The FocusShifter™ is a stand-alone Follow Focus and focus marker board that can be used on any camera lens. No extra equipment is required.
Buy 2 Focus Shifter Sets for $89.99 and save $10
Buy 3 Focus Shifter Sets for $124.99 and save $25
It's perfect for filmmakers, photographers, and anyone wanting to step-up their production capabilities with an inexpensive focus puller. It gives you professionalism without breaking your budget.
The re-useable Focus Marker Board allows you to create marks for your focus points using a dry-erase marker. The arrow on the Shifter facilitates quick and easy transition between focus points. Pull focus like never before.
Using simple clips that attach to the focus marker board, you can set hard stops which allow you to shift between 2 focus points by feel without ever looking at the marker board.
Why would I need a second Focus Marker Board? A single Focus Marker Board is sufficient for the focus travel of most lenses, but some lenses have a focus ring that rotates a lot further. In this case you can attach a second marker board to the lens, allowing you to cover the extra range of motion of the focus ring. An extra marker board is also convenient to keep at the ready on a second lens.
The Focus Shifter and Focus Marker Board attach quickly and easily to any lens ranging in diameter from 56mm (2.20in) up to 98mm (3.86in). If you're measuring circumference, distance around the lens, it fits from 176mm (6.93in) to 308mm (12.12in). Note: The "mm" markings on the lens are not the outer diameter of the lens. You must measure the outer diameter. In the rare case that you need something larger or smaller that, you can request a custom diameter range.
To attach the Shifter, simply slip it over the lens, onto the focus ring and tighten it down with the ball end. The Focus Marker attaches to the lens with an elastic band, and has over-molded rubber feet to hold it in place.
The Shifter operates on the full dynamic range of the lens. Its design allows you to smoothly pull focus without any jarring starts or stops. The ball design is easy to grasp so you can avoid twisting your hand into uncomfortable positions when pulling focus. For a lens with a narrow focus rings, you can prevent your fingers from falling into the frame, by keeping them at a safe distance.
Using the Shifter improves manual focus speed and accuracy when taking photographs. It's especially helpful with lenses that have a shallow depth of field, and need fine adjustments. Get another one to use for zoom.
What's Included in a Focus Shifter Set:
- One Focus Shifter (Made from high strength Dupont Zytel, with a fiberglass reinforced belt)
- One Focus Marker Board (Made from Aluminum, and powder coated for durability)
- Dry Erase Marker
- Set of Elastic Bands (EPDM rubber that won't degrade or lose elasticity)
- Hard Stop Clips
- One Storage Pouch
Note: The colors may be slightly different than what is shown. The colors are matte black, with a light grey marker board surface. The Shifters are now shipping with white colored arrows.
International Shipping Notes Microfacturing ships worldwide. Please carefully review the shipping options on the Shipping Info page.*International customers are responsible for any customs fees and/or delays that may arise. JDS Labs, Inc. is not responsible for lost, uninsured packages. Most First Class International packages are delivered within 1-4 weeks, however, some packages have been delayed by an additional 2-6 weeks (over 95% of our First Class International shipments arrive in less than 4 weeks). To avoid delays, be sure to provide an accurate shipping address! A telephone number is also helpful, but not required.**Shipping insurance can be added during checkout. This optional fee provides coverage in the event that your package is lost or damaged. Please note that our insurance provider requires that you wait 45 days before filing an insurance claim. Due to customs delays, delivery time is not guaranteed for any service.
Focus Shifter is a trademark of Engineerable LLC. The Focus Shifter product is manufactured in the USA by Engineerable LLC.