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Old June 28th, 2006, 06:10 AM   #1
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I've thinking about buying a zoom controller for my XM2. Will this illiminate camera shake when I zoom in and out on a subject?

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Old June 28th, 2006, 06:29 AM   #2
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Will this illiminate camera shake when I zoom in and out on a subject?
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What are you doing at the moment?

I have a LANC with zoom, focus, etc on it. This is fixed to one of the tripod panhandles. I have also attached another panhandle. I guess my "shake" has been all but eliminated. However, it is the ON/OFF that can kill it for me. If you want 100% non-interference then what I've done in the past is to NOT attach the zoom controller to the actual tripod. Using a long enough LANC cable I've been able to switch on and off the camera with absolutely no motion from using the LANC. Now that I'm using 2 panhandles I can truly steady up my shots while zooming.

However, what type of "zoom" shake are you experiencing?

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Old June 28th, 2006, 07:04 AM   #3
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What are you doing at the moment?
Using a long enough LANC cable I've been able to switch on and off the camera with absolutely no motion from using the LANC.
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I have a Manfrotto LANC control, but the lead is SO short! Although it is coiled, it would not have hurt to make it a bit longer so you don't have to stress the plug at the camera end when your pan handle is extended. Apart from that gripe, it is very good, and I recommend it.
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Old June 28th, 2006, 08:36 AM   #4
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I have a Manfrotto LANC control, but the lead is SO short!
Hi Nigel . . If you want a LANC extension try Hagues:-

http://www.b-hague.co.uk/Remote_camcorder_control.htm

I've got a Frotti 521Pro, and this only needs Male<>Male, and I can easily reach the LANC input from the Miller Panhandle. However, my Canon LANC has a fixed cable with a MALE end. So I've used a FEMALE<>MALE extension which I obtained from Top-Teks.

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Old June 28th, 2006, 08:44 AM   #5
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I have the VZrock from Varizoom, I've been very happy with it. I use it on my Gl2 as well as my Z1. It has a pretty long cord. Just my 1.3 cents
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Old June 28th, 2006, 01:47 PM   #6
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I've got a Frotti 521Pro, and this only needs Male<>Male, and I can easily reach the LANC input from the Miller Panhandle. However, my Canon LANC has a fixed cable with a MALE end. So I've used a FEMALE<>MALE extension which I obtained from Top-Teks.

Grazie
Thank you. If I was really determined I would solder one myself!...... but seriously, I saw a comment elsewhere about Sennheiser 280 cans having very long curly leads, exactly what you need in my opinion. You can always coil up or deal with the excess, whereas too short is just that, too short!
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