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Old August 5th, 2009, 10:01 AM   #1
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Follow Focus with Canon L lens...?

I wonder if anyone has some advice on how to focus pull with Canon L lenses? Do you also use pull-marks on the follow-focus ring for those lenses, or is there perhaps a workaround for the continuos focus ring? It's kind of frustrating that those lenses don't "lock" at either end, always making my markings go out of bounce.

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Old August 5th, 2009, 10:50 AM   #2
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Wait a couple of days. Magic Lantern will be arriving with some good news on the follow focus front....
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Old August 5th, 2009, 12:38 PM   #3
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I've heard from Birger Engineering that the wireless follow-focus system that they use with the RED body/Canon lenses may be coming directly to the 5DII. Maybe if more people inquire about this, the sooner it will be released.

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Stay tuned. We hope to be making an announcement about this in the coming weeks.


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Comments or Questions: Will the Birger Mount/Impero work on Canon EOS cameras as well? This would be great on the Canon 5D Mark II.
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Old November 27th, 2009, 04:08 PM   #4
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That would be awesome if they did a wireless follow focus. That said....I wonder what a wireless FF costs? Many people have moved to the 5DM2 because of the low cost, if a wireless FF is twice the price of the camera, I don't think there will be many takers. :)
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