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Gear Reviews

Kickstarter Highlight: The Focus Buddy

By Anthony Thurston on April 22nd 2013

Today I came across a video on Youtube featuring this neat follow focus system that is currently on Kickstarter with about 7 days to go. The “Focus Buddy” is hoping to get $2999 in backing within the next 7 days, it’s currently about 1/3 of the way there. So if you like what you see make sure to head over and give your support.

One of the things about the Focus Buddy that I like is its simplicity. Simply attach a rubber band to your lens, and then attach the Focus Buddy to your camera and adjust it to hit the rubber band on your lens. Simple yet effective, and should work on lenses up to 150mm. Checkout the videos below to get a good look at this system and how it performs.

It’s looking like the system is going to retail at around $79.99 if it makes it through Kickstarter. Not a bad price considering the price of some DSLR follow focus systems out there. Make sure to head over to Kickstarter and show your support.

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

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  1. Gip Gippie

    Old idea had this for a while now but still http://www.flickr.com/photos/gipukan/6893003591/in/photostream/

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