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Opteka FF220 Rail-Free Reversible Follow Focus for DSLR & Video Cameras

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Opteka FF220 Rail-Free Reversible Follow Focus for DSLR & Video Cameras
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Opteka FF220 Overview

The Opteka FF220 Rail-Free Reversible Follow Focus helps you shoot videos with smooth, precise focus control. Whether shooting with a fixed-lens camcorder, video-capable DSLR, or other compatible camera, the precision-machined FF220 Follow Focus system provides repeatable, accurate focus pulling. It mounts directly to a camera, though it can attach to a standard 15mm rod system via the included adapter.

Fixed-lens camcorders & DSLR cameras
Mounts directly to a camera via 1/4"-20 screw
Attaches to the 15mm rod system via the included adapter
1:1 gear ratio allows smooth movements for still and motion picture lenses
Completely gear-driven design for slip-free, accurate, and repeatable focus pulling
Adjustable slide-mounting mechanism to fit large range of lenses, including cinema lenses lenses
0.8 MOD gearing
Gear drive can be mounted from either side for left- or right-hand use
3D marking disk for repeatable focus and allows focus marks to be easily viewed by operator or assistant
Constructed from high-quality, machined aircraft-grade aluminum
Lightweight design
UPC: 813789016212

Opteka FF220 Specs

Included Drive Gear0.8 MOD
Rod Standard15 mm LWS / 60 mm Spacing
Direct Mounting1/4"-20
Number of SidesSingle-Sided
Built-In HardstopsNone
Witness/Index MarkYes
Marking DiskYes
Switchable Handwheel SpeedNo
Gear MaterialAluminum
Weight15.9 oz / 463 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.095 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.2 x 5.4 x 4.1"

Opteka FF220 Reviews

Can scratch camera. Doesn't work with smaller lenses.

By Jack
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-07

The rubber pad on the part that attaches to camera is on one side only. So if you want to pull focus from the left side of your camera, you have to flip that part upside down and now you have metal on metal. I have the Fujifilm 18-55 kit lens that comes with the X-t4 or X-t3. It's 58mm and the FF gear will not reach the lens.

I recommand if ur budget is limited but it's actually good.

By Caroline
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-06-02

Really good price and solid.


By Anonymous
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-01-11

This follow focus is a great thing to start with for aspiring filmmakers who can take their time to build their rig. As you can you use it just your tripod mount if you where to buy a cage and bars there is also an attachment for that. I love this follow focus!

Great for the price

By A.J.
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2017-04-14

Great to start out with but it will get loose after time. But for a basic film maker, it works great!!

Remarkably Good for the Money

By Ric
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-06-24

I was concerned that this device would disappoint, as the alternatives were all 5x as much money. I have used it on my Sony FS 700 with Rokinon Cine Primes and it really does the job. No it's not as rugged as the rail based pro products, but for me where focus pulling is only an occasional requirement, it does the job quite well without the large investment in a rail system.

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Can this be used with a Sony PXW-X70?
Asked by: Henry C.
Yes, you can if you get a gear such as this one. Wide Open Camera Universal Lens Gear B&H # WILU Or you can get this other Opteka and avoid the gear altogether. Opteka CXS-800 Gearless Follow Focus System for DSLR Cameras B&H # OPCXS800
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Does this come with a lens gear ring?
Asked by: Matthew P.
Mine did but came broken
Answered by: A.J. B.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Can the base mount to a tripod or steadicam device?
Asked by: Alasdair T.
It has a standard 1/4-20 mount on it.
Answered by: Dana G.
Date published: 2019-05-23


Is it possible to reverse the focus spin direction?
Asked by: Njord N.
This interesting device is, in what we see, not reversible in that way. The reversible ability appears be being able to put it on either side of the lens.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26


can i use this with HVX200A?
Asked by: Anonymous
You can use this with the HVX200A. You will need a lens gear. Do not worry, many are available. Here are two that will fit. The Cavision Focus Gear Ring CARFGR99 B&H # CARFGR99 is very compact and is very affordable. However, it is a special order. The Lanparte Gear Ring for Follow Focus B&H # LAFFGR01 is in stock, is good quality and can be used on a variety of lenses. It is a little bulky.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26


does it have hard stops?
Asked by: qwerty
This entry level, bare bones follow focus does not have that feature.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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