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    Cool DIY Remote Manual Focus Controller for DSLRs (LEGO!)

    Hello Digital Directors! Not been on here for a while, nice to be back.

    Now, I've had an idea in my head for quite a while now; remotely controlling a DSLR's lens' focus ring using (I don't know the proper word) 'motor mirroring'. Basically using one motor as the "generator", and the other to control the focus. So it happens that I found my LEGO and made my idea! Really pleased with how it turned out, so I thought I'd make a video demonstrating it and to show it to everyone here (and I've posted this on other forums too).



    It's pretty useful for me personally, because of my shooting style. If you have LEGO, try and build yourself one. Mine took an hour, but I'm sure if one was to invest more time a better device could be created!

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    Not exactly a new idea but Lego ! Brilliant.

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    I love fun ideas, especially cheap ones. There seems to be many quite rugged FFs controls on the market, but none as simple or cheap as this. Well done!
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    Great solution. And a quirky but easily followable (?) video.
    My only suggestion, and I mention this as one who is very guilty of the same, learn when to stop talking !!
    Tim

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    Brilliant. I love home-made solutions and this one is great!

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    Thanks everyone

    Quote Originally Posted by TimStannard View Post
    My only suggestion, and I mention this as one who is very guilty of the same, learn when to stop talking !!
    Noted! Will try to keep things more to the point next time. Thanks for the advice.

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