Reviews of JIN’s affordable DSLR video rig, rails and follow focus

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The rig – buy it now
The follow focus – buy it now

JIN Finance, the lens adapter machinists in Shanghai, have recently started making DSLR video gear and the big surprise is how well designed it is and the standard of the materials. They are not high end but affordable and accessible for the many, and incredibly good value. Now shooters have been using the rig and follow focus and some have posted reviews.

Whilst the DSLR video rig is shipping as normal the follow focus has been a bit back-ordered with JIN themselves due to high demand, but some Shanghai based retailers have been picking up some stock and now have the follow focus ready to ship.

Chief amongst these is ‘selina1900′, who’ve been able to get the follow focus delivered to the US and Europe within 7 days from China. You can find the links to eBay above.

 

 

JIN DSLR video follow focus

Check out the videos and see whether the follow focus and rig is right for you.

It could be a great entry into higher end DSLR stuff, or it can be put to work on a project straight away even for experienced shooters.

I am impressed!!

According to GH2 hacker Vitaliy Kiselev’s website Personal-View, the products are good quality and much better than IndieSystem.

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8 Comments

  1. My FF arrived yesterday to Germany after only 8 days, it looked nice and felt sturdy, but: first, the backlash is about 10 mm! and second, after mounting the unit, the plastic gear wheel came loose. Apparently it was glued(!) to the aluminum pivot pin. No more focusing is possible. So much for the quality. I’ll have to send it back immediately. After all this positive reviews I guess I just had bad luck or the quality got worse.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8gAA29tJeg
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKX-ODhpm8Y

  2. 2 thumbs up from another satisfied jinfinance customer…

    received a package today with my follow focus, 2 zip gears, and the rail system rig…

    the rails were a bit loose in places but I think they’d just come loose in transit as the box was a bit banged up, a quick tighten with an allen key and it was as solid as a rock….

    follow focus was as described in the video above so not much more to add..lol…

    here’s a pic of it with my t2i & nifty fifty (which i was pleasantly surprised worked with the gears)
    http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/7844/dscf8853z.jpg

    its on my crappy $30 photo tripod, which i hope to eventually replace with that $200 one that jinfinance also sells….

    now to wait and see if they also produce a $150 matte box….

  3. when i said the rails where loose, i actually meant the baseplate part, not the rails…lol

  4. Good to hear that it works with the 50mm. That’s a fun little lens. I also purchased this whole unit last week and am just waiting on them. They said it will be a few weeks. Did you order the extra shoulder pad for $20? If so how does it work as a run n gun rig?

  5. I ordered one….got it yesterday…..and it has waaaay too much slop in the gearing internally. The travel in terms of the outside of the witness ring is over 1/2″ slop. This is completely unacceptable! There seems to be no way to adjust this. Mine is going back.
    Pete
    http://www.petestone.com

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