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Errol Lazare
Remote Focus Unit for the Canon 5D?
on Apr 9, 2011 at 2:32:09 am

Does anyone know of any remote focusing unit that would be good for the 5D/7D? I would like to use the 5D on a steadicam and crane and be able to have the focusing capability. Start and Stop/iris would be a bonus if anyone has any tips or ideas for this but at this point even just having control over the focus would be great.

Thanks for your responses!

Errol X. Lazare
EXL Films
http://www.exlfilms.com


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Noah Kadner
Re: Remote Focus Unit for the Canon 5D?
on Apr 9, 2011 at 2:31:54 pm

There was a thread about this just a couple of days ago- look down the forum a bit. Basically this depends greatly on the type of lens you are using. Do remote follow focus/iris system exist for lenses that can be used on a 5D- yes. Is it simple or cheap- often not.

Noah

Unlock the secrets of 24p, HD and Final Cut Studio with Call Box Training. Featuring the Panasonic GH2 and Canon 7D.


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Steve Crow
Re: Remote Focus Unit for the Canon 5D?
on Apr 10, 2011 at 12:52:24 am

A new alternative is using an iPad or iphone to remotely control your DSLR camera even in video mode, here's one company with just such a product:

http://www.ononesoftware.com/products/dslr-camera-remote/

The only issue there might be is if focus is one of the controllable elements, not sure


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Noah Kadner
Re: Remote Focus Unit for the Canon 5D?
on Apr 10, 2011 at 2:16:39 am

that's an ok solution for stills but too slow for something like follow focus during a motion picture shot.

Noah

Unlock the secrets of 24p, HD and Final Cut Studio with Call Box Training. Featuring the Panasonic GH2 and Canon 7D.


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Errol Lazare
Re: mote Focus Unit for the Canon 5D?
on Apr 11, 2011 at 5:36:16 am

Hey Noah,

Where abouts was the remote focus thread?
Can you provide the link?

Basically I am looking for advice on the right company
to go with that makes remotes that could work with DSLR

Errol X. Lazare
EXL Films
http://www.exlfilms.com


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mark van den bergen
Re: mote Focus Unit for the Canon 5D?
on Feb 3, 2012 at 3:42:09 am

Hi Noah
Would this do the trick?
http://www.okii.net/product_p/ct-001.htm
Mark


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