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iDC Photo Video SYSTEM ZERO Standard Gearless Follow Focus with Viewfinder for Canon 7D

B&H # IDZFFS7VF Mfr # Z-FFS-7VF
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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 7D 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 7D, 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 21.9 oz (620.9 g)
iDC Photo Video SYSTEM ZERO Standard Gearless Follow Focus with Viewfinder for Canon 7D
  • Canon 7D 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 7D
     
    4.3

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    • Easy to use (4)
    • Improves performance (3)
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        5.0

        So Glad I Found This

        By Skraw

        from Lake Forest, CA

        About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films
          • Run and gun

          Comments about iDC Photo Video SYSTEM ZERO Standard Gearless Follow Focus with Viewfinder for Canon 7D:

          I shopped around for a lot before I came across this set up. So glad I found it. For the price you simply cannot beat it. It is made of super high quality billet aluminum. It is very well made and sturdy. The follow focus works very well. I haven't used a more expensive geared system so I can't compare, but this works great. It allows for smooth focusing while taking video and works on a variety of lenses. The viewfinder is also very good for the price. I looked at more expensive options like the Zacuto. While the Zacuto seemed a bit better, it was not worth almost three times the cost in my opinion. This modified Hoodman attaches quickly and easily to the base plate and is very sturdy once attached. I wanted magnification like the Zacuto, so I added the Hoodman HoodMAG 3x magnifying eyecup for $40 and am really happy with the set up. This is the ONLY set up I found for this price, and they didn't skimp on quality.

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          4.0

          Great for the price!

          By Harrison H.

          from Canada, Vancouver

          About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about iDC Photo Video SYSTEM ZERO Standard Gearless Follow Focus with Viewfinder for Canon 7D:

              Got this, and I will say, the Follow Focus is AWESOME, the mounting is pretty dang good as well! The viewfinder is not very good at all, very bad, but what do you expect. For the price this is AWESOME, and I love it. The follow focus is golden.

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              4.0

              Exactly what I needed.

              By MAXFIELD

              from TEXAS

              About Me Hobbyist, Professional Artist

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Improves Performance
              • Lightweight
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Complex Projects
                • Independent Films
                • In the field
                • In The Studio

                Comments about iDC Photo Video SYSTEM ZERO Standard Gearless Follow Focus with Viewfinder for Canon 7D:

                I wanted a follow focus system for my 7d that was relatively inexpensive,compact, gearless, and didn't require a rail setup. Impressively, it meets all my criteria AND it works well. It's pretty quick to assemble and change out lenses without needing any lens gears. I also needed an LCD view finder, but was unimpressed with most of the cheaper solutions that used rubber straps or glued on magnetic frames. This loupe has a bracket that securely attaches to the base plate with thumb screws and is perfectly aligned with the LCD. The Hoodman is a decent loupe, but after a while I will probably get the Zacuto, which will mount to this setup in the same fashion (expandable...another plus).This follow focus operates very smoothly with my Canon lenses. I have two Sigma lenses that have pretty stiff focus rings, but the ff handles them well. I have much finer control with this than I had by grabbing the barrel, and far less camera shake, too.I researched this product extensively before making the purchase. I recommend checking out the IDC website for more info and a couple videos. You may have to dig but they have a list of compatible lenses [...]Of course, B&H is the best place to buy. Always.

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                4.0

                Good stuff

                By nick

                from reno, nv

                About Me Business Owner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Complex Projects

                  Comments about iDC Photo Video SYSTEM ZERO Standard Gearless Follow Focus with Viewfinder for Canon 7D:

                  Great for pull focus and follow focus.

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