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SHAPE Friction & Gear Follow-Focus Riser Rail Kit with Adjustable Marker

B&H # SHFFROD2 Mfr # FFROD2
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Product Highlights
  • Follow Focus Solution Equipped for a Cam
  • Consists of Shape Clic and Rod Riser
  • Mounts Tripod / Shape Shoulder Products
  • Left or Right-Handed Control
  • Focus-Adjusting Rubber Friction Wheel
  • Focus-Adjusting .8 Pitch Gear Wheel
  • Compatible w/ Various Lens Constructions
  • Interchangeable Thermoplastic Mark Disk
  • Slide-Adjustable Mark Disk Marker

The Shape Friction & Gear Follow-Focus Riser Rail Kit with Adjustable Marker is a follow-focus solution fully-equipped for a camera to be added onto it. It combines Shape's Follow-Focus Friction Clic and 15mm Rod Riser System.

The Follow-Focus Clic is designed to attach onto standard 15mm rods and can only pull focus if thus attached. The included Rod Riser System provides such rods and additionally provides a camera platform. The Riser, with the Clic and camera on it, can be mounted onto a tripod via an optional quick-release plate. The plate would attach underneath the camera platform. The platform has various 1/4-20" and 3/8-16" threaded holes in its base. The whole set can also be attached onto Shape shoulder support products. Aside from being a solution for the Clic, the Rod Riser serves additionally as a solution for other accessories, such as 35mm lens adapters and matte boxes. It takes the weight of such accessories off of a lens and onto itself.

The Follow-Focus Clic attaches onto the Riser via a clamp system that Shape has patented. The Clic's focus wheel can be positioned on the left or right side of a lens for either left or right-handed control. The focus mechanism and focus disk of the Clic move together horizontally to adjust to the attached lens.

The focus disk can either be a friction wheel, as you see in the photo above, or a gear wheel. Both are present in this package, and replacing one with the other is accomplished with the help of the included Allen wrench. The friction wheel has a rubber outer surface that would press up against the lens, keep firm contact with it, and ensure accurate and slip-free focusing. The friction wheel would serve well for most lenses and is made of high-quality rubber that in cold temperatures won't get too cold to lose its grip. The gear wheel would accommodate those lenses that specifically have teeth on their focusing rings, and it would do so without any ring gears, by pressing its .8 pitch gears into the teeth. The focus disk can be used either at the front or the rear of the focus mechanism so to accommodate different lens lengths.

The Clic's white mark disk can be written on with non-permanent markers. It is thermoplastic, and it is interchangeable and thereby many predetermined measurements can be kept ready at your side. Additionally, a slide-adjustable marker made of aluminum is included to be attached beside the mark disk and to be moved and tightened into positions along the disk.

The Clic and the Riser together create a kit that can adjust with accuracy to an added camera. The camera can be adjusted into desired positions on the Riser's camera platform; the Riser's rods can be adjusted vertically and horizontally; and the Clic is highly-adjustable as noted above.

A follow-focus solution equipped for a camera.
Mounts a tripod with an optional quick-release plate.
Can join into various Shape shoulder support constructions.
The focus mechanism can be used on the left or right side of the lens.
A friction wheel and a gear wheel are included to interchange as the focus disk.
The focus disk flips to the rear of the focus mechanism to accommodate longer lenses.
A thermoplastic mark disk can be written on with non-permanent markers and is interchangeable.
An included marker attaches beside the mark disk and slides and tightens into positions along the disk.
The included Riser additionally serves as a solution for other accessories, taking their weight off of a lens.
SHAPE Friction & Gear Follow-Focus Riser Rail Kit with Adjustable Marker
  • Friction & Gear Follow-Focus Clic with Adjustable Marker
  • 15mm Rod Riser System
  • Allen Wrench
  • Lifetime Warranty
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    SHAPEFriction & Gear Follow-Focus Riser Rail Kit with Adjustable Marker
     
    4.3

    (based on 3 reviews)

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        4.0

        Friction is fast and easy!

        By TinToyRocket

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Home Movies
          • Independent Films

          Comments about SHAPE Friction & Gear Follow-Focus Riser Rail Kit with Adjustable Marker:

          When you're running and gunning, shooting a documentary for example changing lenses often you'll quickly need to ditch your follow focus since you won't have time to swap the gear rings on the lenses. The friction option allows you swap lenses quickly still using the follow focus, giving you much smoother focus pulls. I like this follow focus a lot, its the only one I found that gives you both options. Also the gear seems to spin the opposite way of the other setups I've used, and I like this one better! If something moves away you turn the ring away, moving toward, twist back toward you, it works.My only issue is that the craftsmanship seems a little cheap for the price. No issues yet, nothing broke, but it doesn't quite have the overall quality feel I was hoping for.

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          5.0

          Fantastic Value

          By Danimal

          from Terre Haute, IN

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Flexible Adjustable
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable
          • Well Designed

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Independent Filmmaking

            Comments about SHAPE Friction & Gear Follow-Focus Riser Rail Kit with Adjustable Marker:

            I bought this for use with my Panasonic AG HMC40. Trying to find an affordable follow focus for this (and other similar cameras) is an exercise in frustration. Any other comparable system cost twice as much. I was extremely pleased when I received the item. Because of the lens on the HMC40 using a system with split gears is impossible which is why I choose Shape with it's friction wheel. It includes a gear as well which will allow flexibility as I upgrade my cameras. I did go through a bit of a panic when I realized the gear box was going to interfere with the matte box on the HMC40. However, the system is so well designed I quickly realized that the gear box could be removed and flipped thus eliminating the problem. The system is solid and fully adjustable to fit nearly any camera package you might want to use. It's really stepped my AG HMC40 up into the realm of Professional Camera Packages. Everything should be this well designed.

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            4.0

            simple and easy to use

            By garyg.

            from wdc

            About Me Professional Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Independent Films
              • In The Studio

              Comments about SHAPE Friction & Gear Follow-Focus Riser Rail Kit with Adjustable Marker:

              I bought this product and found it had quite a bit of lag in the gears. I contacted SHAPE, explained the situation and they sent out a new gear mechanism in a couple of days. That kind of commitment to their products is worth alot these days. This product is well worth it.

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