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#1 Buster Arrieta

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 03:50 PM

Which the best follow focus device is for Canon and Fujinon HD lenses?
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#2 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 04:20 PM

Buster,

May I suggest reading through the archives? There is a lot in there. Also, your question is rather vague. Are you asking about wireless lens control for these lenses or are you looking to full your own focus (yuk) with a gimbal mounted device?

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#3 Joshua Harrison

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 09:47 PM

Which the best follow focus device is for Canon and Fujinon HD lenses?



The two best wireless follow focus devices are the Bartech and the Preston systems.
The preston is pricier but a solid device that won't let you down and it can handle three channels. The Bartech is a single channel system that you can link together to get more than one channel but it does become bulkier as a handset. Both are superb products, but if cost is a factor and you only need one channel I highly recommend the Bartech, bang for you buck you can't beat it. Also I should mention that both manufacturer's have superb customer service.

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Bartech :
http://www.bartechengineering.com/

Preston:
http://www.prestonci...ducts_FI Z.html

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 10:53 AM

Which the best follow focus device is for Canon and Fujinon HD lenses?



The two best wireless follow focus devices are the Bartech and the Preston systems.
The preston is pricier but a solid device that won't let you down and it can handle three channels. The Bartech is a single channel system that you can link together to get more than one channel but it does become bulkier as a handset. Both are superb products, but if cost is a factor and you only need one channel I highly recommend the Bartech, bang for you buck you can't beat it. Also I should mention that both manufacturer's have superb customer service.

links:
Bartech :
http://www.bartechengineering.com/

Preston:
http://www.prestonci...ducts_FI Z.html

Joshua Harrison



Thanks, Joshua. What do you think about (Bartech + M-One)...? For lenses Canon/Fujinon? on steadicam?.


Thanks, Alec. Yes I am looking to full my own focus with a gimbal mounted device too
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#5 Buster Arrieta

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 11:09 AM

Buster,

May I suggest reading through the archives? There is a lot in there. Also, your question is rather vague. Are you asking about wireless lens control for these lenses or are you looking to full your own focus (yuk) with a gimbal mounted device?

Cheers,

Alec




Thanks, Alec. Yes I am looking to full my own focus with a gimbal mounted device too.

What do you think about (Bartech + M-One)...? For lenses Canon/Fujinon? on steadicam?.
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#6 Joshua Harrison

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 12:25 PM

The bartech and the m1 together are absolutely amazing, however it may be more torque than you need. You may want to contact palomar engineering and see if they have released their m .5 which has a lower power draw and not as much torque as the m1. That being said there isn't a lens that I know of that the m1 can't turn fast, it's that powerful, but it's power draw can be a downside. The bartech can work with several motors such as hedens, M1's, and FMG-6's.

the website for Palomar is:
http://www.palomarengineering.net/

Also Jim Bartell(owner of Bartech Engineering) may have some advice for you on these questions, he is the final word on his products and what they can and can't work with.


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#7 mark morgan

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 01:18 AM

buster
stanton jimmy jib
has a zoom focus control for the lenses you are talking about
there is a certain one that they make for steadicam operators
if you are using an hd lens
sometimes they like to creep-n-out
there is a little pot that you can control that with
go to www.jimmyjib.com
i actually really enjoy operating with mine
also you can use the stanton side arm motor with the bartech ff
the motor is reasonably priced
just a small mod that jim makes to the controller

best regards mark morgan

Edited by mark morgan, 03 June 2007 - 01:25 AM.

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#8 Matt Mouraud

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 04:17 PM

I have the Bartech/M-One package. I work a lot with the same assistant who absolutely loves it. Set up time is dirt quick, and it's so easy even I could do it.
The M-One is so powerful it will rotate just about anything.
I had a job on sunday with a Sony F900/Pro 35 setup and the 35m/m we used was just crying for a good lube job. The M-One is so torquey you could see the entire Pro 35 flex while the CA was calibrating. Impressive.
Prior to that I used the Fox/Heden M26 combination.

Edited by Matt Mouraud, 05 June 2007 - 04:18 PM.

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#9 Afton Grant

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 06:20 PM

I had a job on sunday with a Sony F900/Pro 35 setup and the 35m/m we used was just crying for a good lube job. The M-One is so torquey you could see the entire Pro 35 flex while the CA was calibrating. Impressive.


I've seen that torque/flex w/ the Pro35 setup, and it can lead to motor binding - not good. Be sure the Pro35 uses the forward most rod support, as the back one - the one that seems most common - leaves the setup with too much leverage.
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Posted 05 June 2007 - 10:10 PM

I used to get that with my Preston MDR-1 and the bigger motor (DM-1). This combination was so powerful and had so much torque that I actually ripped a manual lens out of a XL-1 once...

On the MDR-2 you have an external adjustment for torque and with the smaller DM-2 motor you can accommodate all lenses. Palomar saw the need for a motor with less torque... hens the M-0.5.

You have to cover the whole spectrum.


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Posted 07 June 2007 - 01:46 AM

I used to get that with my Preston MDR-1 and the bigger motor (DM-1). This combination was so powerful and had so much torque that I actually ripped a manual lens out of a XL-1 once...

On the MDR-2 you have an external adjustment for torque and with the smaller DM-2 motor you can accommodate all lenses. Palomar saw the need for a motor with less torque... hens the M-0.5.

You have to cover the whole spectrum.


Erwin


Hey Erwin,

you saying you got several motors, with different strenght?


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#12 Erwin Landau

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 03:28 AM

I have two DM-1 and two DM-2...

http://www.prestonci...Dig_Motors.html


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