If you’re in the market for a wireless follow focus system, you may have come across the Accsoon F-C01 and the SmallRig MagicFIZ. Both of these systems offer a convenient way to remotely control the focus of your lens while shooting, allowing you to keep your hands free to operate the camera. But how do they compare, and which one is the best choice for you?
One key difference between the Accsoon F-C01 and the SmallRig MagicFIZ is the way they operate. The Accsoon F-C01 uses a hand-held remote control to adjust the focus, while the SmallRig MagicFIZ uses a knob that you can attach to the lens itself or the handgrip for additioanl cost. This can be a matter of personal preference, but some photographers may prefer the ease of use that comes with a hand-held remote, while others may prefer the tactile feel of a knob.
Another important consideration is compatibility. The Accsoon F-C01 is compatible with most Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras, as well as some Sony and Panasonic models. The SmallRig MagicFIZ, on the other hand, is designed to work with most cameras that have a standard 0.8 mod lens gear. This means that it may not work with some newer or more specialized cameras.
In terms of range, both the Accsoon F-C01 and the SmallRig MagicFIZ offer a decent amount of distance between the controller and the camera. The Accsoon F-C01 has a range of up to 328 feet (100 meters), while the SmallRig MagicFIZ has a range of up to 98 feet (30 meters). This should be more than enough for most shooting situations, but it’s worth noting that the Accsoon F-C01 has a slightly longer range.
When it comes to battery life, the Accsoon F-C01 has the edge over the SmallRig MagicFIZ. The Accsoon F-C01 can operate for up to 12 hours on a single charge, while the SmallRig MagicFIZ has a battery life of just 4 hours. This can be an important factor if you’re planning on shooting for an extended period of time.