by Adam Plowden | 11th September 2016
“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). Like the look of the new Vocas follow focus? Let us know what you think in the comments!Read more
by Sebastian Wöber | 1st October 2014
The Varavon Birdycam 2 is the new version of Varavon’s affordable brushless gimbal camera stabiliser. It offers great ergonomics at a very low pricepoint. Varavon has a history of producing well made and well thought through products for videographers and DSLR shooters. We’ve recently looked at their new Wirecam that used a portion of their gimbal base that is also used in their newest camera stabiliser the Birdycam 2. The Birdycam 2 seems to tick most boxes a good camera stabiliser should. One of the most important things for many is the fact that it can be operated by a single person due to its simple follow-mode and thumb-joystick control. While it lacks some of the great features the Letus Helix offers, it is a more affordable and more available option for now. For those looking for an alternative to the famous Freefly Movi M5 the Varavon Birdycam 2 is looking quite interesting at almost half the price. It’s available for pre-order for $2375 and should start shipping quite soon: LINKRead more
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