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Canon XH Series HDV Camcorders
Canon XH G1S / G1 (with SDI), Canon XH A1S / A1 (without SDI).


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Old July 10th, 2010, 04:19 PM   #1
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Best lanc controller?

Howdy,
I saw a couple of Varizooms on BH Photo but the reviews stated that the 4 left buttons didn't work with the XHA1 on the VZStealthLX and the zoom only had 3-4 incremental speeds on Canon (as opposed to infinite on the reviewer's Sony) for the cheaper model.
I'd like to have a nice steady variable-speed zoom and an auto-focus button (I don't see the point in a controller unless these are available)...you guys have any suggestions for the XHA1?
Thanks very much,
Randy
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Old July 10th, 2010, 05:13 PM   #2
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GR check out the Manfrotto 523PROi but just make sure its pan handle (19mm) will fit your tripod rose .. or you've to buy a handle that'll fit.

I'm going through that exercise as we speak :) Cheers.

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Old July 10th, 2010, 06:45 PM   #3
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Manfrotto 521 Proi. B&H.
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Old July 11th, 2010, 06:42 AM   #4
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I'll second the Manfrotto 521 Proi (clamps on to your existing tripod arm) or the more expensive 523PROi (replaces your existing arm). The 523 also does rec review but they are both very good.

Just make sure no one tries to sell you one of the older stock versions with similar model numbers - they have limited functionality.
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Old July 11th, 2010, 07:27 AM   #5
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Hi

Also check out a new device from Manfrotto, 521LX. I don't know anything more about it than the info on Manfrottos site. It looks nice though...


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Old July 11th, 2010, 07:27 AM   #6
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Thanks very much guys, I guess either one of those would work for me as I use Manfrotto but I think I'll go with the one without the panhandle so I can use it on a Spiderbrace also.
Thanks again guys!
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