Announced today is a new unique Vocas MFC-3 follow focus system with no transmission between the focus knob and the drive gear making it 100% playless! The system is designed to support a range of cameras such as Canon EOS 5D, Panasonic GH5, AU-EVA1, and more.
The elimination of internal gears in the follow focus system MFC-3 makes it a much more direct drive by removing any differences in motions going in and going out, making it 100% playless.
This design also results in the MFC-3 having a 1:1 'transmission' ratio making it ideal for lenses with a small focus throw such as DSLR lenses and smaller cameras with integrated lenses. Additionally, because of the elimination of internal gears the lifespan of the product is increased dramatically.
The unique shape of the drive gear teeth is what makes this all possible. These specially shaped teeth can push the gear ring of the lens up or down when rotating the focus knob the same way a camera operator is used to.
There are 2 versions of the Vocas MFC-3 Follow Focus system, the standard version and the F version. The MFC-3F has one additional feature over the standard version, namely it has an adjustable friction build in. Rotating the red dial on the focus knob allows you to fine tune the internal friction of the MFC-3F to your own preference.
The follow focus is angled slightly downwards for more comfort and can be rotated horizontally to a certain extent to make operating it even more ergonomic.
Designed with reversible rotation direction that can be easily performed when you move the follow focus forward and backwards to let the gear grip the lens on the left or right side of the drive gear.
The follow focus systems MFC-3 and MFC-3F can be paired with a palm support accessory that makes it possible to focus the lens and support the camera at the same time.
Also available is the rosette accessory that supports right side of the MFC-3 15 mm bracket, which allows you to mount a handgrip on the same bracket
The new Vocas MFC-3 Follow Focus systems will be on display at this year's IBC show on Vocas stand 12.D56. Head on over to vocas.com for more information.