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Follow Focus for 15mm light weight rods.

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  • Closed: Thu 5 Apr 2012, 12:04 am
Listing #: 461925645
This Chinese made FF (jinfinance, RJ) is basically new but I have been fiddling a bit trying to configure it with my system. I'm selling because I can't easily adapt it to my 16mm camera. There is very little space available on the rods and I need to find a FF with a narrow clamping block.

I imported the FF from China. It may have some of the same manufactured parts as the one John Chalmers sells.

The gearbox body and clamp are aluminum . The shafts have ball bearings. The clamp thumb screw head is aluminum. The focus knob and marker disk are plastic, screwed to an aluminum disk.

I checked inside the gearbox and the gears are nicely machined metal. The plastic drive gear with integral shaft fits into the front or back of the gearbox. The little shaft is forked and fits around a pin inside the gearbox. When the drive gear is fitted, if there is backlash I remove it, rotate 180 degrees and refit it and the backlash is gone. Maybe a fraction of a degree is left.

(Added note: That sounded complicated. The drive gear just clicks into the gearbox. You can shift it from one side of the gearbox to the other in a few seconds.)

The drive gear and two flexi lens gears are standard 0.8 cine pitch

The feel of this FF is quite smooth and positive. Really good for the price. I think there are some more expensive ones that don't feel this good.

Whips and cranks to fit this are available from China.

I made an extension for the main shaft so you can choose to have the focus knob sit further out from the camera. If you use that you need to put your focus marks on the lens. I also added an extra grub screw on the focus knob.

The second photo shows the FF with the extension shaft fitted.

Comes with two unused flexi gears.
Will ship in the original packaging.

Any questions, just ask.

Shipping details

  • $6.30  Tracked NZ Post
  • $9.30  Tracked NZ Post rural
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Auckland City, Auckland, NZ

Payment details

  • NZ bank deposit
  • Cash

About the seller

viznz2 (69 69 positive feedback)
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Closes: Thu 5 Apr, 12:04 am. 2012