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iDC Photo Video SYSTEM ZERO XL2 Follow Focus with Viewfinder for Canon 5D MkII

B&H # IDZFFXL25VF Mfr # Z-FFXL2-5VF
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You Pay: $513.00
Product Highlights
  • Gearless Follow Focus System
  • Fits Wide to Mid-Range Telephoto Lenses
  • 2nd Wheel for Canon 70-200mm Zoom Ring
  • Canon 5D MkII Base Plate
  • Sliding Focusing Plate
  • Easy Removal & Adjustment
  • Includes HoodLoupe 3.0 Viewfinder

The iDC SYSTEM ZERO XL2 Follow Focus with Viewfinder (for Canon 5D MkII) is a versatile follow focus system designed to lend cinema-like focus control to your DSLR videos. An adjustable focus wheel attaches to one of seven dovetail slots on the sliding focusing plate, which in turn mounts to the 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 iDC's adapted Hoodman HoodLoupe 3.0, included, providing you with a larger viewfinder for even more precise focus. 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 a hex key) for easy switching between video and stills shooting.

This XL2 version works with most wide to mid-range telephoto lenses (see Compatibility specs), with a second wheel assembly included for use with the zoom ring on Canon's 70-200mm zoom lens. For smaller prime and telephoto lenses, the Standard kit--with its shorter focusing plate--may be more suitable.

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.
The SYSTEM ZERO Camera Plate accepts the Zacuto Z-Finder Pro (not included) when the Z-Finder is equipped with a Zacuto Mounting Frame (not included). The iDC Camera Plate replaces the Zacuto Gorilla Plate in this instance.
Seven dovetail slots on the focusing plate provide focus wheel positioning for a wide variety of lenses from wide to telephoto.
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 included O-Ring is tough, but also 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.
Each 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.
Compatible with the iDC quick-release U-Boat with or without the SYSTEM ZERO spacer.
Lens Compatibility Compatible with lenses where the focus ring is 1.0 to 6.0" (25.4 to 152.4 mm) from the lens mount

Please note: Canon Cinema Lenses, Zeiss Compact Primes, and super telephoto lenses are not compatible

SYSTEM ZERO is not compatible with many Voigtlander lenses, including the following: Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95; Nokton 35mm f/1.2; Nokton 50mm f/1.1; Heliar 75mm f/1.8; Color-Skopar SL II 20mm f/3.5 ; Ultron SLII 40mm f/2.0
Weight 30.2 oz (856.2 g)
iDC Photo Video SYSTEM ZERO XL2 Follow Focus with Viewfinder for Canon 5D MkII
  • Canon 5D MkII Camera Plate
  • 7-Slot Focusing Plate
  • 2 x Wheel Assembly
  • Lens Brace
  • All Necessary Hardware & Tools
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    iDC Photo VideoSYSTEM ZERO XL2 Follow Focus with Viewfinder for Canon 5D MkII
     
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    4.0

    System 'Cool' Zero

    By Dan D.

    from San Jose, CA

    About Me Hobbyist, Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Improves Performance
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent Films

      Comments about iDC Photo Video SYSTEM ZERO XL2 Follow Focus with Viewfinder for Canon 5D MkII:

      I purchase the System Zero follow focus so that I can use it with all of my lenses across the board. I love this system because it comes with 2 knobs: one knob to focus and the other to zoom. Some of the other brands require you to use the extra piece of lens gear which wrap around the lens but this system zero does not require the extra accessory. This item is a very useful tool to have if you are doing video cause it will allow you to capture depth of field footages that the typical camcorder can't do. The only negative comment I have about this system is the viewfinder that comes with it tends to get fogged up. Otherwise, I would have given this review 5 stars. Lastly, carrying around a DSLR and an "L" signature lens already make you look like a professional, but having this system zero attached to them will cause a lot of heads turn. It is definitely an eye catcher and will help bring in more business for you.

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