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iDC Photo Video SYSTEM ZERO Standard Gearless Follow Focus with Viewfinder for Canon 5D MkII

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Product Highlights
  • Fits Wide to Short-Telephoto Lenses
  • Gearless Design for Fast Lens Changes
  • Dedicated Camera Base Plate
  • Sliding Focusing Plate
  • Includes HoodLoupe 3.0 Viewfinder
  • Easy Removal & Adjustment

The iDC SYSTEM ZERO Standard Gearless Follow Focus with Viewfinder for Canon 5D MkII is an affordable and versatile follow-focus system designed to lend cinema-like focus control to your DSLR videos. The system's gearless design means that, unlike most other DSLR follow-focus units, this one doesn't require the purchase of dedicated gears to match each lens you use. An adjustable focus wheel attaches to one of four dovetail slots on the sliding focusing plate, which in turn mounts to the dedicated base plate beneath the camera.

The base plate, designed specifically for the Canon 5D MkII, can use any standard quick-release assembly for mounting onto a rig or tripod. It also accommodates the included Hoodman HoodLoupe 3.0 viewfinder, which has been adapted by iDC with a custom quick-release bracket compatible with a Manfrotto 501PL sliding quick release plate. The custom loupe bracket makes it fast and easy to remove the loupe in order to use the camera's pentaprism viewfinder for still photography. Due to the unique design of each camera body, iDC SYSTEM ZERO Viewfinders are camera-specific and not interchangeable between camera body styles.

When not in use, the focusing wheel slides away from the lens and locks in place, or the combined baseplate/focusing plate/wheel can be removed as one piece (using an Allen wrench) for easy switching between video and stills shooting.

This Standard version works with most wide to short-telephoto lenses (see Compatibility spec). For larger, mid-range telephoto lenses, the XL1 kit--with its longer focusing plate--is required.

Completely gearless follow-focus is designed for accurate and smooth focus acquisition.
Along with the included iDC quick-release adapted Hoodman HoodLoupe 3.0, this system accepts multiple LCD loupes including the Zacuto Z-Finder Pro, LCDVF, and other direct-to-LCD mount-style viewfinders.
Four dovetail slots on the focusing plate provide focus wheel positioning for a wide variety of lenses from wide to short tele-photo.
The sliding focusing plate design allows quick micro-adjustments of the focusing plate for lenses that fall in between the four provided slots.
The slots' dovetail feature captures the wheel assembly for easy fitment.
Focusing wheel accepts white graphic tape for making pre-focus marks.
The focusing wheel port accepts industry standard Arri-style follow-focus whips and cranks.
The system's included O-Ring is very tough, but if your favorite pet happens to get a hold of one, they're user replaceable.
Optional spacer elevates the camera for better access to the thumbscrew while using tripod and monopod adapter plates. It also helps the balance when nose-heavy camera and lens combinations are used. Spacer offers 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 mounting holes for adapter plates.
Machined from high quality, aircraft-grade aluminum and finished with soft edges for sleek looks and handheld comfort.
Camera-specific camera plate offers pin registration for accurate fitment.
SYSTEM ZERO is designed to be modularly compatible with iDC's SYSTEM ONE products. It can also be mounted to any shoulder rig that attaches by way of a 1/4"-20 fastener, or mounted to any adapter plate by way of either a 1/4"-20 or 3/8"-16 fastener.
Lens Compatibility Compatible with a wide variety of lenses with focus rings approximately 0.625" (1.588 cm) to 3.5" (8.9 cm) from the camera lens mount

Canon Prime Lenses:

  • EF 14mm f/2.8L USM (Series I & II) (APS-C Only)
  • EF 20mm f/2.8 USM
  • EF 24mm f/1.4L USM (Series I & II)
  • EF 28mm f/1.8 USM
  • EF 35mm f/1.4 USM
  • EF 35mm f/2
  • EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
  • EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
  • EF 50mm f/1.8 II
  • EF 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
  • EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
  • EF 85mm f/1.2L USM (Series I & II)
  • EF 100mm f/2 USM
  • EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
  • EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
  • EF 135mm f/2L USM
  • EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
  • EF 200mm f/2.8L USM
  •  EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM (APS-C Only)

Canon Zoom Lenses:

  • EF 10-22mm f3.5-4.5 USM (APS-C Only)
  • EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM (Series I & II)
  • EF 17-35mm f/2.8L USM
  • EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
  • EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
  • EF 28-70mm f/2.8L USM
  • EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
  • EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
  • EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM
  • EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
  • EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
  • EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM (APS-C Only)
  • EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM (APS-C Only)
  • EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM (APS-C Only)
  • EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM (APS-C Only)
  • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS (APS-C Only)
  • EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS (APS-C Only)

Compatible Canon Tilt-Shift Lenses:

  • TS-E 17mm f/4L
  • TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
  •  TS-E 45mm f/2.8

Compatible Sigma Prime Lenses:

  • 10 mm F2.8 EX DC Fisheye HSM (APS-C Only)
  • 20 mm F1.8 EX DG Aspherical RF
  • 24 mm F1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro
  • 28 mm F1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro
  • 30 mm F1.4 EX DC (APS-C Only)
  • 30 mm F1.4 EX DC HSM (APS-C Only)
  • 50 mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
  • Macro 50 mm F2.8 EX DG
  • Macro 70 mm F2.8 EX DG
  • 85 mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
  • Macro 105 mm F2.8 EX DG

