Last year NAB 2014 Aputure showed off an entirely new and innovative Wireless Remote Follow Focus system. It looks like a basic lens adapter to add a Canon EF (autofocus lens) to a Micro Four Thirds or Sony E-Mount camera, but this lens adapter has enough communication with the EF Lens that it can drive it's focus motors, change aperture, and also send back the focal distance to the wireless remote.
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The Aputure DEC Remote can also Start / Stop video on certain cameras, and A/B focus points can be set to rack from one focus point to another. If you're familiar with traditional Wireless Follow Focus systems it typically requires a set of 15mm Rods, a Focus Motor, Lens Gears, Battery Pack, and Wireless Receiver. The Aputure DEC eliminates all of that extra gear into just a simple lens adapter which makes it perfect for small camera systems on small stabilizers (steadicams) and Gimbal Stabilizers.
It's been a year since it's been introduced, and what I thought was a lost idea is actually becoming reality. The product is still not available to purchase, but right now I have in possession a couple of prototypes to test out. I'm super excited about this, comments?
@aputurephoto #DEC Lens Adapters for Sony E-Mount and MFT may be the most innovative and game changing product of 2015. What is it? It's a lens adapter that communicates to Canon EF, control iris, and control FOCUS with a wireless remote! No external FF motors, no 15mm Rods, no external batteries, no Wireless Receivers, no lens gears. Everything you need to remotely focus a Canon EF lens is built into this self powered Lens Adapter! #aputure #dec #wirelessfollowfocus #sony #GH4 #prototype ™@mrcheesycam