DSLR Solutions DSLR Follow Focus Kit

DSLR Solutions announces a simple inexpensive DSLR follow focus

by planetMitch14 Comments

DSLR Solutions announces a simple inexpensive DSLR follow focus – a planet5D exclusive first look at this new HDSLR follow focus unit from dslrsolutions.net. We talked with Aric Spence yesterday and this could very well be a great product for those not wanting to buy a rails system to mount a follow focus.

It has a very finished look as it is made of stainless steel and will look good in front of clients. It will require a firm tripod or mount because you are handling the lens more directly than a rig mounted FF. When asked, Aric did confirm it takes a bit of practice to get smooth results without shaking the camera, but as you can see in the samples below, it looks quite smooth. They are manufacturing this in the USA as well!

We’ll be interested to get our hands on one to give it a try.

DSLR Solutions DSLR Follow Focus Kit

DSLR Solutions DSLR Follow Focus Kit


Redrock Micro


Another view on a Canon EOS 60D

DSLR Solutions DSLR Follow Focus on a Canon EOS 60D

DSLR Solutions DSLR Follow Focus on a Canon EOS 60D

Demo of the FF

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Samples

A short video showing some samples of the follow focus in use

Company overview

Welcome to DSLR Solutions. We develop tools for photographers using DSLR cameras to capture HD video. We are here to bring simple, elegant and affordable solutions to all those DSLR videographers seeking a better way to connect with their camera and the craft of filmmaking.

Too often, useful solutions are out of reach of the average DSLR videographer due to cost and the awkward adaptation required to get tools made for larger cameras working properly on small DSLR camera rigs. The result is usually a large, cage-type structure that reduces the portability and usefulness of the small DSLR form factor.
Our premier product, the “DSLR Follow Focus” (patent pending), is the first of many items we plan to offer. The DSLR Follow Focus system is simple, lightweight, requires no cage or rails and enables easy follow and rack focusing in a variety of everyday situations.

Everything we create is crafted with pride in the U.S.A. and by purchasing from us you are helping support a small business located in Sandpoint, Idaho.

Blogger’s Disclaimer: we have no relationship with dslrsolutions.net tho they are sending us a unit to try out.

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)

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10 comments
Carlos Ferrand
Carlos Ferrand

where can I buy the follow focus kit? thanks carlos

tttulio
tttulio

I get great results with the $2 jar opener as published before. actually, it has a nice rubber kick in / out action.

Juan S. Amaya
Juan S. Amaya

Looks practical. That is good enough for me. Just ordered mine =)

james
james

this looks pretty terrible, 59 dollars!? for a bit of coathanger? shaking your lens all over the place. not for me

Gary
Gary

Well the price of entry is low enough to make me want to try it, I am just learning and starting with DSLR video and just couldn't justify the expense of a rail mounted system. Great price point for me and certainly way better than what I DYI'd myself. Ordered and awaiting mine!

Kelly
Kelly

Love the lightweight design. Wondering if the FF strips the grooves on the camera's focus ring at all? Also, wondering how it would work on the old manual style of lenses. Like Nikons.

DSLR Solutions
DSLR Solutions

Actually, smooth results are quite easy to get, it just takes a little practice.

Omran
Omran

Good idea but has the same problem..the picture shakes when touching the tool.

DSLR Solutions
DSLR Solutions

I have not found any ill effect to the focus ring lens grooves. The inside of the main follow focus ring is flat and provides nice grip without any slippage. I have not tired it any old manual style lenses yet, but so long as the DSLR Follow Focus fits the focus ring of your lens, I do not think there would be any problem.

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