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Old June 5th, 2007, 08:43 AM   #1
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Varizoom Stealth on Z1

Yesterday I digged back the Stealth zoom controller which I had bought for the PDX10 two years ago. And which I never used.

It seems to work on the Z1, but I am not sure about the focus control. Does it work too? I press the lever and nothing happens, so I wonder if it's really operational.

The small zoom bronze lever seems to have a screw on the side. Does it mean you can change that lever?
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Old June 5th, 2007, 03:16 PM   #2
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Can't help with questions about that controller, but you should be aware that the Z1 has a LANC issue. You can't access the full range of zoom speeds, which is really the only major gripe I have about the Z1. See the following: http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=55047
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Old June 6th, 2007, 05:23 AM   #3
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Does anyone know about the focus control in the Varizoom?
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Old June 13th, 2007, 10:05 PM   #4
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check this one

http://www.signvideo.com/zoom-comman...ler_II_pro.htm
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Old June 14th, 2007, 05:01 AM   #5
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Looks very interesting, particularly the extension cable idea, which could be implemented on any other Lanc zoom control using any 1/8" plug cable extension.

There's still the matter of whether it will have low speed and all the other operations, like focus control and auto-focus on-off. I am not sure Sony is providing access for that in the Z1.
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Old July 4th, 2007, 12:47 PM   #6
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Yeah, it is really very interesting,
I'm getting one as a part of a crane package, so I'll let you know as soon as I'll get it,
Cheers!
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Old July 4th, 2007, 05:22 PM   #7
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What Camera Crane Package?

What Crane Package are you buying?
I am trying to decide which one I want to get. I want to spend no less than $1000 for the 12 Ft. crane, LANC control, monitor, and cables.

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