We are happy to announce that FocusMaker is now available at B&H photo in New York!
You can also get it online here: www.bhphoto.com
We had a great chance to play with some interesting cars and cool cameras.
This is sort of the behind the scenes from the testing of Nikon 7100 that photographer Mark Trustrup made.
Did you know…
– that you can stow away the handle on the Ruler in this neat way, when you are not using your FocusMaker?
A few users have mentioned that the handle will flex if you pull focus fast.
This is indeed intentionally, as we believe it is a great help to prevent camera shake – particularly when you approach an end stop. However you can always choose to grab it further away from the end in order to reduce the flex. You can even grab the Ruler as a steering wheel if you have a solid stable tripod or if you e.g. are using a shoulder rig.
But if you operate the handle gently from the end – you can pull the smoothest focus from almost any flimsy tripod…
Fits nicely on a Voigtlaender 40mm/f2.0 on a Canon 600D.
The FocusMaker just feels like a quality swiss safe lock on those well built manual lenses…
Also older Nikkor AI Manual lenses have a great feel – they do not come as nice anymore…
Did you know….
That the FocusMaker Sight also engages as a neat little focus lock that might come handy?
Just flip a clip into the sight like this, or pull back the sight just a little to flip it in:
Jeff Brown, creative director from www.superyachtmedia.com has sent us these nice images and kind words:
“After receiving the focusMaker, I was impressed with it’s simplistic design. And for me every inch of space in my camera bag essential due to the world travel I have to do with a lot of equipment, so this addition to my kit took up no extra space, it lies perfectly flat! It takes about a minute to rig it up, and does a great job of setting the focus points in a matter of seconds. I have used a few rigs, and this is by far the easiest to carry and rig quickly when time is against you. I look forward to using it on more shoots in 2013
Jeff Brown, Creative Director, Superyacht Media”
Nice setup – would be awesome to see the FocusMaker in play along with that 240fps feature on the FS700…
A few of our customers have experienced problems
reading the instruction slides in some outdated browsers.
As a help we have compiled this little one pager manual.
If you like, you can even print it out (without margins) and fold it up. Manual Focus Guide
But honestly, save your ink – we dont think that you will ever need it after trying the FocusMaker just once.
Here is also an alternative that reads nicely on your smartphone. Manual Focus Guide_mobile
We have added a page with Lens Notes.
It might clarify the situation around most of the questions we have received lately.
We are planning to collect articles and reviews from the web on this dedicated page: PRESS