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Kenneth Tong July 26th, 2006 05:21 AM

Cheap Lanc Controller for GL1
The Canon Lanc controller (ZR1000?) is really too expensive in Hong Kong (HK$1890) and I saw some 3rd party lanc controllers on the web. Will they work?

I tried the sony lanc controller (sold with the tripord for just HK$400) but it did not work?

I intended to use a lanc controller when I video theatre performances with tripod.

Can anyone help?

John E Harris July 26th, 2006 06:23 AM

I've just bought myself a GIOTTOS UNIVERSAL LANC CAM CONTROLLER RC 2030 from eBay. Works with Sony and Canon (basically anything with a LANC port). £24.99 before p+p.


Chris Hurd July 26th, 2006 06:28 AM

No Ebay links here please -- you can buy that controller from our sponsor, B&H. Thanks,

Harold Schreiber July 26th, 2006 09:25 AM

Hi Kenneth,

If your Cam came with an Infrared Remote (that can control the Zooming), have you considered setting it up to use ??? It can be done with FiberOptic cable. That way you can attach it to your T-Pod's control handle(s) or hold it free hand.

I've set all 4 of my Sony Cams up this way, in addition to using the Sony T-Pod's wired remote handles. On one T-Pod, I run custom made Dual Control Handles (extendable 2' to 4' ) with an Infrared Remote on each handle. Makes Video life much easier for me.


Kenneth Tong July 26th, 2006 08:38 PM

Cheap lanc controller
Yes! My XM1 does have a wireless remote control. I will try your method. Thanks!

Kenneth Tong July 27th, 2006 04:08 AM

Cheap lanc controller
Hi Harold

After some thought I have to ask you again. I am not very good at DIY stuff. Would you tell me in better detail the way to attach the fibre optic cables to the wireless control and the camera receiver?


Harold Schreiber July 27th, 2006 09:14 AM

Hi Kenneth,

Send me a PM or E-Mail with your E-Mail address. I'll send you Pics of the Mod.


Kenneth Tong July 28th, 2006 04:32 AM

Hi Harold!

My e-mail address: mktong2002@yahoo.com.hk

Thank you in advance!


Harold Schreiber July 28th, 2006 03:25 PM

Hi Kenneth,

I've sent you a few Pics to get started.


Cole McDonald July 28th, 2006 08:39 PM

I'd look at those pix too if possible...sounds like a good solution :)

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