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Old August 3rd, 2007, 11:45 AM   #1
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Is there a best way to rack focus with the HVX 200? thanks
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Old August 3rd, 2007, 05:09 PM   #2
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Not sure what you're asking. HVX200 is ideal for rack focusing; its focus ring is precise and perfectly repeatable; the LCD also gives distance readouts to show exactly where the focus distance is set.

We usually just stick a snip of colored tape on the focus ring at mark 1, and another snip at mark 2, and then racking between them is simple and repeatable. You can also use a mechanical follow focus if you want.
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Old August 3rd, 2007, 05:26 PM   #3
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Thanks. What is mechanical follow focus.
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Old August 3rd, 2007, 09:01 PM   #4
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It's an extention of the focus ring that is geared onto a wheel with a white marker disc.
Helps a great deal especialy with prosumer camera's and also gives a more solid focus adjustment.

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Old August 4th, 2007, 07:49 AM   #5
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Where does one get such a creature. Thanks
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Old August 4th, 2007, 09:46 AM   #6
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try http://www.redrockmicro.com/home.html
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