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Old March 2nd, 2008, 08:08 AM   #1
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OK....so its one item for the XL1s I never got round to buying, but the zoom rocker on the camera itself has developed an annoying creaking sound so i've decided to finally buy a zoom controller....

My question is, does anyone have any experience with the following device....

http://www.signvideo.com/zoom-comman...ler_II_pro.htm

Or would they advise spending the extra dosh on the Canon ZR1000.
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Old March 2nd, 2008, 10:04 AM   #2
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Old March 6th, 2008, 10:46 AM   #3
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I tried that controller...I wasn't happy with it. So I replaced it with a vari-zoom (the stealth model I think)...MUCH better, it's worth the few extra $$.
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Old March 6th, 2008, 04:05 PM   #4
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I purchased both a signvideo and a varizoom, The only reason I am keeping the signvideo is that I have the one that allows me to use it to control remote playback functions also, it makes recording and checking my playback from a kessler crane much simpler. I found the varizoom extremely comfortable to use with a tripod.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 01:34 PM   #5
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Thanks guys,
I got the VariZoom VZ-Rock in the end, and i'm really impressed with it, well worth the money. Got a shoot in a few days and can't wait to use it!
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Thanks guys,
I got the VariZoom VZ-Rock in the end, and i'm really impressed with it, well worth the money. Got a shoot in a few days and can't wait to use it!
you have chosen wisely.
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