Everyone knows Zeiss makes some incredible photography lenses.
But what if you wanted to use them to shoot video?
Well, using your hands to change focus while shooting video is problematic – which is why they invented follow focus units. But those use gears on the cinema lenses. So what about your “photography” lenses? How do you get them to work with a follow focus? You add gears!
And Zeiss now has lens gears for their lenses that are easy to install and work great. Make sure you watch the second video below as well which features my friend Jem Schofield from theC47 who created a video demonstrating how to add the gears.
ZEISS Lens Gears turn camera lenses into cinema lenses in a flash
ZEISS Lens Gear
ZEISS Lens Gears make ZEISS Otus, ZEISS Milvus and ZEISS Loxia lenses a proper cine-style lens for professional filmmakers. The ZEISS Lens Gears are available in four different sizes: mini, small, medium and large. They are supplied with a rubber covered band, the GumGum, which features an adhesive surface. This means the inner diameter can be reduced according to the lens diameter, thus supporting multiple lenses.
• Quick mounting – no tools needed
• Made of lightweight aluminum
• Hardened surface coating
• Features a 0.8 pitched gear
• Follow focus runs smoother than ever before
• No more screwdrivers, worn-out belts or straps that stick out
More information here: www.zeiss.com/camera-lenses/en_de/home.html
(cover photo credit: snap from Zeiss)