sensor plane knob for focus puller measure tape
Open, NormalPublic


Does any focus puller still measure the distance between sensor plane and subject with a measuring tape or does he nowadays use electronic aids like peaking to make his distance marks on the follow focus ring?

sebastian updated the task description. (Show Details)
sebastian raised the priority of this task from to Normal.
sebastian added a project: AXIOM Beta Hardware.
sebastian added a subscriber: sebastian.

You still see measuring tape in many making-off's, but I'd imagine it is often replaced with an electronic "ruler". It is also a fact that (long throw) cine style lenses are equipped with a very accurate distance scale, so this is still important.

I personally use ML's peaking on the 5Dmk3, the magnification function and SmallHD's peaking aid to achieve good focus, but then I do mostly live concerts and docu style work.

troy_s added a subscriber: troy_s.Oct 25 2014, 6:02 PM

This worries me as it is a pretty easy task that shouldn't be having speculative comments.

The answer is of course yes, the tape measure or laser tape is standard in every 1sts kit, with a large number using FIZ units off of displays of course.

For on camera distance tracking, Cinetapes or Snipers are rather common.

sebastian assigned this task to toxitobi.

if possible please add a thread to the enclosure for a knob at the sensor plane

toxitobi: for the standard home measurement tape a grove would be great

Focus pullers don't use home measurement tape though.

They use tape with rings as the end.

therefore we need a real knob: