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The JAG35 electronic follow focus is a motorized focussing system that is controlled via a thumbunit.
After I had seen it at NAB this year and tested some similar products I wanted to take a closer look at this device which lies at one tenth the price of some of its competition while still delivering a working solution (with some trade-offs).
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Here’s the JAG35 batterypack. It seems like they sell a 4600 mAh version for $249 and a bigger model with 9200 mAh at $400.
To power a Canon DSLR that runs P-E6 batteries (7D, 5D, 60D) you’ll also need an adapter for $79. A cable to connect and power a Zoom H4n will cost another $19.99
And if you don’t have a free baseplate or other mounting solution you’ll probably also wanna check out their dslr stand ($79) that will attach the batterypack to your rails.
This batterypack can also power your JAG35 remote focus gears....
By: Sebastian Wöber
I’ve reported about JAG35’s remote follow focus kit earlier this week. Here’s yet another amazing product for the indie filmmaker: A wired follow focus you control with your thumb. I tried it and it works pretty amazingly at an unrivaled price of $325. We’ll see their very versatile new battery pack that can also go with the thumb focus in another video here on cinema5D.
By: Sebastian Wöber
One of the most intriguing booths I’ve seen at NAB so far was the Garcia brother’s corner. They’ve become famous in hdslr world with a company they call “JAG35″ and while they’ve started out with affordable and not so good quality products, they’ve managed to make affordable and amazingly awesome products by now. I’ve talked to Misa a lot and I’ve tried all their new stuff. Their philosophy: They constantly improve their products based on user feedback and get out new versions very quickly to serve great quality and usability at an affordable price.
I’ve never seen an LCS (lens control system) that’s so affordable and I’ve never guessed I’d ever see one that works so well at this price. You get the whole thing (complete version with two motors) for $900, it’s crazy.
The one downside I can see, or should I say “hear” is the noise the motors produce. You’ll be able to catch it in the video (keep in mind: some parts of the video have closeup shots that have no sound in them, please forgive the crappy editing on that part).
It’s a noise that has a rather small frequency throw, so it will probably be easy to cancel it out in post, but this will still be a downer for some people. Never the less, I’m already sold and I’m sure they’ll produce an encased version of the product in the future to kill the noise further.
Get their stuff on the Jag35 website....
By: Sebastian Wöber
So I came across the booth of edelkrone and talked to the designer of these new, pitch black aluminum rigs that hit the web with a very nice trailer several weeks ago.
We took a look at the largest rig which has a shoulderpad that can be unfolded to rest on both shoulders thus giving you a nicely balanced setup.
The design and idea is great and the screws seem to hold real tight at most points, but the rig still felt a little wobbly to me.
At $3000 this one doesn’t come cheap and I’ll have to see if the final model will have a more tight feel for me.
I’ll make sure to check out their other rigs tomorrow....
Here is a little wrap up from the JAG35 crew. We had a killer time. There was so much going on all the time it was hard to cover it all. We hope to hit it again next year and bring more content to you all. Thanks for checking out our...
Misa Garcia put together this killer day one video. He really is one of the best filmmakers I have had the pleasure of working with. We are in Austin for the SXSW Film Festival. To be totally honest we are completely out of our element here. It’s like a mini Mardi Gras. A total party! We have been getting tons of great interviews for our documentary about the...
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