Using a Twist Jar Opener as Follow Focus | DIYPhotography.net
It does fulfil the goal of making the focusing of the camera smoother and less awkward in terms of the hand position. I think it would also make hitting a specific point on the focus ring a more visual task that is possible from behind the camera (without being able to see the markings on the lens...)
Might work nicely with a second one on the fixed part of the lens as a focus stop to align with...
Thanks for the tip.
Glad I saw this, I was in the mall with my girlfriend and she wanted to stop in at a store called Peppers which has more kitchen gadgets than I ever thought existed. Anywho I was able to find the exact same thing (albiet for $4 CDN) and it works great as a follow focus. Just thought I'd mention this for any folk that don't have a BB&B in their city.