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Wide Open Camera Universal Lens Gear

B&H # WILU Mfr # 605859
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Product Highlights
  • Standard 0.8 Pitch / 32 Mod Gearing
  • Fits Most Follow Focuses
  • (9) Length Settings to Fit Most Lenses
  • 11.25" Long
  • Zip Tie Fasteners

The Universal Lens Gear from Wide Open Camera is an 11.25" long lens gear with standard a 0.8 pitch / 32 mod gearing that makes it compatible with most geared follow focus systems. With nine holes for nine length settings, it's also compatible with most lenses.

The lens gear uses zip tie fasteners to attach to your lens – simply cut it to fit. The gear's 0.5" width works with longer-throw lenses, including macros.

Dimensions (LxW) 11.25 x 0.5" (28.6 x 1.3 cm)
Wide Open Camera Universal Lens Gear
  • 2 x Zip Tie Fasteners
  • 30 Day Limited Warranty
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    Wide Open CameraUniversal Lens Gear
     
    4.8

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (17)
    • Professional quality (14)
    • Lightweight (13)
    • Highly compatible (12)
    • Improves performance (12)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent films (12)
      • In the studio (7)
      • Complex projects (5)
      • Home movies (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional artist (11), Business owner (6), Film student (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (15)

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      5.0

      My lens new best friend!

      By Leo

      from NY, NYC

      About Me Filmmaker, Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Filmmaking
        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Wide Open Camera Universal Lens Gear:

        What can I say, it works perfectly. I wanted a lens gear that work with my follow focus, and that I could use with hand and not feel weird. This lens gear is amazing for that, it's also so easy to pack once its on the lens you don't need extra space for gears.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Easy to Adust

        By David

        from Boston, Ma

        About Me Business Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films

          Comments about Wide Open Camera Universal Lens Gear:

          I simply cut off one link of the lens gear and if fit my 24-70mm lens perfectly. It doesn't get too tight to mess with the focus adjustment either.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Must Haves

          By GMS

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Wide Open Camera Universal Lens Gear:

            This is a great inexpensive product, save time, space and money.
            I only bought three for my go to lenses, but now that I know how well they work I plan to buy one to fit all of my lenses.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Does exactly what it's intended for.

            By Btroy18

            from Philadelphia, PA

            About Me Professional Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Complex Projects
              • Independent Films
              • In The Studio

              Comments about Wide Open Camera Universal Lens Gear:

              I bought two of these for my Canon 24-70 L II and Tokina 11-16. Both fit perfectly. They work well with my Zacuto follow focus. No complaints here.

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              4.0

              Works well

              By Jorge

              from Miami

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Wide Open Camera Universal Lens Gear:

              If you're looking at this, you know what it's for. Two things I like about this ring:1) It's low profile so it slides into your bag without getting snagged. 2) I kinda like the wide "track" that it has. It allows you to be a little more liberal with where you line up your FF.

              Wish there was a better way to attach it than using tie wraps. Panasonic uses a great elastic band with hooks to attach their zoom lever that works great. Also, Why do these things have to cost so much?!

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              5.0

              Great Lens Gear

              By Louis

              from Joliet, IL

              About Me Film Student, Professional Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Independent Films
                • In The Studio

                Comments about Wide Open Camera Universal Lens Gear:

                Only had this for a little while but it's very secure and holds up to the cold very well. Only get this if you have a follow focus that can reach the barrel of the lens since this gear is almost flush with the focus ring on the lens you are putting it onto. Best follow focuses for this are those with single rail mounts.

                Also make sure the lens you are putting this onto does NOT have more than a 360 degree turn because you will not be able to turn it with the follow focus completely. The connecting point on the gear will stop it.

                Great for when you use your lenses for more narrative film work and photography as you can leave the gear on and it won't interfere with storage. Saves time from installing a lens gear during setup too.

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                4.0

                They do what they say.

                By Clint

                from Brooklyn

                Comments about Wide Open Camera Universal Lens Gear:

                I bought 5 need 2 more now. I like them I wish they came in a color or some other customizable pattern just so it will distinguish my lenses from others.
                I often shoot with multipleoperators withblack lens gears.
                That being said I like the low profile it was easy to put on.

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                5.0

                This lens gear works - ya know?

                By Sexton

                from Brooklyn

                Comments about Wide Open Camera Universal Lens Gear:

                So - this is inexpensive... Easy to put together... Ummm... I save $30-40 for each lens I have over Zacuto gears... Time will tell whether or not this thing can hold up.

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                5.0

                Wide Open Camera Universal Gear

                By harbinger808

                from honolulu

                About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Movies
                  • Independent Films

                  Comments about Wide Open Camera Universal Lens Gear:

                  I was afraid these wouldn't fit my small diameter Zeiss Ikon lenses but they do :) Fits snug and works seamlessly with my Arri MFF-2!

