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Old January 24th, 2012, 01:48 AM   #1
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$50 follow focus

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50-Dollar Follow Focus by Wiley Davis Comments — Kickstarter

pretty bloody smart - and a great way to fund it
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Old January 24th, 2012, 09:15 AM   #2
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I'm amazed at the follow focus solutions that have come forward over these past few years. Great link!
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Old January 27th, 2012, 10:17 AM   #3
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Pretty slick. Anyone care to speculate why he's using kickstarter to sell the product instead of just selling them off a website or something? Increased exposure maybe?
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Old January 28th, 2012, 12:45 PM   #4
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i think to raise the cash to farm out the manufacturing: quicker and more efficient for producing in quantity.
i ordered a couple. the money seems to be flowing in! he had a goal of $10,000, and i think i purchased when it was recently at $25,000 (i think) and now it is at $75,000!!!
hope he can keep up with the demand!
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Old January 28th, 2012, 12:47 PM   #5
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ignore this post... i just wanted to hit 300 posts. *insert smiley face here*.
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Old January 28th, 2012, 03:57 PM   #6
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I never thought I would want or need a follow focus but it seems pretty ingenious since it uses common drive belts.

I've seen friction ones, but love the concept here.
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Old January 29th, 2012, 05:07 AM   #7
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ignore this post... i just wanted to hit 300 posts. *insert smiley face here*.
isn't there a 50 post fine for doing this? *insert smiley face here*
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Old January 29th, 2012, 05:53 AM   #8
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Old January 29th, 2012, 06:04 AM   #9
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as he says in the description; buy two and use one for focus and one for zoom.

hard to go wrong for $50
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Old January 29th, 2012, 12:01 PM   #10
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agreed! hard to go wrong.
i bought the Cavision FF but couldn't stomach paying $50 for a gear ring. maybe if they were gold plated...
instead, i cut bike inner-tube cross sections and layered them on FF gear and it grips my lenses pretty well, though the Canon 24-105 can slip a bit as it is a little stiff...
paying $50 for a FF- that i can justify!
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Old April 12th, 2012, 10:46 AM   #11
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Received the thing last night and tested it out on a Tamron 17-50mm 2.8

Very cool! And smooth! The handle should allow use of it while doing handheld stuff.

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