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    Hi all,

    I have been meaning to post up these pics and information for quite some time but kept forgetting it so here it is. The picture is of one of my controllers that I use on either my camera stabilizer or shoulder mount and I also included again the wiring diagram for the controller.


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    Whoa! Bob that's crazy. How much did that cost to build?

    DOes it work really well?
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    Hiya Kholi,

    Lets see I think the whole thing was around $15. I found the surplus slide pots for $1.50 a piece which really helped. I really like how it works as well. When paired with a good monitor HD focusing and Iris control is dead easy.

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    That's insanely crazy. LoL. Does the Record and Pause button control the camera as well?

    Wow man... that's some serious DIY.
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    What size are the jacks on the camera? Focus / Iris seems to be a standard 1/8th stereo jack (but I don't like the way the plus feels as it snaps in) and the other is a bit smaller.

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    There is an 1/8" stereo and a mini stereo jack. I highly recommend using some sort of strain relief if you are using a wired remote. You do not want to put undo strain on your jacks.

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    Actually, I am going to make a set resistance plug for the focus to lock in back focus for my RR Micro35. Won't be any wires at all...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gruen View Post
    Actually, I am going to make a set resistance plug for the focus to lock in back focus for my RR Micro35. Won't be any wires at all...
    Now *that* is a smart idea!


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    Quote Originally Posted by mikkowilson View Post
    Now *that* is a smart idea!


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    Seriously, though. Even when gaffed down if you bump the focus it seems like it still slips.

    Very good idea.
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    Such a good idea that I am going to have to make up one. I'm thinking a ten turn trim pot mounted right to the plug would be the ticket then. Very useful.
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