Follow Focus for bolex H16
Posted 27 January 2009 - 05:09 AM
This is my first post, anyway, I was wondering about follow focus systems that are compatible with the bolex H16 rex 5, I am going to be using the 18-86MM F2.5 VARIO SWITAR ZOOM LENS (will this lens work with a follow focus?)
I need this system to be able to control the focus from the Outside of a home built blimp
Note: I am using the blimp to quiet down the camera, not to shoot sync. sound but to shoot animals without disturbing them, I am using a Bolex because I will be in Papua New Guinea and far north Australia (no wall socket to plug my charger into) to shoot A bird "Doco" about the Southern Cassawarie
I would like to know any other ways of controlling focus from outside the blimp I am sure there are easier methods also, has anyone else done the same thing before?
My budget for the follow focus is between us$200-700
I am very interested in the indian one, "CINE Follow Focus + whip for xl1 xl2 hvx200 gear free" however I am worried about wether it would be the right height for a bolex, I am interested in a DIY way to adjust the height on this system.
Thanks in advanced
Posted 27 January 2009 - 05:19 AM
I am very interested in the indian one ##@@**(on Ebay if you type in "follow focus")**@@##, "CINE Follow Focus + whip for xl1 xl2 hvx200 gear free" however I am worried about wether it would be the right height for a bolex, I am interested in a DIY way to adjust the height on this system.
Posted 28 January 2009 - 01:41 AM
Ps Thanks for the quick reply
Posted 28 January 2009 - 04:06 AM
That looks quite easy, and allot cheaper than the stuff on ebay, but do you know if it will accept standard follow focus whips?
I doubt it but I can't say for certain. Caveat Emptor.
Posted 29 January 2009 - 12:38 AM