Compatible with the new EOS 1D X, 5D Mark III, 6D, and 650D!
The FC1 USB Focus Controller gives the photo and video enthusiast a compact yet powerful device that enhances the capabilities of HD video enabled Canon EOS Digital SLR cameras. Like Canon's EOS Utility, the FC1 uses Canon's USB protocol to allow control of a wide range of functions, but without the limitations and bulk of being tethered to a computer. The device is handheld, weighing under 5 oz. including batteries, and less than 3" in diameter. It is connected to your camera with a standard mini-B to A USB cable, and can be used as a remote control or attached to a rig using a 1/4"-20 mount located on the back of the anodized aluminum enclosure.
The FC1 uses the autofocus motor in lenses to control focus, even while recording video. This also works in any Live View modes, which can be useful for photography. The HDMI output can still be used in tandem with the controller, as well. The nine other switches located around the central focus knob can be used to access important camera functions, such as video start/stop, digital zoom, saving focus points, and adjusting camera settings. If your intended use is as a remote control for a camera mounted on a crane or jib, the FC1 has been successfully tested with non-powered USB extension cables past 25 meters in length.
It is important that potential users understand how Canon's USB implementation affects the FC1. Certain characteristics of Canon's design make it perform quite differently than a mechanical follow focus, so it is recommended that you read the User Guide and the Canon USB Protocol article.
Included is a 15 day money back guarantee, which ensures that you can fully test out the FC1 with the type of film or photography work you do, along with all of your cameras and lenses.
- Canon EOS 1D X, 1D Mark IV, 5D Mark III, 5D Mark II, 7D, 6D, 60D, 650D (Rebel T4i), 600D (Rebel T3i), 550D (Rebel T2i), and 500D (Rebel T1i).
- All Canon, Sigma, and Tamron autofocus lenses are known to function.
- Tokina lenses work, but can experience camera lock ups with the Canon 7D if the focus command rate is set faster than the lens is able to move the internal focus element.
- Manual focus lenses will not have focus control, but other functions such as settings changes or video start/stop will work.
Note: The autofocus motor noise is
audible to internal microphones on Canon cameras, especially if AGC (auto gain control) is enabled. We recommend that an external microphone be used in combination with the FC1 USB Focus
- Controls focus by use of lens autofocus motor
- Initiates video start/stop, image capture, digital zoom, autofocus/metering, and live view
- Controls ISO, aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, and focus zone position (while not recording)
- Saves and returns to four focus points*
- Reversible knob direction to match 3rd party lenses
- Does not interfere with HDMI output for external monitor or electronic viewfinder use
- Uses standard mini-B to A USB cables (the same cable for connecting a Canon camera to a computer)
- Non-powered USB extension cables extend range to 25+ meters
- 30+ hour battery life on two AAA alkaline batteries
- Compatible with lithium and rechargeable AAA batteries
- Includes 1/4"-20 mounting point for attachment to rigs
- Constructed of CNC milled 6061 aluminum
- Approx. 2.7" x 2.7" x 1.6" and 4.7 oz total weight with included batteries
- Made in the USA
*Not all lenses are capable of using focus
points due to differences in mechanical design and certain
characteristics of Canon's USB protocol. Please refer to the Canon USB Protocol article in the Technical section of the Okii website for more details.
A review provided by Stephen Wollwerth Films, including test footage shot using the FC1.
Courtesy of Eric Soulier, this video shows the USB focus controller in use on a Kessler PocketJib. Filmed with a 7D and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens.
Courtesy of Pablo from 5D Mark II Team, this video is a handheld example of the USB focus controller in use. Filmed with a 5D Mark II and EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens.
Thanks to 3toad Films, this video is a short demonstration of the USB focus controller capabilities. Filmed with a 5D Mark II and EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens.
An example of focus point use is shown in the following video, which displays the ability of the USB focus controller to return to four different focus points. Filmed with a 5D Mark II and EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens.