Reverse focus lenses (NIkon ZF) and Focus Pullers
Posted 05 July 2012 - 10:41 AM
I'd like to ask some general advice for all focus pullers out there.
I have a choice of building a set of primes, one of the choices are ZF based zeiss and obviously being Nikon they focus 'the wrong way' (although i have to say i prefer the idea of twisting a follow focus away from me for distance, but i digress)
In general how do people feel about that these days?
a) Just get on with it, different direction, that's fine. No problem.
Have to add a reversing gear to FF or it's very painful.
c) Some other result...?
Personally i don't mind, but that's not my job and there will be situations where i'm not even DPing and the kit is used by others. So i don't want to build a ZF set to discover that in general it's a real pain. I'd rather not change the FF permanently (other lenses i have are the right way round) and i'd really rather not have to add extra weight to the rig with a reversing gear.
Perhaps there are simpler solutions?
many thanks in advance
Posted 05 July 2012 - 03:08 PM
Posted 11 July 2012 - 12:38 AM
Posted 22 July 2012 - 11:54 AM
Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:52 PM
But in the few times that I've had to pull off of the old meat-fiz, I just take a couple practice pulls to wrap my head around the change and then I'm good to go.