Be sure to get the custom riser plate made by FGV for the Canon 7D. The follow focus shown here is Arri’s MFF-1, part of the MMB-1 kit. Although it looks kind of impressive on an Arrihead, that’s sort of the digital equivalent of using an Eyemo on a geared head. How often would you do that? As Joe Longo used to say, “It’s like taking a bath with your socks on.” In other words, you probably wouldn’t do it too often. The point of the FGV-PL is to provide a solid grab camera, for POV shots, rigs, handheld, run ‘n gun, action, sports, adventure. This is the perfect Directors and Cinematographers Finder. It accepts all PL mounted lenses. It’s also a great B camera, or B through Z camera on multiple camera setups like stunts.
The first FGV-PL Canon 7D cameras are being delivered to ARRI/CSC in New York, ARRI Rental in Munich, and I heard Otto Nemenz is getting six.