Kadir from edelkrone gave us a tour through their product line-up at NAB 2012 (LINK).
One of the products we saw was the Focus One which introduced a very nice design idea:
The marker is not facing sideways, but towards the camera operator. Very useful indeed for all those one man band shooters out there. I’m sure most of you do that: use a follow focus without a focus puller. In a way that’s weird, but I guess it’s less weird with the Focus One and the new Focus One Pro.
The Focus One Pro is priced very competitive at $289. That’s a pretty low price for a follow focus and if it’s just half as precise as edelkrone says then it’s a product worth getting noticed.
So what’s the difference between Focus One and Focus One Pro?
It looks like the Pro version has two adjustment screws. One for the know and one for the tiny gear on top. The tiny gear on top is a reverse gear. So if you use Nikon lenses but are used to Canon there’s now a very easy way to switch between forward and reverse direction by simply getting the tiny gear in or out of the way of your lens gear. Inventive!
Shipping begins on July 9th: edelkrone.com