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Old September 15th, 2011, 09:04 AM   #1
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Which G10 Lens Controller

I am leaning toward a VariZoom but the Canon ZR-2000 has more controls for the camera. Typically my use is sports but later I want to mount the camera on a jib or crane from time to time. Is it a case of needing both controllers based on specific use?
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Old September 15th, 2011, 10:53 AM   #2
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Hi Chip, there's no need for two controllers... you can't go wrong with either one, just get whatever model that has the feature sets you want.
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why wouldn't you use the remote instead? sorry I KNOW it's a stupid question
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Old September 15th, 2011, 11:36 AM   #4
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Re: Which G10 Lens Controller

We will have 2 G10's so, incredibly, I have the luxury of two controllers. I think I will get the VariZoom for tripod operation. After I learn more about the G10, the kit for mounting it on a crane can get worked out. It is a best practice for us to use the same equipment on both tripod mounted cameras anyway.

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Old September 15th, 2011, 11:42 AM   #5
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why wouldn't you use the remote instead? sorry I KNOW it's a stupid question
I use a fiber connected Canon remote to run my HV40. It doesn't have the level of control that I want for ice skating and tends to pop on at the beginning of a zoom. The G10 has more settings for gradual zooms as well. The little Canon remote is a bit awkward to mount on the tripod too

As an editor, I appreciate the lens controller that my "pro" camera guy uses. I can stay with his shots much longer because they look more controlled and elegant. I have to ask him what controller he has but I know it isn't a regular remote control.
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Old September 15th, 2011, 11:52 AM   #6
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why wouldn't you use the remote instead?
Because it's wireless infrared. For reliability and the "use it without thinking about it" factor, you need a hard-wired LANC controller that clamps to your tripod pan handle.
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