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Redrock MicromicroFollowFocus Black
 
4.6

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Professional quality (9)
  • Improves performance (6)
  • Highly compatible (5)
  • Compact (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Independent films (9)
  • Complex projects (6)
  • In the studio (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional artist (6), Business owner (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The best Follow focus ever!!!!!!!

Hello all! I spend my time as a DP and as a focus puller as well. Many of our
productions utilized an Arri FF4 and the MFF1 .The Microfollowfocus | Blue is very...Read complete review

Hello all! I spend my time as a DP and as a focus puller as well. Many of our
productions utilized an Arri FF4 and the MFF1 .The Microfollowfocus | Blue is very similar to the Arri FF4. The Blue has a super high quality build all the metal parts are CNC milled. Our Arri FF4 is built strong but the body is casted from iron. Our Arri FF4 is double sided like the Blue. We use both our Arri FF in studio so the weight is not an issue. The Blue with both focus nobs on both sides weighs much less, but still has the feel of quality! if you wanted to, you could easily use the Blue on a hand held rig no problem. The Blue out of the box is buttery smooth, as of coarse the Arri. The Arri has a few more micro adjusting features than the Blue. With all the bells and whistles the Arri FF4 double sided is close to 4 times as much and without a drive gear!
The difference in resale value with the Blue could be an issue down the road?Though I think Redrock micro will hold their value. With all the competition these days in the video market, our decision to go towards the Blue has allowed our production crew to keep the quality and afford to buy a few more needed tools.

The only cons i have is: when you disengage the hard stop arms you have to set them to bump/stop against the opposite side they disengage from. This could just be a new learning curve thing? Also the dials to disengage the hard stops Feel as if a good hit could snap/bend them off!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Amazing

First off this is a great piece of gear, and for the price it is truly amazing. However it does not play well with others. I have a tendency to marry different brands...Read complete review

First off this is a great piece of gear, and for the price it is truly amazing. However it does not play well with others. I have a tendency to marry different brands of equipment with one another, whether it be a price issue or the standards of certain equipment. In this instance, I chose not to go with Red Rock Micro for their matte box, in my opinion it is a shawdy, flimsy, cheaply built piece of gear that is not worth what their asking for it. So for a little more, I went with Cinevate's Titan Swing Away MB, and this is truly a great piece of gear. Unfortunately I ran into problems with tryings to use the RRM FF and my Cinevate MB. Because of the RRM FF's robust and linear design, the FF knob would hit the rails of the cage on my MB, making it impossible to use or adjust (even after flipping the gear box). Secondly, I under sling my FF because I use a battery grip, so keep in mind one will need a riser if using this on taller cameras. Aside from that, it is a beautiful, wonderfully built FF, but I have to return it.

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5.0

Easy to Flip!

By walkerfilmmaker

from Salt Lake City, UT

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Highly Compatible
  • Professional Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Independent Films
    • In The Studio
    • Run Gun Filming

    Comments about Redrock Micro microFollowFocus Black:

    I was thrilled that it was so easy to flip the gearbox around to work with my really short micro 4/3 lenses!

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    4.0

    Nice piece

    By Ikbal A

    from Tunisia

    About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Complex Projects
      • Independent Films
      • In The Studio

      Comments about Redrock Micro microFollowFocus Black:

      Maybe the best follow focus in that price range. Ideal for photo lenses because it adds hard stops.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Impressive.

      By Colby

      from Raleigh, NC

      About Me Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • EXPENSIVE

      Best Uses

      • Complex Projects
      • Independent Films
      • In The Studio

      Comments about Redrock Micro microFollowFocus Black:

      The moment when you know you like a company's products... that's what happened when I open the boc for thos follow focus. Well made, solid, trutsworthy, and professional. Much better than the cheaper focus from Redrock. A little pricey, but you get what you pay for.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      3.0

      Not entirely well thought out design

      By Chris S

      from Buffalo, NY

      Pros

      • Professional Quality

      Cons

      • Limited Compatibility
      • Poor Design

      Best Uses

        Comments about Redrock Micro microFollowFocus Black:

        I had one of these and unloaded it as soon as I realized a few design flaws:

        The threaded rods the knobs tighten on for the hard stops are very thin and bend easily. This means you have to baby the unit in transport. I was afraid they'd snap when I had to bend them back into place slightly.

