The V4 has the same, “open gearbox” design as the previous models, but is improved thanks to our new, custom manufactured “hybrid” gears. These gears offer the same damped, low backlash, smooth feel of the V3 but with the durability of metal gears!
We’ve also done away with the plastic rod mount found on the previous models in favor of an all CNC machined, single rod clamp, aluminum mount. This makes the new D|Focus V4 even smaller and more compact than the already small V3!
As with all of our products, the D|Focus V4 is proudly made 100% in the USA
The New D|Focus V4 features our new, custom manufactured "hybrid" miter gears, plastic teeth molded onto an aluminum insert.
The advantage of plastic gears is that we can get a smooth, near backlash free action without the need for grease. This comes at a cost to durability though as plastic is obviously not as strong as metal. Metal gears offer the highest durability, but require grease for a smooth operation and that requires an enclosed gearbox, adding to the expense. You don't want to get grease all over your expensive lenses!