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Old June 5th, 2017, 12:23 PM   #1
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Lanc Splitter Cable for FS5?

I was wondering if such a thing exists?
Not much info online.
On the FS5, it would be useful to be able to operate the hand grip when hand held or a remote zoom demand when on a tripod.
This would be much simpler with a Lanc splitter, or so I thought...
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Old June 5th, 2017, 01:24 PM   #2
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Re: Lanc Splitter Cable for FS5?

Maybe answering my own question...will a 2.5mm stereo jack splitter do the job?
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Old June 6th, 2017, 12:55 AM   #3
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Re: Lanc Splitter Cable for FS5?

Hi,

AFAIK both ends of a lanc connection communicate.
Hence a simple splitter won't work.
Manfrotto made a little box for this (Manfrotto MA 521 SB) but it's OOP and I couldn't buy it anymore here in europe when I tried last year.

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Old June 6th, 2017, 05:54 AM   #4
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Re: Lanc Splitter Cable for FS5?

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On the FS5, it would be useful to be able to operate the hand grip when hand held or a remote zoom demand when on a tripod.
This would be much simpler with a Lanc splitter, or so I thought...
Exactly. A couple of us have used them on the FS7s and they work well. John Barry in Sydney are still showing stock of them>

https://secure.johnbarry.com.au/manf...-box-mav-521sb

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Old June 7th, 2017, 03:14 AM   #5
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Re: Lanc Splitter Cable for FS5?

Thanks for the information.
I was ideally looking for a short splitter cable, rather than a box so I could add the remote zoom demand easily and quickly when required.
Sadly, it doesn't sound as if this will be possible.
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Old June 7th, 2017, 10:36 AM   #6
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Re: Lanc Splitter Cable for FS5?

I've done it successfully with a 2.5mm split cable. http://a.co/cqUSwh7
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Old June 8th, 2017, 12:41 AM   #7
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Re: Lanc Splitter Cable for FS5?

That's what I was hoping for!
Many thanks.
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Old June 10th, 2017, 03:15 AM   #8
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Good one Oren. Bookmarked now.

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Old June 16th, 2017, 12:30 AM   #9
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Re: Lanc Splitter Cable for FS5?

Hi,

I immediately ordered the very same cable here on amazon.de and it works flawlessly but I still doubt that this is like it's meant to be :)


Alex

PS: Utilizing it with my FS7 to use grip and Manfrotto Lanc control at the same time.
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