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Old August 4th, 2004, 03:41 PM   #1
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Mounting focus ring to still lens

Any idea how I might mount a focus ring to a still lens? I would like to use my follow focus system with nikon lenses.

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Old August 5th, 2004, 08:22 PM   #2
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see: http://www.cinetechonline.com/ Carl made the focus rings for my Nikons.



Here is a close up of the focus ring he made:
http://stevecahill.home.comcast.net/mini35/min35.htm
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Old August 5th, 2004, 09:34 PM   #3
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Steve, how much did they charge for those rings, and were they customized for each of your lenses?
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Old August 5th, 2004, 10:16 PM   #4
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Can they customize rings for Canon lenses?
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Old August 6th, 2004, 05:27 AM   #5
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I sent the lens to Karl Horn @ Cinetech and he custom fitted a ring for each lens, apox cost around $ 100.00. The rings slide over the rubber focus ring on the Nikons and do come off , since they are a press fit. They do not slip at all. He did two lens in a week.
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Old August 17th, 2004, 11:44 PM   #6
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What about the focus rig steve?

HI Steve
did you have to use the cinetech follow focus rig? or can you use any follow focus system? i'm looking at the JBK. for $750 it looks pretty good. anyone has any thoughts on that?

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Old August 18th, 2004, 07:28 PM   #7
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I do use the Cinetech follow focus, I think the pitch and gears are a standard in the industry. Cinetech call tell you for sure.
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Old August 18th, 2004, 07:28 PM   #8
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I do use the Cinetech follow focus, I think the pitch and gears are a standard in the industry. Cinetech call tell you for sure.
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