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Axler Hammerhead Pro Follow Focus

Axler Hammerhead Pro Follow Focus

B&H # AXFFPRO2SQR MFR # FF-PRO2S-QR

Key Features

  • For DSLR, Mirrorless, and Cinema Cameras
  • Large Knurled Metal Hand Wheel
  • Includes 0.8 MOD Focus Drive Gear
  • Includes Adjustable Lens Gear
$32900
Reg. $429.00
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Axler Hammerhead Follow Focus

Axler Hammerhead Follow Focus

B&H # AXFF2SQR MFR # FF-2S-QR

Key Features

  • For DSLR, Mirrorless, and Cinema Cameras
  • Large Hand Wheel
  • Includes 0.8 MOD Focus Drive Gear
  • Includes Adjustable Lens Gear
$17900
Reg. $249.00
Save $70.00
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ikan STRATUS 15mm Follow Focus with Hard Stops

B&H # IKSTRFF MFR # STR-FF

Key Features

  • 15mm Rod-Mounted Follow Focus
  • Adjustable Hard Stops
  • Horizontally Adjustable
  • Magnetic Marking Disc for Handwheel
$24999
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Tiltaing FF-T06 Mini Follow Focus

B&H # TIFFT06 MFR # FF-T06

Key Features

  • Mounts on 15mm Rod, 2 x Hard Stops
  • 0.8 MOD Gear, Removable Marking Disk
  • Precision Fluid Dampening Control
  • Hard-Shell Case Included
$9900
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Expected availability: 2-4 weeks

Neewer Follow Focus for Video Cameras (Red)

B&H # NE10090365 MFR # 10090365

Key Features

  • 15mm Rod Quick Release Clamp
  • Horizontal and Vertical Adjustment
  • White Marking Disk
  • Fits Lens Diameters up to 100mm
$3999
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edelkrone FocusONE Follow Focus Unit

B&H # EDFS MFR # 80408

Key Features

  • Single 15mm Rod-Mounted Follow Focus
  • Adjustable Handwheel Position
  • Works with Almost Any Diameter Lens
  • Focus Marks Visible to Camera Operator
$11900
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Expected availability: 7-14 business days

FILMCITY HS-2 Follow Focus with Hard Stops

B&H # FIHS2 MFR # HS-2

Key Features

  • 15mm Rod Quick Release Clamp
  • Integrated A/B Hard Stops
  • 0.8 Pitch Gear, 43 Teeth
  • Gear Belt Fits 46 to 110mm Lenses
$14560
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Tilta FF-T03 15mm Follow Focus with Hard Stops

B&H # TIFFT03 MFR # FF-T03

Key Features

  • For 15mm Rod Support Systems
  • 2 x Hard Stops
  • Adjustable Tension Control
  • Anodized Aluminum Alloy Construction
$42900
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YELANGU F1 Follow Focus Unit

B&H # YEF1 MFR # F1

Key Features

  • Mounts onto 15mm Rod System
  • 0.8 Pitch Drive Gear
  • For 52 to 86mm DSLR Lenses
$4600
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Expected availability: 2-4 weeks

Proaim Flip Follow Focus

B&H # PRFPRFPRFLP MFR # FF-FLP

Key Features

  • For 15mm LWS Rod Support Systems
  • 0.8 MOD Cine Standard Drive Gear
  • Gear Flips Front to Rear, 15mm Rod Clamp
  • Slide-Adjusts to Different-Size Lenses
$16900
Special Order
Expected availability: 2-4 weeks
  • This item is noncancelable and nonreturnable.

Movo Photo FX2 Follow Focus System with 3 Lens Gear Rings

B&H # MOF2X MFR # F2X

Key Features

  • 15mm Rod-Mount Design, Made of Aluminum
  • Vertically/Horizontally Adjustable
  • Left-/Right-Side Mounting
  • Two Hard Stops; Magnetic Marking Disc
$19995
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SHAPE Follow Focus Pro

B&H # SHFFPRO MFR # FFPRO

Key Features

  • Snap-On 15mm Rod Attachment
  • Adjustable Gear Arm
  • Two 0.8 Pitch Gears: 28 Teeth & 43 Teeth
  • Adjustable Hard Stops
$74725
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Zacuto Z-Drive and Tornado Grip Kit

B&H # ZAZDRVK

Key Features

  • Mechanical Follow Focus Handgrip System
  • For 15mm Shoulder-Mounted Rigs
  • 0.8 Pitch, 1.75" Diameter Gear
  • Standard Accessory Port for Whips/Cranks
$74456
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Wooden Camera Zip Focus Single-Rod Follow Focus (15mm LWS)

B&H # WO255600 MFR # 255600

Key Features

  • Pivots and Adjusts to Fit Most Lenses
  • 1:1 Gear Ratio
  • 0.8 MOD and Friction Drive Gears
  • Includes 2 Standard Marking Disks
$49900
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$1495
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ProAm USA Pro Geared Follow Focus for 15mm Rods

B&H # PRBCFF2 MFR # BCFF2

Key Features

  • White Marking Disk
  • Universal Lens Gear
  • Compatible with Camcorders & DSLRs
  • Compatible with 15mm Rods
$2995
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$5530
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Cavision RFD15BM Basic Mini Single Wheel Follow Focus for Film Cine Lens

B&H # CARFD15BM MFR # RFD15BM

Key Features

  • Entirely Geared Transmission
  • Removable Marking Plate
  • Dual Focus/Zoom Control Option
  • Compact & Lightweight
$12900
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Cavision RFD15SC Advanced Mini Single Wheel Follow Focus for Canon Lens

B&H # CARFD15SC MFR # RFD15SC

Key Features

  • Variable Arm Positioning
  • Entirely Geared Transmission
  • Removable Marking Plate
  • Compact & Lightweight
$24900
Special Order
Expected availability: 2-4 weeks
  • This item is noncancelable and nonreturnable.

