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adrian kelaty
Any ideas for a follow focus?
on Feb 21, 2011 at 9:18:08 am

Hi there

I'm looking for a good value option for a follow focus

Any suggestions would be gratefully received!

Adrian


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Bouke Vahl
Re: Any ideas for a follow focus?
on Feb 21, 2011 at 4:10:17 pm

My idea, get your hands on it before buying, get the ' feel '.
I got a cheapo one, including rails and it is a total joke.
The play on the sprockets is a few degrees, and the total weight of the rails + follow focus is about 5 times more than needed. (and it does have carbon rods :-)

You get what you pay for. If it is only to impress clients, get a cheap one.
But if you plan to do serious work, be prepared to pay serious money.
But again, try before you buy. If you have felt a good one, you know why you want one like that...

Bouke

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adrian kelaty
Re: Any ideas for a follow focus?
on Feb 21, 2011 at 5:07:41 pm

That's great Bouke, I agree totally about the 'try before you buy'

I'm not really after cheap, I'm after value for money

Surely there must be a follow focus that works well and doesn't cost the earth....


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Jason Jenkins
Re: Any ideas for a follow focus?
on Feb 21, 2011 at 6:23:37 pm

I have a RedRock Micro follow focus, which is solid and works well.

Jason Jenkins
Flowmotion Media
Video production... with style!


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adrian kelaty
Re: Any ideas for a follow focus?
on Feb 21, 2011 at 7:31:24 pm

yeah, I've heard good things about Red Rock


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Tony Brittan
Re: Any ideas for a follow focus?
on Feb 22, 2011 at 12:50:44 am

RedRock is one of the best. Love using them! For what it's worth...I bought a D-Focus for $189 (with one gear!) and it works pretty dang good. Had to see how they really worked abd this guy who makes em has done a great job for what you pay. On the website it says you have to pre-order but mine was sent within a couple of days.

Tony Brittan


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Morten Andreassen
Re: Any ideas for a follow focus?
on Mar 3, 2011 at 11:39:44 pm

I use both RedRock and Cavision. RedRock is very good, the Cavision is smaller, lighter, cheaper, but works fine. Not as "tight" as the RR though...



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