Introducing the new follow focus MFC-3
Cameras have become smaller, lighter and less expensive. The added gear has to be priced in relation, but we also have to keep the high quality that Vocas is known for. For this reason Vocas has developed a very unique follow focus that is totally different from all other follow focus systems currently in the market! Can you imagine a follow focus system that is 100% playless? The Vocas MFC-3 has no transmission between the focus knob and the drive gear, so we can guarantee a 100% playless follow focus! Read on to learn more about our newest innovation.
The unique feature of the new follow focus system MFC-3 is that the focus knob and drive gear consist of only one part, there is no transmission in the new MFC-3. This is a direct drive, and because of the elimination of internal gears, there can never be any difference in the motion going in and going out, making it 100% playless, Vocas can guarantee you that! 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 MFC-3, the standard version MFC-3 (0500-0030) and the F version. The MFC-3F (0500-0035) 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 preferencee.
This 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.
Reversible rotation direction
The rotation direction can also be reversed. This is easily done by moving the follow focus forward and backwards to let the gear grip the lens on the left or right side of the drive gear.
As with the highly successful Vocas MFC-2, a palm support accessory is available for the MFC-3. This palm support (0500-1330) makes it possible to focus the lens and support the camera at the same time! You no longer have to worry about your camera shaking when you switch from supporting your camera to operating the follow focus.
Want to support the camera on both sides without purchasing another bracket for it? We have a rosette accessory (0500-1335) for the right side of the MFC-3 15 mm bracket, which allows you to mount a handgrip on the same bracket.
The new follow focus systems MFC-3 and MFC-3F will be ready for shipping at the IBC show 2017 in Amsterdam, september 15 - 19.