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Old July 2nd, 2004, 05:27 PM   #1
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LANC Controller...

I found this on DV.com... I'm sorry if this is old news but its too cool to let by.


http://www.repairnation.com/misc/Cam...ler_review.htm
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Old July 3rd, 2004, 03:13 AM   #2
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Christian yeah! Great price! .. No I hadn't seen this one . . However I see there isn't a variable zoom. There are only 2 speeds. I have the Canon ZR1000, this has 5 preset speeds PLUS the all important variable . . . But for $35 this HAS to be the buy of the Month! .. But if you want variable zoom? Look elsewhere . ..

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Old July 3rd, 2004, 08:21 AM   #3
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Hey Graham...


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Would'nt be "Hairy Potter"? :-)
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Old July 3rd, 2004, 09:01 AM   #4
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. .Oh yes that's me! I call myself that when I am doing open/public pottery demonstrations! Always raises a larf! . .. And yes I do sport facial hair - a beard!

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Old July 3rd, 2004, 02:03 PM   #5
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Thanks!!

I just ordered one, I will let you guys know how it works!
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Old July 4th, 2004, 03:23 AM   #6
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ZR1000

I opted for the ZR1000, should get it tomorrow.
My needs for the 5 presets and variable allowed me to make the decision.

OT - Grazie, are you back on email yet?
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Old July 4th, 2004, 03:55 AM   #7
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Yup! Have been for about 3 weeks . .

Oh you getting the ZR? Great stuff .. If i'd known earlier about the Manfrotto AND I had the cash I would have gone for that . . I know you've had a go at my one, during the IoV evening, it is really good . the focus is great and the "stanby" button is valuable. . . I'm still wanting to know about the "On Screen" button . .

I'm now looking for a field monitor I can trap under my tripod. When I've got the Cammie high up, over the heas of audiences, I could really do with a 4" or 5" monitor at eye level. Other plusses for this would be for me to be able to get up real close and personal with my focussing .. .

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Old July 4th, 2004, 08:26 AM   #8
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Will email you again now.

As for the monitor I can see many uses for one and yes it is a problem focusing etc at high level (especially at my height ) <g>.

I think the screen button only applies when U have a monitor and will show the data on the external monitor (think so).

I got the ZR from Keenes in the end as Amazon etc have a 2 week lead time...

OT - btw I got the Portabrace rainslicker for a good price and it has come in very handy during the UK summer of the last 2 weeks.
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Old July 5th, 2004, 08:20 AM   #9
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Graham

For a monitor I use the 5.4" colour TV from Maplin - recently reduced to 130. (They also do a widescreen at 150.) It's slightly on the heavy side, but it has its own battery supply and can be used in the field, with a variety of fixings. You could also watch TV if you get bored (essential for yesterday - five major sporting events on one day)!

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Old July 7th, 2004, 07:48 AM   #10
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Well I guess I won't be letting your guys know what it is like because they wanted $62 US just to ship it into Canada!!!!

Holy Crap!!
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Old July 9th, 2004, 02:28 PM   #11
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Grazie,

Got the ZR1000 but can't get hold of U.

How do U attach it to your Manfrotto pan handle? The clamp on the ZR1000 is too small for the diameter (or am I missing something)? I dont want to use velcro and it is not convenient on the tripod legs.

tia - want to use tomorrow night
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Old July 9th, 2004, 04:45 PM   #12
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Hiyah! . . Sorry Al, been outa and about . . My LANC came with a clip with 2 diams for fixing onto 2 sizes/diams of handles. What is the diam of your Manf handle?

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Old July 10th, 2004, 12:29 AM   #13
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Don't have it handy "at the mo" but the diameter is bigger than the 2 zr1000 diameters which is a bummer. Suppose I can try and get longer bolts but no good today. ps I cannot find the pan handle diameter in the Manfrotto book or on their web site.
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Old July 10th, 2004, 03:11 AM   #14
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I had the same problem, so I found some longer bolts with some neat knurled plastic knobs - works a treat.

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Old July 10th, 2004, 11:59 AM   #15
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Thanks Robin, I guessed that would be the answer, just got to find the bolts now ;)
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