Vocas has announced a new 5-axis diopter holder. Offering up precise positioning control of varied diopter lenses.
There is quite the variety of types of diopters now available – standard, split field, strip, letter box, effects vary from simply reducing the focus distance of your lens, to offering specific or split focus within your frame.
The Vocas 5-axis diopter holder enables you to have more control over these filters, offering up adjustment for pitch, roll, yaw, vertical and horizontal shift.
Each axis can be controlled independently and accurately; you can precise dial in your desired position of your diopter filter.
The Vocas 5-axis Diopter Holder has built in 15mm compact rod support, but will ship with a 19mm adaptor also. It also has a thread on the top for mounting accessories.
It will work with any 138mm round filter, the industry-standard format for diopter filters.
It’s a specialist bit of kit for sure, but one that will find more than one use.
Macro DP/photographers will enjoy the refined control you now get with close up lenses.
Of course there is the traditional use of split diopters (and now any combination in-between) where foreground and background elements of your frame remain in focus (Spielberg’s Jaws being a classic example).
You can also use them in perhaps a less-conventionally-considered way in creating interesting foreground detail elements; utilizing the fact there’s a nice chunk of light refracting glass in front of your lens.
If you are heading to CineGear later in the week, the 5-axis Diopter Holder will be will be there for you to check out. We’ll take a look at it in one of our site videos.
What do you think about it? Let us know in the comments below.