edelkrone® Follow Focus

edelkrone announces new HDSLR rigs, follow focus

by planetMitch12 Comments

The folks at edelkrone® have sure made a splash in the short time they've been around and they've just announced a new line of rigs called the ‘modula' as well as a new follow focus that looks pretty versatile. The new rig is called the modula one – they've got quite a bit of options and you can see them on their site.

The edelkrone announcement

(click on the image to visit their full announcement – it is really much bigger than this!)

edelkrone modula and follow focus announcement

edelkrone modula and follow focus announcement

Modula One

edelkrone new modula one

edelkrone new modula one - click to visit their site to see complete details

edelkrone® Follow Focus

edelkrone® follow focus is a complete new design from the ground up. With this new approach many firsts have been achieved. The unique design gives a much better user experience and delivers a fluid workflow, ease of use, faster lens changing, better and more ergonomic handling.

edelkrone® Follow Focus

edelkrone® Follow Focus

edelkrone® follow focus lower focus wheel

edelkrone® follow focus lower focus wheel

edelkrone® follow focus angles

edelkrone® follow focus angles

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(cover photo credit: snap from the announcement)


  1. you need to register on their site just to see prices. first poster is bang on the money. from memory the rig pictured is about $1800 less follow focus which was $1000+ i think

  2. The man is brilliant! I wouldn’t be surprised to see some billion dollar company buy Edelkrone just to get this guy on their product design staff. To the guy who thinks his Gini rig is better, I own a Gini rig. I find it well made, but frustrating. After adding a follow focus, light, monitor, and matte box, I have to get new rods and a counterbalance just to keep the handle supports from slipping, and I have to source several of the parts from other companies. Bottom lime, this new rig is made to carry a pro rig easily, and is rediculously adjustable. Can I afford it? No. But I do think this rig will be a paradigm shift in rig design, and we can expect his design ideas to percolate through the industry.

  3. I think I read the same price quote, and I agree with Dave C. Although steep in price, it is unprecedented in design. This design will no doubt be copied, but I highly doubt duplicated.

  4. did anyone notice these rigs are hideous and will probably scare off any people in front of the camera?

  5. I love it when people spend equal to or more than the cost of their actual camera for support rigging.

    I have a $36 Cowboystudio shoulder mount and my handheld stuff looks just as good as the thousand dollar+ cost rigs.

    It’s all about over-compensating these days 😉

  6. @Derek, I too have a Cowboy shoulder for a 5dM2, and for me I don’t care what it looks like, does it have ease of use and comfortability. For the money the Cowboy works well, but with a 5DM2 and a decent lens that things is to top heavy for my liking, and my back is toast after a day shooting with that rig. Mind you, I don’t doubt anyone with a certain amount of shooting experience with the Cowboy rig can have footage that looks just as good as a 1k priced rig. For my money, a big part of a sale on a rig is comfortability. Is it worth 2-3k?Depends on how much you use it . For me, I don’t mind waking up the next morning from a shoot and being able to
    still walk, even if it cost me 2 grand!!

  7. Did no one notice that these are actually the handyfilmtools guys? It’s a shame what they did here. They completely ditched the base x brand, took the bests parts, added some snazz and doubled there prices. I bought a base x rig and feel really cheated that it doesn’t have any support anymore, they even deny its existence by losing the website, but it’s pretty obvious they are handyfilmtools

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      We had an announcement earlier this year that they were changing names of the company. I don’t know anything about the support of the ‘handi’ stuff, but I don’t believe it was a big secret about the name change.

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