Photographers searching for a simple way to wirelessly control both aperture and focus on their photographic hardware may be interested in a new wireless follow focus system which offers a 1000m range and has been created by a development team based in Germany.
follow X offers wireless control over focus and aperture and has this week launched via Kickstarter to raise the €50,000 the team requires to take their concept into production. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the features and functionality of follow X.
The development team behind follow X explain more about its inspiration and design:
Have you ever looked for an intelligent follow-focus system to control focus, aperture and camera-controls in only one device? Well now here it is! follow X is a new kind of follow focus with the ability to control focus, aperture and camera at the same time – wireless! But follow X is not only a manual follow focus – You can program focus-points and the follow X can drive the points automatically only with the push of one button.
The Focus Drive is a remotely digital driven motor mounting with the fitting lens-gear to the camera-lens. You control it by swiveling the rotating-knob on the transmitter. In this mode you can easily set the focus-point of the camera on whatever you want.
A special focus-mode is the Automatic Focus-Mode. If you have some focus points you want to repeat in any scenery you can program it simple with the rotating-knob and store the focus points by pushing a button. Then you switch to the Automatic Focus-Mode and push the buttons again. Magically the focus-drive moves the focus of the Lens to your stored focuspoints. During this automatic movement you can change the velocity by rotating the knob on the transmitter. In this case you can switch between the focus points quick or slow depending on your scenery.
Jump over to Kickstarter for more details on the new camera control system which has been created by EagleLive Systems based in Germany.
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