The new ones I found come from India, rather than China, where I usually except to find the cheapest gear.
Both are sold by the filmcity23 shop, which sells a lot of gear usually found in other India based Ebay shops, but also some exclusive stuff like these 2 follow focus units.
So let me go through these units individually:
The FF-110 comes with loads of extras, including as speed crank, whip, set of 6 lens gears (my favorite) and even 1 flexible lens gear (very popular). You won’t get so many extras with one of cheap Chinese alternative, so this really improves the value for money you get with this unit. A set of 6 lens gears would set you back £50-£60 to buy separately. A whip & a speed crank would cost another £30-£40, so you could say, you get this FF for free.
This follow focus has Huco gearbox. This one used to be quite a popular gearbox, and could be found in Redrock, Camtree and Gini FFs. A lot of people claim that this is not such a good gearbox, but I’m still using my Camtree FF to this day, because I find that its gearbox has the least play out of all budget FFs I’ve tried, so I don’t thing Huco gearbox is the worst choice to go for. One of the nice advantages of Huco over some fancier looking, integrated gearboxes is that it can be reversed to work properly with Canon and Nikon lenses (which focus into different direction).
Overall I think it is probably quite a decent follow focus and for the price it is probably the best value for money FF currently available on eBay. It would make a perfect first FF even is not quite perfect, although I think it should be quite decent. Also, all the accessories that you get with it can be used with any FF, so if you decide to upgrade you won’t have to invest into a new set of accessories.
This Follow Focus comes with a Whip and 1 Flexible Lens gear, which is not as great deal as the FF-110, but will be enough to get you started right away. A whip is worth around £20 if bought separately, so it is still a great deal if you need one as you won’t get one with cheap Chinese units.
Again, I think this follow focus offer a great value for money, you certainly won’t find anything much cheaper, especially with a whip. I’m personally really interested in this FF. It has a lot of point I like in my Camtree FF and a gearbox, which might or might not be better than Huco. Very interesting, you might see me reviewing this one pretty soon, for this price I wouldn’t be risking much.