Preston Gimbal Zoom
Posted 07 April 2012 - 03:59 PM
Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:07 PM
I think they made a small run of them and haven't made them since.
Is this item still sold by preston?
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
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:00 PM
had a question and perhaps an offer
Jerome Fauci soc