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Old June 25th, 2004, 07:21 AM   #1
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Anyone use the Sony RM-VD1 yet? It looks like a simple and affordable zoom control, but that's all it does.
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Old June 25th, 2004, 08:11 AM   #2
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I have the VCTD580 tripod with built-in LANC remote control.
It has the same controls (variable zoom, REC Start/Stop, Photo) with Camera ON/OFF, but they're built in the handle of a Velbon tripod.
The friction head is cheap, but for $129CDN, it's hard to find any better. The RM-VD1 comes with a clamp that doesn't seem to be very solid...
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Old June 25th, 2004, 11:06 AM   #3
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Yes, I love it. I've posted comments over on the GL1 forum.
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Old July 2nd, 2004, 06:29 AM   #4
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Thanks for your review Jeff. I think I'll pick one up and try it out.
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Old July 2nd, 2004, 10:58 AM   #5
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I've seen there is another cheap LANC out there that include focus. I can'tremeber who makes it though and my magazines are at home. It may be a Markertek product.
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Old July 2nd, 2004, 04:01 PM   #6
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Jeff,

Do you remember if it's under $100?

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I found it. It sells for $38.99.
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Old July 2nd, 2004, 06:08 PM   #7
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That sounds about right. I'm tempted to get it even though I have the Sony (and like it). Even if I spend another $40 I've still spent a lot less than most of the other LANCs cost.
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