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iDC Photo Video SYSTEM ZERO Follow-Focus Standard With Camera Plate For Panasonic GH2

B&H # IDZFFSGH2 Mfr # Z-FFS-GH2
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You Pay: $199.00
Product Highlights
  • Gearless Follow-Focus
  • 4 Dovetail Slots & Sliding Micro-Adjust
  • Easy Lens Swap/Broad Lens Compatibility
  • Innovative Efficient Design
  • Aircraft-Grade Aluminum With Soft Edges
  • 1/4"-20 Or 3/8"-16 Mounts

We're going to discuss how this follow-focus system is different.

There is no gearbox and there are no ring gears. Instead, the focus wheel features a soft, high-tech O-Ring that presses up against a focusing ring of a lens, and thus pressed up adjusts focus when the focus wheel is turned. This efficient design means convenience in swapping lenses.

The iDC Photo Video SYSTEM ZERO Follow-Focus Standard With Camera Plate For Panasonic GH2 is a set consisting of a focus wheel, a GH2-specific camera plate, and a four-slot focusing plate. The camera plate attaches to the bottom of the GH2. The focusing plate attaches to the camera plate. And the focus wheel slides into one of the four dovetail slots of the focusing plate.

The O-Ring mentioned above is replaceable yet very tough. A thumbscrew on the focusing plate tightens to keep the O-Ring pressed up against a lens. When the thumbscrew is loosened, the focus wheel that the O-Ring is featured on can be moved aside, thus facilitating a lens swap.

Our set is broadly compatible with many lenses (see specs) because the focusing plate by means of four slots was designed to accommodate a variety of lens constructions. And for those lenses that fall in-between the dovetail slots, the focusing plate slides for quick micro-adjustments.

The included focus wheel can be used with all iDC camera plates and thereby with DSLRs other than the GH2.

Our SYSTEM ZERO set can be mounted onto any shoulder rig or quick-release plate that accepts 1/4"-20 or 3/8"-16 fasteners.

No gearbox, no ring gears; just a focus wheel with an O-Ring that presses up against a focusing ring of a lens to adjust focus.
A compact set featuring a focus wheel, a four-slot focusing plate, and a camera plate.
Efficient design facilitating convenient lens swaps.
Broad lens compatibility thanks to the four-slot focusing plate, which additionally micro-adjusts to support even more lenses.
Camera Compatibility Panasonic GH2
Lens Compatibility Lumix 14-22mm f5-5.6
Lumix 14-140mm f4-5.8

And any lens with a minimum diameter of 2.25" (5.71 cm) with a focus ring that falls within the below range:
Nearest Distance to the lens mount at 1" (2.54 cm)
Furthest Distance from lens mount at 3.75" (9.52 cm)

Please note: "pancake" lenses with a focus ring closer than 1" (2.54 cm) to the lens mount are not compatible.
Total Weight 12.8 oz (0.36 kg)
iDC Photo Video SYSTEM ZERO Follow-Focus Standard With Camera Plate For Panasonic GH2
  • SYSTEM ZERO Gearless Wheel Assembly
  • SYSTEM ZERO Camera Plate For Panasonic GH2
  • SYSTEM ZERO Follow-Focus Standard Expansion Kit
  • 2 x 5/32 Hex Key
  • Varied Set Of Six Screws
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    iDC Photo VideoSYSTEM ZERO Follow-Focus Standard With Camera Plate For Panasonic GH2
     
    4.5

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    4.0

    Reliable and ergonomic in use so far

    By Carylon

    from Taipei

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Movies
      • Independent Films
      • In The Studio

      Comments about iDC Photo Video SYSTEM ZERO Follow-Focus Standard With Camera Plate For Panasonic GH2:

      I bought the GH2 version for my GH3. Fits perfectly. The design allows for use with micro four-thirds with fly-by-wire focus lenses, as well as larger cine lenses and most legacy lenses I have tried it with. There are exceptions, due to the size or location of the focus ring on the legacy lenses, meaning that the wheel does not fit or occasionally misses a beat. Choose the lenses you take on the shoot, and no problem.

      Two things to watch out for. The instructions are a little misleading, as they are not specific to the GH2 model. I looked at the pictures on the B&H site to work out how it fits together, and in the end it's pretty intuitive.

      Secondly, the GH2 version is not compatible with the Zacuto finder, in any way that I can see. The back of the placer does not have the required holes to screw in the mount.

      All in all, however, very satisfied.

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      5.0

      An excellent follow focus

      By VAFilmmaker

      from Chesapeake, VA

      About Me Pro videographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about iDC Photo Video SYSTEM ZERO Follow-Focus Standard With Camera Plate For Panasonic GH2:

        This is a very well-built, very sturdy follow focus system that easily compares to other follow focus systems on the market that cost several hundreds or thousands of dollars more. The gearless follow focus wheel is compatible with most lenses on the market. Though, you do have to make sure the follow focus wheel is tight against the lens, in order to get a good rotation without unwanted movement.The system has an excellent, compact design that is very adjustable and expandable to suit any filmmaking style. Having complete access to the battery door on the camera really comes in handy for unobstructed swapping of batteries. iDC also makes camera specific plates for most of the popular HDSLRs, a convenience that helps to avoid the need to buy a new system, just buy a new camera plate for your camera of choice. I also purchased the Accessory Bracket - Kit C, the 1" Spacer and the Cold Shoe Mount. Because the full system wasn't available in stock, it was only available as a backorder from the manufacturer, I ordered each individual piece since they were in stock with B&H. Online service from B&H was impeccable as always. My confirmation was sent immediately and the shipping was very timely and well packaged. I am very pleased with my purchase of this excellent system and I highly recommend it to others who are on the market for a new follow focus.

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