Diy DSLR Follow Focus

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Introduction: Diy DSLR Follow Focus

In this tutorial, I will be showing you how to build a follow focus for your dslr lens.
This is a very easy project and only costs about 25 cents.
Enjoy

Step 1: Materials

All you need to make this:
1-Rubber band*Must fit tightly around lens focus adjustment

1-Screw(size is up to your preference)

1-Hot glue gun


Step 2: Get a Rubber Band

FIrst, find a rubber band.
Try to find the thickest one you can.
It must be tight around the focus ring on your camera lens.

Step 3: Insert Screw and Glue

Poke your rubber band with a needle, making a small hole in it. 
Then, insert your screw through the hole and glue it in place.
Make sure to glue the bottom of the screw so you dont scratch your lens. 

Step 4: Done!

Slide your rubber band on the lens focus adjustment ring. 
Now you can make smooth and fast focus transitions for just a quarter.
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    great idea. Filmmaking does not have to be a million dollar undertaking...It requires creativity and ingenuity

    this is a great trick! nice photos too. can you post a video of the follow focus so we can see how it looks?