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SHAPE Friction & Gear Follow-Focus Clic with Adjustable Marker

B&H # SHFFCLIC Mfr # FFCLIC
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You Pay: $439.12
Product Highlights
  • Attaches to Standard 15mm Rods via Clamp
  • Focus-Adjusting Rubber Friction Wheel
  • Focus-Adjusting .8 Pitch Gear Wheel
  • Can Be Used on Either Side of a Lens
  • Adjustable Focus Disk for Various Lenses
  • Interchangeable Thermoplastic Mark Disk
  • Slide-Adjustable Mark Disk Marker
  • CNC Machined/Anodized Aluminum

The Shape Friction & Gear Follow-Focus Clic with Adjustable Marker is designed to attach onto standard 15mm rods of shoulder support rigs and other rigs. It attaches onto them via a clamp system, with simplicity. You would sit the Clic atop the rods, and then slide and close a Shape-patented lever clamp underneath the rods, and the lever locks and holds the Clic securely on the rods.

The Clic's focus mechanism also works with a clamp system, which when unlocked loosens the focus mechanism and allows it to be moved horizontally. It moves so to adjust itself closer to the lens. As it moves, its main feature -- the focus disk -- moves with it, and the focus disk is what reaches the 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 mechanism can be used on either the left or the right side of the lens, depending on the direction you place the Clic onto the rods in. And the focus disk itself can be used either in front of the focus mechanism, as you see in the photo above, or behind it, so to accommodate a wider variety of lens lengths. To move the disk to the rear, you would first just unscrew two screws from a cube-shaped gearbox that you can't see in the photo above because it sits behind the focus disk. Once the screws are off, the focus disk can just be flipped over for use with longer lens constructions.

In the photo above, the white mark disk that you see to the right of the red knob is made of highly resistant Delrin thermoplastic. It can be written on with non-permanent markers to mark up focus measurements for various predetermined shots, 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 is CNC machined and made of lightweight anodized aluminum for strength and durability.

Designed to attach onto standard 15mm rods.
Attaches onto the rods via a patented clamp system.
The focus mechanism moves horizontally to adjust to the lens.
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.
SHAPE Friction & Gear Follow-Focus Clic with Adjustable Marker
  • Allen Wrench
  • Lifetime Warranty
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    SHAPEFriction & Gear Follow-Focus Clic with Adjustable Marker
     
    4.0

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (5)
    • Highly compatible (5)
    • Compact (3)
    • Improves performance (3)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent films (4)
      • Home movies (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional artist (5), Business owner (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      4.0

      no issues, works fine...

      By BretD

      from Western NY

      About Me Business Owner, Film Student, Hobbyist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Movies
        • Independent Films

        Comments about SHAPE Friction & Gear Follow-Focus Clic with Adjustable Marker:

        This seems to work fine, and I had no issues with the friction wheel on both smooth and "geared" portions of the lenses.

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        5.0

        Going semi-pro with style!

        By EtienneR

        from Quebec, Canada

        About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist, Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Home Movies
          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about SHAPE Friction & Gear Follow-Focus Clic with Adjustable Marker:

          The construction is solid and is perfectly fit on 15mm bars. I haven't use the gear yet, but I worked a full day only with the friction follow-focus and it worked great with my 60D and both Canon 24-105mm and Sigma 30mm. I'd recommend it!

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          4.0

          Good follow focus

          By OWest

          from Burlington, VT

          About Me Professional Artist

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about SHAPE Friction & Gear Follow-Focus Clic with Adjustable Marker:

              I use the frictional follow focus on a Shape rig - the ease of switching from one lens to another makes this follow focus one of the most convienent I have used. It takes a little tweaking to get the friction right on each lens, but once it's set, I never have a problem with it. I have never switched the friction wheel with a gear, but the option for the additional functionality is awesome.

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              5.0

              Amazing for the price!

              By JJCE

              from Valparaiso, Chile

              About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Independent Films
                • In The Studio

                Comments about SHAPE Friction & Gear Follow-Focus Clic with Adjustable Marker:

                II bought my first follow focus two years ago, I think it is the best product we can find for this price. Fast and easy to use, no need to do much if I switch sides quickly!

                The best thing is this unexpected precision. I love it!

                so far, three of my freelance bought yours!

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                5.0

                Great Quality/Price

                By Steven O'Brian

                from Ottawa

                About Me Professional Artist

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Movies
                  • Independent Films

                  Comments about SHAPE Friction & Gear Follow-Focus Clic with Adjustable Marker:

                  I bought the Follow focus after talking with the SHAPE team at the NAB and like they said, it's a very good Follow Focus for the price. It is very sturdy and does the job well. If you have the ARRI follow focus expectations .... This follow focus might not be the right for you. but for the price, I mean, it does the jobs like 1000$ value Follow focus

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                  1.0

                  It`s the worst product, don`t buy it!

                  By C.A. Nakashima

                  from Sao Paulo, Brazil

                  About Me Professional Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Poor Performance
                    • Pricey / Poor Value

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about SHAPE Friction & Gear Follow-Focus Clic with Adjustable Marker:

                      I`ve bought this product thinking that would be awesome, mainly because of its price. Nevertheless, when i tried to put it on the 15mm rods of my mount shoulder, it did not fit on it. So, the screws started to drop as well. I want my refund.

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