Zoom for ENG lenses?
Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:26 PM
I looking to buy a zoom demand for use manly with Canon Eng Broadcast Lenses. HJ11/14 and J11 mostly
I have been looking at G-Zoom custom edition because of focus capabilities. But it dose not work with new Bartech Digi Receiver!
or The BeBob Zoe ENG.
Any thoughts or experiences would be appreciated!
Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:10 PM
On my systems I use the Bebob Zoe ENG-12, and carry the 12 to 8 adapter cable., and underneath I have the small BFD manual focus control box attached to the underside of the gimbal arm.
From my understanding, you cannot manually control any digital receiver as of yet, so you'll have to keep a BFD analog receiver for your live jobs.
Another way to go is the Stanton Steadicam Zoom and Focus unit. $2095 complete, Comes with lens motor, bracket, cable, hand controller and adapters to mount on your gimbal. It's powered by a 2 pin connector. If you have a top control box ( Junction) that uses another type or style of connector, just Snip, Strip, and Solder 2 cables to the correct connector and your set.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:24 PM
Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:07 PM
Anyone using the G-Zoom??
Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:58 AM
Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:10 PM
The only thing I don´t like about the G-zoom is the green rec start/stop button on video jobs. It´s way too easy to hit by mistake mid shot, possibly stopping the camera before the action is over. It should be placed somewhere else or be a more rigid button, or both
All in all, it´s great for live work when you can´t get your own focus puller in the budget.
Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:19 PM
Edited by Mike Germond, 20 December 2012 - 05:23 PM.