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. Continue reading
I got back from lunch this afternoon, and to my great surprise, a box from Jag35.com was waiting for me on my desk. Inside was David Aldrich’s latest version of his D|Focus, follow focus system.
I currently do not use rods or a cage, so I also ordered the D|Mount, which will allow me to attach directly to my CanonT2i/550D. I quickly unboxed both items and placed on my camera. Looks like there are several different ways to configure, in the pictures below is one way I have found, (please let me know if you come up with something better).
via email – Hi Rod,I’m new to DSLR photography and video. I bought the 550D/T2i for its great capabilities for the price — and for its video capability.
I learned quickly that, while you can get amazing depth of view, it also requires a lot of manual focusing (something I’m still getting used to). I’ve found it quite cumbersome to stay focused on subjects that are moving (like my 1 year old son). I noticed in some of your shots in your monopod/tripod post that you have some sort of extended ring around your lens. What is that thing called? Do you have any recommendations? (I was looking at http://www.indisystem.com/products/snap_gears) Do you have to get one specifically for each lens? Are they expensive? Does it make a big difference? Best Regards! -Jeff