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IndiPRO Tools Baseplate & Follow Focus Combo

B&H # INFFK Mfr # INDI-FF-KIT
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Product Highlights
  • Perfect for DSLR Cameras
  • Focus Wheel Directly Contacts Focus Ring
  • Compatible with Most Lenses
  • Standard 15mm Rods - 9" Long
  • Markable Wheel - Pen Included
  • Socket for Whip or Crank
  • Tripod Mounting
  • Weighs 1.8 lb

The INDIPRO TOOLS CORP Baseplate & Follow Focus Combo is a simple, all-in-one mechanism for putting a follow-focus device at the front of your DSLR camera. The angled wheel of the follow focus makes a direct connection to the focus ring of your lens, turning it via friction. This simple setup eliminates the need for gear rings. The adjustable focus wheel is compatible with almost any lens.

The baseplate attaches to your camera and accepts either a 1/4"-20 or a 3/8"-16 stud for a convenient connection to any tripod or head. You can adjust the front-to-back positioning of the follow focus by sliding it along the standard 15mm rods, which are 9" long. For pulling focus in a precise, repeatable manner, the Baseplate & Follow Focus Combo comes with a white pen that marks the wheel's disc.

Compact and lightweight at 1.8 lb
Offset focus wheel contacts the focus ring of the lens and delivers smooth focusing action
Standard socket for a whip or crank
Length 9" (22.9 cm)
Weight 1.8 lb (0.8 kg)
IndiPRO Tools Baseplate & Follow Focus Combo
  • White Marking Pen
  • Reducer Bushing for 1/4"-20 Stud
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
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    IndiPRO ToolsBaseplate & Follow Focus Combo
     
    3.7

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    67%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (8)
    • Lightweight (7)
    • Compact (5)
    • Durable (3)
    • Highly compatible (3)

    Cons

    • Poor design (3)

    Best Uses

    • Independent films (4)
    • Complex projects (3)
    • In the studio (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    REALLY pleased

    It was a relief to find rails with a follow focus that isn't priced to oblivion. This is great for a beginning or basic rail system.

    The follow focus works...Read complete review

    It was a relief to find rails with a follow focus that isn't priced to oblivion. This is great for a beginning or basic rail system.

    The follow focus works well(friction).
    You can mark positions using included white chalk pencil

    sturdy aluminum rails. Looks professional

    The L shaped camera mounting plate is height adjustable and can be pulled out with camera (but not very smoothly or easily)

    The back bracket has a 1/4"-20 threaded insert( I think that means it's compatible with the larger 3/8" screws)

    This is by far the best bang for your buck out of the rail and follow focus systems I've seen, IMHO

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Works so-so

    This is a friction follow focus. That means that the follow focus wheel must come into solid contact with the lens' focus ring. It has been my experience that this follow focus does...Read complete review

    This is a friction follow focus. That means that the follow focus wheel must come into solid contact with the lens' focus ring. It has been my experience that this follow focus does not work great with manual focus lenses such as the Nikon 50mm 1.2 (I'm mounting it as tight as I can). On a lens like this the feel of the focus is very solid (sort of like a fluid tripod head). The friction follow focus slips some with this type of high quality manual lens. I have had better results using it with lighter feeling auto focus lenses.

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    3.0

    Works so-so

    By RWPhoto

    from New Orleans

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Lacks Functionality
    • Poor Design

    Best Uses

      Comments about IndiPRO Tools Baseplate & Follow Focus Combo:

      This is a friction follow focus. That means that the follow focus wheel must come into solid contact with the lens' focus ring. It has been my experience that this follow focus does not work great with manual focus lenses such as the Nikon 50mm 1.2 (I'm mounting it as tight as I can). On a lens like this the feel of the focus is very solid (sort of like a fluid tripod head). The friction follow focus slips some with this type of high quality manual lens. I have had better results using it with lighter feeling auto focus lenses.

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      2.0

      get what you pay for

      By HOD

      from New York

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about IndiPRO Tools Baseplate & Follow Focus Combo:

            The baseplate and rods are great. Solid construction, almost well designed.

            The follow focus is essentially useless. Hard to adjust, hard to reposition on the rods, unreliable and actually unusable on smaller lenses like a 24mm (full frame) or a pancake 20mm (micro four thirds).

