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Old April 13th, 2006, 12:08 PM   #16
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Boyd, I didn't think I was disrespecting their traditions or beliefs. I was just asking why a business would close for 7 days. We're way too touchy about beliefs in this country anymore.

As far as other sponsors, I understand not wanting to advertise competitors on here, but the only other place I could find the Bogen that seemed reputable was ALSO closed for the next week and a half. It's not my forum, but I think it's a little extreme to not allow the mention of ANY vendors that aren't sponsors, especially in a situation like this. Just my opinion.

I'll let you guys know how these VZ Rock's work out.
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Old April 19th, 2006, 05:54 AM   #17
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Manfrotto 523 Lanc Controller

Can anyone tell me if Push Auto Focus works on the Canon XL2 using the the Manfrotto 523 Lanc Controller.

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Old April 19th, 2006, 06:57 AM   #18
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That would be marvelous.

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Can anyone tell me if Push Auto Focus works on the Canon XL2 using the the Manfrotto 523 Lanc Controller.

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My lenses have tape on the af switch. Keeps it on manual always. Too bad there is no lanc to lens control for the push a/f.

I did once see a Frankenstein job done on a 16x lens where a remote wire was hanging out of the push a/f button on the lens back to a tripod mounted controller but you likely want to avoid that. Bathtub silicone was used to cover the scars. Something about voiding the warranty...

Do be careful using the push a/f to quickly grab focus especially at full wide. It is often nowhere close. Best method is the zoom in grab focus and pull back.
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Old April 19th, 2006, 07:10 AM   #19
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Do be careful using the push a/f to quickly grab focus especially at full wide. It is often nowhere close. Best method is the zoom in grab focus and pull back.
Eh? Yes? .. with, I think, this most important proviso . .

For me when I'm on W/A plus M/F, I ZOOM hard to get a really sharp edge or detail; PUSH Focus - momentarily takes M/F off; Release P/F - manual snaps in; ZOOM out - job done!

Which is EXACTLY what you are saying - BUT using P/F snaps the focus in by overriding the manual focus. I wouldn't want anybody to think that P/F doesn't have this most valuable, quick and accurate option. The point is NOT to PUSH focus while still on wide. Use it when ZOOMED in hard.

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Old April 20th, 2006, 11:49 AM   #20
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Capturing Video - Camera vs Deck?

Hey, I was wondering if anyone has a recommendation for a Capture Deck. I just wonder whether all the capturing that you have to do of your footage is worth the hours that you put on your MiniDv's transport system. Any opinions, and/or recommendations reasonably priced decks
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Old April 20th, 2006, 02:23 PM   #21
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Eh? Yes? .. with, I think, this most important proviso . .

For me when I'm on W/A plus M/F, I ZOOM hard to get a really sharp edge or detail; PUSH Focus - momentarily takes M/F off; Release P/F - manual snaps in; ZOOM out - job done!

Which is EXACTLY what you are saying - BUT using P/F snaps the focus in by overriding the manual focus. I wouldn't want anybody to think that P/F doesn't have this most valuable, quick and accurate option. The point is NOT to PUSH focus while still on wide. Use it when ZOOMED in hard.

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Precisely. Almost.

I tend to manually focus at full t/f. But you are correct in indicating that this is nicely accomplished by letting the push button do it for you. Unless you are after very critical focus the button works not bad..
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Old April 20th, 2006, 02:26 PM   #22
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Welcome Chris

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Hey, I was wondering if anyone has a recommendation for a Capture Deck. I just wonder whether all the capturing that you have to do of your footage is worth the hours that you put on your MiniDv's transport system. Any opinions, and/or recommendations reasonably priced decks
Most folks seem to use cheapie cams. Try to search using a few key words and you will find this topic heavily covered here in the not too distant past.

Also, be sure to start a new topic in the best category at the top of the board you are after. That way it won't become embedded within an existing string as this one has.

Best of luck!
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