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  • Surprising quality!

    posted by Kartug on 12/26/2012
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    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:

    -Extremely well built! The "body" is mainly made of metal, which feels really nice. The gears are made of plastic though, but this is not a problem. The follow focus wheel is made out of both metal and plastic.

    -Adjustable position to fit all kinds of lenses. Just loosen 1 thumb screw and you can slide it into position!

    -Nice resistance when turning the follow focus wheel. This makes for a smooth focus pull.

    -Able to make marking on the white part of the focus wheel. I have not tried it however since i don't know what kind of pen i need. I would guess a whiteboard marking pen.

    -A whole lot easier to pull focus with this instead of the focus ring on the lens.

    Cons:

    -It's not cheap. Rather, it's very expensive. However, you get a quality product that wont break easily.

    -Not sure if this is an actual con. Because of it's metal construction it's heavy! It's nicely balanced however.

    -The gear ring you put over the lens slides off too easy. Thanks to the reviewer before me who said to put a rubber band on the focus ring!

    OtherThoughts:

    When i ordered the follow focus i suspected it to be all plastic. Safe to say i was happily surprised! It really feels like an actual piece of pro equipment.

    Bottomline:

    A REALLY nice piece of equipment. And when it makes focusing this much easier, i recommend it to everyone who does DSLR video. The only real downside is the price. But you get what you pay for, and it's certainly true in this case.

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