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iDC Photo Video SYSTEM ZERO Follow-Focus Standard Combo for Canon 5D Mk II

B&H # IDZCKITS5 Mfr # Z-CKIT-S-5
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • Standard 4-Slot Focusing Plate
  • 5D Mk II-Specific Camera Plate
  • Gearless Follow-Focus Wheel Assembly
  • Accessory Mounting Bracket
  • Quick-Release Clamp
  • Grip Handle with Tall Cold Shoe
  • Cold Shoe
  • Follow-Focus Spacer
  • Easy Lens Swap/Broad Lens Compatibility

The SYSTEM ZERO Follow-Focus Standard Combo for Canon 5D Mk II from iDC Photo Video is a kit whose parts come together and attach to the 5D Mk II as one unit and that along with the camera can mount a tripod as one unit.

The kit is for the 5D Mark II because the camera plate of the kit is 5D Mk II-specific. And the kit's being "standard" means that its focusing plate is the standard version with four dovetail slots, as opposed to the longer XL version with seven slots. The main difference between the two types is that the longer one, jointly with a follow-focus wheel assembly, can support longer lens constructions. The focusing plate is also what the main parts of the kit connect to.

One main part is the focus wheel assembly, which slides into one of the four slots of the focusing plate, and which tightens into place by way of a thumbscrew underneath the plate. The focus wheel itself is equipped with a soft, replaceable but tough O-Ring that presses against a lens and adjusts focus when the wheel is turned. The assembly has no gearbox and no ring gears and so provides convenience in swapping lenses. Just like the assembly is tightened into place on the focusing plate, it can be loosened to allow a lens swap. And the kit is compatible with a very long list of lenses (see specs) because the focus-wheel assembly can adjust along the focusing plate slots to most any lens. And for lenses that fall in-between the slots, the focusing plate slides for quick micro-adjustments.

Another main part of the kit is the accessory mounting bracket, which also slides into the focusing plate and which also tightens by thumbscrew, and to which attach some of the other parts of the kit. A grip handle made of industrial plastic and fastened to a billet-aluminum tall cold shoe is attached with the shoe as one to the top of the accessory bracket and together they provide a handle and a mount for a shotgun mic or for a fill light or for other accessories. The shoe also features a pin registration hole for Speedlites with locking pins. A few inches away from the handle is attached another cold shoe. And on the side of the bracket is attached a quick-release clamp that at the push of a knob accepts or releases any dovetailed adapter plate that conforms to Arca-Swiss dimensions. And additionally, the accessory bracket itself has many mounting holes along it for the accessory mounts to be repositioned throughout and for additional ones, such as iDC's mini-tilter, to be attached.

With the accessory bracket and the wheel assembly joined to the focusing plate, onto the top of the plate also fastens a 5D Mk II-specific camera plate; and the camera plate is what attaches to the camera, thus attaching our whole kit with it to the camera. And to the bottom of the focusing plate fastens a spacer, via which our kit can be mounted onto a tripod or monopod quick-release plate, and which provides one inch of space between the focusing and quick-release plates thus affording easy access to the red thumbscrews underneath the focusing plate. The spacer also allows the kit to fluidly be moved along a quick-release plate to be positioned in a way that best distributes the weight of both the kit and of an accompanying lens.

And lastly, the 5D Mk II-specific camera plate can also serve useful in adding viewfinders to the camera. The plate holds in place via two quick-release thumbscrews compatible SYSTEM ZERO viewfinders, such as the iDC-modified Hoodman HoodLoupe.

Overview

Eight components attach to a 5D Mk II as one whole unit.
A 5D Mk II-specific camera plate makes this kit 5D Mk II-compatible.
The follow-focus assembly has no gearbox and no ring gears.
A four dovetail-slot focusing plate serves as a quick-release base.
A spacer mounts the whole kit to an optional tripod quick-release plate.
The accessory bracket takes on shotgun mics, lights and other accessories.
An iDC-modified quick-release viewfinder can be attached on via thumbscrews.

Follow-Focus Assembly

Slides and attaches into any of the four focusing plate slots.
The focus wheel is equipped with an O-Ring for adjusting focus.
A gearless design lets lenses conveniently and quickly be swapped.
The four-slot focusing plate affords broad lens compatibility (see specs).

