$50 Follow Focus

An extra tiny follow focus that's backlash free and guacamole smooth.

$50.00 - In stock and ready to ship (and FREE SHIPPING to boot!)

We launched the $50 Follow Focus on Kickstarter three years ago. It funded at more than 1000% of our goal and we've been making them ever since. This is the third revision of the original and it's better than ever.

Smooth and Precise
While it may be unconventional, our design eliminates backlash, letting you hit repeatable marks from either side of the marker. The mechanism incorporates replaceable teflon thrust washers so it's smooth, almost as if it were lubricated by guacamole. Because of these refinements, the $50 Dollar Follow Focus makes even the cheapest photo lenses focus smoothly.

Quality is in the Details
It's the small details that make a product a joy to use. That's why we added a repositionable handle that lets you quickly set a mark, or put the handle at your preferred position. We added user-adjustable friction. And we gave the handle a nice textured finish that feels exquisite on the fingertips. These details add up to a quality-made tool you'll enjoy using for a long time to come.

New Geared Version
We used to sell this with belts by default, which worked great for some and horribly for others depending on the setup. When we designed the fdff, affordable lens gears were difficult to find, but now they're very affordable, so there's no good reason to use belts. Because of this, we're now supplying the fdff with gears as the default configuration. The geared version will work great for all setups. You'll need a lens gear but if you don't have any, fear not! We have them available right here.


Physical Specs:

  • CNC machined from 6061 aluminum
  • Durable anodized finish
  • Dimensions: 4" x 1.5" x 1.75"
  • Weight: 3 oz

Package Includes:

  • One $50 Follow Focus
  • One small allen wrench


  • Any lens with a manual focus ring and a standard 32-pitch (.8 mod) lens gear (not included.)
  • To use it with the Canon 50mm F1.8, you'll need our 3D-printed adapter gear.
  • Fits standard 15mm rod rigs. If you don't have one, we recommend our  Barely Rig PRO.

Printed Instruction Manual:
$50 Follow Focus Manual

Here's a great video review. It's of the original Kickstarter design, but the latest version is functionally the same (it's just sleeker and has an improved rod clamp):

⚔ The Hondo Guarantee ⚔
⚔ Shipping & Returns ⚔

⚔ The Hondo Garage Guarantee ⚔

When you buy something from us, you're getting a guarantee of happiness (with our products, at least) and support. We design and manufacture all of our stuff right here at our workshop in Bozeman, Montana. These are the best products we know how to make and we'll do all that we can to make sure you get the most out of them. Our rigs and follow focuses are being used right now all over the world and we think of our customers as part of the Hondo crew. If you have any questions, concerns, anecdotes, or suggestions about our gear, don't hesitate to contact us via your preferred medium. We look forward to having you on board.


⚔ Shipping & Return Policy ⚔

Shipping is free! If you're in the US, it takes 2-5 days depending on how far away from Bozeman, Motana you are, and what the weather is doing between Hondo Garage and you. If you're outside the US, standard delivery time is 10-14 days. We don't normally ship overnight, but if you call us with your extreme deadline, we might be able to make something work.

We ship every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, so most orders will ship within one business day. If there's a delay for any reason, we'll call or email to let you know. We ship via the United States Postal Service to almost every country in the world, so if you're not in the US, you can still get our stuff. Keep in mind that you may have to pay import duties. We can't estimate these for you, unfortunately.

As for returns, if you don't like our stuff, just send it back to us within ten days in a resaleable condition (don't worry about the packaging) and we'll refund your purchase when it arrives. That said, we're willing to spend hours on the phone with you to resolve any problems you might have. Sometimes a simple tip can turn a seemingly crappy product into the one you dreamed about when you hit the order button, so don't be shy.


We're a small company located in Bozeman, Montana. We design and manufacture all of our products in the USA. Don't hesitate to contact us for any reason whatsoever: 406-551-6027 / mission-support@hondogarage.com