The Tilta Pocket Follow Focus improves on the design of the Mini Follow Focus and is constructed with a new composite material that is claimed to greatly improve the mechanics of the system while still keeping it lightweight and compact.
Mechanical Follow Focus systems used to be quite expensive back in the day, but there is now a plethora of affordable options available, including this one from Tilta.
This single rod based system mounts via a 15mm rod and is compatible with lens gears of various sizes.
The interchangeable gears allow you to use lenses with different-sized focus ring gears and the kit includes a 0.8mm pitched gear which will be compatible with most cinema lenses or the included Photographic Lens Follow Focus Gear Ring. Additional sizes will be available in the near future.
The unit supports 360 degrees of rotation and features a new quick release hard stop system that allows you to set a limited range in order to quickly pull focus between two specific distances.
The locking system then allows you to engage or disengage the hard stop limits without needing to remove them and losing their position.
The focus wheel features a fluid damping system that mimics the feel of the lens itself and helps with precise focusing.
The magnetic marking discs can be used to mark different focus distances and can be easily swapped as needed.
The follow focus is compatible with standard sized focus whips and cranks.
What do you get?
Above you can see what is included in the kit.
Price & Availability
The Tilta Pocket Follow Focus is now available to pre-order for $62.10 USD, which is a 10% discount if you place an order before the 5th of September. It is scheduled to start shipping in 2 weeks time.
$62.10 USD is not a lot of money to pay for a follow focus and if you are looking for one, this looks to be a good option.