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Old September 16th, 2010, 07:33 AM   #1
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A shout-out for Redrock's Follow Focus...

I just replaced my old crappy follow focus with a nice Redrock Micro unit: microFollowFocus v2 Complete Package

So I thought a good way to test & exercise this ff-unit would be to use it with my most Doffy lens -- an old 85mm f/1.4 Carl Zeiss, and shoot with it wide open. Hence, the Depth of Field is VERY shallow (at one yard this lens has less than 10 millimeters of DOF). And since I'm currently cat-sitting three crazy cats, I tried to capture one of them, "Trouble", and his unpredictable ways -- doesn't get more silly than this:


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Old September 18th, 2010, 10:40 AM   #2
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Interesting clip. Expensive but nice FF unit.

What program did you use to create the visual effects?
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Old September 19th, 2010, 06:35 AM   #3
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What program did you use to create the visual effects?
Final Cut Pro and Magic Bullet.

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Old September 30th, 2010, 03:21 PM   #4
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Matthew, it's actually quite reasonably priced!!

Check out some of the competition...

Cinevate ($1,195): Cinevate Inc.

Zacuto ($1,350): Z-Focus - Zacuto



For the price of either of those follow focus units, you can actually get the Redrock Follow Focus AND a very nice stabilization rig. :)
Redrock Micro "Captain Stubling" DSLR 8-003-0090 - B&H


Now, there is also a budget offering from ikan (http://www.ikancorp.com/productInfo.php?id=232) that could be an option. Only major drawback is it looks like you can't use a whip, so any focus pulling would have to be hands-directly-on the follow focus itself. Which might not be an issue at all, depending on your usage. So there are some options.

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Old October 2nd, 2010, 01:13 AM   #5
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Any opinions on this budget follow focus? D|Focus - The Affordable Follow Focus - dfocussystem.com Is it any good? I would feel bad if I spent over $1000 when I could have spent $139. I like the idea of a simple mounting plate for $49.99 so that you don't need to use rails D|Mount - Quick Rail-free D|Focus Mount for DSLR Cameras - dfocussystem.com.
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Old October 2nd, 2010, 02:00 PM   #6
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Nigel the D-Focus works perfectly well - I have mine attached to rails and it has been faultless.

I find it hard to justify the $1200 difference (and much more in some cases) to use anything else. I am not alone in this though, as the D-Focus gets sold out as soon as some are available.
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