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iDC Photo Video SYSTEM ZERO Follow-Focus Standard Combo Kit for Canon 5D Mark III

B&H # IDZCKITS53 Mfr # Z-CKIT-S-53
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • Standard 4-Slot Focusing Plate
  • 5D III Specific Camera Plate
  • Gearless Follow-Focus Wheel Assembly
  • Accessory Mounting Bracket
  • Quick-Release Clamp
  • Grip Handle with Tall Cold Shoe
  • Tripod Spacer
  • Easy Lens Swap
  • Broad Lens Compatibility

The SYSTEM ZERO Follow-Focus Standard Combo for Canon 5D Mark III from iDC Photo Video is a follow-focus kit that includes a top handle and tripod spacer that mounts as one unit onto a tripod.

This kit is for the 5D Mark III because the camera plate is 5D III-specific. "Standard" means the included focusing plate is the standard version with four dovetail slots, as opposed to the longer XL version with seven slots. The difference between the two is that the longer XL plate can support longer telephoto lenses.

The focusing plate's dovetail slots are the connection points for the kit's components.

The focus wheel assembly slides into one of the four slots of the focusing plate and tightens into place with a thumbscrew underneath the plate. The focus wheel is equipped with a replaceable, soft yet tough O-ring that presses against a lens and adjusts focus when the wheel is turned. The assembly has no gearbox and does not need lens gears making lens changes faster and easier. The kit is compatible with a long list of lenses (see Specifications tab) because the focusing plate has a fore and aft micro-adjustment for perfect alignment of the correct slot.

The accessory mounting bracket also slides into one of the focusing plate's dovetails and tightens by a thumbscrew. A grip handle and a tall cold shoe are attached to the top of the bracket, and together they provide a handle and a mount for accessories such as a shotgun mic or fill light. The shoe features a pin registration hole for Speedlites with locking pins. On the side of the bracket is another cold shoe and a quick-release clamp that accepts Arca-Swiss type plates. The bracket has many other mounting holes for the accessory mounts to be repositioned or for additional mounts to be attached.

Fastened to the bottom of the focusing plate is a spacer that allows the kit can be mounted to a tripod quick-release plate. It provides one inch of clearance between the focusing plate and the tripod plate providing access to the thumbscrews. The spacer also allows the kit to be moved along a quick-release plate so it can be positioned to best distribute the weight on a tripod or monopod.

Lastly, the camera plate is also useful for adding viewfinders to the 5D III. Two quick-release thumbscrews on the camera plate can hold the iDC-modified Hoodman Loupe or a Zacuto Zfinder Pro.

Overview

Components attach to a 5D III as one unit.
5D III-specific camera plate.
Follow-focus assembly has no gearbox and requires no lens gears.
Four dovetail-slot focusing plate serves as a quick-release for components.
Spacer mounts the kit to an optional tripod quick-release plate.
Accessory bracket can mount shotgun mics, lights, and other accessories.
An iDC Loupe or Zacuto viewfinder can be attached via thumbscrews.

Follow-Focus Assembly

Slides and attaches into any of the four slots.
Focus wheel is equipped with an O-Ring for adjusting focus.
Gearless design lets lenses conveniently and quickly be swapped.
Four-slot focusing plate and micro adjustment affords broad lens compatibility.

Accessory Mounting Bracket

Features a grip handle, two shoes, and a quick-release clamp.
Shoes each have a pin registration hole for Speedlites with locking pins.
Clamp accepts dovetailed adapter plates that conform to Arca-Swiss dimensions.
Bracket has many holes for relocating and adding additional accessory mounts.
Camera Compatibility Canon 5D Mark III
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) 1
Please Note:

Super telephoto lenses are presently not supported due to the large diameters of the lens barrels.

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Weight 27.9 oz (790.9 g)
iDC Photo Video SYSTEM ZERO Follow-Focus Standard Combo Kit for Canon 5D Mark III
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