LensShifter - Balanced Zoom and Focus Lever for Camera Lens
LensShifter - Balanced Zoom and Focus Lever for Camera Lens

For Photographers and Videographers. 

With LensShifter you can add production value and professionalism to your shots--without adding expense.

We created LensShifter to give photographers and videographers a mechanical advantage. You get finer focus, faster!

Following the success of Engineerable’s original product, FocusShifter, we discovered that Photographers as well as Videographers liked the ergonomics and utility of FocusShifter for achieving precise control of manual focus and zoom, but did not need all the follow focus accessories. LensShifter is that solution.

Photography made ergonomic with LensShifter
Photography made ergonomic with LensShifter

 

Videography with LensShifter (Photo credit Indy Productions)
Videography with LensShifter (Photo credit Indy Productions)

Use with Prime and Zoom Lenses

LensShifter is available in 2 colors popular with adjustment features on professional camera gear, red and blue. Photographers and videographers use LensShifter to fine-tune focus when using prime lenses.

Focus assistant for prime lenses. Pick your color.
Focus assistant for prime lenses. Pick your color.

Have you ever grabbed the zoom ring, thinking you were focusing, or vice versa? The different colors allow you to easily identify and locate your focus and zoom controls. Precisely control both focus and zoom when using zoom lenses.

Control focus and zoom on zoom lenses.
Control focus and zoom on zoom lenses.

Better Ergonomics

Twisting your hand in awkward positions to adjust the focus and zoom and accidentally getting your fingers in the shot or in front of the flash will be a thing of the past. With LensShifter, the controls are moved to an easy to reach position. The ball at the top of the lever provides a comfortable grip.

Fast Response 

With LensShifter, gone are the days of fumbling with your lens trying to find the focus or zoom ring, while losing that perfect shot. Intuitive controls allow you to respond to the action quickly.

 

Precise adjustments 

Lensshifter uses the mechanical advantage of a lever to allow you to fine tune your focus and zoom.

Large input motion (green arrow) creates a smaller, more precise output motion (red arrow)
Large input motion (green arrow) creates a smaller, more precise output motion (red arrow)

Fast Setup 

It takes only seconds to install or remove LensShifter. If you are switching between lenses often, we recommend getting a LensShifter set for each lens to save even more time.

Easy Storage 

There’s no need to remove LensShifter when you are putting away your lenses. You can leave it attached and ready for the next time you shoot.

 

Easy to store
Easy to store

Perfectly Balanced 

LensShifter includes a Balance Counterweight accessory. You won't have to worry about the LensShifter handle moving when you release it or move with the camera. 

Perfectly balanced setup!
Perfectly balanced setup!

 

You can’t make that move!
You can’t make that move!

The counterweight stays securely on the belt when attached. It is easily removable if you choose not to use it.

Balance counterweight easily snaps on and off.
Balance counterweight easily snaps on and off.

Non-Slip Grip

The toothed belt matches the grooves on the focus and zoom ring, insuring a non-slip grip.

Toothed belt for non-slip grip
Toothed belt for non-slip grip

 

Adjustable Tightness 

The tightness of the belt is adjustable to your preference, giving you ultimate control.

Compatibility 

FocusShifter is compatible with most DSLR, Mirrorless, Micro 4/3, and other interchangeable camera lenses with a focus ring outer diameter between 56mm & 98mm.

 

LensShifter in Action

Photographers 

  • Precise manual control of Focus 
  • Quickly adjust zoom 
  • Visible and easy to access controls, ergonomic
Wildlife Photography
Wildlife Photography

 

Zoom quickly to capture that perfect moment!
Zoom quickly to capture that perfect moment!

 

Nature photography
Nature photography

 

Nature photography
Nature photography

 

Wedding photography with prototype LensShifter used for focusing.
Wedding photography with prototype LensShifter used for focusing.

 

Videographers 

  • Pull focus Quickly 
  • Adjust zoom
  • Visual indication of focus/zoom position/setting 
  • Visible and easy to access controls, ergonomic
Sports Videography with LensShifter.
Sports Videography with LensShifter.

 

Smoothly pull focus.
Smoothly pull focus.

 

Precisely adjust focus.
Precisely adjust focus.

 

Ski videography with prototype LensShifter.
Ski videography with prototype LensShifter.

 

About Us

Engineerable’s team has been hard at work to make the LensShifter the best focus and zoom tool available. It's parent product, FocusShifter, has been helping indie filmmakers and photographers enhance their projects since 2012.

Thank You

Thank you for your support in backing LensShifter! Thanks also to the team of people helping bring LensShifter to life.

  • Daniel Bauen - Inventor, design, engineering, manufacturing
  • Jacob Snowden - Co-inventor, media and marketing
  • Diego Kirsch - Marketing and Sales
  • David Amis - Logo design, manufacturing
  • Helton da Silva - Manufacturing engineer
  • Christy Fricks - Social Media, Marketing
  • Dominar Films - Kickstarter Video
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