Pulling your own focus handheld (1 reply)
Hi guys, in scenarios when you shooting on the shoulder/handheld and pulling your own focus, what is your ideal throw for a typical scene?
Maybe it varies from person to person, but it seems to me that if you are using a follow focus, mapping the full 360 degrees of the wheel is too much (unless it is a scene with less movement to track). And similarly, if pulling off just the barrel of the lens, a large 300+ degree throw can also be a bit tough on the wrist (especially on lenses with a physically larger focus ring diameter)?
For me, if pulling off a follow focus unit, maybe a bit over 180 degrees/half the wheel seems ok... that way I can pull from infinity to close focus distance in one go if needed. But it seems if I miss a mark, sometimes correcting my focus is a bit less smooth.
Curious your perspectives/thoughts/suggestions when you're operating handheld and tracking your own focus.