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#1 Sir Alvin Ekarma

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 09:43 PM

I was doing some research and I found these instructions for making a DIY follow focus rig with off-the-shelf parts for around $130; the nicest thing about it is that it apparently just requires assembly and you're done with it (although some drilling is suggested for securing a knob.) It was made for a DV rig but it should work just as well for a 16mm set up....

http://dvinfo.net/co...ad.php?p=800267

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 11:13 PM

I was doing some research and I found these instructions for making a DIY follow focus rig with off-the-shelf parts for around $130; the nicest thing about it is that it apparently just requires assembly and you're done with it (although some drilling is suggested for securing a knob.) It was made for a DV rig but it should work just as well for a 16mm set up....

http://dvinfo.net/co...ad.php?p=800267



this video show you how to make one for under 40$
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#3 Sir Alvin Ekarma

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 01:51 AM

I'll see your $40 follow focus and raise you $6-$10 gearless follow focus that is dead brilliant in its simplicity.

http://www.dvxuser.c...ad.php?t=185853

And a link to it in action...

http://exposureroom....31a3758f89b3e4/

Not as robust as the $130 model (a little shopping around actually knocks that around to $75 depending on how you set up the gears that go around the lens-- not so big a lens diameter or maybe just sticking to a zoom, you could use one of these gears http://store.zacuto....eplacement.html plus the right angle chucks are $15-$20 on ebay) and maybe not as universally applicable but it's dirt cheap and darn effective, if that test reel is any indication.
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#4 David Bowsky

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 01:34 AM

I'll see your $40 follow focus and raise you $6-$10 gearless follow focus that is dead brilliant in its simplicity.

http://www.dvxuser.c...ad.php?t=185853

And a link to it in action...

http://exposureroom....31a3758f89b3e4/


Awesome.
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