Superb budget lens gears

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Sam Morgan Moore has gone and made a superb product that pretty much all of you should snap up right now. Lens gears for follow focuses and for just having on your lenses to help get grip for hand focusing.

They are based on the simple premise of zip ties. You have the gear then a zip tie locks it onto the lens and you cut the excess zip tie off and hey presto a solid focus gear that stays on your lens always. Oh, and the best thing is…it’s cheap…£30 for 4 in the UK, $45 for 4 in the US…

redThey can also be bought from Wide Open Camera and are available there in red too! 

HIR Zip Tie Focus Gear from Sam Morgan Moore on Vimeo.

 

It’s a simple idea perfectly executed. They are really well made and work perfectly. Good job Sam.

 

 

14 comments

  1. I have a set of these from the beta phase.

    all I can say is they are utter genius.

    Fits well with the D|Focus.

    Currently have the Large gear mounted on the 24-105 lens and it just works a treat.

    Get ’em while you can I’d say

  2. These quick zip ties are fantastic! I can keep them on all my lens and pack them into my think tank bag and pull them out ready for use. I have the redrock version which are also great but bulky, and they need to be removed each time.

    These quick zip ties work with the Redrock Micro Follow Focus very well.

    They are also great for photography and reference focus points for video when you don’t have time to set up.

    It’s nice to have both options for sure!

    I ordered mine from Stu at Robert White Photographic Ltd,

    http://www.robertwhite.co.uk or Stu@robertwhite.co.uk

    The service was impeccable! You will not be disappointed!

    Thank you Stu!

    And thanks again philip for suggesting great options on your site.

  3. Hi, You mentioned that these are quite cheap but how’s the quality? Does it stand up to something that’s a little more expensive?

    I buy all of my gear from http://www.fastforwardtime.co.uk. I picked up some of their gear rings a couple of months ago and they’re great! They have replacement gears too and a bunch of different follow focus units.

    Personally, I like their stuff because it’s affordable and really great quality.

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