“Taking things back to basics” says Bas Ladru from Vocas, who are announcing the new Vocas follow focus they’ve are presenting at IBC 2016.
Designed with single DSLR and mirrorless shooters in mind, this new follow focus has switchable rotation, added smoothness dampening for accuracy and the focus marking has been removed to reduce the cost and make the unit smaller.
The follow focus Vocas had on display is a prototype, with the finished product available later in the year.
Features of the new follow focus:
The focus knob is extended to allow for a better grip while shooting with a shoulder rig, again improving the stability.
Added smoothness for use with photography lenses for more precise focus pulling.
No play between the handle and the gears for added smoothness by removing all the internal gearing.
Gear ratio of 1:1.
Again with a focus on keeping costs down, the follow focus doesn’t have a quick release. Instead it simply slides to allow for lenses to be changed or removed.
The new Vocas follow focus will be available from December this year with a price of around €650 ($730).
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How big is your DSLR camera rig?
“The gear game of DSLR cameras is getting out of hand. When a camera rig costs more than your camera something is wrong.”These were the thoughts that fueled the idea of Dave Creu’s Passion Aggression Rig (as seen above).
The video below might take it too far at times, but the mere creation of a rig like this to help us reflect and question our investments is a piece of art that definitely deserves a post.
A full description of Neumann Films’ project can be found on their website.