Nikon Working on Preset Focus Pulls for Future Cameras

A recently published Nikon patent application shows that Nikon is working on implementing programmed focus pulls in video-capable cameras.

Essentially, the patent application describes the process of setting a starting focus point on the camera’s LCD and then an ending focus point.  The camera will then automatically (and smoothly) rack focus between the two points as you record video. [Read more...]

DIY Wooden HDDSLR Shoulder Rig With Follow Focus

DIY DSLR Wooden Shoulder Rig from Jonathan Clifford Bergqvist on Vimeo.

I’ve seen some clever DIY setups for HDDSLR rigs and focus pullers; however, Jonathan Bergqvist’s wooden rendition for his Canon 7D in the above video takes the cake. The integrated focus puller on the left handle is really a nice touch.

[Vimeo via Crunchgear]