We got our hands on a pre-production Falcon Follow Focus from Hangrip, and it’s a beauty. If you were lucky you too could have picked one up for under $200 dollars. The price for the final version is a bit higher now, but still sits in as one of the cheaper Follow Focuses available on the market today. Although we didn’t finding any excessive play in this pre-production model gear box, the difference in the final version is said to have a huge difference in the gear box making them ‘very solid’. The focus gear sits high in the middle which is perfect to connect to a variety of lens diameters or cameras with different heights, like when using a battery grip. This is a common problem with many smaller Follow Focus systems that would require you to purchase a seperate riser adapter.
Although the the Hangrip Falcon Follow Focus is a bit more expensive than the D-Focus, it’s also larger and we feel has a much better build quality. If you can hold out and save up for the difference, the Falcon is a solid buy. The Falcon comes with Universal Lens gears to custom fit your various lens types, and will mount to standard 15mm rails. You can find out more about the Hangrip Falcon Follow Focus and other DSLR products over at http://Hangrip.com.