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Old July 6th, 2011, 07:44 AM   #1
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LANC controller for NX5

I have downloaded the Operation manual for the NX5 but I can't see where the LANC jack is situated.
Can someone point this to me.

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Old July 6th, 2011, 07:50 AM   #2
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Re: LANC controller for NX5

Just above the on/off switch. Expanded focus / assign 7 / LANC socket.

Mind you, my Zoe LANC controller that worked beautifully on the Z1 is just not happy with the NX5 and some facilities (like the auto focus on/off) don't work at all.

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Old July 6th, 2011, 07:52 AM   #3
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Thanks Tom. How come I couldn't find it in the manual.There is nothing in the Index about LANC jack.

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Old July 6th, 2011, 08:22 AM   #4
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Re: LANC controller for NX5

It's called a 'remote jack' in my NX5 book, so maybe they've departed from the LANC protocol for some reason.
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Old July 6th, 2011, 08:54 AM   #5
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Thanks Tom. I am using the manfrotto LANC controller on my Z5 so lets hope that when I purchase the NX5 will also work on it as well.

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Old July 6th, 2011, 08:54 AM   #6
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maybe they've departed from the LANC protocol for some reason.
I believe the protocol is still the same or nearly so, but it is an incredibly antiquated one.
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Old July 6th, 2011, 12:21 PM   #7
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Re: LANC controller for NX5

I use a Manfrotto 521 with my NX5U works fine.

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Old July 7th, 2011, 02:03 AM   #8
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That's good to know Ron as I have 2 of these Manfrotto 521:-)

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Old July 7th, 2011, 05:55 PM   #9
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Re: LANC controller for NX5

The Manfrotto 521 also works on my AX2000 and (with the supplied adapter) on my CX550V.
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Old July 10th, 2011, 06:21 PM   #10
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Re: LANC controller for NX5

Manfrotto LANC which were for Canon DV cameras works well on the NX5U. However, I do not trust the on/off record button. There has been time where I thought I was recording and it was not the case.

As the per the zoom in/out button it works VERY well.
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Old August 14th, 2011, 10:06 PM   #11
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Re: LANC controller for NX5

I bought this LANC and it works great. At least the basic controls for me.
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Old August 15th, 2011, 01:13 PM   #12
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Re: LANC controller for NX5

The Vivitar sound interesting for a low budget controller.

Can you tell me if the Zoom, focus and record controls work on the NX5.

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Old August 15th, 2011, 08:51 PM   #13
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Re: LANC controller for NX5

I'm using the LANC from VariZoom and really happy with it.
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I had the smaller LANC from Sony, and really like this larger controls on the VeriZoom.
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Old August 18th, 2011, 04:34 PM   #14
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The Vivitar sound interesting for a low budget controller.

Can you tell me if the Zoom, focus and record controls work on the NX5.

Thanks,
Yes, zoom, rec button and focus work fine.
Inclusive work the on/off. Only the search button do not work, yet I don't discover how it works but it is less.
I use it for work my NX5 mounted in a crane. I use it in conjunction with this cable.
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Old August 19th, 2011, 08:13 PM   #15
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Re: LANC controller for NX5

I see where some of you have posted success using the Manfrotto 521. I used this camera last week with the 521 proi, and never could get the push to auto focus to work. All other functions worked fine. Anyone have these results? I thought the 521proi was firmware updated for sony cameras?


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