DIY follow-focus

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    Home Depot. ~$6.

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    1. Josh Oakes (@joshtheoak) 63 months ago | reply

      -Cabinet/Drawer Pull
      -Screw
      -What's the ring?

    2. William Wilkinson 63 months ago | reply

      Here's the link Adam passed onto me.

    3. Lucius Kwok 63 months ago | reply

      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.)

    4. lonelysandwich 63 months ago | reply

      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.

    5. Paul.Scott 63 months ago | reply

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

    6. fleetinglight [deleted] 62 months ago | reply

      Genius! How are you liking the 7D?

    7. lonelysandwich 62 months ago | reply

      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.

    8. fleetinglight [deleted] 62 months ago | reply

      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.

    9. bhautik joshi 62 months ago | reply

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

    10. Simon Davison 62 months ago | reply

      Can we get step by step instructions for this awesome hack?

    11. tabbr 62 months ago | reply

      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!

    12. EspressoBuzz 62 months ago | reply

      Got example video?

    13. rustyjaw 62 months ago | reply

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

    14. Yeah electrons! 51 months ago | reply

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

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