Shape has been around for several years and recently also jumped the dslr wagon. Their gear looks like a competitive player in the ever evolving dslr gear wars. Charles presents their mid-priced friction follow focus, which is a type of ff that drives your lens with rubber instead of a gear. We’ve seen this kind of follow focus at the ikan booth last week. When you’re aiming at this kind of follow focus you wanna make sure you have a baseplate that will rotation-lock your dslr body! I found the idea and quality of these quicklock handles very interesting. I tried them myself and there is no movement whatsoever, but the readjustment with just one hand is very easy and quick indeed. There’ll also be a version with two points of articulation on each side, but they’re not available yet. Shape has a lot more gear, also for RED and Arri on their website. The whole rig as Charles presents it together with the stabilizing crutch-stick is $999. And $789 without. The follow focus is $499. The quick handles are $349.Read more
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