Compatible Sigma Zoom Lenses:

  • 8-16 mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM (APS-C Only)
  • 10-20 mm F3.5 EX DC HSM (APS-C Only)
  • 10-20 mm F4-5.6 EX DC (APS-C Only)
  • 10-20 mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM (APS-C Only)
  • 12-24 mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG Aspherical
  • 12-24 mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG Aspherical HSM
  • 17-50 mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM (APS-C Only)
  • 17-70 mm F2.8-4 DC OS HSM (APS-C Only)
  • 17-70 mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM (APS-C Only)
  • 24-70 mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM
  • 24-70 mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
  • 18-50 mm F2.8 EX DC Macro (APS-C Only)
  • 18-50 mm F2.8 EX DC Macro HSM (APS-C Only)
  • 28-300 mm F3.5-6.3 DG Macro
  • 18-50 mm F2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM (APS-C Only)
  • 18-125 mm F3.8-5.6 DC HSM (APS-C Only)
  • 18-125 mm F3.8-5.6 DC OS HSM (APS-C Only)
  • 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC (APS-C Only)
  • 18-200 mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS (APS-C Only)
  • 18-200 mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM (APS-C Only)
  • 18-250 mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM (APS-C Only)
  • 50-200 mm F4-5.6 DC OS HSM (APS-C Only)
Lens Compatibility Compatible Tamron All-in-One Zoom Lenses:

  • AF18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di II (APS-C Only)
  • 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD (APS-C Only)
  • AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC (APS-C Only)
  • AF28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 XR Di
  • AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC
  • AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di

Compatible Tamron Ultra-Wide-Angle Zoom Lens:

  • SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II (APS-C Only)

Compatible Tamron High-Speed Zoom Lenses:

  • SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II VC (APS-C Only)
  • SP AF28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di
  • SP AF70-200mm F/2.8 Di

Compatible Tamron Telephoto Zoom Lenses:

  • SP70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD
  • SP AF200-500mm F/5-6.3 Di

Compatible Tamron Macro Lenses:

  • SP AF60mm F/2 Di II (APS-C Only)
  • SP AF90mm F/2.8 Di

Compatible Non-Canon Lenses (as reported by independent users):

  • Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8
  • Zeiss Distagon T* 21mm f/2.8 ZE
  • Zeiss Distagon T* 28mm f/2 ZE
  • Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 ZE
  • Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ZE
  • Nikkor 24mm f/2.8 (with adaptor for EOS Mount)
  • Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 (with adaptor for EOS Mount)
  • Nikkor 35mm f/2 (with adaptor for EOS Mount)
  • Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 (with adaptor for EOS Mount)
  • Nikkor 85mm f/2 (with adaptor for EOS Mount)
  • Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 (with adaptor for EOS Mount)
  • Nikkor 135mm f/2.8 (with adaptor for EOS Mount)

Super Telephoto Lenses are not supported at this time due to the large diameter of the lens barrel.

Weight 21.3 oz (603.8 g)
iDC Photo Video SYSTEM ZERO Standard Gearless Follow Focus with Viewfinder for Canon 5D MkII
  • Canon 5D MkII Camera Plate
  • HoodLoupe 3.0 Viewfinder
  • 4-slot Focusing Plate
  • Gearless Wheel Assembly
  • All Necessary Hardware & Tools
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
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    iDC Photo VideoSYSTEM ZERO Standard Gearless Follow Focus with Viewfinder for Canon 5D MkII
     
    3.3

    (based on 3 reviews)

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          2.0

          Wanted to like it; but don't

          By Diana

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Business Owner

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Design
            • Poor Performance
            • Pricey / Poor Value

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              Comments about iDC Photo Video SYSTEM ZERO Standard Gearless Follow Focus with Viewfinder for Canon 5D MkII:

              In theory, this seems like a good follow focus. But it isn't. There are a lot of parts to it, takes too long to set up, and it slips. You know what works better? There are two other follow focus systems out there that cost $50 or under and are easy to get on your lenses, easy to carry in your bag, don't slip and they work.

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              3.0

              Easy to install & use

              By lauraiz

              from los angeles, ca

              About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

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              Pros

              • High Quality
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Limited in extension
              • Noisy

              Best Uses

              • Sports
              • Traveling

              Comments about iDC Photo Video SYSTEM ZERO Standard Gearless Follow Focus with Viewfinder for Canon 5D MkII:

              I bought the Follow-Focus with Viewfinder to shoot a dance production that was held outside. I knew I needed the Viewfinder because it would've been nearly impossible to focus just looking at the monitor on my camera with the sun blaring right above. I had to be mobile for certain shots so the Follow-Focus feature helped me out quite a bit. I didn't like that the focusing wheel makes noises as I turn it. The picks up the noise quite a bit. I tried both loosing it & tightening it but it was the same result. The Viewfinder works great.

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              • Business
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              5.0

              Great

              By Trapo

              from El Paso, TX.

              About Me Modern

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              • High Quality
              • Stylish

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                • Daily Use

                Comments about iDC Photo Video SYSTEM ZERO Standard Gearless Follow Focus with Viewfinder for Canon 5D MkII:

                I´ve never used a better follow focus in my life... this is great, i love it...

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