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                  5.0

                  very neat solution

                  By THP

                  from australia

                  About Me Business Owner, Professional Cinematograp

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Wide Open Camera Universal Lens Gear:

                      Best lens ring I have found so far, if carefully fitted it becomes part of the lens and in no way affects the lens when shooting stills as some others do. very cheap solution, works a treat.

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                      5.0

                      work as described

                      By Francois

                      from Boston, MA

                      About Me Professional Artist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Pricey / Poor Value

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Wide Open Camera Universal Lens Gear:

                        The good- Work as described. The lens gear fit snug against the lens. But because of that, keep in mind that in certain applications, specially on short lenses, you may not have enough room to put the follow focus right against the lens.
                        The bad- One million dollars for that little piece of plastic! Where is China when you need them?

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                        5.0

                        perfect value balance

                        By leefie

                        from ny, ny

                        About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

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                        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 Wide Open Camera Universal Lens Gear:

                          great.
                          see my other reviews.

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                          4.0

                          works

                          By quantumrider

                          from New York

                          About Me Film Student

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Improves Performance

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Wide Open Camera Universal Lens Gear:

                              got tired of mounting the hard plastic gear ring so I bought a few of these, unless your focus ring spins near 360 degrees you can mount it on any size lens, including small diameter ones without cutting the gear, just use your brain. This way you can remove it in the future if you upgrade your lens and such, and use it on another lens. I dripped a little teflon liquid (normally used on bicycle chains) onto the gear and that quieted down the follow focus nicely, this way it's less noise in microphone for syncing sound later in my 5D2.

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                              4.0

                              Lens gear.

                              By RSBrantley

                              from Las Vegas, NV

                              About Me Film Student, Hobbyist

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Independent Films

                                Comments about Wide Open Camera Universal Lens Gear:

                                My first lens gear. Fits to my follow focus and seems to be holding up. No problems yet.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Cinefy your photo lenses

                                By Coburn

                                from Seattle, WA

                                About Me Professional Artist

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • Pricey

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Wide Open Camera Universal Lens Gear:

                                Really useful. Simple, easy to install. Essential if you're using photo lenses with a follow focus. Highly recommend you buy one gear for each of your lenses.

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                                5.0

                                Works well

                                By Case

                                from San Mateo

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Wide Open Camera Universal Lens Gear:

                                    It works well and easy to set up. It comes with zip ties, so you don't need to purchase them. Used on my Canon 16-35mm and my Tokina 11-16.

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                                    5.0

                                    Where have you been all my life?

                                    By milwdp

                                    from Milwaukee, WI

                                    About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact Design
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Professional Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Wide Open Camera Universal Lens Gear:

                                        I am using these gears on professional shoots and they are great. Way more easy to use than the larger more bulky gears. I can leave these on all the time and my lenses are ready to go anytime. Also if I need to remove them I just cut the tie wrap and put a new tie wrap on later. Great product.

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Great low profile gear.

                                        By Eric the Smooth

                                        from Washington, D.C.

                                        About Me Director of photography, Production Supervisor, Professional Artist

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Complex Projects
                                          • Field shooting
                                          • Independent Films
                                          • In The Studio

                                          Comments about Wide Open Camera Universal Lens Gear:

                                          For ease of use and quality I would give these gears 5 stars.

                                          The only thing keeping me from doing so is the inability for 360 degree rotation. For short draw lenses that only have a 60 degree draw these work perfectly, and I was even able to use half of a gear on one lens and use the rest on another.

                                          I ran into a problem with a 35mm prime lens I have which has almost a 360 degree draw, because of the way these gears are designed it keeps me from reaching my closest focus on that lens, which is a small price to pay but annoying none the less.

                                          For the price and versatility of these lenses they are a terrific product, I am able to leave them on the lenses without them getting in the way when I decide to not use a follow focus.

                                          Aside from the one minor flaw, a terrific purchase.

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                                          5.0

                                          I would buy this product again.

                                          By Mayito999

                                          from Spain

                                          About Me Professional Artist

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Home Movies
                                            • Independent Films

                                            Comments about Wide Open Camera Universal Lens Gear:

                                            Professional use

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                                            5.0

                                            Simple and Flawless

                                            By natums

                                            from North Hollywood, Ca

                                            About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                                            Verified Reviewer

                                            Pros

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

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • DSLRs
                                              • Home Movies
                                              • Independent Films

                                              Comments about Wide Open Camera Universal Lens Gear:

                                              Great price, non-intrusive design, and easy to install.

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                                              • No

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