SK-MHF03 is the newest and most advanced Genesis shoulder tripod designed to facilitate filming with cameras and camcorders.
It is fitted with an electrical focus adjustment system of follow-focus type, compatible with most of the lenses available on the market. Aside from its stabilizing function and ability to combine additional accessories, the device also supports precise adjustment of focal length, focal plane or f-number.
The tripod has modular construction and is comprised of aluminium bars with standard diameter of 15mm which add to lightweight and rigidity of the device. As a result, the tripod may be easily extended and tailored to individual needs. The device may be used as a multi-task platform which combines a registering device, preview display and LED illuminator. These elements may be mounted through suitable adapters and "magic arm" jibs.
Genesis SK-MHF03 features follow-focus system powered by two electric motors operated through the same control unit and integrated joysticks which may be also used as standard handles. Both control unit and joysticks have buttons and knobs which allow for adjustment of the rotation direction and rotational speed. Owing to such a solution it is possible to adjust the rotational speed of rings on the lens and to increase working precision of focal length, aperture and focal plane. Lens rings are rotated by two 8mm wide toothed belts connected to the motors of the follow-focus system. Rubber non-slip bands included in the kit may be mounted in lenses with smooth surfaces. The control unit is powered by one LP-E6 battery which is also used in Canon 60D, 7D, 5DMk2, 5D Mark III and 6D reflex cameras.
The camera or camcorder may be adjusted to the tripod directly with the use of a 1/4-inch or 3/8-inch screw or through a special adapter. The adapter is fitted with a 1/4-inch thread and allows for height adjustment within 4 centimetres range.
Elements included in the kit:
- 1a,b - handles with f-f system
- 2 - control unit
- 3a,b - motors of the f-f system
- 4a,b - motor holders
- 5 - main bars
- 6 - cross-bar
- 7 - foot with a 1/4 and 3/4-inch thread
- 8 - camera height adjuster
- 9 - shoulder support
- 10 - toothed belts of the f-f drive
- 11 - non-slip bands of the f-f system
- 12 - adjustment keys