#1 Vahe Abrahamyan

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 07:24 PM

Has anyone used this system for focus pulling while flying a stead ?

 

http://store.redrock...ote-flex_2.html

 

 

If not, could someone suggest a reliable focus pulling system that could be used by the  operator himself when using manual focus lenses  ?  

 

(I know :) it's not the ideal situation, it's usually best to have a focus puller).

 

Thanks! 

 

 

 


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#2 Philip J. Martinez SOC

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 07:42 PM

Analog Bartech with an analog motor

 

if using a prime get the Bartech gimbal mount hard focus remote 

 

http://www.bartechengineering.com

 

G-zoom for eng lenes

 

http://www.erik-anderson.com/home/

 

There are a few things for sale on this forum if you want to buy used 


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#3 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 08:04 PM

Even with the Bartech analog, I would prefer to use the G-zoom rather than the one mad by Bartech. Much more ergonomic. 


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#4 Vahe Abrahamyan

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 01:50 PM

Thanks a lot guys for your advice ! I had hard time finding relevant information.

 

By the way I just saw a similar steadicam gimbal adaptable fingerweel controller on redrock's site too. (Not sure if it's as reliable as the ones you suggested.)

 

http://store.redrock...lins-Clamp.html


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#5 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 02:00 PM

The red rock is exclusively for their focus system. TheG-zoom is compatible with the analog Bartech and any eng style lens that have servos (Fujinon etc...) it also does focus, zoom and push to talk.
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#6 Vahe Abrahamyan

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 02:37 PM

I see, so ideally in my case for controlling the focus myself  (I don't own  a wireless follow focus system at all - renting so far)

a good combination could be for example the G-Focus Package: http://www.erik-ande...-focus-package/

Plus motors from Bartech or another manufacturer ? 


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#7 Vahe Abrahamyan

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 02:28 AM

One more question guys... Analog motors vs Digital ones ?

 

Which one is more reliable and responsive in follow focus systems ? 


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#8 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 10:21 AM

Digital has the benefit of being auto calibrating, but they are more expensive. Analog can be used with a G-zoom to pull your own focus for live setups. 


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Posted 20 February 2016 - 11:10 AM

Just to be clear the digital bartech cannot be used to control your own focus. Only the analogue one has the control port where the g-zoom or bartech thumbwheel connect. I have an analogue for sale in the marketplace. Make me an offer if your interested.
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#10 Arseny sentiakov

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 01:25 AM

Hey everybody! I have recently had to conduct a research on follow focus systems, their specifications and so on. I think many people, at least who is looking for a FF, will be interested. I’ve checked the most popular models, both wireless and wired, mechanical and electronic. I’ve done it myself so If you have any questions I will be ready to answer.

 

links on reviews

- proaim EF-PRO (https://www.youtube....h?v=DeTF2frxiM4)

- KeyEasyFocus (https://www.youtube....h?v=CIHgG3fmEdY)

- DJI Focus (https://www.youtube....h?v=UhE0ArjzJdI)

- UniVice (https://vimeo.com/153903392)

- Movcam (https://www.youtube....h?v=u_f5UyybK4c)

- Camtree V2 (https://www.youtube....h?v=Do_6mn3QXD4)

 

and my comparison chart

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Edited by Arseny sentiakov, 12 April 2017 - 01:28 AM.

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