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Old February 9th, 2008, 11:13 PM   #61
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...feathered start and stop like one is accustomed to on a professional 2/3" camera lens. This has been impossible with any other 1/3" camera regardless of the controller or the speed of the zoom.
Sorry but this is not true. You have a valid complaint about 1/3rd-inch camcorders with LANC remote controls, but there have been 1/3rd-inch camcorders with standard 8-pin Fuji or Canon controllers (such as the entire JVC Pro HD camera line) and they certainly don't have this problem.
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Old February 9th, 2008, 11:32 PM   #62
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Sorry, i haven't worked with those carefully anyway. Only the Sony and Panasonic. Question remains the same though.
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Old February 10th, 2008, 10:23 AM   #63
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Carroll , can I ask you the same question I tried to ask Paul.
Can you truly get a feathered start and stop like one is accustomed to on a professional 2/3" camera lens.
Since I have never used a "professional 2/3" camera lens" I cannot answer your question categorically. I can say that I can get _very_ slow zooms with light pressure on the rocker and the Zoe speed dial set to its lowest value. The degree of feathered start is really a question of how good one is in "feathering" pressure on the rocker.

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Old February 10th, 2008, 01:31 PM   #64
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Zoom for Sony EX

This is Tom from VariZoom. The zoom circuit on the new EX is similar to the Fujinon but not exactly the same. It is not incremental in steps like the Lanc controls but is similar in feel to what a professional camera with a Canon or Fujinon would be.

The zoom is very responsive and allows for an extremely slow crawl. VariZoom has three configurations for this control. The Rock EX, the Pro-Ex and the PG-Ex.

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Old February 10th, 2008, 03:36 PM   #65
 
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I have a Varizoom Rock-X. Can this be adapted(with an adapter cable) to work with the Sony EX1.
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Old February 10th, 2008, 04:41 PM   #66
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Tom,

Thanks for stepping in as you seem to understand the question. I have an HVX and one of your controllers for it, ( i can't remember which one but it has the iris knob as well). At any rate I just avoid any zooming except in run and gun situations because there is just no way to get a decent start.
Would I be able to do that with one of your controls and the Ex?

(will you do a trade - in?)

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Old February 10th, 2008, 08:08 PM   #67
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Hi Bill,

I think you have a VariZoom Rock DVX, no matter no pre-existing control is going to work on a Sony EX camera. We could possibly make a convertor cable to allow a Canon or Fujinon pro control to work but that is the only possibility of utilizing an existing control.

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I have a Varizoom Rock-X. Can this be adapted(with an adapter cable) to work with the Sony EX1.
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Old February 10th, 2008, 08:14 PM   #68
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Hi Leonard,

No, it will not work. Trade in? Come on I have plenty of controls already. I am sure whoever buys or uses your HVX will need the HVX control. Used VariZoom's do well on Ebay and will get you about 75% of retail.

Thanks for the business.

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Tom,

Thanks for stepping in as you seem to understand the question. I have an HVX and one of your controllers for it, ( i can't remember which one but it has the iris knob as well). At any rate I just avoid any zooming except in run and gun situations because there is just no way to get a decent start.
Would I be able to do that with one of your controls and the Ex?

(will you do a trade - in?)

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Old February 10th, 2008, 08:39 PM   #69
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Thomas - I was kidding about the trade in , but I'm don't feel I've gotten a clear answer yet about whether I will be able to do a fully professional feathered zoom with the EX-1 and one of your controllers.

I'm buying if you can convince me!
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Thanx for your answer. However, it is a VZ-Rock F that I use on my HD110.
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Old February 10th, 2008, 08:58 PM   #71
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Sorry Leonard,

You will be very pleased with the VariZoom. The VariZoom EX controls work perfectly and have an extremely smooth professional feathered slow crawl that can be ramped up quickly or ever so slowly. I'm not sure I can make it sound any better.

Best regards,

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Thomas - I was kidding about the trade in , but I'm don't feel I've gotten a clear answer yet about whether I will be able to do a fully professional feathered zoom with the EX-1 and one of your controllers.

I'm buying if you can convince me!
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Old February 10th, 2008, 09:07 PM   #72
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VariZoom Rock-F

Bill, I could make a convertor cable for the Rock-F but it will not work as well as the new VariZoom EX controls that are specifically designed for the camera. So I will likely stay away from making a convertor cable.

Thank you,

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Old February 10th, 2008, 10:43 PM   #73
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I'm going to give the new Varizoom VZ-PG-EX a try. Should be shipping in a couple of weeks. I used one of their handles on PD-150 and DVX100 and liked it.

Here's a link...

http://varizoom.com/products/controls/vzpgex.html
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Old February 11th, 2008, 08:15 AM   #74
 
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Tom...

Once again, thanx so much for taking the time to answer. Sounds like I need to just bite the bullet and get a VZ designed for the EX.
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Old February 11th, 2008, 10:24 AM   #75
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Hi Bob & Bill,

The link to the Rock EX just went live. Both controls work very well. (image below)

http://www.varizoom.com/products/controls/vzrockex.html

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I'm going to give the new Varizoom VZ-PG-EX a try. Should be shipping in a couple of weeks. I used one of their handles on PD-150 and DVX100 and liked it.

Here's a link...

http://varizoom.com/products/controls/vzpgex.html
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