O.K., so no matter how well constructed or functional something looks on paper, the proof is always in how well that thing works in the field. I have been using the Gini iFocus for a few weeks now, but I can't really show you what I have been working on for another week or so.
In the mean time, I shot this little unscientific test clip to show the kind of results that are possible with this unit.
I will qualify the results with the following:
I was using a Zacuto bridge plate and aluminum rails for this setup, along with a Gini cage mounted on a Manfrotto 504, all resting on top of some Varizoom aluminum sticks. This is not quite the ideal setup for closeup work, you will see a little movement in the shot, but that is more due to the flex in the rig and the slight breathing of the lens than the lash in the focus.
I was also testing a somewhat crummy rubber focus gear, again not the smoothest for closeup work, but you get the point.
I will have more to show you next week. -J.H.