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    Default DIY Follow Focus System for Canon HV20/30/40

    Hi, everyone. this is my latest DIY project. I call it FF234. It's a Follow Focus system for Canon HV20, 30 and 40.





    This is a must have tool for all HVXX user's. Say goodbye to the focusing issue of HVXX cameras.
    It is made of aluminum and plastic. It’s very lightweight and most important, mounting it to the camera is very easy and you don’t need to take off your wide angle lenses or your lens hood or ... from your camera. The white disk will allow jotting down marks.
    There are two ball bearings used for smooth function of the unit. I am actually thinking of making and selling this. So if any one is interested please let me know.



    Please let me know what you think about it. Thank you
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    I interested in one....looks like a great idea....what would cost be...thanks!

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    Nice & cool DIY work!
    Do you plan to sell them?
    I DO IT BECAUSE I CAN. I CAN BECAUSE I WANT TO. I WANT TO BECAUSE YOU SAID I COULDN'T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by royalslammer View Post
    I interested in one....looks like a great idea....what would cost be...thanks!
    Thank you for your interest. it's US$29.90 + shipping. I will let you know when it going to be ready. Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by drapeama View Post
    Nice & cool DIY work!
    Do you plan to sell them?
    Thank you drapeama, Yes I will make and sell this, since it's working realy good for me.

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    cool stuff!

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    Nice design !

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    Great - are you going to set up an eBay store or something?
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    This FF is beautiful, simple, genius.

    Question: How many rotations of the knob for full focus range?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SenorKaffee View Post
    Great - are you going to set up an eBay store or something?
    I'm pretty sure he'll be out of stock only with pre-orders!
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    I need it !
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    I'm interested. Write my name down for a pre-order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SenorKaffee View Post
    Great - are you going to set up an eBay store or something?
    Thank you, I’m in production process now. After production I will think about how I’m going to sell them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khaver View Post
    This FF is beautiful, simple, genius.

    Question: How many rotations of the knob for full focus range?
    Thank you Khaver. You need only half rotation of the knob or littel more .

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    When you start selling these, sign me up for one from the first batch.

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    Very nice:-)
    Please sign me in.

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    Any updates?

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    Very interested, great design. Let me know when you have one for sale, please!

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    Sorry guys. Iwas very busy with my work. but now i'm continuing working on them and it should be ready by end of next week.
    Thank you for your patience.

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    The only thing I'm concerned about is this:

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    As you can see from the picture and the demo video, that attachment looks
    very flimsy... would be bad if it breaks off in the middle of a shoot. Other than
    that, the wheel looks fairly stable from what I can see in the video. I don't like
    how it is angled downwards, but that's because of the HVxx's focus knob placement.

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    Actually that joint is very strong and I’m not worried about that. Because I have used a small nail which is heated and attach the aluminum part to the plastic part. On top of that I have used epoxy adhesive all around that part. The epoxy adhesive on that part Looks a bit rough, but don’t forget this is all hand made DIY. I will try my best to give it a good finishing look.

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    I'll buy one!

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    Put down my name on the list, this thing looks great. I've been thinking of making one myself, but your design outmatches anything I've thought of :P
    One question; Will you be shipping worldwide? I live in Sweden.

    Can't wait!

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    I am also interested in one if you can send it to Austria!

    please put me on your list!

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    Sold, American! Please put me on the list as well.

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