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Old July 28th, 2009, 03:34 PM   #1
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New LANC remotes from Manfrotto

Just found out that Manfrotto has three new LANC remotes. 521i, 521 Proi and 523 Proi. The information on their site says that the i series all have new firmware for the new Sony and Canon models. I can't find any information about what functions do work with different camcorder models. Anyone else have some more info about the i series?


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Old August 17th, 2009, 03:50 AM   #2
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Hi Bo,

The new "i" series feature much better compatibility with Canon HD cameras. All features below will work with both Sony and Canon HD unless indicated otherwise.

521i:
- MF/AF control
- Manual focus fixed speed
- Record start/stop
- Standby
- Enhanced zoom for Canon HD (16 speed = smoother zoom transitions)

521PROi:
- MF/AF control
- Manual focus fixed speed with zoom wheel (Sony)
- Manual focus variable speed with zoom wheel (Canon HD)
- Record start/stop
- Standby
- Enhanced zoom for Canon HD (16 speed = smoother zoom transitions)
- Customizable zoom speed limit (variable/fixed)
- Push Auto Focus (now also works with Canon HD)

523PROi:
- MF/AF control
- Manual focus fixed speed with zoom wheel (Sony)
- Manual focus variable speed with zoom wheel (Canon HD)
- Record start/stop
- Standby
- Enhanced zoom for Canon HD (16 speed = smoother zoom transitions)
- Customizable zoom speed limit (variable/fixed) - 3 speeds
- Push Auto Focus (now also works with Canon HD)
- Record review

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Old August 21st, 2009, 05:58 AM   #3
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This is really great news. I suppose you mean Canon HDV models (XL-H1, XH-A1, XH-G1 and later models). Are you an employee of Manfrotto as you have this information?


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Old August 21st, 2009, 05:06 PM   #4
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Hi Tomasz..............

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Thanks for the info, interesting developements.

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Old August 24th, 2009, 03:58 AM   #5
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Hi!

Yes - I meant Canon HDV.

I am not Manfrotto employee, but I was a part of electronics development team, so if you need any technical details just let me know.


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Old August 25th, 2009, 01:31 AM   #6
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Hi Tomasz

Sounds great to have a real expert to ask. Thanks again for your information!


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Old September 3rd, 2009, 10:12 AM   #7
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Hi Bo,
521PROi:
- Push Auto Focus (now also works with Canon HD)
Tom
Does the Push Auto Focus work like the camera button for quick autofocus or does it just turn the camera into an auto focus camera?
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 01:38 PM   #8
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Does the Push Auto Focus work like the camera button for quick autofocus or does it just turn the camera into an auto focus camera?
It works exactly in the same way as Push Focus button on camera lenses. When camera in MF, as long as you keep the button pressed, camera will go temporarly into AF. Releasing the button will make camera to go back into MF. You can also switch between auto/manual focus modes of the camera with another button.

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Old September 3rd, 2009, 03:19 PM   #9
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Excellent Tomasz. I will be ordering a couple.
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Old September 20th, 2009, 04:58 PM   #10
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Anyone tried them yet?

Has anyone tried out the 521 Proi or 523 Proi with an XH-A1 yet? I'm seriously thinking of asking Santa Claus to bring me one.

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Old October 14th, 2009, 07:07 PM   #11
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Colin,

call Santa: the thing works

(A1 on Spiderbrace outfitted w/ 521PROi:
finally got push-focus via LANC! -
remind Santa to bring you
a spare Manfrotto LANC cable:
the mini-jack is pretty fragile)

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Old November 19th, 2009, 08:32 AM   #12
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Anyone tried this Manfrotto lanc controller with the A1.
I am especially intersted if the Push Auto Focus works.
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Old November 19th, 2009, 09:41 AM   #13
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Backward Compatible

Tomasz

Are any of these controlers backward compatible with the Canon XL2 Camera?

If so do all the controls works as with the HDV cameras?

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Old November 19th, 2009, 06:51 PM   #14
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Anyone tried this Manfrotto lanc controller with the A1.
I am especially intersted if the Push Auto Focus works.
Yes, and yessss!

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Old November 20th, 2009, 02:35 AM   #15
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Are any of these controlers backward compatible with the Canon XL2 Camera?

If so do all the controls works as with the HDV cameras?
Warren

These remotes are backward compatible with all mini DV Canon cameras including XL1/XL2, but you will not be able to use Push Auto Focus, nor MF/AF control. Only Canon HD cameras give us possibility to control more advanced functions.

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