An extra tiny follow focus that's backlash free and guacamole smooth.
Hondo Garage launched the $50 Follow Focus on Kickstarter three years ago. It funded at more than 1000% of our goal and we've been making them ever since. This is the third revision of the original and it's better than ever.
Smooth and Precise
While it may be unconventional, our design eliminates backlash, letting you hit repeatable marks from either side of the marker. The mechanism incorporates replaceable teflon thrust washers so it's smooth, almost as if it were lubricated by guacamole. Because of these refinements, the $50 Dollar Follow Focus makes even the cheapest photo lenses focus smoothly.
Quality is in the Details
It's the small details that make a product a joy to use. That's why we added a repositionable handle that lets you quickly set a mark, or put the handle at your preferred position. We added user-adjustable friction. And we gave the handle a nice textured finish that feels exquisite on the fingertips. These details add up to a quality-made tool you'll enjoy using for a long time to come.
New Geared Version
We used to sell this with belts by default, which worked great for some and horribly for others depending on the setup. When we designed the fdff, affordable lens gears were difficult to find, but now they're very affordable, so there's no good reason to use belts. Because of this, we're now supplying the fdff with gears as the default configuration. The geared version will work great for all setups. You'll need a lens gear but if you don't have any, fear not!
The Hondo Garage Guarantee
When you buy something from us, you're getting a guarantee of happiness (with our products, at least) and support. We design and manufacture all of our stuff right here at our workshop in Bozeman, Montana. These are the best products we know how to make and we'll do all that we can to make sure you get the most out of them. Our rigs and follow focuses are being used right now all over the world and we think of our customers as part of the Hondo crew. If you have any questions, concerns, anecdotes, or suggestions about our gear, don't hesitate to contact us via your preferred medium. We look forward to having you on board.