        With DSLR rigs the hard stops can become unusable since they swing fore and aft and can bump into accessories or camera mounted on iris rods.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Solid construction, good results

        By Ben the Student

        from Mississippi

        About Me Business Owner, Film Student, Hobbyist, Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Performance
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

        • Large

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Independent Films

        Comments about Redrock Micro microFollowFocus Black:

        This is my first follow focus system, so it is difficult to weigh my opinion. The system does perform well for my needs, but my experience is limited. It is smooth and precise. I will say that the hard stops are a very useful feature, and work very well.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        3.0

        Amazing

        By Bad Rabbit

        from Ashland, OR

        About Me Business Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Performance
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

        • Limited Compatibility

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Redrock Micro microFollowFocus Black:

        First off this is a great piece of gear, and for the price it is truly amazing. However it does not play well with others. I have a tendency to marry different brands of equipment with one another, whether it be a price issue or the standards of certain equipment. In this instance, I chose not to go with Red Rock Micro for their matte box, in my opinion it is a shawdy, flimsy, cheaply built piece of gear that is not worth what their asking for it. So for a little more, I went with Cinevate's Titan Swing Away MB, and this is truly a great piece of gear. Unfortunately I ran into problems with tryings to use the RRM FF and my Cinevate MB. Because of the RRM FF's robust and linear design, the FF knob would hit the rails of the cage on my MB, making it impossible to use or adjust (even after flipping the gear box). Secondly, I under sling my FF because I use a battery grip, so keep in mind one will need a riser if using this on taller cameras. Aside from that, it is a beautiful, wonderfully built FF, but I have to return it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Share this review

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great, Good and Precise

        By Christian

        from Auvergne,France,Europe

        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 Redrock Micro microFollowFocus Black:

          Handy, smooth and precise, does not take much width on the rig,quikly installed, so professionnaly designed, the idea of making it reversible easily is brilliant. A very good investment at a very good value for a still afordable price.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Supper smooth with locking focus points

          By iloverpm

          from brooklyn, ny

          About Me Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Performance
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Redrock Micro microFollowFocus Black:

            The Micro Follow Focus feels supper smooth while focusing and the ability to change the position of the focus stoppers is a really handy option if the camera is up high.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The best from the beasts

            By Evgeny

            from Moscow, Russia

            About Me Professional Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commercials
              • Complex Projects
              • Event videography
              • Handheld rigs
              • Independent Films

              Comments about Redrock Micro microFollowFocus Black:

              Amaizing quality, solid build and lightweight
              I using this follow focus with my red rock micro dslr field bundle
              and its great for a handheld filming smooth focusing and no lens shaking!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excelent product, quality and relliabili

              By Yocarlosyo

              from Guanajuato México

              About Me Business Owner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Independent Films

                Comments about Redrock Micro microFollowFocus Black:

                For dsrl shutters and cinemática productios.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The best Follow focus ever!!!!!!!

                By BMP Photography

                from San francisco CA

                About Me Career, Pro photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Double sided hard stops
                • High Quality
                • Lightweight
                • Precision backlash dial
                • Stylish
                • Uses glow in dark flares

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • In the field
                  • On set
                  • Studio work

                  Comments about Redrock Micro microFollowFocus Black:

                  Hello all! I spend my time as a DP and as a focus puller as well. Many of our
                  productions utilized an Arri FF4 and the MFF1 .The Microfollowfocus | Blue is very similar to the Arri FF4. The Blue has a super high quality build all the metal parts are CNC milled. Our Arri FF4 is built strong but the body is casted from iron. Our Arri FF4 is double sided like the Blue. We use both our Arri FF in studio so the weight is not an issue. The Blue with both focus nobs on both sides weighs much less, but still has the feel of quality! if you wanted to, you could easily use the Blue on a hand held rig no problem. The Blue out of the box is buttery smooth, as of coarse the Arri. The Arri has a few more micro adjusting features than the Blue. With all the bells and whistles the Arri FF4 double sided is close to 4 times as much and without a drive gear!
                  The difference in resale value with the Blue could be an issue down the road?Though I think Redrock micro will hold their value. With all the competition these days in the video market, our decision to go towards the Blue has allowed our production crew to keep the quality and afford to buy a few more needed tools.

                  The only cons i have is: when you disengage the hard stop arms you have to set them to bump/stop against the opposite side they disengage from. This could just be a new learning curve thing? Also the dials to disengage the hard stops Feel as if a good hit could snap/bend them off!

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

                  Share this review

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Fantastic

                  By Ingenuity Films

                  from California

                  About Me Career

                  Pros

                  • High Quality

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Redrock Micro microFollowFocus Black:

                    A huge improvement over the V2 model. It is trully slack free.

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

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