Final Hours for the Balance Counterweight on Kickstarter
Only a few hours left to get your Balance counterweight on Kickstarter!
Julian Konczak, theinteractiveforest.com, shared this beautiful video which explores the depth of the forest using a shallow depth... Read more
Help Us Create the Balance Counterweight for FocusShifter
On a previous update, we previewed the Balance counterweight to keep FocusShifter steady on lenses that have a loose focus ring. Based on the positive feedback, we've launched a Kickstarter... Read more
Review your FocusShifter!
Hope the FocusShifting is going awesome! FocusShifters are now being sold on Amazon. We'd love to see some more reviews on Amazon about your experience with FocusShifter.
http://www.amazon.com/FocusShifter-DSLR-Follow-Focus-Rack/dp/B00AOFOFZM/ref=cm_rdp_product... Read more
Do You Need a Balance Counterweight for FocusShifter?
Happy Holidays to Everyone!
Even though it's not a problem on most lenses, there are some lenses that have a very loose focus ring, and gravity will pull the FocusShifter... Read more
Webstore Error and Order Options
A number of you have told us that you've tried to place an order on the webstore using the coupon (http://www.focusshifter.com/follow-focus-dslr/buy/ and use coupon code 15FOCUSSHIFTER), only to get an... Read more
15% Off FocusShifter Follow Focus for the Holidays
I hope that you're all enjoying your FocusShifters, and how much easier they've made your life... well, at least how much easier they've made pulling focus on your DSLR. As... Read more
Show us your Shifters
As you receive your FocusShifters and start using them, we'd love to see pictures and video that you've taken with FocusShifter (and of FocusShifter).We're compiling a library of images... Read more
Attaching FocusShifter to the Canon 50mm f/1.8 Lens
The Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens is a popular lens, but it's focus ring is a pain to attach to due to it being narrow, and angled. If the focus ring,... Read more
White Arrow vs Shipping Shedule
In an effort to ship to everyone as quickly as possible, we did not have time to paint the arrow on the Focus Shifter white. It would have delayed shipping... Read more
Shipments and Instructions
The parts arrived from the injection molder on Friday 21st, and last week we started assembling, packaging, and shipping furiously. You will recieve a confirmation email when we ship a... Read more
For those who increased their pledges for an extra Shifter Set:
As you fill out the surveys, I've received a few questions from those of you who increased their pledge for an extra Shifter set. We didn't ask about that, because... Read more
Look out for Surveys on Monday, and shipping to begin next week.
The injection molder, Seaway, has stepped up and prioritized the production of our parts, and says that they are currently in production and scheduled to arrive next week. Two rounds... Read more
Sample Production FocusShifter Parts
On Monday 8/20/2012, I visited Seaway ( http://www.seawayplastics.com/ ), the injection molder in Florida. (Jake and Mark were not able to make the trip, so I was left without my cameraman and... Read more
Marker Board Production and Powdercoating
The marker boards, used for both soft and hard focus stops are made of aluminum, and then powder coated in 2 colors.
The raw material are bars of aluminum. Surprisingly,... Read more
Marker Boards, before powdercoating
The marker boards are flying off the mill. Here are some pictures of the aluminum marker boards hot off the milling machine before being sent to powdercoating. Prior to powdercoating,... Read more
Focus Shifter Graphic Artwork
The Sharpie Master, aka Mark, put permanent ink to paper to celebrate the final few hours of the Kickstarter. He sketched some awesome designs for the graphic artwork. Just a 3 hours... Read more
Music Video Shoot and Interview with Backer Dustin Blake
Dustin Blake of Indy Productions is an Atlanta backer of the Focus Shifter on Kickstarter. We didn't know Dustin or his crew before he backed the project, but he was... Read more
Stretch Goal $30k - Custom Carrying Case - 1 Week Left!
This was mentioned in the first update, but that was many, many backers ago. If we reach $30,000, we'll be sending out the Lens/Focus Shifter in a cool, custom, semi-hard... Read more
Lens Diameter Size Range
We've had quite a few questions about whether the Lens/Focus Shifter will fit a specific lens, because there's some confusion with the numbers that are written on the lens, and... Read more
Hard Focus Stops
Ideas are for sharing
We headed out last night to try the hard stop clips that VHF and John Ungar suggested.
Good idea! it works flawlessly. The clips make it easy to set the... Read more
Thanks for the excellent support. We appreciate your passion, a key ingredient to both art and innovation. So far 219 people have brought us to over 30% of our goal. To say... Read more
Which do you think is better, Focus Shifter, or Focushifter?
I haven't seen any votes yet for Lens Shifter, so I'm hopeful that Focus Shifter will be the name of choice. Lets just hope that didn't jinx it just now.... Read more
THANK YOU for spreading the word
We are doing great at 20% thanks to all of our support. Help us keep this train moving by liking the lens/focus shifter on facebook and sharing it with your... Read more
24 Hrs of Focus Shifting
Hello Awesome Backers,
Thank you greatly for your support in the first 24hrs of this race to fund the Lens/Focus Shifter. With your pledges we are already at 12% of... Read more