LanParte Follow Focus V2 with Hard Stops for 15mm Rods

B&H # LAFF02 MFR # FF-02

Key Features

  • 15mm Rod Quick Release Clamp
  • Integrated A/B Hard Stops
  • 0.8 Pitch Gear
  • Reversible Gear Function
$31255
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SHAPE Follow Focus Kit with Single 15mm Rod Clamp

B&H # SHFA123 MFR # FA123

Key Features

  • Designed for Compact Cameras
  • Follow Focus Wheel with Crank and Whip
  • Single 15mm Rod Clamp, Swing Arm Design
  • 5 x Drive Gears Included, 1:1 Gear Ratio
$39512
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Redrock Micro microFollowFocus

B&H # RE30660011 MFR # 3-066-0011

Key Features

  • 0.8 Gear Drive for Cine Lenses
  • Tightens by Thumbscrew Onto 15mm Rods
  • Compatible Optionally with 19mm Rods
  • Adjusts to Different Lens Diameters
$59500
Special Order
Expected availability: 2-4 weeks

Movcam Mini Follow Focus MF-2

B&H # MOMF2 MFR # MOV-302-0204

Key Features

  • For DSLRs and Camcorders
  • .8 Gear Drive
  • Focus Scale
  • Sliding Base for Various Lens Diameters
$65600
Special Order
Expected availability: 7-14 business days
  • This item is noncancelable and nonreturnable.

Bright Tangerine Revolvr Atom Mini Kit

B&H # BRB20100001 MFR # B2010.0001

Key Features

  • 15mm LWS Rod Mounted Follow Focus
  • Mini Handwheel Accepts Cranks and Whips
  • Swing Arm and 2 x Drive Gears Included
  • 2 x Marking Discs Included
$1,68003
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Expected availability: 2-4 weeks

ARRI Mini Follow Focus Cine Hard Stop Set

B&H # ARKK.0005760 MFR # KK.0005760

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Key Features

  • Hard Stop Focus Knob with Marking Disk
  • Mini Follow Focus MFF-2 Cine Base
  • Follow Focus Gear
$1,84000
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Wooden Camera UFF-1 Universal Follow Focus (Pro)

B&H # WO244500 MFR # 244500

Key Features

  • Double-Sided Follow Focus
  • Universal Rod Clamp
  • For Lightweight or Studio Setups
  • Includes 10 Marking Disks
$1,99500
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ARRI FF-5 Follow Focus Cine Set Pro

B&H # ARKK0005758 MFR # KK.0005758

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Key Features

  • Clamps to 15mm/19mm Lightweight Rods
  • 2:1 Gear Ratio Suits Cine-Style Lenses
  • Adjustable Hand Wheel Position
  • Works with Almost Any Diameter Lens
$3,01000
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$3,51424
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Expected availability: 2-4 weeks
  • This item is noncancelable and nonreturnable.
$7995
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Sevenoak Single-Rod Follow Focus

B&H # SESKF1X MFR # SK-F1X

Key Features

  • Pivots and Adjusts to Fit Most Lenses
  • Removable Magnetic Marking Disk
  • Aluminum Construction
  • 3 x Removable Lens Gears
$9900
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Quick Guide to Follow Focus Systems

Use a follow focus during filming for precise and smooth focus transition while the camera is rolling. Commonly used with film and broadcast cameras, this lens attachment makes racking or pulling focus easier. Like other pro video lens attachments and adapters, it mounts on camera lenses via the focus ring.


What's Follow Focus?

Follow focus allows camera operators fine-tuned control of focus rings. Although most professional cameras have autofocus capability, it can be inconsistent when following the action on set. While you can directly turn the lens rings, this is often cumbersome and sometimes impossible with rigged cameras. Follow focus makes focus control convenient whether you’re using a DSLR or a cinema camera.


Why Use a Follow Focus System?

Adjusting a lens ring by hand is more difficult as it forces you to position your hand perpendicular to the camera body. It’s also difficult to rotate cine lenses smoothly beyond 360 degrees by hand. With follow focus systems, your hand lies parallel to the camera, and it’s easier to turn the lens ring beyond one complete rotation. Another reason to go with a focus controller is to avoid bumping the camera when turning the lens ring. Slight bumps introduce vibration and produce shaky footage. This effect is more pronounced with lighter cameras.


How Follow Focus Systems Work

A follow focus system has a wheel that connects to a knob on one end and a gear ring on the other. The gear ring wraps tightly around a camera lens and locks around its teeth. While cine lenses have such teeth on their rings, DSLR lenses lack them. However, you can find suitable camera accessories that make DSLR and mirrorless cameras compatible. These are cine-style professional video follow focus lens gear rings for interchangeable lenses.

Turning the knob moves the wheel, which spins the gear ring and then the ring on the camera lens. A white disc placed between the wheel and the knob remains stationary. Its purpose is to mark down preset distances that the operator needs to rack for each scene.


Follow Focus Rigs

This setup provides a framework for mounting a focus controller onto cameras. For example, there are shoulder rigs with integrated motorized control systems. This camera gear has control switches in the handle where an operator can easily reach them. Some rigs have zoom and focus controls driven by two motorized wheels that attach to lenses. These independently adjust zoom and focus during filming.


Improve the production value of your videos by using a controller to keep subjects in sharp focus at all times. Visit B&H Photo and Video to find a wide selection of follow focus systems for DSLR, mirrorless, and cinema cameras.

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