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D Focus Systems D|Focus V4 Follow Focus

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You Pay: $189.95
Product Highlights
  • Follow Focus for 15mm Rod Systems
  • Standard 32 pitch (0.8 mod) Drive Gear
  • Machined Aluminum Rod Clamp
  • Reversible "Open Gearbox" Design
  • Plastic Teeth Over an Aluminum Hub
  • Industry Standard Accessory Port
  • Removable Marking Disc
  • Includes Universal Lens Gear
  • Made in the U.S.A.

The D|Focus V4 Follow Focus from D|Focus Systems is a follow focus with an industry standard, 32 pitch (0.8 mod) drive gear and a machined aluminum, single rod clamp. The "open gearbox" design is reversible and features custom manufactured hybrid gears, with plastic teeth molded over an aluminum hub. An accessory port on the focus knob enables the use of industry standard whips and speed cranks. Among various upgrades from previous versions, the V4 uses a removable marking disc, which makes the disc easier to clean or replace. The included lens gear features standard 32 pitch 0.8 mod teeth, and can fit on almost any lens upto 86 mm in diameter.

Standard 32 pitch (0.8 mod) drive gear
CNC machined aluminum, single rod clamp
Reversible, "open gearbox" sets up on either side of the camera
Hybrid gears with plastic teeth over an aluminum hub
Industry standard port for whips and speed cranks
Removable marking disc
Made in the U.S.A.
Mount Type Single 15 mm rod clamp
Gear Pitch 32 pitch (0.8 mod)
Weight 4.5 oz (127.57 g)
D Focus Systems D|Focus V4 Follow Focus
  • D/Gear Follow Focus Gear Ring
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    D Focus SystemsD|Focus V4 Follow Focus
     
    4.3

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (8)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Professional quality (5)
    • Improves performance (4)
    • Compact (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great value for price! Shoot like a pro!

      It's nice to see quality lense accessories at affordable prices. Along with this unit I bought an extra lense ring gear to outfit the two of my "go to"...Read complete review

      It's nice to see quality lense accessories at affordable prices. Along with this unit I bought an extra lense ring gear to outfit the two of my "go to" lenses.

      The unit is easy to set up and it can swing away for quick lense changes.

      My first shoot with this rig allowed me to perform a fantastic focus pull to reveal a fire station in the distance through the branches of a tree.

      The shoot was for a sweeps news promotion I recently produced. As I drove out I envisioned a great focus roll that would put the promo over the top.

      Luckily there was a perfectly placed tree and, within seconds I had a beautifully smooth roll focus reveal shot!

      The unit does look delicate, and I have yet to decide on a secure stowing solution. But all is good. I'm just happy I decided to make the investment.

      If you want quality on a budget, and you take good care of your equipment, this is worth every penny.

      If you have more than one lense, do make the investment in another lense ring gear. If you run and gun you won't have time to switch one gear ring between multiple lenses.

      Happy shooting!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Great follow focus with some flaws

      The unit itself is good. It has no play between the parts, but the small handle to tighten it to the 15mm rods keeps bumping into my tripod, my lenses.. just about...Read complete review

      The unit itself is good. It has no play between the parts, but the small handle to tighten it to the 15mm rods keeps bumping into my tripod, my lenses.. just about everywhere. This is quite unconfortable.

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      3.0

      Great follow focus with some flaws

      By Pinguino Rabino

      from San José, Costa Rica

      About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Lacks Functionality
      • Poor Design

      Best Uses

        Comments about D Focus Systems D|Focus V4 Follow Focus:

        The unit itself is good. It has no play between the parts, but the small handle to tighten it to the 15mm rods keeps bumping into my tripod, my lenses.. just about everywhere. This is quite unconfortable.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        I'm glad I have it

        By Richard Fendelman

        from Coconut Grove, Florida

        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
          • Home Movies
          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about D Focus Systems D|Focus V4 Follow Focus:

          I'm using this with my GH4. I went for the Ikan EV2 base because it is adjustable. I also included the D\Focus D-Zoom. That is why I got the D-Focus.
          I needed a way to get a smooth zoom, but it was too hard to get my hand around all that gear to adjust the focus on that small 14-140 Pana zoom lense. So, having the focus knob really helped.
          I find the unit well built and easy to use. At first, it didn't seem to fit up to my lense gear. I had to call D-Focus and they told me that there was a knob to loosen the part and it would swivel up to focus ring. I wish that was in the instructions, maybe it was?

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          It's ok does what I need

          By Mike

          from Puerto Rico

          Comments about D Focus Systems D|Focus V4 Follow Focus:

          It's very light and plasticky but that's what I like is the weight of it. It won't hold up to much abuse. I only use it to get focus and every once in a while a focus pull. So it should hold up. But if you constantly have it on a production with several people using it, it may not hold up for years.

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          4.0

          Good Quality - Gear Ring is Big

          By Sam

          from Washington DC

          About Me Video editor

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Performance

          Cons

          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Independent Films

          Comments about D Focus Systems D|Focus V4 Follow Focus:

          This is my first follow focus. It works for me, but I wouldn't recommend it for the highest quality projects. The gear ring system worked, but it stuck off the lens a good distnace. This created problems with my on-board microphone and hitting the rails on my rig.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Solid

          By Ron

          from New Haven, CT

          About Me Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • Independent Films

            Comments about D Focus Systems D|Focus V4 Follow Focus:

            I was nervous that it would be cheaply made as opposed to the more expensive zacuto focus systems.. however, that is not the case.

