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FocusMaker DSLR Focusing Tool

BH #FOFM01 • MFR #FM01
FocusMaker
Key Features
  • Follow Focus System
  • Fits Most DSLR Lenses
  • Ideal for Small or Single-Shooter Setups
  • Lightweight at 2.8 oz
The FocusMaker DSLR Focusing Tool is a follow focus system that allows you to get fast, smooth, and accurate focusing on virtually any DSLR lens. The FocusMaker mounts on your lens and is comprised of a ruler with incremental focus marks, lens strap, sight, clip-on stops, and handles. It is lightweight at only 2.8 ounces and fits in most camera bags, making it ideal for small crews or single shooter setups.
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FocusMaker FM01 Overview

The FocusMaker DSLR Focusing Tool is a follow focus system that allows you to get fast, smooth, and accurate focusing on virtually any DSLR lens. The FocusMaker mounts on your lens and is comprised of a ruler with incremental focus marks, lens strap, sight, clip-on stops, and handles. It is lightweight at only 2.8 ounces and fits in most camera bags, making it ideal for small crews or single shooter setups.

The FocusMaker features a half-circle ruler that straps on to the focus ring of your DSLR lens. The ruler offers incremental markings for increased accuracy when obtaining focus marks. A sight mounts on the lens barrel and provides a fixed point for viewing the ruler's measurements. Focus points are marked using the clip-on stops. The stops can be mounted to serve as active hard stops or as passive stops for loose or intermediate focus points. Two handles are provided which attach to the ruler and provide smooth, jitter-free focusing. A travel pouch comes included.

UPC: 632963441905

FocusMaker FM01 Specs

CompatibilityFocus ring diameter: 2.48 to 3.58" (63.00 to 91.00 mm)
With longer elastic bands: up to 4.53" (115.00 mm) (longer bands not included)

Minimum focus ring bandwidth: 0.31" (8.00 mm)
DimensionsRuler
Diameter: 8.27" (21.00 cm)
Height from top of lens: 2.56" (6.50 cm)

Sight
Height from top of lens: 3.3" (8.5 cm)
Weight2.8 oz (79.4 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.185 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.75 x 9.15 x 0.85"

FocusMaker FM01 Reviews

Useful and well thought-out (but a bit pricey)

By Mark
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-15

This does help me when doing follow focusing, though it will not fit on several of my autofocus (with manual override) lenses due to focusing ring being too close to other controls. But it fits my manual-only focus lenses well, and even on my tiny Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2 SL IIS where, in fact, I am having great utilization of this focus tool when doing video with my Nikon Z7. The thing is a bit odd to put on, but once on it really does what it is supposed to. One star off because, even with the sale price I got it for, it seems like a LOT of money for a bit of plastic and rubber bands. But hey, it does the job.

Does not fit my lenses well.

By Gary
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2017-08-04

Mounting the FocusMaker sight and ruler ion my Canon 70-200mm IS 2.8 works well. The sight does not fit my 100-400mm IS L II lens . the sense mount interfere. The sight is somewhat unstable when mounted on the Canon 24-70mm 2.8 IS L lens because of the AF button being in the way. Because of this I returning the FocusMaker.

Allows easy rack focus

By Bill
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-08-02

I needed an easy way to do rack focus with my Canon DSLR. FocusMaker's Focusing Tool is a simple, inexpensive tool that will allow me to take my video business to the next creative level. There are comments in other reviews that the Focusing Tool is cheaply made for the price. It is indeed made of a light-weight plastic that can probably break easily if the user is careless. Also, the Focusing Tool has small parts that a small child can choke on. The packaging does contain this warning. These parts, used to set focusing points, are brightly colored, which can entice a small child. Remember that Focusing Tool is a professional tool and should be kept away from small children. Focusing Tool will allow me to incorporate my Canon EOS 5D into my videography and filmmaking work. I look forward to the quality of video product I will now be able to create.

this is slick,

By jme
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-07-26

This is really slick, it makes a big difference on focus when you need to pan through a seen and have very specific parts that must hit focus at a specific time in the video. No more guessing if I got it right.

Great tool for focus stacking landscape images.

By Eric
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-05

I purchased the Focus maker to allow for consistent focus points when creating landscape images with focus stacking as a tool to ensure the foreground and several other distances up to infinity would be in focus. The tool more than met my expectations when installed on my Bronica ETRSi.

Mickey Mouse

By Jerry
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2018-08-21

Yeah, it works okay. But, mine broke in the first use. I glued it but it didn't hold. Now, I use it only when I really must. But, here's the thing: it's made so cheaply that it boggles my mind how they can charge $90 for it. Honestly, if I could've held it in my hand first, I'd NEVER have laid out that much for a plastic toy like this. Being as fair as I can, I think it's worth about $20.

Essential in the right application

By Sandy
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-03-27

Recording a concert in the dark, no flashlights allowed, it was a terrific help to get pinpoint focus.� Only problem I had is the ring is large and I had my camera mounted on a dual rail system with a zoom lens.� So has you zoomed in and out the ring would bump into the rails. This would be not a problem with a prime lens and minimum equipment with a cinema style lens.

IT's great!

By Stephen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-11-15

It's great! It does exactly what it says it does!

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Will it fit Hasselblad h lenses? Thank you

Will it fit Hasselblad h lenses? Thank you
Asked by: fabio
yes it will fit around some Hasselblad lenses
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2020-06-16

Does this attach to the lens in the same exact ...

Does this attach to the lens in the same exact place each and every time? I would like repeatable focus settings each and every time without set up and refocusing
Asked by: Kenneth
This cannot be attached in such a way. It will need to be adjusted when put back on.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2021-03-16

Hasselblad H lenses

Hasselblad H lenses
Asked by: fabio
yes it will work with some of the Hasselblad lenses
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2020-06-16

Will this work for mirrorless lenses? Will it fit ...

Will this work for mirrorless lenses? Will it fit the smaller diameter? Looking to use on Sony A7s II with 35mm, 50mm and/or 85mm native lenses.
Asked by: Eric
This focusing tool will work on focus rings with a diameter of 2.48 to 3.58". It will work with mirrorless lenses as long as they are within this range.
Answered by: Zachary
Date published: 2021-02-03

question

It looks like this is a 70-200mm zoom lens. I use this lens on a 5D Mk4 to shoot video and discovered that I can zoom, but it takes several attempts to get it right. Looking at this accessory I think it may help smooth the zoom, what do you think? I suspect it may work for both focusing and zooming.
Asked by: John n.
It works well enough if you have some time to set it up before the shoot. I have had a couple of very dark set ups that I couldn't use traditional methods, tape, paint etc. to change focus and focal length and the Focus Maker worked great. Not something you will be using in a run and gun environment.
Answered by: Sidney S.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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