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#1 Edvard Friis-Moeller DFF

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 06:39 AM

I´m in the process of buying a Preston system, and just got a message from the that they no longer make the gimbal mounted
microforce controller.
I suppose it's because it was part of their analogue package, but as i will be doing a lot of jobs the next year with both my own
Century compact zooms and the new Optimos, i would like to hear if anybody has figured out a solution ?

Thanks
Edvard
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#2 Taj Teffaha

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 03:37 PM

Hey Edvard,
I have a gimbal mounted Preston Zoom for sale if you're interested. $2,000.00
I've only used it a couple of times. Has all the cables and gimbal brackets, and a case. I can email you pictures if you like. Cheers
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#3 Alfeo Dixon SOC

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 07:23 PM

Hey Edvard,
I have a gimbal mounted Preston Zoom for sale if you're interested. $2,000.00
I've only used it a couple of times. Has all the cables and gimbal brackets, and a case. I can email you pictures if you like. Cheers

Do you have pics of this and is it compatible to the MDR2?
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#4 Taj Teffaha

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 10:19 PM

It is a self contained unit. Just plugs into the sled for power. Power cable setup for PRO/Ultimate.
I will take pictures of it tomorrow and post.
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#5 Taj Teffaha

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 02:40 AM

Here are some pix

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#6 Charles Papert

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 10:15 AM

Taj, what are the brown plastic rings for? I have the zoom unit but I don't have those.
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#7 Taj Teffaha

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 03:51 PM

Hey Charles
They fit inside the zoom control ring for different sized gimbal handles.
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#8 Christian Betz

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 05:08 PM

The preston was the only perfect zoom control ever exist. As they are not manufactured anymore we decide to design a similar one for use with existing digital motors like preston,heden,btm,scorpio. The joystick mount for the gimbal handle will be a little bit more comfortable. The unit should be ready for shipping mid of January. Please send your mail that we can keep you informed.
Christian Betz
http://www.betz-tools.com mail: info@betz-tools.com
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#9 JimBartell

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 06:17 PM

The preston was the only perfect zoom control ever exist.


Ouch! I guess I've been told. What the hell was I thinking?

Jim "misguided inventor of the BUZ (BarTech Utility Zoom)" Bartell
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#10 Christian Betz

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 05:25 PM

The preston was the only perfect zoom control ever exist.


Ouch! I guess I've been told. What the hell was I thinking?

Jim "misguided inventor of the BUZ (BarTech Utility Zoom)" Bartell


Hey amercian dream of a remote inventor we are talking digital!
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#11 Ken Nguyen

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 09:23 PM

The preston was the only perfect zoom control ever exist.


Ouch! I guess I've been told. What the hell was I thinking?

Jim "misguided inventor of the BUZ (BarTech Utility Zoom)" Bartell


Hey amercian dream of a remote inventor we are talking digital!

Hi Christian,
What do you really meant?
You think "digital" is a top high-tech thing that will change the world of follow focus!
If you are that good - "talking digital"- why don't you invent yourself one rather than replicate an absolute discontinued product of someone else?
Ken.
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#12 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 01:19 AM

hello! digital motors that is not the old analog ones, calm down........
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