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Movcam Mini Follow Focus MF-1

B&H # MOMF1 Mfr # MOV-302-0203
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You Pay: $889.95
Product Highlights
  • For DSLRs and Camcorders
  • Start / End Variable Lock System
  • .08 Gear Drive
  • Focus Scale
  • Sliding Base for Various Lens Diameters
  • Mounts 15mm Rods by Tightening Mechanism
  • Standard Flexi-Ring Included

The Movcam Mini Follow Focus MF-1 is a single-sided follow focus with a variable lock system and a base that slides to accommodate different lens constructions.

The MF-1 quickly and securely mounts 15mm rods via a tightening mechanism controlled by a silver underside knob. A standard flexi-ring comes included for lenses that don't have ring teeth.

The variable lock system allows start and end points to be set, and a focus scale helps in measuring distances. The gear drive is .08, and focus is achieved by constant damping that ensures precise focus.

Compatibility For DSLRs and camcorders
Gear Drive .08
Mount 15mm rod support by tightening mechanism
Dimensions 12 x 9 x 7" (30 x 23 x 18 cm)
Weight 3 lbs (1.36 kg)
Movcam Mini Follow Focus MF-1
  • Standard Flexible Gear Ring
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
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    MovcamMini Follow Focus MF-1
     
    4.1

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Professional quality (6)
    • Highly compatible (4)
    • Improves performance (4)
    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent films (6)
      • In the studio (5)
      • Complex projects (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional artist (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

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      5.0

      Strong, Sturdy, Cost-Efficent

      By Jake

      from Chicago, Il

      About Me Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Improves Performance
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Movcam Mini Follow Focus MF-1:

        This is the mini follow focus I've been looking for. I've used Arri's MFF-2 Follow Focus and loved the fact you can move the follow focus up, down, side to side. Very few other follow focus systems provided that option until I found this product. Now when I change lenses, I don't have to wait around adjusting the gears or size of the gear rings. It's so much faster to use the MF-1!I have been extremely satisfied with the MF-1. Great buildWorth the investment especially since it's still 1,000 cheaper than it's competition.Heavy DutyProfessionalIn my opinion it competes with the Arri MFF-2 Follow Focus.

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        3.0

        Mixed Review

        By Johann

        from Cape Town

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about Movcam Mini Follow Focus MF-1:

        Very solid, so also very heavy, so not really suited to handheld work. On a tripod/ dolly, its fine, although I have had the whole assembly pop out on me... Lots of different positions possible, which is nice. On the whole not bad, but still haven't figured out how to set the hard stops. Can only set one hard stop, and even that is tricky and time consuming, maybe I'm missing something... Think I may end up going to Zacuto Z-Drive (which is lighter) and then I can add Tornado for one man band focus pulling... Then this will sit in a drawer...

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        5.0

        Exactly what I need after a long search

        By Hakim Benkrid

        from Allentown, PA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Improves Performance
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Movcam Mini Follow Focus MF-1:

          Nothing more frustrating than a soft focus and this equipment is what you need for critical focus and focus pulling. I use this F.F. with my Canon C100 and 3 Canon L series lenses. It is mounted on a gear by SHAPE which I also purchased from B&H

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          4.0

          Great Follow Focus

          By Noah_M

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Movcam Mini Follow Focus MF-1:

            Good build quality!I love the many different ways your can position it on the lens with the adjustment options.Very smooth dampened focus wheel. It wont spin or wiggle unless you turn it. Best i've ever owned!

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            4.0

            Sturdy, well built

            By SCAD student

            from Savannah, GA

            About Me Film Student, Hobbyist, Indy Filmmaker, Professional Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Design
            • Improves Performance
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

            • Tricky To Set Stops

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Movcam Mini Follow Focus MF-1:

            I purchased this for my Canon C300 after having used less robust FF units that tended to lose focus and break under heavy use. This unit is great, but a little tricky to set the stops. After communicating with the company (which was pretty efficient), they sent a sheet that made everything clear. I have it if anyone needs it.

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            3.0

            Solid, Well Designed and Built...but

            By Carl

            from Savannah, GA

            About Me Film Student, Hobbyist, Indy Filmmaker

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Professional Quality

            Cons

            • How Do You Set The Stops

            Best Uses

            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Movcam Mini Follow Focus MF-1:

            I have used several different follow focus units, with most showing design flaws, poor craftmanship, or both. I researched this purchase as much as I could, though there is not a lot on line about it. The good news is that this follow focus is very sturdy, and the articulating arms allow nearly infinite mounting possibilities. The mechanism for attaching to the rods is great. No more need to remove the matte box to remove the FF. Yay! The dial is large and the mechanism very smooth. The gear can be placed on either side of the arm... so far so good.I wanted production stops in my next FF, and this has them for $200 over the basic unit. The problem? How do you set the darn things? In addition to myself, this issue has confused a grad school film teacher I consulted. I contacted Movcam, and heard back from "Lucy" that she would consult an engineer and get back to me with drawings. That was two weeks ago. This FF has several great design features, and, supposedly, production stops, but I have yet to figure out how to use them. Until I do, this gets 3 stars and a recommendation to look at the more basic unit. If I get some positive feedback from Movcam, I will update this post.

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            5.0

            As Good as the Big Guys

            By sdpizzo

            from Miami, Fl

            About Me Professional Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Highly Compatible
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Independent Films

              Comments about Movcam Mini Follow Focus MF-1:

              Unit is well built and performs incredible. Highly recommended

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