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#1 Mark Schlicher

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 11:39 AM

I have an old CP16 motor that was/is part of my CP-16R kit. It is matched with a J-5 pistol-grip zoom control. Naturally, it's geared for film lenses. I've used it with a clamp ring on a Cooke 9-50 and Canon 12-120.

It's 5 inches long and has a lemo 4-pin connector (hermaphrodite). I have a short cable that connects it to the J-5 (another 4-pin lemo).

My questions:

1. Is this compatible with other zoom controllers? Which ones, particularly can it be used with a Stanton or other Steadicam-friendly controller?
2. Is is a useful piece of kit; ie., have current motors rendered it obsolete, or can it still be put to use? With what limitations or caveats? Does it have any non-standard power requirements?
3. Since it's a zoom motor, am I correct in assuming it would not be useful as a focus motor?

Thanks for any insights!

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#2 RonBaldwin

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 11:41 AM

if we can wake Jim Bartel up from his whiskey fueled deep slumber, he will know (I bet he made it, or knows who did).
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#3 Mark Schlicher

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 11:58 AM

:-)

Jim did a great job recently for me, rewiring my Libec Canon/Fujinon controller with some slinky Mogami.

Anyway, the only marking on the motor besides the CP logo is "1120-F" inscribed on the barrel.
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#4 Andrew Stone

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 01:08 PM

:-)

Jim did a great job recently for me, rewiring my Libec Canon/Fujinon controller with some slinky Mogami.


Good to know. Thanks for the info Mark.

-Andrew
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#5 JimBartell

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 02:32 PM

if we can wake Jim Bartel up from his whiskey fueled deep slumber, he will know (I bet he made it, or knows who did).


Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....snort......huh?........what? Oh, that? Never saw it before. Seriously, that was way before my time at CPC. The best person to ask would be Derrick Whitehouse at Whitehouse Audio Visual. E-mail him at dw@whitehouseav.com or check out his website, http://www.whitehous....com/index.html

One more lil' drink wouldn't hurt...........ZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Jim Bartell
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