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#1 Dean Gunderson

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 03:59 PM

Preston gimbal zoom with one cable to go from the control box to any Preston motor and two thin cables that go from the gimbal thumb control. Power in comes from any MDR four pin power cable.
$2000 obo
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#2 thomas-english

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 05:28 AM

Is this item still sold by preston?
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#3 Dean Gunderson

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:07 PM

Is this item still sold by preston?

I think they made a small run of them and haven't made them since.
I shoud have mentioned the control box has a Buffalo Den tag on the bottom as do a couple of the connector backshells. The guards for the thumb controler are coated with plasti dip for grip and to protect the post when it's docked. There is some ano wear under that. The rest of the gimbal mount I usually wrap a strip of soft side velcro on to protect the post, but took it off to show the condition. The motor and power cable aren't included.
People are asking how it works so here goes:
It’s really just a reconfigured Digital Microforce; the difference being there is a separate connector for power in and the thumb control knob runs out to a clamp that attatches to your gimbal. The connecting cable is super thin, so influence on the sled is unnoticeable. What makes this unit stand well above the other gimbal zoom units is that it’s a Preston system. You can use any of their motors and therefore any lens with a gear on it, and you can set the range of zoom. The feel is like a regular microforce, so it can be used for seamlessly zooming in a bit to stay out of lights, other peoples shots, etc . There is also the same LED display of lens position as the Digital Microforce has.
The control box weighs 7.4 oz
I can be reached at dgun@pacbell.net

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#4 Dean Gunderson

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 03:58 PM

Still for sale. Make an offer.
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#5 jeromefauci

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:00 PM

Could you contact me on my email- jeromefauci@me.com

had a question and perhaps an offer

Jerome Fauci soc
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#6 Dean Gunderson

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:27 PM

Item had sold. Thank you.
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