Invented by Canadian filmmaker and director of photography David Fabrega, the Fingazoom is a lens controller that solves a crucial ergonomic problem for professional and amateur filmmakers shooting videos with a digital SLR camera. Since there is no automatic zoom on such cameras, the user has to operate the zoom ring manually to achieve a close-up shot. To that end, the videographer has to take one hand off the camera, resulting in a loss of stability and accuracy.
AFTER INSTALLING THE FINGAZOOM AROUND THE RING OF YOUR LENS, YOU’LL BE ABLE TO MAKE A ZOOM MOTION OR A MANUAL FOCUS WITHOUT RELEASING THE BODY OF YOUR CAMERA
Use only the thumb of your hand to zoom in or focus and the palm will stay in place under the camera’s body to ensure its stability. This ergonomic improvement of your DSLR camera will allow you – without the need for an expensive follow-focus device or a tripod – to easily operate steady zoom movements and smooth focal changes.
UNIVERSAL ERGONOMICS AND PATENTED RUBBER LOCK SYSTEM
Consisting of an ergonomic grip for the thumb, a notched rubber band and solid closure hooks, the Fingazoom fits the diameters from 55mm to 77 mm of most lenses from all the biggest brands: Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony, Tamron, Sigma, Olympus, Panasonic, Zeiss…