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Old Jun 29, 2010, 1:06 PM   #1
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This past weekend, I rented a Red Rock Micro Captain Stubling. It is a support rig that includes a follow focus. A follow focus allows me to record video and adjust focus without having to grab the focus ring, something that would induce lots of shake. Instead, there's a knob attached to a gear, and a gear ring is strapped onto the focus ring. I went to a local rose garden with the K-7 and T2i, and recorded some test footage to see what I could do with this thing. On the K-7, I used the DA* 16-50, usually at 50mm and between f/2.8 to f/5.6.

Here's the test footage, available in 3 flavors!

YouTube: http://youtu.be/otU46DiIvYs?hd=1
Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/12937775
Flickr: http://flic.kr/p/8emy2r

What's my opinon of the Captain Stubling? I better start saving up the pennies to buy this thing...

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Old Jun 29, 2010, 2:01 PM   #2
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Jason, as an old school videographer I can certainly appreciate the problems associated with focusing and zooming in and out, not to mention camera shake while hand (or in my case shoulder) holding a video cam. The video I saw on youtube is excellent! Very smooth and professionally done. You deserve two thumbs up.
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Old Jul 1, 2010, 4:37 AM   #3
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wow, never heard of it, but the results look/are magnificent.

can understand why you like it, just glad I only have the k20 otherwise I had again something to add to my ever expanding wish-list.
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Very nice! I had no idea what it was until you posted this - I can see how someone who does a lot of video would love it.
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Old Jul 2, 2010, 1:13 AM   #5
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I loved your short video clip and had never even heard of this item before now and immediately went to check it out. I can see what a huge difference it makes. Thanks for posting !
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