I want to use the forward or reverse switch in the Bartech to shoot with zoom lenses. Is there a way to calibrate the speed of the switch?
Bartech handset: how to calibrate the speed of forward or reverse switch?
Posted 04 June 2013 - 07:59 PM
Clarification would help. My interpretation is that you want to use a standard BFD (or perhaps a BDR) to remotely zoom during a shot. This works, but as far as I know there is no way to change the speed of the motor as on a Preston. Though I've never used a BDR, so maybe that would be an option.
I have no idea why the switch would come into play. I guess a crash zoom with less effort? I can throw a BFD focus wheel from one end to the other pretty fast, if the motor could keep up with me I'm sure it would be a great crash zoom.
Please clarify exactly what you are trying to achieve and we can help you better.
Posted 05 June 2013 - 07:36 AM
You are right. I want to use a standard BFD (or perhaps a BDR) to remotely zoom during a shot. I'd like to change the speed of the motor as on a Preston, faster or slowly without rotating the knob but only using the switch forward or reverse. It seems not possible.
Posted 05 June 2013 - 09:51 AM
Posted 05 June 2013 - 12:30 PM
What is 6 times cheaper? A single BFD unit is about 1/6 the cost of a 3-Channel Preston FIZ, but a single BFD is only doing 1/3 the job.
A BFD is about 1/2 the cost of a single Channel Preston, and 3 BFDs are about 1/2 the cost of a 3 Channel Preston.
Not sure of the breakdown with BDRs and the Iris slider upgrade to the hand unit, but I imagine you're still in the 50% range, which is still a fantastic deal considering what you get, but it's certainly no 16.6%!!
Posted 25 September 2013 - 08:32 PM
only thing that "may" help would be to calibrate a shorter distance thus giving you the full pull of the hand unit wheel to turn the small lens distance. (good for close focus)