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Old April 30th, 2007, 11:55 PM   #1
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Remote Focus control of 16x manual lens

What can I use that will allow me to be able to perform a rear focus on a Canon 16x Manual Servo Lense while mounted on a JIB?

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Old May 1st, 2007, 06:16 AM   #2
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What can I use that will allow me to run a back focus on a Canon 16x Servo Lense on a Jib?
I don't quite understand your question. Back focus is a semi-permanent type internal adjustment on the lens to insure proper focus during zooming in and out. What are you trying to do?

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Old May 1st, 2007, 11:45 AM   #3
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I am talking about placing XL2 Camera with a Manual 16x Servo on a JIB and being able to manually focusing the lense with some sort of remotly managed devise like the Canon MS-15 Rear Focus Control Unit. My question is, is there a similar device for the 16x Manual Servo Lense?

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Old May 1st, 2007, 11:55 AM   #4
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The proper term is not rear focus or back focus. The proper term is remote focus control.

Anyway, this is what you need:

http://www.varizoom.com/products/controls/vzfcx.html

Thread title edited for clarity -- hope this helps,
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Old May 1st, 2007, 12:13 PM   #5
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Interesting Chris--I had assumed that this was a question about wireless lens control (i.e. Preston, Bartech) when i saw the title, as that is my association with "remote focus". Going back into my dusty memory banks I used to say "rear-mounted zoom control" when ordering a rental video camera package so I would apply the same to focus, although I never used those.
Alternatively, "studio zoom/focus controls".
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Old May 1st, 2007, 12:50 PM   #6
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Ah so... I guess the video market is to blame for muddying these waters!
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