Easily Customized Lego Follow Focus

Lego Follow Focus Today’s build features a Lego follow focus with coarse and fine modes of adjustment.  It can be fitted to many camera lenses, and, since it’s made out of Lego parts, can be easily customized. The thing that stands out about this was the build quality.

From the pictures, we can see that all the joints between the Lego blocks are reinforced. Additionally, joints between sides use axles and axle housings instead of a traditional Lego joints. This means it won’t fall apart in your hands and can probably be carried around in a camera bag without consequences. Check out the videos after the break to see how well the follow focus works and how to build it!

The Lego follow focus features adjustable size, two different ways to adjust the focus, and very smooth transitions. It’s amazing that all these features can be had for rummaging through the forgotten Lego bin! To make things even better, havok2 was nice enough to include build instructions.

These instructions make it very easy to either copy havok2’s design or branch off and modify it. I think it would be really cool if there were more speeds of adjustment. For instance one knob could act as a fine focus and another knob can make “super-fine” adjustments. This would make transitions even smoother!

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