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  1. #1 Lens menu focus slider - Accessory to link with this? 
    Is there any physical accessory you can buy that plugs into the camera and gives you a knob to control focus directly through the Epic Dragon? I know RED has their complete lens control system but I'm running my epic on a Ronin and have a homemade electronic follow focus on there that allows me to one man band it as I want to be able to control the focus myself on the rig from basically a thumb controller. There's gotta be a way to access the focus control inside the camera remotely. Anyone have experience with this?
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    Oh I should also mention I'm using Canon EF lenses.
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    Senior Member Chris McKechnie's Avatar
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    Pick up an offhollywood hotlink or RED's redlink/redbridge, then buy FoolControl - best iOS app on the planet for controlling your red, and that will allow you to use your iOS device to control focus. There is a focus wheel on the touch interface - so it's a digital fingerwheel essentially.
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    Wait for RTMotion to release their latitude box and it can provide wifi for foolcontrol but also let you use thumbwheels for direct EF lens control.

    Chris -> :-)
    FYI there also is a new 'single operator' page in foolcontrol with a linear, multi-speed focus control surface that you can use easily with your eyes off the screen
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    That sounds like exactly what I need. I'm going to look into ordering a redlink and getting fool control. This is great info! Thanks guys!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Chitaroni View Post
    Is there any physical accessory you can buy that plugs into the camera and gives you a knob to control focus directly through the Epic Dragon? I know RED has their complete lens control system but I'm running my epic on a Ronin and have a homemade electronic follow focus on there that allows me to one man band it as I want to be able to control the focus myself on the rig from basically a thumb controller. There's gotta be a way to access the focus control inside the camera remotely. Anyone have experience with this?
    Haha the code of silence ;-) you kids crack me up...
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    OptiTron2- exactly what you need
    Has been around for two years. Proven in the field professional Electronic Follow Focus. The ONLY one on the market. Therefore- the best !
    Disclosure- I designed it , build it and sell it.
    Soon to become official RED partner accessory.
    Link to product page: http://optitek.org/products/optitron...eapon-cameras/
    If you search here "optitron2" there are many testimonies, threads and question answered..
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