50-Dollar Follow Focus

January 24, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories | Comment |

Writer and videographer Wiley Davis has launched a Kickstarter project to raise funds for the commercialisation of his invention, the 50-dollar follow focus. “Just because you can’t drop a grand or more on a high-end follow focus, doesn’t mean you don’t need precise control,” says Davis, who has produced the prototypes in his own garage, using a home-made CNC mill that he calls The Robot. “Instead of using lens gears, we use an off-the-shelf industrial belt that will fit around most lenses (though we also have an adapter kit for larger lenses if necessary)... The money we raise [on Kickstarter] will help us purchase some production tooling and will allow us to buy material in the quantities needed to hit our $50 price point.” For more information, visit the website below.

Website: 50-Dollar Follow Focus by Wiley Davis

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