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FocusMakerDSLR Focusing Tool
 
4.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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75%

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Pros

  • Lightweight (6)
  • Compact (3)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • In the studio (4)
    • Independent films (3)
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    Reviewed by 6 customers

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    3.0

    It all comes down to the lenses

    By GL

    from New York, NY

    About Me Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Handle
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor Design
    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Independent Films
    • In The Studio

    Comments about FocusMaker DSLR Focusing Tool:

    Not used it too much since I bought it but, I'm a one-man crew videomaker so, I bought this product because it is practical, bold and visible so, this much the product delivers. Depending on the lens you put it on, the straps and rubberbands to attach it might be too wide and cumbersome.

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    5.0

    works remarkably well

    By PhotoBob

    from California

    Comments about FocusMaker DSLR Focusing Tool:

    Looks goofy, but it provides a smooth accurate focusing mechanism. It attaches easily to a lens that has a wide enough focus ring. Included are different colored stops which are handy for various focal points. I use mine at night when normal focusing is all but impossable. By perfocusing with the FocusMaker I can get good night shots.

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    5.0

    Good tool. Works great

    By jspinhirne

    from Denver, Co

    About Me Hobbyist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Movies
      • Independent Films
      • In The Studio

      Comments about FocusMaker DSLR Focusing Tool:

      This is a simple but effective tool. A little over priced but it really works.

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      5.0

      Very clever and simple

      By henryhbk

      from boston, ma

      About Me Medical Photography

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Multifocus Shots
        • On the go

        Comments about FocusMaker DSLR Focusing Tool:

        So tis follow focus like tool is much simpler than other follow focuses. I had originally wanted to get a traditional follow focus for my DSLR, but that required rails, and a whole lot of bulk that is impractical in my shooting style in the OR where space is at a premium. This is much more compact (and way more cost effective). I also like that you can preset multiple focus points to do some very clever multi focus shots.

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        4.0

        Works as advertised BUT not so on 50mm

        By FDL Group, LLC

        from Baton Rouge, LA

        About Me Business Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Performance
        • Inexpensive
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Limited Compatibility
        • Tough To Use With 50mm

        Best Uses

        • Home Movies
        • In The Studio
        • Prosumer Use

        Comments about FocusMaker DSLR Focusing Tool:

        Let's keep this short. If you are looking for a pro quality Follow Focus... This isn't it. BUT I didn't expect or need that. I needed something to allow smooth focus pulls for static use in a studio setting. My primary concern was not spending $300-$500 to accomplish this. This product does what I need for the right price. End of story. The only major drawback is that I use the good ole 50mm lens for a majority of my shots. Boy, do I love that lens. I quickly found that the tiny manual focus ring makes getting this product on and to stay in place tricky at best. On my larger lenses, no issue. I got it to work but one wrong bump and it pops right off.

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        2.0

        overpriced

        By JerMu

        from Columbia, PA

        About Me Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Poor Design
        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about FocusMaker DSLR Focusing Tool:

        Cheaply made and a strange 'rubber band' mechanism to get it on your lens. Mine came broken (glued it, rather than return it). The concept is perfectly fine but it's WAY over-priced and I feel pretty stupid for buying it.

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