The FocusMaker is a relatively inexpensive, universal tool that aids in accurately and repeatedly pulling focus when shooting video with your DSLR. Overall, the product is well-designed and certainly worthy of consideration if more expensive, fuller-featured follow-focus systems are simply unnecessary or not economically feasible.
The FocusMaker I received was a demo unit. Truth be told, I jumped at the opportunity to test the device as I had already considered purchasing the FocusMaker on several occasions.
The FocusMaker I received arrived in a logo carrying bag with the following components:
- (1) Ruler
- (1) Sight
- (2) Handles (red & blue)
- (6) Clip-on markers (3 red, 3 blue)
- (2) Elastic straps
- (1) Instruction booklet
The instruction booklet was very clear on how to set up and use the FocusMaker. That said, here's a quick rundown:
- Attach the Sight to a section of the lens just behind the focus ring using one of the elastic straps.
- Position your focus ring about halfway through its full focus travel. Mount the ruler on the focus ring with the graphics facing the camera with the second elastic strap.
- Attach the clips to the ruler at your desired focus points for focus pulling reference.
- Attach a handle on the Ruler to aid in comfortable focus pulling.
Replacement Cost $70