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Old January 20th, 2008, 12:10 PM   #1
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Zoom / lens/ lanc controllers

I would really like a controller that has zoom, record and focus control. The lanc controller for my v1u has a focus button - like the autofocus button on the side of the cam.

The one I have found is this:
http://www.bebob.de/international/zoe-EX_e.html
It does most of what I would like but no focus control.

Can the EX1 take a controller with focus control? Or is it just zoom & record?

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Old January 21st, 2008, 02:40 PM   #2
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Zoe-EX

Hello Brendan,

Iīm working at bebob Munich, the manufacturer of the Zoe-EX.
Sony has made a new protocol for this camera. This Protocol allows you only to remote the Zoom, the record and the Ret function of the camera. Sony has seen no possibility to remote neither Focus, nore Push-Auto, nore Iris (as you find on the Panasonic HVX200 for instance)

The protocol allows a much better control of the Zoom speed, and especially of the start of the Zoom. In comparison to the LanC protocol (used in the Z1 for instance, or the new Z7 that will be issued in the next week), you loose the possibility to switch on/off the camera, and the remote of the Push-Auto, or wsitching between Auto and Manual Focus.

The Zoe-EX will be exhibited and will be available for delivery next week on the VideoForum show in London. Should you pass by, you will find it on the booth of the company Holdan.

We will show there as well the coco-EX, together wit our LED On-Board Light

http://www.bebob.de/international/coco-EX_e.html
http://www.bebob.de/international/lu...ralight_e.html
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Old January 21st, 2008, 03:30 PM   #3
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Pierre,

When would bebob send them out to the USA/Canada? Same time?

Thanks!!
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Old January 21st, 2008, 04:18 PM   #4
 
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Here's another 8-pin Fujinon lens controller from Varizoom:

http://www.varizoom.com/products/controls/vzrockf.html
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Old January 21st, 2008, 05:17 PM   #5
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The Zoe-EX will be exhibited... next week on the VideoForum show in London. Should you pass by, you will find it on the booth of the company Holdan.
That's great news, Pierre! Okay, who here will be at this show and can give us a report?
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Old January 21st, 2008, 05:36 PM   #6
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thanks Pierre - i currently use a Bebob controller on my V1U and it is excellent - seems to be more robust and weather sealed than my Vari-zoom one.

Ill be in contact with Holdan.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 01:46 AM   #7
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Pierre,

When would bebob send them out to the USA/Canada? Same time?

Thanks!!
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The Zoe-ex will ship to USA/Canada next week as well. it is available through our distributor 16x9 in burbank (www.16x9inc.com)
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 01:48 AM   #8
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Here's another 8-pin Fujinon lens controller from Varizoom:

http://www.varizoom.com/products/controls/vzrockf.html
The 8-pin Fujinon protocol isnīt the same as the EX protocol. As well the connector as the signals are different. remote control made for 8-pin Fujinon lenses (as the Varizomm or our Zoe-eng-8 doesnīt plug nore work on the EX1
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 01:50 AM   #9
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That's great news, Pierre! Okay, who here will be at this show and can give us a report?

Hello chris,

If nobody from your team comes to London, let me know so that I can arrange (through 16x9) or direct to let you (or one of your experts) get one unit for test
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 04:31 AM   #10
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I'm going to the show on Thursday, I'll definitely look out for one of these as it's very much needed. I'm interested in how easy is it to attach them to various supports as I want to use one with my tripod and DVMultiRig Pro.

I'll happily write a short review if I buy one (assuming they are for sale at the show?).

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Old January 22nd, 2008, 04:48 AM   #11
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Hello Paul,

I will be on the Show thursday until 3 or 4pm. You can find me (and the Zoe-ex) on the booth of Holdan, Nr. H10. I will be very happy so show you the product
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Old January 28th, 2008, 07:01 AM   #12
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Hi Pierre,

I cant make it to the show but I would like to buy on asap - is that possible?

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Old January 28th, 2008, 07:38 AM   #13
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What's equally as interesting to me is to coco-ex. I'm glad to see a way to power accessories since this has always been a problem with cameras this size. I've put wireless transmitters on an HVX, and had to power them with 8 AA's. Now if only someone could make a wired remote that could access the picture profile menus...

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Old January 28th, 2008, 08:15 AM   #14
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Hi Pierre,

I cant make it to the show but I would like to buy on asap - is that possible?

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Please contact warren bowler at Holdan (WarrenB@holdan.co.uk - +44 (14) 57 85 10 00). They get their first shipment on coming wednesday
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Old January 28th, 2008, 01:18 PM   #15
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What about A-B Shot Transitions? IMHO this on a controller would be incredible.

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