            If you want to look cool this is a cheap way to do that. If you want professional functionality, spend a bit more.

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            5.0

            This Works great with all of my lenses.

            By Karvellius

            from Ontario, Canada

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Home
              • Landscape Photography
              • Macro Photography
              • Portraits
              • Studio
              • Traveling

              Comments about IndiPRO Tools Baseplate & Follow Focus Combo:

              I'm not sure why this product had a few bad reviews about it not working well with other people's lenses?! It works great with all my lenses and if it's adjusted properly there is zero slipping. I'm using it with my T4i and 18-135mm lens, 40mm lens, 50mm lens, 8-14mm lens and 14mm lens, it works great with all of these lenses.

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              4.0

              High quality a great entry level device

              By PJM

              from Baltimore, MD

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • DSLR Filmmaking

                Comments about IndiPRO Tools Baseplate & Follow Focus Combo:

                Used on a DSLR for follow focus. Excellent craftsmanship. All the parts are tooled to specification. Best device for the price I've seen. Works well specifically for still lenses without cine "Teeth" Allows good external control of focus for an assistant camera. Perfect for entry level productions.

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                4.0

                It works

                By DarkWhite

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Poor Design

                Best Uses

                  Comments about IndiPRO Tools Baseplate & Follow Focus Combo:

                  This follow focus kit works well, but be advised: It will NOT work with a battery grip, and it will NOT work with a quick release on top (i.e. Manfrotto 577) because it raises the camera. If you are ok with your camera basically living on the unit then its a good buy. The price you pay for what you get with this kit IS unbeatable. I've used it on two low budget music video shoots and it performed veryt well.

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                  1.0

                  Follow Focus slips

                  By Nature Boy

                  from Utah

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Poor

                  Cons

                  • Poor Design

                  Best Uses

                  • Traveling

                  Comments about IndiPRO Tools Baseplate & Follow Focus Combo:

                  The Follow Focus slips and cutts a grove in your len.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  FANTASTIC PIECE OF GEAR!

                  By Craig

                  from Colorado

                  About Me Video Professional

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Complex Projects
                    • Independent Films
                    • In The Studio

                    Comments about IndiPRO Tools Baseplate & Follow Focus Combo:

                    I just got this thing in and installed it on my 60D with a Tamron 17-50 2.8 and I was blown away. The quality it great, much better than expected. Easy to assemble, easily adjustable, light weight and best of all--all metal construction..NO PLASTIC! Works flawlessly and no clumsy, time-consuming gears. Thanks for making such a great product!

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                    5.0

                    REALLY pleased

                    By spgtman

                    from NY,NY

                    About Me Hobbyist

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Complex Projects
                      • Home Movies
                      • Independent Films

                      Comments about IndiPRO Tools Baseplate & Follow Focus Combo:

                      It was a relief to find rails with a follow focus that isn't priced to oblivion. This is great for a beginning or basic rail system.

                      The follow focus works well(friction).
                      You can mark positions using included white chalk pencil

                      sturdy aluminum rails. Looks professional

                      The L shaped camera mounting plate is height adjustable and can be pulled out with camera (but not very smoothly or easily)

                      The back bracket has a 1/4"-20 threaded insert( I think that means it's compatible with the larger 3/8" screws)

                      This is by far the best bang for your buck out of the rail and follow focus systems I've seen, IMHO

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                      4.0

                      Good buy

                      By vinny95

                      from New York

                      About Me Film Student, Hobbyist

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Movies
                        • Independent Films
                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about IndiPRO Tools Baseplate & Follow Focus Combo:

                        Good buy,, you get what you see

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                        4.0

                        BEAUTIFUL for the pricetag

                        By Old Sparky

                        from Fort Myers, FL

                        About Me Business Owner, 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 IndiPRO Tools Baseplate & Follow Focus Combo:

                          To shoot high end projects with a DSLR - you will need a follow focus. I have been shopping for an affordable follow focus and rail system for over 6 months... I have built my own shoulder rig and saved thousands by searching out items like this to do so. This thing works better than I would have ever expected and I would highly recommend it if on a budget. Obviously a geared follow focus will be the absolute best option - but I assure anyone reading that this product does work smoothly!

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