EX remotes

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DAVE M
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OK

I've got a Manfrotto 521 ex and a Libec Z9EX on loan to test and they seem to be both ok.

has anybody used them and did you have any problems?

Using on an EX1

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MAGLINK
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I had a manfrotto for my Z7 and now use the libec's with my HPX301's.

Personally I prefer the libecs as they seem better made with proper switches as opposed to the plastic bubble switches on the manfrotto.

HallmarkProductions
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Hi Dave

You may want to consider one we have for sale - just listed in the classifieds today!

Chris
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Mark M
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I've got the Manfrotto 521 for my EX1 and I can't recommend it. I've found it very difficult to tighten up tight enough on the pan handle so that the whole thing doesn't turn when you use your thumb to zoom in or out. Also I find it very difficult to get a slow, smooth zoom with it.

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HallmarkProductions
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Mark M wrote:
I've got the Manfrotto 521 for my EX1 and I can't recommend it. I've found it very difficult to tighten up tight enough on the pan handle so that the whole thing doesn't turn when you use your thumb to zoom in or out. Also I find it very difficult to get a slow, smooth zoom with it.

Can't say we have had a problem with either of those things. It may be the camera re the slow zoom. Ours locks onto the pan handle perfectly.

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steve
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Mark M wrote:
Also I find it very difficult to get a slow, smooth zoom with it.

It's been mentioned elsewhere that the EX1 zoom motor is a bit underpowered, so Sony don't guarantee a smooth power zoom below a certain speed, (level 8 seems to ring a bell).
When asked at BVE this year, they said that the manual zoom is directly coupled so that's what should be used for creep zooms.

Steve