Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Few Pictures From the D|Focus "Factory"

I took a few minutes out of the busy day today to snap some pictures of what we are working on. (It was also an excuse to use my new (used) Canon FD 24mm f/1.4L lens with my GH1.)

6 square feet of Delrin and 8 square feet of white acrylic ready to be transformed into D|Focuses.

Two batches of rail mounts cut. We can fit 24 of them on a 12 x 12 inch sheet of material. It takes about 2 hours to cut one sheet. The parts not need to be de-burred and drilled.

Here is the CNC Mill at work. We use a 3/16" end mill turning at 5000 rpm. It takes several passes to cut each part out.

Watching the green characters scroll on the screen reminds me of The Matrix.

NOT D|Focuses

Quit laughing and get back to work Tony!

Waiting on Drive Gears

Knobs get a brass insert glued in with JB Weld, then they are drilled, drilled again and tapped for the set screw.

We use a lot of acetone when building D|Focuses. Its perfect for removing any residual oils and sticky residue.

Got to have some tunes!

Here is one of the very first D|Focuses I sold (number 14 actually) in for an upgrade to the new V2.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

A Couple of Tutorial Videos

Instead of trying to type out instructions for the Lens Gears and DSLR Mount, I decided to just do a couple of quick tutorial videos instead.

I shot these with me GH1 in 1080 24p mode and am really pleased with the image quality!

Cameras and lenses provided by

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Holiday Orders

Hi everyone, just a quick word about Holiday orders from D|Focus System.

The response to the V2 and new Pro Lens Gears has been very strong (more on this later) and there is a current back-log of orders. I am doing my best to get these together and shipped out but it is looking unlikely that any new orders will be in the hands of customers before Christmas, especially for international customers. I apologize for any inconveniences this may cause.

If you need your order faster you may check with JAG35 ( As they will have limited stock through the month.