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OConnor CFF-1 Cine Follow Focus Pro Kit

BH #OCCFF1FFPK • MFR #C1241-0003
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OConnor CFF-1 Cine Follow Focus Pro Kit
Key Features
  • Clamps to 15/19mm Studio Rod Systems
  • Mounts on Either Side of Bridge
  • Horizontal Sliding Adjustment
  • Includes Geared & Smooth Drive Gears
Providing a complete follow focus unit with accessories and a protective hard case, the OConnor CFF-1 Cine Follow Focus Pro Kit includes a Cine One Follow focus for both studio 15mm and 19mm rod setups, with an LWS 15mm rod bridge for using the included CFF-1 on handheld rigs. The unit is reversible, so you can mount it on either side of the lens, and it slides horizontally to adjust for lens diameter.
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OConnor CFF-1 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2OConnor Cine Follow Focus One
  • 3OConnor Pelican Storm Case with Custom-Cut High Density Foam for CFF-1
  • 4OConnor Gear Friction Driver
  • 5OConnor LWS Rod Bridge (15mm)
  • 6OConnor CFF-1 Handwheel Extension
  • 7OConnor Speed Crank for CFF-1
  • 8OConnor Flexible Extension Shaft for Follow Focus with Isolator Handle & Handwheel

Providing a complete follow focus unit with accessories and a protective hard case, the OConnor CFF-1 Cine Follow Focus Pro Kit includes a Cine One Follow focus for both studio 15mm and 19mm rod setups, with an LWS 15mm rod bridge for using the included CFF-1 on handheld rigs. The unit is reversible, so you can mount it on either side of the lens, and it slides horizontally to adjust for lens diameter.

The kit includes drive gears for use with lenses that feature geared rings, as well as a non-toothed drive gear for use with lenses without a geared focus ring. The kit also includes a handwheel extension that provides clearance for the assistant side of the follow focus unit to clear optional studio matte boxes. The included focus whip (flexible extension) allows your assistant to pull focus when they are not able to be right next to the camera. It includes an isolator handle for two-handed operation, and optional flexible extensions can be daisy-chained for extra length. The case is airtight and watertight with a pressure relief valve and features custom-cut high-density foam to protect your equipment.

OConnor Cine Follow Focus One

The OConnor Cine Follow Focus One eliminates juggling of separate bridge plates, and attaches onto either 15mm or 19mm studio rod systems. The operator can switch between the 2 standards comfortably, and its low clearance enables the follow focus to work with large diameter lenses such as the Angenieux 24-290mm, Red 18-85mm, Fujinon 18-85mm, and Fujinon 75-400mm. The follow focus is compatible with accessories such as whips, gears, and cranks.

Numerous mounting options for specialty setups are possible as the main bridge slides independent of the support bridge dovetail. The swing arm of the Cine Follow Focus One can be mounted on either side of the bridge for better integration with all lens and matte box configurations. The horizontal sliding makes it easy for the user to adjust the focus drive gear for a clear line of sight. Eccentric adjustments on handwheels allow flexible positioning, and the custom-cut, low-runout gears (Minimal Backlash Mechanism) ensure high accuracy.

Eliminates juggling of separate bridge plates
Clamps easily onto either 15mm or 19mm studio rod systems
Switches efficiently between the 2 standards
Low clearance - helps it to work with large diameter lenses such as the Angenieux 24-290mm, Red 18-85mm, Fujinon 18-85mm, and Fujinon 75-400mm
Compatible with accessories like whips, gears, and cranks
Offers numerous mounting options for specialty setups as the main bridge slides independent of the support bridge dovetail
Mounts swing arm on either side of bridge for better integration with all lens and matte box configurations
Horizontal sliding adjustment - easily adjusts the focus drive gear for a clear line of sight
Allows flexible positioning with the help of eccentric adjustments on handwheels
Minimal Backlash Mechanism - custom-cut, low-runout gears ensure high accuracy
Constructed of lightweight, durable black anodized aluminum
OConnor Pelican Storm Case with Custom-Cut High Density Foam for CFF-1

Designed to carry the components of a follow focus system, the Pelican Storm Case with Custom-Cut High Density Foam for CFF-1 from OConnor features custom-cut high density foam that carries your CFF follow focus unit and its accessories. The case is injection-molded of HPX high performance resin that is dent- and shatter-resistant. It is tough, rugged, lightweight, while being both air and watertight. The permanently attached pressure relief valve adjusts air pressure without letting in water, allowing the case to equalize with the outside air pressure, without the risk of water entering through the valve and won't unscrew from the case.

