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The iDC SYSTEM ZERO Standard Gearless Follow Focus with Viewfinder for Canon 5D MkII is an affordable and versatile follow-focus system designed to lend cinema-like focus control to your DSLR videos. The system's gearless design means that, unlike most other DSLR follow-focus units, this one doesn't require the purchase of dedicated gears to match each lens you use. An adjustable focus wheel attaches to one of four dovetail slots on the sliding focusing plate, which in turn mounts to the dedicated base plate beneath the camera.
The base plate, designed specifically for the Canon 5D MkII, can use any standard quick-release assembly for mounting onto a rig or tripod. It also accommodates the included Hoodman HoodLoupe 3.0 viewfinder, which has been adapted by iDC with a custom quick-release bracket compatible with a Manfrotto 501PL sliding quick release plate. The custom loupe bracket makes it fast and easy to remove the loupe in order to use the camera's pentaprism viewfinder for still photography. Due to the unique design of each camera body, iDC SYSTEM ZERO Viewfinders are camera-specific and not interchangeable between camera body styles.
When not in use, the focusing wheel slides away from the lens and locks in place, or the combined baseplate/focusing plate/wheel can be removed as one piece (using an Allen wrench) for easy switching between video and stills shooting.
This Standard version works with most wide to short-telephoto lenses (see Compatibility spec). For larger, mid-range telephoto lenses, the XL1 kit--with its longer focusing plate--is required.
Completely gearless follow-focus is designed for accurate and smooth focus acquisition.
Along with the included iDC quick-release adapted Hoodman HoodLoupe 3.0, this system accepts multiple LCD loupes including the Zacuto Z-Finder Pro, LCDVF, and other direct-to-LCD mount-style viewfinders.
Four dovetail slots on the focusing plate provide focus wheel positioning for a wide variety of lenses from wide to short tele-photo.
The sliding focusing plate design allows quick micro-adjustments of the focusing plate for lenses that fall in between the four provided slots.
The slots' dovetail feature captures the wheel assembly for easy fitment.
Focusing wheel accepts white graphic tape for making pre-focus marks.
The focusing wheel port accepts industry standard Arri-style follow-focus whips and cranks.
The system's included O-Ring is very tough, but if your favorite pet happens to get a hold of one, they're user replaceable.
Optional spacer elevates the camera for better access to the thumbscrew while using tripod and monopod adapter plates. It also helps the balance when nose-heavy camera and lens combinations are used. Spacer offers 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 mounting holes for adapter plates.
Machined from high quality, aircraft-grade aluminum and finished with soft edges for sleek looks and handheld comfort.
Camera-specific camera plate offers pin registration for accurate fitment.
SYSTEM ZERO is designed to be modularly compatible with iDC's SYSTEM ONE products. It can also be mounted to any shoulder rig that attaches by way of a 1/4"-20 fastener, or mounted to any adapter plate by way of either a 1/4"-20 or 3/8"-16 fastener.
In the Box
iDC Photo Video SYSTEM ZERO Standard Gearless Follow Focus with Viewfinder for Canon 5D MkII
Canon 5D MkII Camera Plate
HoodLoupe 3.0 Viewfinder
4-slot Focusing Plate
Gearless Wheel Assembly
All Necessary Hardware & Tools
1 Year Limited Warranty
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Compatible with a wide variety of lenses with focus rings approximately 0.625" (1.588 cm) to 3.5" (8.9 cm) from the camera lens mount
Canon Prime Lenses:
EF 14mm f/2.8L USM (Series I & II) (APS-C 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 Only)
Canon Zoom Lenses:
EF 10-22mm f3.5-4.5 USM (APS-C 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 Only)
EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM (APS-C Only)
EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM (APS-C Only)
EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM (APS-C Only)
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS (APS-C Only)
EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS (APS-C Only)
Compatible Canon Tilt-Shift Lenses:
TS-E 17mm f/4L
TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
TS-E 45mm f/2.8
Compatible Sigma Prime Lenses:
10 mm F2.8 EX DC Fisheye HSM (APS-C Only)
20 mm F1.8 EX DG Aspherical RF
24 mm F1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro
28 mm F1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro
30 mm F1.4 EX DC (APS-C Only)
30 mm F1.4 EX DC HSM (APS-C Only)
50 mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
Macro 50 mm F2.8 EX DG
Macro 70 mm F2.8 EX DG
85 mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
Macro 105 mm F2.8 EX DG
Compatible Sigma Zoom Lenses:
8-16 mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM (APS-C Only)
10-20 mm F3.5 EX DC HSM (APS-C Only)
10-20 mm F4-5.6 EX DC (APS-C Only)
10-20 mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM (APS-C Only)
12-24 mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG Aspherical
12-24 mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG Aspherical HSM
17-50 mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM (APS-C Only)
17-70 mm F2.8-4 DC OS HSM (APS-C Only)
17-70 mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM (APS-C Only)
24-70 mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM
24-70 mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
18-50 mm F2.8 EX DC Macro (APS-C Only)
18-50 mm F2.8 EX DC Macro HSM (APS-C Only)
28-300 mm F3.5-6.3 DG Macro
18-50 mm F2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM (APS-C Only)
18-125 mm F3.8-5.6 DC HSM (APS-C Only)
18-125 mm F3.8-5.6 DC OS HSM (APS-C Only)
18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC (APS-C Only)
18-200 mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS (APS-C Only)
18-200 mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM (APS-C Only)
18-250 mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM (APS-C Only)
50-200 mm F4-5.6 DC OS HSM (APS-C Only)
Compatible Tamron All-in-One Zoom Lenses:
AF18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di II (APS-C Only)
18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD (APS-C Only)
AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC (APS-C 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
Compatible Tamron Ultra-Wide-Angle Zoom Lens:
SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II (APS-C Only)
Compatible Tamron High-Speed Zoom Lenses:
SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II VC (APS-C Only)
SP AF28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di
SP AF70-200mm F/2.8 Di
Compatible Tamron Telephoto Zoom Lenses:
SP70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD
SP AF200-500mm F/5-6.3 Di
Compatible Tamron Macro Lenses:
SP AF60mm F/2 Di II (APS-C Only)
SP AF90mm F/2.8 Di
Compatible Non-Canon Lenses (as reported by independent users):
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 adaptor for EOS Mount)
Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 (with adaptor for EOS Mount)
Nikkor 35mm f/2 (with adaptor for EOS Mount)
Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 (with adaptor for EOS Mount)
Nikkor 85mm f/2 (with adaptor for EOS Mount)
Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 (with adaptor for EOS Mount)
Nikkor 135mm f/2.8 (with adaptor for EOS Mount)
Super Telephoto Lenses are not supported at this time due to the large diameter of the lens barrel.