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Header image for article At the Bench: Vocas MFC-2S Follow Focus System

At the Bench: Vocas MFC-2S Follow Focus System

The new MFC-2S follow focus from Vocas incorporates some ingenious capabilities while maintaining the signature Vocas design aesthetic.

The first thing that catches the eye is the wooden element below the focus handle. It is designed to act as a rest for the palm of your hand. Additionally, the swing arm can be positioned to act as a support post for the right hand while the left is used to pull focus. This is a great feature, considering that many of today's popular cameras are more-or-less cube-shaped. Another great feature is that the drive gear can be quickly and easily repositioned as a reverse gear. This is a huge help when using still lenses that have focus oriented in the opposite direction from cine lenses. Watch my video above for a tour of the focus unit and how it interfaces with a camera and a Zeiss compact prime.

Ian McCausland
Camera Technology Specialist, AbelCine LA

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