Axler Hammerhead Follow Focus

Axler Hammerhead Follow Focus

Axler Hammerhead Follow Focus

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Product Highlights

  • For DSLR, Mirrorless, and Cinema Cameras
  • Large Hand Wheel
  • Includes 0.8 MOD Focus Drive Gear
  • Includes Adjustable Lens Gear
  • Adjustable Hard Stops
  • Snap-On 15mm LWS Rod Bracket
  • Removable Marking Disk
  • Minimal Gearbox Play
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For smooth focus adjustments, slot the Axler Hammerhead Follow Focus onto your 15mm LWS rig. With its large hand wheel, built-in adjustable hard stops, a marking disk, and compatibility with 0.8 MOD lens gearing, the Hammerhead enables precise focus pulling on cinema, DSLR, or mirrorless lenses that have a 0.8 MOD lens gear installed (an adjustable lens gear is included in the box). Since a quick release system is implemented at the base of the unit, the Hammerhead can be easily snapped onto 15mm LWS rods without disrupting other mounted accessories, such as matte boxes or lens supports.

While follow focus systems are classically employed when a crew is available, the Hammerhead can also be used by solo operators. The marking disk is angled to be visible from both the side and the rear, for a clear line-of-sight from the operator and assistant positions. Assistants can use the ARRI standard accessory port for whips or speed-cranks.

Smooth Focus Adjustment
Boasting a large hand wheel, focus adjustments with the Hammerhead can be smooth and precise. Use the included Allen wrench to adjust the gearbox stiffness to your preference.
Adjustable Hard Stops
Easily repeat focus moves by setting the end stops of the focus move on the hand wheel itself. Flip up the marking index to release the stops so you can reset them for your next shot.
Accommodates Multiple Lens Diameters
Release the bottom thumbscrew while the Hammerhead is locked down on the rods to slide the hand wheel and gearbox to mesh with your lens. The sliding range can accommodate lenses ranging in 20-100mm in diameter.
Switchable Drive Gear
With shorter lenses, connecting the follow focus can be difficult if the lens gear is fixed. The Hammerhead features a side-switchable drive gear, meaning the drive gear can be mounted on the side closer to the camera for working with short lenses commonly found on mirrorless cameras.
Accessory Port
At the center of the hand wheel is an ARRI standard accessory port for whips, cranks, and other accessories, either for the operator or an assistant camera operator.
UPC: 847628597990
In the Box
Axler Hammerhead Follow Focus
  • Adjustable Lens Gear
  • Drive Gear
  • Allen Wrench
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Axler FF-2S-QR specs

    Drive Gear 0.8 MOD / 32 pitch
    Rod Standard .6" / 15 mm LWS
    Lens Compatibility Diameter Range: 20-100mm
    Dimensions 3.5 x 6.5 x 3" / 8.9 x 16.5 x 7.6 cm
    Extended: 3.5 x 8 x 6.5" / 8.9 x 20 x 16.5 cm
    Weight 9.2 oz / 260 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.5 x 9.3 x 3.7"

    Axler FF-2S-QR reviews

    Hammerhead Follow Focus is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Product For The Price This is the first follow focus I've ever purchased and it seems to be great! I've only been able to use it a few time so far and I've found nothing wrong with the product. JUST A HEADS UP TO BEGINNERS LIKE MYSELF. As of now I only have Canon photography lenses and the focus rings on those are slipping, so I am not able to use the hard stops on this follow focus because the focus moves a little bit every time I move the focus dial. I'm looking to buy some Rokinon Cine lenses to combat this problem. So if anyone is looking to buy this and only has photography lenses, keep this in mind!
    Date published: 2017-06-08
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ok but... I like this product for the most part. It only has a couple of flaws but one really makes me mad. First, when changing the gear from one side to the other, (necessary for some lenses) it requires an Allen wrench. Most units have a thumb screw. Not terrible but really slows things down. Now for the bad. One of the screws for setting focus stops fell out and of course was lost forever. I emailed Axler support but never got a reply. I just wanted to purchase another screw. Finally after multiple emails I received a reply that someone would be in contact with me soon. Nope! Never happened. I have never heard from them! That’s just unacceptable. They are more than willing to take your money but not provide support. For that reason I can’t give them more than 2 stars. I’ll buy another brand for my next follow focus.
    Date published: 2018-11-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT DESIGN ! AFFORDABLE FOLLOW FOCUS ! EXCELENT DESIGN ! ADEQUATE CRAFSTMANSHIP ! Very Affordable ! as in Everything ther is room for improvement .. a little sturdier would be nice Nevertheless GREAT PIECE OF USEFUL AND AFFORDABLE EQUIMENT !
    Date published: 2017-08-03
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