Choosing follow focus gear rings

The cine-zation of DSLR cameras have created a need to add 0.8 pitch follow focus gears to standard photography lenses. Many such gears exist on the market; however, not all are created equal – a fact that is not immediately apparent until you’ve already experimented with a few. The prevalent types of follow focus gears available to the prosumer cinematrographer today come in three different variants: Left: Plastic, adjustable diameter gear ring with friction lock and lever Center: Rubberized, adjustable diameter gear ring with tooth lock Right: Fixed outside-diameter ring…

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