Clone Central – India

Wow, the store front really expanded for this tiny eBay seller. I've had my eye on them for a while now as they had a few interesting items. Today they just really loaded up with a bunch of new items. Two of them are some serious clones. First most interesting item is the 'mysterious' clone of a Cinevate Carbon system. I posted the article here: and not more than a few hours later, they removed all postings. Looks like 'The Man' got to them. Well it's back so we'll see how long it can stay online this time around (i'm betting the Man will shut them down after this post)

find-price-button Video Camera Slider Carbon Dolly Clone

Second on the list. Well well's a Clone after my own design, another SpiderTrax dolly. This one doesn't look very good and shipping makes it more expensive than the Konova clone. Konova's design seems to be more polished, and this one looks exactly like another home made overpriced knock-off. Yeah get yourself a Konova dolly if you really need one.

SpiderTrax Dolly
find-price-button Video Camera Rotating Skater Dolly Clone

Third up, this one goes out to the boys in Blue. It's been said that the Blue accented Follow Focus was based on a Huco gearbox, and so is this one. This DSLR Follow Focus clone for standard Rail mounts come with flex gear, speed crank, whip, yadda yadda yadda. You can get more info via the links. At this price, you might still be better off going with ikan's latest Follow Focus system.

find-price-button DSLR Follow Focus Huco Gearbox Clone

8 thoughts on “Clone Central – India

  1. I get some the intricacies involved but still, the price is way up there. this is where I wish i knew how to make these kind of things so i wouldn't have to pay so much. This is something I'm working on, started with something simple (spidertrax) and now trying to find the next easiest thing to do :)

  2. Emm

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    @Olivier Bonin - Correct. Sliding the follow focus unit toward the side of any size lens will eventually make contact.

  3. @Olivier Bonin

    If it's most on-rails follow focus systems, the adjustment knob at the bottom will allow you to loosen not only the rod holes, but also a horizontal sliding mechanism that will let you slide the small gear left and right to meet up with the lens gear.

  4. Emm

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    @Abe - The Cinevate stuff is very well made, way better than the blue stuff I've used. I think you actually have to see a Cinevate one to know how much actual machining and plating needs to be done to assemble one. Quite intricate.

  5. the prices for these "clones" are almost as much as the real ones. I really don't get where companies get off charging so much for products that are literally made for a few bucks. Something about paying $1200 for a follow focus from Cinevate that looks like a factory made and put together for maybe $15, just rubs me the wrong way.

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