Press & Pull latches secure the case and require you to push a button to open the latches, yet stay closed securely under impact or stress. The case has molded-in hasps that allow you to use a full-sized padlock. It has hinges with integrated feet that hold fast under impact, and create a flat surface for upright stability. It is carried by a double-layered, soft-grip, solid-core handle that provides strong, durable comfort.

Injection-molded case made of HPX high performance resin is virtually unbreakable, dent-resistant and shatter-resistant
The high density foam is pre-cut to fit any OConnor follow focus including:
  • Follow focus body
  • All types of OConnor Follow focus rod bridges
  • Drive gears
  • 2 x handwheels (either type)
  • 2 x extensions
  • Speed crank
  • Flexible whip & 3 x extensions
  • Isolator handle
Tough, rugged, and lightweight
Airtight and watertight
Permanently attached Vortex valve automatically adjusts air pressure without letting in water, and won't unscrew from the case
Press & Pull latches open with the push of a button yet stay closed securely under impact or stress
Two unbreakable molded-in hasps allow the addition of standard size padlocks, offering another measure of security
Hinges with integrated feet hold fast under impact and create a flat surface for upright stability
Molded-in stacking ribs provide no-slip stability for multiple case-stacking during storage or transport
Double-layered, soft-grip, solid-core carrying handle provides strong, durable comfort
Tests
  • Meets ATA 300 category 1 standards for transit cases
  • Meets FED-STD-101C requirements for drops and vibration (loose cargo)
  • Exceeds the specifications listed in MIL-STD-648C for vibration (sweep)
  • Meets MIL-STD-810F for immersion and simulated rainfall
OConnor Gear Friction Driver

The OConnor Gear Friction Driver is designed to replace the standard drive gear for an OConnor Follow Focus. The Gear Fiction Driver has a smooth rubber tread. Friction drive is particularly well suited to video shooters who use lenses designed for still cameras, which typically do not have geared adjustment rings.

OConnor LWS Rod Bridge (15mm)

The OConnor LWS Rod Bridge (15mm) is an accessory for the Cine Follow Focus CFF-1. You can use the LWS Rod Bridge with 15mm rods. It can also be used as a substitute for the snap-on bridge that is a part of the CFF-1.

Accessory for the OConnor Cine Follow Focus CFF-1
Supports 15mm rods
Provides an alternative for the snap-on bridge that forms a part of the CFF-1
OConnor CFF-1 Handwheel Extension

The OConnor CFF-1 Handwheel Extension is used to extend the distance between the handwheel and the follow focus bridge coupling. Its tapered flanks allow you to seamlessly integrate and stack several extensions to the follow focus setup without any slack in the linkages.

Extends the distance between the handwheel and the follow focus bridge coupling
Incorporates tapered flanks which eliminate backlash
Allows you to seamlessly integrate and stack several extensions to the follow focus setup without any slack in the linkages
OConnor Speed Crank for CFF-1

For quick focus pulls on optional follow focus units, a speed crank is often the tool of choice. The OConnor Speed Crank for the the CFF-1 fits industry standard follow focus sockets and incorporates a female socket at the end, allowing you to leave the speed crank mounted to your follow focus unit and attach optional accessories such as a focus whip.

The speed crank features a spring-loaded locking ball, which secures the speed crank in the optional follow focus unit's handwheel socket. The speed crank is made from aluminum and weighs about two ounces.

