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What is in the Camera Bag for HDSLR Video?

What is in the Camera Bag for HDSLR Video?What is inside your camera bag for a video shoot? Here is a peek inside my camera bag before I head out to do some lens testing (Takumar vs. Canon) on a cold day. I am traveling on foot and thought you may find it interesting what I chose to include in my bag for this outing.

What is in your bag when you are headed out to do video? Share your recommended gear in the comments area below.

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Canon 50mm f/1.8 Follow Focus – Nifty Fifty Follow Focus – Version 2.0

Canon 50mm F/1.8 LensOne of the first lenses a DSLR video shooter usually purchases is the Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens. The main reason is price as the 50mm f/1.8 lens is around $200 less than its closest relative the Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens. However, do not let the low price fool you, the Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens (aka “Nifty Fifty”) is a solid performer, has great optics and provides excellent results for video. The main problem with the lens is the small focus ring. Not only is the focus ring very small, it is also tapers toward the front making it nearly impossible to attach any follow focus. Notice I said nearly impossible.

Awhile back we developed a follow focus solution for Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens, and while it works pretty well, I was never quite satisfied with the way marking focus points worked out. With that in mind, we went back to the drawing board and came up with a new Main Focus Arrow that is specifically designed to clip over the stainless steel handle and step up to the focus marker strap on the 50mm f/1.8 lens.

Here is a video detailing how Version 2.0 of the Canon 50mm f/1.8 Follow Focus works.

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Focus Handles, Lens Handles and Zoom Handles: Not just for DSLRs

Many video shooters still do not realize the benefits of having a handle to help with focusing and zooming while recording video. Our premier product, the DSLR Follow Focus was initially developed to give DSLR video professionals an inexpensive on-the-go follow focus and rack focus option. However, over the past year, users are discovering just how nice it is to have a focus handle or zoom handle in their camera bag and are reaching for the DSLR Follow Focus time and again.

Focus Handles, Lens Handles, Zoom Handles: Four sizes

Well, the secret is out! We now offer the DSLR Focus Handle separately from the other accessories and video professionals from all over the world are using our handles on many different cameras and lenses to assist with focusing and zooming. Whether it is on a Sony PMW-EX3, Sony PMW-F3, Canon C-300 or Canon 5d Mark III using lenses such as Fujinon zoom, Zeiss Super Speeds, Canon L lenses, or Nikon Nikkor lenses, the DSLR Focus Handle is a fantastic option for a multitude of professionals.

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Photo credit: Kelly McClure, Creative Monkey Photo

Many electronic news gathering (ENG) organizations find the DSLR Follow Focus especially useful for field work when traveling light is an absolute necessity. In addition, documentary filmmakers have told us how much they appreciate our product, noting that the best follow focus is one you have with you.



Photo credits: Joseph Friedman, Director of Photography

Starting at just $30 the DSLR Focus Handle is available now in four different sizes with custom sizes available by request. Check out the list of lenses the DSLR Focus Handle fits or measure your lens to determine what size you need.

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DSLR Follow Focus Handle for Canon 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens

We have just developed a special DSLR Follow Focus Handle for the Canon 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake lens. The new handle is available now, although initial quantity will be limited.

You can check out a short video demonstration below.

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Under 50 Dollar Follow Focus Now Available

DSLR Follow Focus HandleIn response to customer requests, the DSLR Follow Focus Handle is now available for purchase separately in any size and quantity for only $30 each.

In addition, you can purchase the DSLR Follow Focus Accessory Pack separately. Now you can build your own kit with exactly the components you need.

DSLR Follow Focus AccessoriesWe truly appreciate the input and thoughts from all the DSLR Follow Focus users around the world. Thank you! We hope these new additions make deciding what you need even easier.

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