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Fotasy FF2B Pro Grade 15mm Rod Rig Follow Focus for HDSLRs and Camcorders with Quick Release A/B Stop and Tension Screw (Blue/Black)

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  • This is a Pro Grade Follow Focus with a variable lock system and a base that slides to accommodate different lens constructions
  • The Follow Focus quickly and securely mounts 15mm rods via a tightening mechanism controlled by a underside knob
  • The variable lock system allows start and end points to be set, and a focus scale helps in measuring distances
  • Full Metal Design, Quick Release, A/B Stop, Tension Screw
  • Standard gear belt Included
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Fotasy FF2B Pro Grade 15mm Rod Rig Follow Focus for HDSLRs and Camcorders with Quick Release A/B Stop and Tension Screw (Blue/Black) + EzFoto Flexible Gearbelt for 15mm Rod DSLR Follow focus, fits any lens diameters from 46mm to 110mm + Fotasy W15 15-Inch Arri-Style Whip for Standard Follow Focus, with Premier Cleaning Cloth (Black)
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Color: Blue | Style: V2
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Color: Blue | Style: V2
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 6 x 8 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B005ERZVX0
  • Item model number: FF2B
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 27, 2011

Product Description

Color: Blue | Style: V2

This is a Pro Grade Quick Release Follow Focus with a variable lock system and a base that slides to accommodate different lens constructions.

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Customer Reviews

Everything seems and feels high quality.
R. Ruben
There is virtually no play in the gearbox and the action of the large focusing wheel is smooth.
etcwhatever
I am using this on an F3, it works every bit as well as one costing five times as much.
Ted

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Lippencott on September 7, 2013
Style Name: V2Color Name: Blue Verified Purchase
Now... this is the way to design and build a follow focus! Especially for those without Hollywood budgets.

They did their homework on this one, keeping both the independent filmmaker and the larger crew in mind with features to make life easier.
I am an instrument designer and machinist by trade and I will give this an A+ for workmanship and functionality.
The build quality and form/fit/function/finish are excellent, rivaling units costing an order of magnitude higher.
$ave the extra bucks for new glass instead!

My favorite feature is the two-point hard stops for focus. I tested them with my Sigma 30mm f/1.4 lens, focusing on two different subjects, one about a foot away and the other at 30 ft. With the aperture wide open and viewing at 10X live-view zoom on an external monitor, I found they provide imperceptible error in focus repeatability with every rack focus attempt. I checked it at least a dozen times and there was no shift. You can't be heavy handed with this, though - you have to be gentle as with any precision instrument. Speed cranks can be a problem for some.

Even if you prefer not to use the hard stops, they are great for setting rotational limits for your lens if you are using the typical still type AF lenses (not the cine primes) that will normally cause the focus range to slip when you exceed the end-point friction limits. Setting these limits in advance will keep your witness marks in sync with the lens focus. Of course, setting your two focus points as above will also accomplish the same thing.
(Always switch the lens to manual focus if you are going to be rotating the focus ring at all).

Also, I would suggest using china marking pencils rather than whiteboard markers for your marks.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Gordon C. Gooch on February 26, 2012
Style Name: V2Color Name: Blue Verified Purchase
Yes, this was somewhat of a disaster but bear with me.

This is not the first EzFoto product I have purchased from Amazon. In fact I have been very surprised and pleased with the quality of the products. Working in the industry I get to see the crazy inflated, Unjustified prices ... I'm talking to you Redrock Micro ... so EzFoto and others that I have found, they meet the needs, quality and durability that we are looking for.

Now back to the story, We ordered a EZFoto Follow Focus for testing. The Unit arrived right on time and was well packaged and in perfect shape. We mounted the unit on the rails and got ready to test. That is when the DP realized that the unit was broken. You see there are two small pins that hold the main shaft in the housing to meet with the secondary gears. Since the pins were slipping the main shaft would slide out without pressure.
Ok so that was the disaster because it meant no testing for the day.

Here is the lucky part, since the unit slid apart we could see all of the internal working. What a surprise. I would not have faulted EzFoto if they have some heavy plastic parts for the internal workings of the system but this was just the opposite. The gears themselves were heave brass gears that looked as though they had been balanced. Industrial lubrication throughout. The tolerances for the drive shafts were very tight. All in all it was impressive that a unit that cost hundreds if not a thousand dollars less had this level of precision, attention to detail and industrial components.

I'm giving it a 4 star only because I was pissed that we did not get to shoot that day... But I jumped on Amazon and ordered a new one that should arrive tomorrow!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dr.Mr.SavageHenry on January 14, 2013
Style Name: V2Color Name: Blue Verified Purchase
Wow, I will keep this short. I have been gearing up for a short film and I previously bought the generic rig marketed under various names. That trash FF worked for one day then the gearbox failed and the whole unit was junk. I must say that this is a very high quality FF for the money. I am an engineer by trade and this has exceeded my expectations for the price point. Bravo and thank you for not selling something that looks like a follow focus without functioning like one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Barrocas on November 6, 2013
Style Name: V2Color Name: Blue Verified Purchase
Very nice quality for the money. The only issue is that the gear is slightly out of round or eccentric. This means that when you mesh it with a lenses gear, the pressure is un even and prevents a smooth focus pull. My copy is silent and without backlash or slop so far. I will exchange it for a new one to see if I have better luck.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Farid on February 19, 2013
Style Name: V2Color Name: Blue Verified Purchase
I promise you're gonna love it.High quality material and very smooth DSLR Follow focus with professional shape.
I can't believe it's under $200.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dume41 on January 12, 2012
Style Name: V2Color Name: Blue Verified Purchase
The follow focus works exactly as advertised. I've waited several months to review it, as I wanted to make sure that the build quality was as sturdy as it appeared. No worries there. Standard gear, all metal build, and I can finally pull focus properly. I use it with several lenses of different lengths; it is easily adjustable, and a pleasure to work with.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dave A on September 20, 2011
Style Name: V2Color Name: Blue Verified Purchase
This is the first FF I've used. It seem to be a bang for the buck if you have a tight budget. I do notice a little play in the gear assy. The only other problem I had was the lens gear that come with has a broken lock assy. This didn't cause me any problems since I already had a couple of Cinevate lens gears that I was using to pull focus. BTW the gear FF gear seem to be a standard size gear. I would have givin it it 5 stars but since the lens gear lock broke I didn't.
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