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#1 joe carini

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 05:55 PM

Aloha,

Has anyone ever heard of or seen a "VFX" focus/iris controller. It has 2 heden motors and the controller is powered via a 9v battery.
Thanks,

Joe
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#2 JobScholtze

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 06:51 PM

Aloha,

Has anyone ever heard of or seen a "VFX" focus/iris controller. It has 2 heden motors and the controller is powered via a 9v battery.
Thanks,

Joe

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#3 Santiago Yniguez

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 10:51 PM

They're actually not that bad of a system when its in top shape. If this were ten years ago, I'd say go for it. Back then there was support for them. Now, I wouldn't. Like Eric Fletcher says: Buy local! The company who made them is out of England and I'm pretty sure is no longer in business. Keep looking for a BFD if you can't afford a preston.
Good luck!
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#4 joe carini

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 11:18 PM

Thanks all for the reply. I was asked if I wanted it for a few $$$ as a back up. I have a FIZ 2, so if it's a good deal I might consider.. Can't beat Preston. I've had a FIZ for 12 years and only sent it once for a upgrade & cleaning..

Thanks again.

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#5 James Davis

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 05:12 AM

I'm sure I remember Chris from Optical support in England saying that Marrell still repair them, and maintain them, best to double check though.
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#6 JimBartell

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 12:12 PM

The VFX was made by a company founded by Howard Smith and Ben Fisher. They went out of business around 1999/2000. I've sold BFD's to people who had them but couldn't get them serviced. That's pretty much all I know.

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#7 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 01:06 PM

The VFX was made by a company founded by Howard Smith and Ben Fisher. They went out of business around 1999/2000. I've sold BFD's to people who had them but couldn't get them serviced. That's pretty much all I know.



Now there is two names that mean quality and can be trusted. {Snarf!}
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