            It is made really well, and will hold up to long term use. The gears are smooth, and overall it is a super solid follow focus. For the price, I don't think I'll ever buy another brand.

            Excellent if you want to save some money, but still want a really good follow focus.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great value for price! Shoot like a pro!

            By Mark and the Three Muchachos

            from Reno, Nevada

            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
              • Home Movies
              • Independent Films
              • In The Studio

              Comments about D Focus Systems D|Focus V4 Follow Focus:

              It's nice to see quality lense accessories at affordable prices. Along with this unit I bought an extra lense ring gear to outfit the two of my "go to" lenses.

              The unit is easy to set up and it can swing away for quick lense changes.

              My first shoot with this rig allowed me to perform a fantastic focus pull to reveal a fire station in the distance through the branches of a tree.

              The shoot was for a sweeps news promotion I recently produced. As I drove out I envisioned a great focus roll that would put the promo over the top.

              Luckily there was a perfectly placed tree and, within seconds I had a beautifully smooth roll focus reveal shot!

              The unit does look delicate, and I have yet to decide on a secure stowing solution. But all is good. I'm just happy I decided to make the investment.

              If you want quality on a budget, and you take good care of your equipment, this is worth every penny.

              If you have more than one lense, do make the investment in another lense ring gear. If you run and gun you won't have time to switch one gear ring between multiple lenses.

              Happy shooting!

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good entry level FF

              By Berliner

              from Berlin

              About Me Professional Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Complex Projects
                • Home Movies

                Comments about D Focus Systems D|Focus V4 Follow Focus:

                Love the quality and finish. Its a shame the gears are exposed but with indoor use it is a fantastic little unit.

                I like the feeling, the build, the finish, all of it!

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                • No

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                5.0

                I would buy this product again!!

                By Jerry HD

                from Chicago il

                About Me Business Owner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                • Lacks Functionality

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about D Focus Systems D|Focus V4 Follow Focus:

                A+++ very good product!

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                • No

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                4.0

                Great functionality, 1 annoying flaw

                By denaran

                from Santa Cruz, Bolivia

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about D Focus Systems D|Focus V4 Follow Focus:

                    First off, this follow focus is very accurate. You would know this is important, because shooting video with a canon 5D can make or break a scene due to innaccurate focus. Its light, and reversible for right or left focus.

                    The annoying flaw is, while accomodating the follow focus coupled with a dslr baseplate, it is very hard to tighten this item since it keeps knocking on the tripod base, so you need some skill and creativity to get over this flaw.

                    Finally, this seems to be a durable product.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    The Rare Product That is Cheap AND Good

                    By Jeff

                    from Northern Illinois

                    About Me Video Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • High Quality
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reversable
                    • Standard Gear Pitch

                    Cons

                    • No Hard Stops
                    • Sparse Documentation

                    Best Uses

                    • Hdslr Video Rigs

                    Comments about D Focus Systems D|Focus V4 Follow Focus:

                    Most industry standard Follow Focus systems cost between $500-1000. At $[$] I honestly wasn't expecting a whole lot from the D/Focus V4. I was prepare to treat it gently, assuming that it would be cheaply built and fragile. I was pleasantly surprised. The D/Focus is study, easy to adjust and works well with my Rokinon Cine lenses (with built in teeth) and SLR lenses with the supplied adapter. The light weight is actually an advantage in keeping your rig weight down.I can see how this Follow Focus would not work with really heavy lenses with stiff focus rings; but for Rokinon CIne Primes and standard Nikon SLR lenses it's perfect.It is easily reversible, which I needed to do because the focus rings on most of my lenses were very close to the camera body. My only complaint is that there really are no instructions provided so I had to figure out how to reverse it. I hate taking apart new products without instructions because sometimes I get it wrong and break things.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great performance for the price!

                    By Robo

                    from Milford, CT

                    About Me Cinematographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Filmmaking
                      • Professional video

                      Comments about D Focus Systems D|Focus V4 Follow Focus:

                      Does what a follow focus system is designed for. I particularly like the single-rail mount design of the V4 (verses the two-rail designs of older models and many other manufacturers). It increases lens change time substantially. The action is fairly smooth and the construction is fair. So far it has survived being tossed about by airline baggage handlers inside a hard case with other gear.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Great for the money

                      By Cwilie

                      from Texas

                      About Me Career, Pro Video, Short Film Maker

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • High Quality
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Gear Hard To Put Feet In

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Short Films

                      Comments about D Focus Systems D|Focus V4 Follow Focus:

                      This is a great follow focus, as good as the over priced 1000 dollar ones. My bigest complaint about the system is how hard it is to put the feet into the ring gear. You have to find the right side of the foot for it to slide in so if you have problem just keep trying for other sides. Other the that I like how it turns and that it only needs one rail this makes it's easier to change sides

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
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                      • No

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