My Tilta Follow Focus just arrived. First impression? Very well machined piece of kit! Not as stiff as the TrusMT and that I like. The small thumb screw on the side of the follow focus acts like a break giving two damping levels. Open it feels like a free wheel. Great for cine lenses. Tightening the thumb screw gets you a nice soft damping. Interesting feature. Feels more like the a Chrosziel follow focus when the break is off. The Tilta follow focus has two hard stops that are set by two threaded pins. When you loosen the pin the stop can be adjusted. lock it in by tightening the pin. The pins need to be removed if you don’t want to use hard stops. I have a feeling I’m going to loose one of those.
At 1lb 4oz. the weight of the unit is heavier than the TrusMT. Not a deal breaker but it stands out. I don’t want anymore weight in the front off the camera if I can avoid it.
I like the rail mount design. The drop in is much easier if you have a matte box attached or anything else in front of the follow focus.
1- Marking plate
4 – 0.8M pitch flexible lens ring
1 – 0.8M pitch pinion gear
This is only my take on about 10 minutes of looking at the follow focus. I need to get it on the camera and give it go. However for now I like what I see so far.
Very solid. Has two dampening settings. Great if you use SLR and cine lenses. Drop in rail mount design is a great feature.