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#1 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 01:44 AM

Hey peeps,

Anyone have a Hedene Carat wireless follow focus?

 

http://www.heden-engineering.com/

 

or have  used one?

 

Pro's / Cons ?

 

Lastly,  they are on Back order here in the states,  anyone know where I could get one quickly?

 

Thanks

 

Robvski@aol.com

 

 

 

 

 


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#2 Alan Rencher

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 03:46 PM

T-Stop has a few of them. They really like them. I messed with them once. They are tiny, link up really quick and have super far range.
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#3 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 08:42 PM

Thanks Alan
Do you think they'll sell me one?
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#4 Afton Grant

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 04:01 AM

Hey Rob.  Try your best to test one out first.  The one I used had connectivity issues - pairing the transmitter and receiver seemed to be anything but an exact science.  Once paired, great, but before that it was totally hit and miss.  It could've just been that particular unit, but just in case, best to test before buying.  


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#5 Justin Besser

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 06:30 PM

I've recently purchased one and am very happy.. Fast to setup and calibrate, light and the ac's really like the feel of the controller .. My only gripe is the hand unit drains the 9v battery quite fast..
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#6 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 12:49 AM

Its looking like I'll have to rent one before buying just for the reason that I can't seem to find one to buy . . . . . . anyone else around the rest of the planet know of any place that has them in stock ?

 

 

Thanks for the heads up Afton regarding the pairing

 

And Justin,  how quick is quick when you say it drains the 9 volts fast?


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#7 Justin Besser

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 03:07 AM

I found some occasional
issues with pairing around my teradek bolt, had to make sure the heden was powered on and paired first..
I was going through 2x 9v each day.. Compared to other systems it was slightly on the power hungry side .. I blame that on the blutooth protocol
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Posted 21 July 2014 - 10:01 AM

Try Magnus at Heden directly for prices and availibility...

 

 

 

+4631272110

or:

magnus@heden-engineering.com

 

sales@heden-engineering.com


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#9 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 01:10 PM

Thanks guys

I'm on a three week hold to get one

So in just going to rent one this week to see how it's built and how if works

Still trying to decide between the Axis-1 or the Hedene Carat
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#10 MagnusBalte

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 04:16 PM

Std 9V alkaline has limited duration time. Please try rechargeable 9V Li-Ion or Li-Po cells. Typically last for at least 1-2 shooting days.

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 05:16 PM

Dear Mangus,

 

I have emailed several days now about the Carat and no responce yet...

 

- Haris -


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#12 MagnusBalte

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 05:34 PM

Dear Haris,

You have E-mail!

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#13 Haris Pallas

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 05:50 PM

Thanks Mangus!


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