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Old December 28th, 2010, 01:59 PM   #1
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Ikan F3 or IndiFOCUSzoom friction focus systems and the HF S Vixias...

does anyone here have or has had any experience with these two types of follow focus systems?

I see people here always trying to improve the manual focusing of the Vixia camcorders and these seem to maybe be able to work with them mounted on a rod support system.

indiSYSTEM - indiFOCUSzoom

ikan F3 - Friction Follow Focus


i'm currently looking for a solution to improve the manual focusing on my HF S21 so i'm researching at all the options available.


Any feedback is welcome
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Old December 28th, 2010, 04:22 PM   #2
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Looked up your camera, it appears there isnt a focus ring on this camera, is that correct? if so then neither of these will do you any good, as there i no way to interface the gear drive to your camera.
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Old December 28th, 2010, 05:19 PM   #3
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actually the HF S series has a focus knob right next to the lens and it works just like a focus ring, only smaller. You can see it in this pic:



This systems are friction based, not gear based like most follow focus units.
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Old December 28th, 2010, 06:23 PM   #4
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if youre talking about the tiny little rotary encoder by the button near the bottom of the LCD screen? you might be a little optimistic on FF working to turn that, at least not with any repeatability.

these FF are designed to turn a much larger radius lens focus.

not to mention either will keep you from even opening the LCD.
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