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Old September 18th, 2012, 09:46 AM   #1
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JAG35 Electronic Follow Focus

Has any one had an experience with JAG35 WFF ?

There seems to be no contact phone number of JAG website. the J3D motors claim to do 330degree turn sufficient for Zeiss CP2 long range focus lens.

Hoping some one shares more knowhow on the same.
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Old September 18th, 2012, 11:49 AM   #2
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Old September 18th, 2012, 01:06 PM   #3
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Old September 18th, 2012, 01:13 PM   #4
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I sent a question to them regarding the motors. Specifically asking if the noise is any better on these. I've not gotten a response yet.

We used the J3D motors on a wired setup and found them quite noisy and they chattered constantly. Plenty of torque and almost a full turn of rotation (330 deg looks right). We were able to use them because we were shooting a music video that drowned out the motor noise. They would be hard to use anywhere near a microphone in a quiet setting (in my opinion).
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Old September 18th, 2012, 09:45 PM   #5
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We used the J3D motors on a wired setup and found them quite noisy and they chattered constantly. Plenty of torque and almost a full turn of rotation (330 deg looks right). We were able to use them because we were shooting a music video that drowned out the motor noise. They would be hard to use anywhere near a microphone in a quiet setting (in my opinion).
Thx for yr update. Which lens did u use J3D motors? Also were you using it with M1 controllers?

My issue with Jag35 is there seems to be no proper customer care section to reply back on issues.
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Old September 19th, 2012, 02:41 AM   #6
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Finally ordered my JAG35 J3D motor Kit with wired Controller... Lets see how much of it is to my use !
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Old September 19th, 2012, 05:33 AM   #7
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Thx for yr update. Which lens did u use J3D motors? Also were you using it with M1 controllers?

My issue with Jag35 is there seems to be no proper customer care section to reply back on issues.
We were using it on a 5d with the Canon 24-70 lens. Not a challenge for the motor since it is a short throw lens. I can test it on the vintage FD lenses I have. They require a good bit more torque to turn and turn much further. The downside of that situation is moving the motors further and faster to do a focus pull on a lens like that is going to produce a lot of sound from the motors. I really hope they can address that.
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We were using it on a 5d with the Canon 24-70 lens. Not a challenge for the motor since it is a short throw lens. I can test it on the vintage FD lenses I have. They require a good bit more torque to turn and turn much further. The downside of that situation is moving the motors further and faster to do a focus pull on a lens like that is going to produce a lot of sound from the motors. I really hope they can address that.
Looking forward to your update ... preferably can you shoot a small video clip of the process !!!
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