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Old September 3rd, 2002, 06:03 PM   #1
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Varizoom focus controllers

I have been reading the articles on this site about these and they seem to be a very good investment, but heres a question. Would buying one of these be a good alternative too buying the 16x manual lens. Thats what it seems like to me, but i could be wrong. Thanks
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Old September 3rd, 2002, 06:45 PM   #2
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No. These are very separate decisions. A Varizoom controller is an excellent investment, enabling you to keep your hands off of the camera and to smooth your zooms. Selecting a manual lens, on the other hand, is largely a matter of your comfort with manually controlling your iris, focus and zoom. A controller will not provide an auto lens with the same functional characteristics as a manual lens. It just helps to facilitate a variety of other control possibilities.
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