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Old April 18th, 2017, 04:30 PM   #136
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Rob,

The VariZoom won't work with this camera. The AX53 doesn't follow the LANC protocol. I don't know if they just swapped around some of the wiring at the connector or something more complicated.

When I used my adapter cables to attach a Canon ZR2000 LANC remote, the camera shutdown and had to reset the date and time on it.

The ZR2000 works on the AX100 with the use of two adapter cables.

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Old April 19th, 2017, 01:50 PM   #137
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thanks for the heads up there!
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Old April 25th, 2017, 06:29 AM   #138
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Hi everyone,
Just wondering if anyone used a DOF adaptor with the AX53? (Like the Letus Extreme). And what results did you get?

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Old November 20th, 2017, 05:56 AM   #139
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Need a couple cheap cams as back ups and locked on positions, are these any good? Decent auto focus? Whats the bad points on the stabilization problems?
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Old November 20th, 2017, 06:59 AM   #140
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What stabilization problems? The AX53 has in my mind the best stabilizer of all the cameras I have used. However I use mine also as a locked off fixed camera position. Focus in manual, use touch spot focus to set up. Fixed shutter speed , WB and use AE shift for exposure control. Zebras and peaking to check. In the theatre its usually at -0.5 or so depending on the show lights and AE shift is assigned to the control wheel.
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Old November 20th, 2017, 09:41 AM   #141
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Hi Ron i went on to you tube and quite a lot of moaning with some kind of stabilizer jerking around when on a mono pod or tripod? What are they like in auto focus just say i want to track the bride down isle. Canon c100 ii and 6d ii work great but maybe i want to use ax53 now and again for auto focus.?
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Old November 20th, 2017, 01:23 PM   #142
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I only have the AX53 in auto when I am taking family shots of grandkids etc so have no experience in a critical environment with auto focus. In these family environments it has been spot on focus for me handheld and in some instances at full tele 20x zoom. All shots are in HD as I do not like the slow frame rates so all 60P. So focusing may be better at 60P than at slower frame rates too.

For my theatre shoots the AX53 is always one a tripod fixed and in manual focus with the focus being set with the touch screen spot focus.
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Old November 20th, 2017, 02:15 PM   #143
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Great thanks, might drop on two of them, any good in low light
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Old November 20th, 2017, 02:37 PM   #144
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i went on to you tube and quite a lot of moaning with some kind of stabilizer jerking around when on a mono pod or tripod?
Always turn the stabilization of on a mono- or tripod, when you pan and then stop on a tripod the stabilization will over compensate and make the image bounce around, the more you zoom in the worse it gets and it's that "b.o.s.s." system that is causing it. The IS on that camera is best only used when you shoot handheld.
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Old November 20th, 2017, 02:56 PM   #145
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ok thanks Noa
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Old November 20th, 2017, 04:27 PM   #146
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Glad Noa added that as I forgot to mention in my post.
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Old November 21st, 2017, 04:03 AM   #147
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I wonder if anyone has any bright ideas - I'm trying to use an old pan head which is electronically controlled and produces a switch output to trigger frame shot - not TTL or anything clever - just a switch closure.

Been trying to hook it up to the 53, for which I have a Sony remote - full of chips! and also a cheap remote which the seller said works with a 53 but does not - so the upshot is I'm happy to pull something apart to get at the switch elements to control remotely by the head electronics, but wondered if anyone here has done this before or has used a cheap Ebay type remote that they know works - its shooting stills on the 53 I want to control.

thanks for any pointers at all.

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Old November 21st, 2017, 11:51 AM   #148
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Picked two up today for 750 great deal and love them already for back ups and locked of shots. Another question, can the steady shot be assigned to a button quickly to save clicking on the menu and going all the way through the menju to turn active on and off? Also the manual button do people use that mostly for exposure or manual focus changes...
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Old November 21st, 2017, 02:24 PM   #149
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Yes I have three soft buttons set on the LCD. Steadshot, Focus and Peaking.
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Old November 21st, 2017, 03:02 PM   #150
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How do you set those Ron? thanks
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