Accessory Mounting Bracket

Features a grip handle, two shoes, and a quick-release clamp attached.
The shoes each have one pin registration hole for Speedlites with locking pins.
The clamp accepts dovetailed adapter plates that conform to Arca-Swiss dimensions.
The bracket itself has many holes for shifting around and adding more accessory mounts.
Camera Compatibility Canon 5D MKII
Lens Compatibility Canon Prime Lenses:
EF 14mm f/2.8L USM (Series I & II) (APS-C sized sensor cameras 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 sized sensor cameras only)

Canon Zoom Lenses:
EF 10-22mm f3.5-4.5 USM (APS-C sized sensor cameras 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 sized sensor cameras only)
EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM (APS-C sized sensor cameras only)
EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM (APS-C sized sensor cameras only)
EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM (APS-C sized sensor cameras only)
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS (APS-C sized sensor cameras only)
EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS (APS-C sized sensor cameras only)

Canon Tilt-Shift Lenses:
TS-E 17mm f/4L
TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
TS-E 45mm f/2.8
Lens Compatibility Sigma Prime Lenses:
10mm F2.8 EX DC Fisheye HSM (APS-C sized sensor cameras only)
20mm F1.8 EX DG Aspherical RF
24mm F1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro
28mm F1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro
30mm F1.4 EX DC (APS-C sized sensor cameras only)
30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM (APS-C sized sensor cameras only)
50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
Macro 50mm F2.8 EX DG
Macro 70mm F2.8 EX DG
85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
Macro 105mm F2.8 EX DG

Sigma Zoom Lenses:
8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM (APS-C sized sensor cameras only)
10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM (APS-C sized sensor cameras only)
10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC (APS-C sized sensor cameras only)
10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM (APS-C sized sensor cameras only)
12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG Aspherical
12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG Aspherical HSM
17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM (APS-C sized sensor cameras only)
17-70mm F2.8-4 DC OS HSM (APS-C sized sensor cameras only)
17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM (APS-C sized sensor cameras only)
24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM
24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
18-50mm F2.8 EX DC Macro (APS-C sized sensor cameras only)
18-50mm F2.8 EX DC Macro HSM (APS-C sized sensor cameras only)
28-300mm F3.5-6.3 DG Macro
18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM (APS-C sized sensor cameras only)
18-125mm F3.8-5.6 DC HSM (APS-C sized sensor cameras only)
18-125mm F3.8-5.6 DC OS HSM (APS-C sized sensor cameras only)
18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC (APS-C sized sensor cameras only)
18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS (APS-C sized sensor cameras only)
18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM (APS-C sized sensor cameras only)
18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM (APS-C sized sensor cameras only)
50-200mm F4-5.6 DC OS HSM (APS-C sized sensor cameras only)

Tamron All-in-One Zoom Lenses:
AF18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di II (APS-C sized sensor cameras only)
18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD (APS-C sized sensor cameras only)
AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC (APS-C sized sensor cameras 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

Tamron Ultra-Wide-Angle Zoom Lens:
SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II (APS-C sized sensor cameras only)

Tamron High-Speed Zoom Lenses:
SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II VC (APS-C sized sensor cameras only)
SP AF28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di
SP AF70-200mm F/2.8 Di

Tamron Telephoto Zoom Lenses:
SP70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD
SP AF200-500mm F/5-6.3 Di

Tamron Macro Lenses:
SP AF60mm F/2 Di II (APS-C sized sensor cameras only)
SP AF90mm F/2.8 Di

Non-Canon Lenses:
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 adapter for EOS mount)
Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 (with adapter for EOS mount)
Nikkor 35mm f/2 (with adapter for EOS mount)
Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 (with adapter for EOS mount)
Nikkor 85mm f/2 (with adapter for EOS mount)
Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 (with adapter for EOS mount)
Nikkor 135mm f/2.8 (with adapter for EOS mount)

Super telephoto lenses are presently not supported due to the large diameters of the lens barrels.
Weight 27.9 oz (.8 kg)
iDC Photo Video SYSTEM ZERO Follow-Focus Standard Combo for Canon 5D Mk II
  • SYSTEM ZERO Standard Gearless Follow Focus for Canon 5D MkII
  • System Zero Accessory Mounting Bracket - Kit B
  • System Zero Follow Focus Spacer
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    iDC Photo VideoSYSTEM ZERO Follow-Focus Standard Combo for Canon 5D Mk II
     
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    5.0

    Perfect Run & Gun solution

    By Athos

    from Turkey

    About Me Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent Films

      Comments about iDC Photo Video SYSTEM ZERO Follow-Focus Standard Combo for Canon 5D Mk II:

      This combo is great for your first step into HD-DSLR video shooting. If you're a runner gunner, this bundle is ideal for you. Works perfectly and it feels very professional, solid and portable. You can mount your DSLR + video-mic + field monitor and H4N together on Grip Handle. Love this unit!

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      4.0

      Great product

      By Frank

      from Simi Valley, CA

      About Me Business Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Highly Compatible
      • Improves Performance
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about iDC Photo Video SYSTEM ZERO Follow-Focus Standard Combo for Canon 5D Mk II:

        I had a few questions with the assembly of the camera rig. After review the instructions and finding the phone number I was pleasantly surprised to speak to an actual knowledgeable employee who talked me through a few of the options with this product. I was very happy to hear the product was built and distributed in the USA. I've been using this product for over two weeks now and have been very pleased. Very highly recommend this Arizona based product.

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