The release for this very interesting product was announced yesterday, and me being the sucker that I am ordered one immediately. With the discount code available over at the 5D mark II team’s blog, you can pick this up for a grand total of $350 (plus shipping).

That is a little bit more then I was planing to spend, but hey it’s my birthday, so happy birthday to me.  Anyhow this little guy could cut your camera rig size in half and give you remote control operation when you need to put your camera in hard to reach places.

Another nice thing would be to mount this on the handle of your shoulder rig. That way you can start and stop recording with out having to do the truffle shuffle.  After reading through the manual last night I think there is going to be a learning curve to this device.  So it might take me a little time to get the hang of it.

They also mention several times that this doesn’t work well with all lens configurations, so there is a 30 day return policy for you to make sure that it plays nice with your gear. I couldn’t find any information on its operational results when paired with the prime lenses I own, so I guess I’ll just have to wait and see.

In the meantime I will keep you all posted on my progress. Once this USB fallow focus shows up expect a full detailed review.