SHAPE Friction & Gear Follow-Focus Clic with Adjustable Marker

SHAPE Friction & Gear Follow-Focus Clic with Adjustable Marker

SHAPE Friction & Gear Follow-Focus Clic with Adjustable Marker

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Product Highlights

  • Attaches to Standard 15mm Rods via Clamp
  • Focus-Adjusting Rubber Friction Wheel
  • Focus-Adjusting .8 Pitch Gear Wheel
  • Can Be Used on Either Side of a Lens
  • Adjustable Focus Disk for Various Lenses
  • Interchangeable Thermoplastic Mark Disk
  • Slide-Adjustable Mark Disk Marker
  • CNC Machined/Anodized Aluminum
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The Shape Friction & Gear Follow-Focus Clic with Adjustable Marker is designed to attach onto standard 15mm rods of shoulder support rigs and other rigs. It attaches onto them via a clamp system, with simplicity. You would sit the Clic atop the rods, and then slide and close a Shape-patented lever clamp underneath the rods, and the lever locks and holds the Clic securely on the rods.

The Clic's focus mechanism also works with a clamp system, which when unlocked loosens the focus mechanism and allows it to be moved horizontally. It moves so to adjust itself closer to the lens. As it moves, its main feature -- the focus disk -- moves with it, and the focus disk is what reaches the lens. The focus disk can either be a friction wheel, as you see in the photo above, or a gear wheel. Both are present in this package, and replacing one with the other is accomplished with the help of the included Allen wrench. The friction wheel has a rubber outer surface that would press up against the lens, keep firm contact with it, and ensure accurate and slip-free focusing. The friction wheel would serve well for most lenses and is made of high-quality rubber that in cold temperatures won't get too cold to lose its grip. The gear wheel would accommodate those lenses that specifically have teeth on their focusing rings, and it would do so without any ring gears, by pressing its .8 pitch gears into the teeth.

The focus mechanism can be used on either the left or the right side of the lens, depending on the direction you place the Clic onto the rods in. And the focus disk itself can be used either in front of the focus mechanism, as you see in the photo above, or behind it, so to accommodate a wider variety of lens lengths. To move the disk to the rear, you would first just unscrew two screws from a cube-shaped gearbox that you can't see in the photo above because it sits behind the focus disk. Once the screws are off, the focus disk can just be flipped over for use with longer lens constructions.

In the photo above, the white mark disk that you see to the right of the red knob is made of highly resistant Delrin thermoplastic. It can be written on with non-permanent markers to mark up focus measurements for various predetermined shots, and it is interchangeable and thereby many predetermined measurements can be kept ready at your side. Additionally, a slide-adjustable marker made of aluminum is included to be attached beside the mark disk and to be moved and tightened into positions along the disk.

The Clic is CNC machined and made of lightweight anodized aluminum for strength and durability.

Designed to attach onto standard 15mm rods.
Attaches onto the rods via a patented clamp system.
The focus mechanism moves horizontally to adjust to the lens.
The focus mechanism can be used on the left or right side of the lens.
A friction wheel and a gear wheel are included to interchange as the focus disk.
The focus disk flips to the rear of the focus mechanism to accommodate longer lenses.
A thermoplastic mark disk can be written on with non-permanent markers and is interchangeable.
An included marker attaches beside the mark disk and slides and tightens into positions along the disk.
UPC: 629266000946
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SHAPE Friction & Gear Follow-Focus Clic with Adjustable Marker
  • Allen Wrench
  • Lifetime Warranty
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    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.606 x 5.906 x 3.937"
    Friction & Gear Follow-Focus Clic with Adjustable Marker is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 10.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good follow focus I use the frictional follow focus on a Shape rig - the ease of switching from one lens to another makes this follow focus one of the most convienent I have used. It takes a little tweaking to get the friction right on each lens, but once it's set, I never have a problem with it. I have never switched the friction wheel with a gear, but the option for the additional functionality is awesome.
    Date published: 2012-12-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Quality/Price I bought the Follow focus after talking with the SHAPE team at the NAB and like they said, it's a very good Follow Focus for the price. It is very sturdy and does the job well. If you have the ARRI follow focus expectations .... This follow focus might not be the right for you. but for the price, I mean, it does the jobs like 1000$ value Follow focus
    Date published: 2012-11-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing for the price! II bought my first follow focus two years ago, I think it is the best product we can find for this price. Fast and easy to use, no need to do much if I switch sides quickly! The best thing is this unexpected precision. I love it! so far, three of my freelance bought yours!
    Date published: 2012-11-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from High Quality Priced Right I wanted a follow focus that could clamp on to 15mm rods without sliding on which would require removing mattebox. This unit drops down on the rods and clamps tightly with flip of the lever. The friction wheel works well on all lenses, but best on smooth section of lens barrel to eliminate the vibration similar to veering car onto rumble strips on the interstate. I switched to the .08 gear wheel for my Veydra cine lenses, but can switch back to rubber friction wheel in seconds. There is virtually zero play, very smooth operation but I was surprised at how much force it requires to turn the focus knob when attached to the Veydras. Not a light 2 finger spin! This is probably the same with all ff's. Shape found a way to build high quality accessories while keeping prices reasonable. Im very happy with this purchase.
    Date published: 2016-05-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Versatile well priced follow focus This follow focus works great if you use a variety of lenses-from still lenses to PL mount. For the money it's a great tool. It's design crowds the matte box a little on some lenses, but the controller is reversible, provided you don't mind reversing near focus and infinity control. The rubber friction wheel works especially well with every lens, even B4 lenses with different gears than the provided .8 pitch gear. I had to soak the .8 gear's set screw with penetrating fluid for a couple days to get the locktite to break loose.
    Date published: 2014-11-12
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from does not work well with Fuji 18-55mm Cine lens A really well made follow focus system, unfortunately it does not work well with the Fuji 18-55mm Cine lens. The gear wheel is a little small, and or the base is a little wide, either way the red locking lever on the top portion hits the rod base preventing it from fully locking with the Fuji 18-55mm Cine lens. It came loose a number of times while in use.
    Date published: 2018-06-19
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Its the worst product, dont buy it! Ive bought this product thinking that would be awesome, mainly because of its price. Nevertheless, when i tried to put it on the 15mm rods of my mount shoulder, it did not fit on it. So, the screws started to drop as well. I want my refund.
    Date published: 2012-09-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Going semi-pro with style! The construction is solid and is perfectly fit on 15mm bars. I haven't use the gear yet, but I worked a full day only with the friction follow-focus and it worked great with my 60D and both Canon 24-105mm and Sigma 30mm. I'd recommend it!
    Date published: 2013-04-24
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