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Old March 19th, 2006, 04:49 PM   #1
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A cheap follow focus for the sonys'

Hey guys - what do ya'll think of this ? I pulled it off another thread. It looks like it might work and not cost a vacation. What's your opinions ? thanks
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Old March 19th, 2006, 04:51 PM   #2
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oops

http://www.indifocus.com/index.html

sorry
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Old March 19th, 2006, 05:33 PM   #3
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Only thing is that the Z1 doesn't have absolute positions for focus, the ring rotates infinitely. If you turn the camera on and off then I don't think any calibration would still work the next time you power up, or if you keep turning the focus ring after reaching infinity it would also go out of calibration.
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Old March 19th, 2006, 07:50 PM   #4
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Boyd, but why then do all of these real dps' recommend one ? I must have read a dozen prouser reports where they put ffs' on the z. Well , then inside one shoot , you could use it , for example to rack focus inside a scene, for example.Kurth
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Old March 19th, 2006, 08:00 PM   #5
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it amkes pulling focus easier.. you will just have to remark the focus points if you intened on making them. its best used on a 35mm adapter
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Old March 19th, 2006, 08:14 PM   #6
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If you use the Shot Transition feature, you can get perfect focus pulls every time. The only downside is that the transition must be at least 2 seconds long.
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Old March 19th, 2006, 08:58 PM   #7
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yea, the only problem with the shot trans is you can only do it once. And it does look nice for an adapter because you wouldn't need gears for every lens. that's a big savings on top of its' price. Kurth
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