DIY follow-focus

Home Depot. ~$6.

  • Josh Oakes 5y

    -Cabinet/Drawer Pull
    -What's the ring?
  • William Wilkinson 5y

    Here's the link Adam passed onto me.
  • Lucius Kwok 5y

    I now know what a follow focus is, what a 1st assistant camera does, and how to rack focus.

    (The ring is a steel hose clamp.)
  • Adam Lisagor 5y

    Yeah, the ring is a steel hose clamp, like Lucius said. They can be had for $1.50. Get one that's a bit bigger than you think you need and cut off the slack.

    Also, I put a rubber band around my focus ring before I put the clamp on it (to protect it). You can also put another rubber band on the ring, draw your witness marks for focus, and wedge a paper clip in the focus pull ring to show you where your focus is. It's all very neat.
  • Paul.Scott 5y

    Anything at Home Depot that will make my kids stop running around the house making manual focus infuginpossible? Perhaps tranquilizers....
  • Jen Smith 5y

    Thanks! :)
  • fleetinglight 5y

    Genius! How are you liking the 7D?
  • Adam Lisagor 5y

    Loving it, @fleetinglight. Shooting a ton with it, although the follow-focus is off for the time being. A little cumbersome to leave it on for just stills. But it only takes a few seconds to put it on and take it off, so you're golden.
  • fleetinglight 5y

    Cool. I'm normally a Nikon shooter but I've got a couple Canon lenses laying around and was thinking of getting one, especially for the video.
  • Bhautik Joshi 5y

    Brilliantly done sir :) Plumbing equipment and SLR photography were meant to go together.

    Completed $25 tilt-shift plungercam by bhautik joshi
    Plungercam 2: final assembly by bhautik joshi
  • Simon Davison 5y

    Can we get step by step instructions for this awesome hack?
  • Candice (Dunlap) Miller 5y

    nice!!! hahahaha
  • tobbr 5y

    Okay, but not really that complicated:

    1. Acquire the materials (hose clamp, bolt, nut and drawer handle)
    2. Drill a hole through the hose clamp
    3. ???
    4. Profit!
  • EspressoBuzz 5y

    Got example video?
  • rustyjaw 5y

    OMG, this is so awesome! I've been lamenting my lack of a feather touch on my lens while I try DOF effects.
  • Yeah electrons! 4y

    Nice! Simple! and Useful!
    Take a look at this on Vimeo too
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