ZERO – The Follow Focus Gear With No Stops
And it is Beautifully Designed too.
I normally try not to pimp out kickstarters too much, but we all have stills glass that we use on our cameras. I love my old vintage lenses and want to use them on a shoot if there is a look I know I can achieve simply by switching glass. (The AC hates it, but they can eat it) We usually just had a bag of those clamp on style gears which have a hard stop by design.
A real pain in the ass if you have a lens with a large degree of rotation. The ZERO will also install a lot quicker. Here is their description:
The highlight feature of Zero is our patent-pending universal sizing mechanism. Our clever design utilizes a scissor-like action that extends the grip pads toward the center of the ring. With a simple quarter-turn of the front half, the gripping arms reach inward to fit any lens diameter. The system features an intuitive, patent-pending tension system that allows for the front ring to continue rotating once the grip pads make contact with the lens. This preloads the system to ensure a secure fit.
But with an MSRP of $350 I’d say it’s a no go. You’d be batshit crazy to pay that much retail for this. I’d sooner glue a FF gear to my lens with about $5.99 of superglue
If you like, donate to their kickstarter here.