The speed crank will work with industry compatible follow focus units from most manufacturers.
Incorporating a female socket into the end of the speed crank allows you to attach the speed crank to your follow focus unit and then daisy chain optional follow focus whips to the speed crank and control your follow focus without removing the speed crank.
OConnor Flexible Extension Shaft for Follow Focus with Isolator Handle & Handwheel

Often referred to as a "whip" in the industry, the OConnor Flexible Extension Shaft for Follow Focus allows you to pull focus on your follow focus unit from a distance. The whip consists of a flexible shaft, handwheel, and an isolator handgrip; each unit has male and female socket ends, allowing you to interlock the components together and daisy-chain optional extension shafts or speed cranks.

The shaft fits into industry standard sized sockets on your follow focus, provides a tactile connection to your follow focus unit, and transmits up to 20 foot-pounds of torque in either direction before buckling, so you can use it to drive stiff lenses. You can use the extension shaft straight on, or off to the side, as it will bend slightly and still allow you to adjust focus. The included handwheel snaps into the female receiver on the extension shaft for single-handed operation, or you can connect the isolator handle between the handwheel and shaft for two hand operation.

The whip allows you to stand away from the camera and still use your rod mounted follow focus unit to pull focus. The flexible shaft allows you to pull from an angle to the unit and helps avoid transmitting vibration to the lens.
The shaft transmits up to 20 foot-pounds of torque in either direction of twist, before it will buckle. This allows you to pull focus on stiff lenses as well as freely moving lenses.
The included handwheel snaps to the shaft and incorporates an industry standard female socket so you can daisy-chain optional accessories such as a speed crank.
The Isolator handgrip connects to the female end of the flexible shaft, and the handwheel connects to the Isolator handgrip. This allows the shaft to rotate freely while you hold it with one hand and pull focus with your other.

OConnor Cine Follow Focus One Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
15.9 x 11 x 6.7"

OConnor Pelican Storm Case with Custom-Cut High Density Foam for CFF-1 Specs

Material
HPX High Performance Resin
Type of Closure
Press & Pull latches
Two molded-in hasps
Hinges with integrated feet
Exterior Dimensions
16.2 x 12.7 x 6.6" (41.15 x 32.26 x 16.76 cm) (LxWxH)
Interior Dimensions
15 x 10.5 x 6.0" (38.1 x 26.67 x 15.24 cm) (LxWxH)
Lid depth: 2.0" (5.08 cm)
Interior Fitting
Pre-cut high density foam
Carrying/Transport Options
Padded handle

OConnor Gear Friction Driver Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
1.3 x 0.7 x 0.3"

OConnor LWS Rod Bridge (15mm) Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.9 x 2.3 x 0.9"

OConnor CFF-1 Handwheel Extension Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
3.2 x 2.7 x 0.9"

OConnor Speed Crank for CFF-1 Specs

Material of Construction
Aluminum
Weight
Approximately: 2 oz / 56.7 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.5 x 4 x 0.5"

OConnor Flexible Extension Shaft for Follow Focus with Isolator Handle & Handwheel Specs

Torque
Limit: 20 foot-pounds

OConnor CFF-1 Reviews

The Only Focus Needed

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-08-29

After searching for a cheap alternative, I took the cost and got the CFF-1. It is in my mind the best focus unit available. Every option you would need it has. The build is none other than O'Connor spec, backlash is to a small 1-2mm at most, super smooth and the hand wheels feels great. Perfect size with the 38 tooth gear to have a long throw on cine lenses. A helpful tip, mine shipped with some play in one of the hand wheels, there are 2 small screws on the belt cap of the hand wheel, loosen those and the gear slides up and down from the belt inside, push down and tighten to engage the gear in the handwheel on the belt and the gap is gone from in the handwheel. I bought the 1450 case, the foam inserts is an amazing idea from O'Connor, slides right in and is not a custom cut out case for the unit. All in all, a solid unit worth every penny. I just hope O'Connor doesn't decide to replace this anytime soon.

See any errors on this page? Let us know

Is there a way to reverse the way it works so ...

Is there a way to reverse the way it works so that hand wheel turns counter clockwise to roll focus towards infinity?
Asked by: Scot
Yes, this unit is reversible.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-09-19
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