Nyrius Review and Demo
In a previous blog post I raved how much I was enjoying my new D|FOCUS Follow Focus V3. However, one of the bummers for me was not able to use my new focusing solution on my Canon T2i/550d, with Canon 50mm 1.4 lens and BATTERY GRIP, battery grip being the key word here. Thankfully, I wasn’t bummed out long, as David Aldrich, the man behind D|FOCUS Systems, noticed the need for a solution and is now producing the D|Riser!
Description for website:
“The D|Riser is a riser and offset block to raise the height of the standard D|Focus V3 gearbox. The D|Focus V3 has a low profile design for a light weight and space saving configuration but in some cases it may be necessary to raise the height of the D|Focus V3.
There are 2 sizes, both included in the package. The Short D|Riser is primarily for use with Zip style lens gears like those sold by Zacuto or Shoot35 with small diameter lenses. If you have a large diameter lens, like the Canon 70 – 200 f/2.8L and are using zip style lens gears, you will NOT need a D|Riser.
The Tall D|Riser is primarily for use with battery grips where the camera lens is much higher than the standard rail height of 85mm.
The Short D|Riser may also help in certain configurations when using the D|Mount.”
It took a bit of fiddling, but after about 10 minutes, I was satisfied with the install and seems the Tall D|Riser worked best for my camera configuration. Once I screwed everything in and put in position, the D|Focus is solid and I am confident it will stay in place. The follow focus still functions as expected, smooth and responsive.
Below are some really craptastic pics I took with a point-and-shoot, but I hope you are able to get the idea.