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Cavision RFD15BF Basic Mini Single Wheel Follow Focus for Fujinon Lens

B&H # CARFD15BF Mfr # RFD15BF
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Product Highlights
  • Compatible w/Cavision Gear Rings
  • Entirely Geared Transmission
  • Removable Marking Plate
  • Dual Focus/Zoom Control Option
  • Compact & Lightweight

The Cavision RFD15BF is a Basic Mini Single Wheel Follow Focus mechanism for your mini-DV / prosumer camera. It provides you with a convenient, quick and precise method for controlling the focus on your camera using a knob on the side of the camera without the need to constantly reach over to the front of the lens. Follow focus systems have become a staple of professional photographers and videographers needing to frequently adjust a camera's focus according to changing scenes; hence the name "follow" focus.

Note! Rods support not included

Optional Dual Focus/Zoom Control
You can mount two RD15Bs on the same rods support, and then use one for focus control and the other to control zoom.
Removable Marking Plate (Spring Loaded)
A removable marking plate will allow you to mark focus points during rehearsal and then use those points as guides during the actual shoot.
Compact & Lightweight
Like your camcorder, the RFD15BF is designed to be compact and lightweight for easy transport and storage.
Construction Aluminum
Adjustments Gear Position Adjustment: horizontal slide
Dial Index Adjustment: 360°
Dial Outside Diameter: 60mm
Fit Rail Diameter: 15mm
Fit Rail Distance (center to center): 60mm
Weight 11.9 oz (338g)
Cavision RFD15BF Basic Mini Single Wheel Follow Focus for Fujinon Lens
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    CavisionRFD15BF Basic Mini Single Wheel Follow Focus for Fujinon Lens
     
    3.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent films (3)
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      1.0

      Marker won't tighten

      By vidprofessional

      from New York, NY

      About Me Professional Artist

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Performance

      Cons

      • Poor Performance
      • Pricey / Poor Value

      Best Uses

      • Independent Films

      Comments about Cavision RFD15BF Basic Mini Single Wheel Follow Focus for Fujinon Lens:

      Bought this for the Cavision shoulder rig to use with the 5D. After spending a month trying to get the correct gear size for the 24-105 mm lens (correct size for the focus ring is the RFGR8), it turns out the the marker (in my view a crucial part of setting up a follow focus shot) does not screw in or hold its position. Cavision is slow to respond to requests to replace it. Buyer beware! I want to like this product, but the manufacturer is getting in the way.

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      5.0

      Pro Quality at a reasonable price!

      By David from So Cal

      from Whittier, CA

      About Me Hobbyist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Home Movies
        • Independent Films

        Comments about Cavision RFD15BF Basic Mini Single Wheel Follow Focus for Fujinon Lens:

        The most reasonably priced professional quality follow focus around. Heavy-duty construction, easy assembly and adjustment, solid feel. Fine product!

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        4.0

        Buy Cine Version for 0.8 gearing

        By shoebox9

        from Australia

        About Me Professional Artist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Cavision RFD15BF Basic Mini Single Wheel Follow Focus for Fujinon Lens:

            This is currently the cheapest, properly made (ie small sealed metal gear box) FF on the market, and it works well. Only a very tiny amount of slop/back lash, which appears to be between the plastic gear and the metal gear shaft, not in the gear box.

            If buying for a D-SLR, buy the Cavision Cine version instead. It's $20 less and comes with the standard 0.8 cine gear.

            Mine had a little fine rust between the screw and shaft that holds the gear wheel on the standard side, which was a little disappointing, but doesn't effect performance.

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            5.0

            Perfect for DSLR camera rigs

            By Carr

            from Philadelphia

            About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Performance
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

            • Limited Compatibility

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Cavision RFD15BF Basic Mini Single Wheel Follow Focus for Fujinon Lens:

            This little follow focus is perfect for a DSLR setup. Only con is getting the right gear to work with what ever lens gear you own[...]

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