DIY Video and Photography Projects

Varavon New Follow Focus – Two Hard Stops
January 3, 2012






Varavon has posted more images of their latest follow focus system with two adjustable hard stops and reversible gear. A quick release type clamp to 15mm rods. Along with the FF, they also offer ‘Short Rod Plus’ and ‘Short Rod Slim’ 15mm base rod sets. Varavon seems to have good integration with their existing products […]






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TrusMT Ultimate Cage Video Review
December 31, 2011






An excellent review and closer look at the TrusMT Ultimate Cage with HDMI Locking plate from Vimeo member HDSLR GEAR. [Thanks Joel]. Other TrusMT equipment such as Shoulder Rigs, Follow Focus systems, and Matte Boxes can all be found on their online eBay store (click here). TrusMT DSLR Cage, Shoulder Rigs, Follow Focus, Matte Box […]






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TrusMT Follow Focus Review
October 21, 2011






Here’s a closer look at the TrusMT DSLR Follow Focus from Vimeo member HDSLR EQUIPMENT REVIEWS [Thanks Joel]. Looks like a solid build with adjustable hard stops, comes with different sized lens gears, an additional focus gear (possibly different pitch size), and the new version is designed with a better quick release 15mm clamp. You […]






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IndiSystem AIRsupport DSLR Video Rig Follow Focus
September 15, 2011






Description: Light, rugged, versatile and that doesn’t factor in the price or quality. A multi-position hand-held, shotgun-style/shoulder mount rig, with thumb controlled follow focus and durable No-Drop French Flag matte-box Includes: 12″ Carbon fiber rods Height adjustable camera block Shoulder-mount/shot-gun brace Front adjustable handles Thumb controlled friction follow focus Matte box w/ No-Drop French Flag(TM) […]






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Skier DSLR Equipment Videos
September 14, 2011






Here’s a couple of quality videos from Vimeo member FilmCyfrowy showcasing some Skier DSLR Video equipment. Skier is fairly new and is still building up their product line. They have an unusual cage-like design that wraps over the camera lens, a Follow Focus, ViewFinder, Small Transformer rig, and a Merlin-like stabilizer which seems to perform […]






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Gini Follow Focus – Almost Complete
August 14, 2011






Well Gini is definitely all ears and listening to feedback. Here’s a look at a more complete Gini Follow Focus. All things black anodized, magnetic marking disc holders. Still lacks a pointer and packaged lens gear, but obviously something that anyone can add on. Shipping prices have also come back down from the $150+, so […]






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First look Fotga Follow Focus
July 26, 2011






A quick look around the budget Fotga Follow Focus. This was another one shared on this blog just a few weeks back which has a ‘riser’ design to make sure it can always hit the lens gear. Sometimes using smaller diameter lenses or tall Battery grips will render some FF’s useless. This is not a […]






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Budget Follow Focus Review
June 20, 2011






A few hands have received the Budget Follow focus and it looks awesome! You can find one review here: http://cheesycam.com/budget-follow-focus-reviewed-again/ DSLR Follow Focus with Lens Gear Remember that you’ll still require a set of 15mm rods to mount, so take advantage of those Gini auctions. I’m guessing with the popularity of this new FF, even […]






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