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Old March 22nd, 2010, 01:51 PM   #1
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Libec or Bebob zoom controller for ex1r?

Hello,
according to your experience, what is better?
Libec ZC-9EX or Bebob ZOE EX?
I will connect this controller to ex1r and i will work with Glidecam hd4000 stabilizer.
I need this controller to have a rec option, because when i use the stabilizer i have both hands on the stabilizer. I dont have the option to press the rec button on the camera
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Old March 22nd, 2010, 02:40 PM   #2
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I like my Bebob, but you'll probably get positive feedback from others who own the Libec.

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Old March 22nd, 2010, 02:44 PM   #3
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Libec ZC-9EX Zoom Controller

I haven't had any experience with the Bebob controller, but I bought the Libec after some research and I really love it. The build quality is excellent, the zoom rheostat is smooth and I've not had any problems with it. It also has a nice big record button. I use the Libec controller any time I have my EX3 on a tripod.
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Old March 22nd, 2010, 08:05 PM   #4
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My Bebob which worked fine with my EX1 yielded herky-jerky zooms when used with my new EX1R. Acquired one of the Libecs that was on special here on the forum and it works fine with the EX1R.

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Old March 23rd, 2010, 03:05 AM   #5
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the Libec works great with my EX1r.
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Old March 23rd, 2010, 06:25 AM   #6
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It appears that the Libec has the most forgiveness for less than perfect lenses. If you get a good lens, any of the 3 controllers will work. If you get a marginal lens, the Libec can help.
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Old March 23rd, 2010, 03:41 PM   #7
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Each time I do a shoot I am reminded of how much better it is than the remote I was running before. It is not only the absence of the "herky jerky" slow speed zooms but how it ramps up when you accelerate or decelerate the zoom. With just a little practice you can do some nice creative zooming. There are so many good things about it. Just read the dozen or so threads on it.

I would imagine it is cheaper than the Bebob as well.
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Old March 23rd, 2010, 11:29 PM   #8
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Libec ...

I use this on tripod and my stablizer ... works beautifully!
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