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#1 John Jaquish

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 09:43 AM

I'm going to be shooting something soon that will require some slow, smooth zooms. Would a Chrosziel Fluid Zoom (manual device) work sufficiently, or would I really require an electronic motor, such as the Microforce Zoom Control? Incidentally, I'll be shooting in 16mm with an Angenieux zoom. Thanks in advance for any help.
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#2 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 05:03 PM

You can do nice smooth slow zooms with a fluid drive, especially if you've got a long lever. Although, I suppose it could depend how slow your slow zoom needs to be and how repeatable you need it to be.
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Posted 22 March 2011 - 05:29 PM

You can do nice smooth slow zooms with a fluid drive, especially if you've got a long lever. Although, I suppose it could depend how slow your slow zoom needs to be and how repeatable you need it to be.


Thanks, Brian. How about the fluid drive's effect when using the extent of a longer zoom range, such as the Angenieux 10-150 or 12-240? I imagine it would become more difficult to hold a constant speed in this range.
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