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Old August 11th, 2010, 03:05 AM   #1
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Intuitfocus HF-IF1 Hands-free Follow-focus

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German manufacturer Intuitfocus has released what it calls the first hands-free follow-focus system system for DSLRs. The Intuitfocus HF-IF1 is built a motorized belt-drive system that attaches around the lens and is remotely controlled by scroll wheel. Aimed at videographers who shoot movies with HD enabled DSLRs, this system is designed to offer smooth and shake-free focus or zooming. The system can be used to control focus, zoom or aperture. According to the US distributor HP Marketing, the HF-IF1 will be available from September 2010 at a retail of $3,900 for the complete kit.
Intuitfocus HF-IF1 hands-free follow-focus system system for DSLRs: Digital Photography Review
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Old August 16th, 2010, 11:39 AM   #2
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That music was horrible to listen to for more than 30sec. I began trying to hunt through the video for more than 1 sentence at a time explaining how it works. So for me, I think it was poorly produced video.

Looks like it could be a good product, but I wish I could have gotten a solid 30-60sec straight of product demo & not 80% beauty shots.

Another thing I thought was, if you're trying to sell a product as a follow focus, you should really have someone that is excellent at following focus. There were multiple times I saw the operator hunting for the focus. It looks easier to do with this product than without, but still doesn't prove to me that I can achieve critical focus as a one man band w/ this. Kinda proves why it is often someones job just to follow focus.

Still neat to see, so thanks for sharing Nicholas.
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