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Jar Opener as a Cheap Follow Focus


Last year we posted a tip on how you can use jar openers to remove stuck lens filters, but have you ever thought of using them as a cheap follow focus? Tony Carretti was shopping at Bed, Bath & Beyond when he came across a twist jar opener in the kitchen aisle that he realized could be used on his camera.

They cost $2.50 each, and have rubber handles that smooth out the turning of the focus ring. If you don’t need a super precise and fancy professional tool, these could be a thrifty way to have more control over your focus while shooting video on your DSLR.

(via planet5D)