I mean manual focus works better with a follow focus because results are repeatable as explained here:
And was wondering if something like this would help a bit with the throw:
Here, they discuss extending the throw with the FF gears. I haven't tried something like that, but sounds feasible.
Also, just read here that with a wireless FF you can remap the focus throw to the operator liking:
Anyway, what I would love is such a zoom in cine form.