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Fotasy GGU Rubber Flexible Gearbelt for 15mm Rod DSLR Follow Focus (Blue)
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- Flexible Gear belt for 15mm Rod DSLR Follow focus, fits any lens diameters from 46mm to 110mm
- Material: Rubber
- Durable construction
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|Item Dimensions||4 x 1 x 6 inches|
|Shipping Weight||0.1 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
-Second, you can't really tighten it down for any small lenses, as the excess rubber gets in the way and the tightening part is cumbersome.
-Third, no matter where I place the ring, the tightening piece will hit my camera body or the rails, or barely have enough room to move.
I'm not entirely sure how this was designed to be used, but it looks and operates like an afterthought.
The gear belt is thick, which is a mandatory design feature thinner and more expensive gear belts lack. Reason being: I use 1 full set of 77mm B+W nd, pola and uv filters for all my lenses. Each lens has a 77mm adapter ring on the front. For one of my older Zeiss lenses with a 49mm barrel diameter, a thin Zacuto gear belt hugs the lens and when the follow focus gear locks into it, the 77mm wide front rubs dangerously close to the follow-focus arm. A thicker gear belt leaves clearance between the 77mm adapter ring and follow-focus arm - Great thinking in that regard EZFoto.
The problem is that the actual teeth on the gear belt are of a soft pliable rubber that bends instead of firm plastic that makes for rigid teeth. An example of how this fails is that the Zeiss lens I mentioned earlier has a minimum focusing distance of .18 inches. If I focus on a marble that closely and backtrack away from it to the other side of the room, or, if I have a lizard in my immediate foreground and a car passing on a highway in the distance and want to rack focus from 1 inch away to infinity, I need to crank the follow-focus aggressively. When I do this to keep focus, the teeth on the gear belt bend from the stress and the focus skips. This is a huge problem stemming from a basic design flaw of not using the right material for the foreseeable tasks. For less aggressive focusing the gear belt works reasonably well... but good equipment should handle any job. These don't.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Works better than many of the more expensive models. Love the fact that it fits many different size lenses.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
These is nothing wrong with these lens gears, it's just that they are a little bulky; a little thick, wide and the knob unit is big. Read morePublished 12 months ago by picturemark