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Old March 25th, 2012, 01:26 PM   #16
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Re: Follow-Focus with NX5

Thanks Nate, well thought out rig. I do like you have your wireless set up.
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Old March 25th, 2012, 01:29 PM   #17
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Thanks, it was actually the first time I've put the whole thing together.

Only other thing it needs is a small counterbalance on the back rods because the monitor adds a lot of front weight as I currently have it configured. The 3.5lb one from Genus looks pretty slick and would be just about perfect weight wise.
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Old March 25th, 2012, 01:42 PM   #18
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Nate, I just checked out your home page. Two things, a good friend of mine ran at St. Olaf. The second is that yesterday I shot a Spring friendly match for the women's soccer team at Eastern MI vs. MSU. It was at a dome and they put me up in a cherry picker. Good shoot and fun.
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Old March 25th, 2012, 07:15 PM   #19
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Nate...sweeetttt! I have...whatever all that stuff is envy. Heh, heh! Thanks for the images.

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Old March 28th, 2012, 08:39 PM   #20
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So I made a slight modification to the Lanparte follow focus - a $0.27 plastic washer, and now my $350 follow focus feels more like a $1500 follow focus.

Why might I say that? There was ever so little side to side play in the grip wheel - not the gearbox, and not rotational play, but some slight movement of the grip wheel and the axle it spins on. It wasn't bad, but I was curious...

I took off the grip wheel, placed the spacer on the axle between the gearbox and the grip wheel, and voila! Solid, no play follow focus. Tested it next to a Zacuto FF today and I daresay I can't tell the difference! Anyway, if anyone needs a quick fix for a slightly wiggly follow focus, try a plastic washer!
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