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Scott Stohler
HPX300 not powering remote zoom?
on Jun 15, 2009 at 7:22:00 pm

We just purchased an HPX300 with Fujinon 17x4.5BRM-K14 lens.

I can not get the camera to provide power to the remote zoom (Manfrotto 524CFI - sold as a qualified accessory by B&H). The remote zoom is fully functional - it works when plugged into our HPX500. But the HPX300 for some reason does not provide power to the remote. The record function works but nothing else. All servo settings are correct.

Could this be a pin configuration issue? Anybody else have this problem?

Thanks in advance for any thoughts.

Scott Stohler
Exec. Prod; Bay Package Productions
San Francisco
http://www.baypackage.com


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John Fishback
Re: HPX300 not powering remote zoom?
on Jun 18, 2009 at 9:20:32 pm

The remote zoom on our HPX500 stopped working one day. It turned out the M or S switch on the lens assembly wasn't thrown fully in the correct position (S). It looked ok, but wasn't. Try exercising that switch.

John

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Scott Stohler
Re: HPX300 not powering remote zoom?
on Jun 18, 2009 at 10:23:20 pm

Thanks John.

This lens has a rather large manual/servo switch. I have flipped it back and forth and am confident it is in the servo position.

I can't figure out why, but for some reason this camera does not seem to be putting out phantom power through the lens. All other phantom (mikes) is working.

Strange. Thanks for your thoughts.

Scott

Scott Stohler
Exec. Prod; Bay Package Productions
San Francisco
http://www.baypackage.com


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Gary Nattrass
Re: HPX300 not powering remote zoom?
on Jun 20, 2009 at 12:34:38 pm

I just got one of these too and it will not work with my HPX-301 as said the led light does not come on and it will not control the zoom function.
Wish I had read your post first as I now have to send this back.


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Scott Stohler
Re: HPX300 not powering remote zoom?
on Jun 22, 2009 at 4:12:06 pm

Interesting to know that it has happened with others.

Have you tried the remote on another camera? I did and it worked fine (on a HPX500). I am not certain it is the remote. I am leaning towards thinking the camera is not putting out (phantom) power.

Do you have reason to think otherwise?



Scott Stohler
Exec. Prod; Bay Package Productions
San Francisco
http://www.baypackage.com


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Gary Nattrass
Re: HPX300 not powering remote zoom?
on Jun 22, 2009 at 5:06:22 pm

I have just tried it on a sony S270 with the lens from the 301 and it will not work there either, This must be a lens problem that is incompatible with the manfrotto remote.


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Scott Stohler
Re: HPX300 not powering remote zoom?
on Jun 23, 2009 at 9:08:02 pm

I managed to get my hands on an old 8-pin Fujinon Remote Zoom. When plugged into the camera and lens it works perfectly.

Clearly there is some incompatibility between the lens and the Manfrotto remote.

I guess we have no choice but to return the remote.

Scott Stohler
Exec. Prod; Bay Package Productions
San Francisco
http://www.baypackage.com


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James Fortier
Re: HPX300 not powering remote zoom?
on Jul 31, 2009 at 5:29:08 pm

Hey Scott, I'm also in the Bay Area and just bought the HPX300 as well. I have the Bebob Zoe 8-Pin zoom control from my old JVC HD200 which has a similar Fuji 17x lens, anyway, the Zoe will not work on the new Fuji lens that comes with the HPX300, I called 16x9, Inc and they said it should work. Rather than returning the lens to B&H I decided to sell the Zoe on eBay and I bought Fuji's 8-Pin remote on eBay for $500.


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Franck Villano
Re: HPX300 not powering remote zoom?
on Nov 16, 2009 at 9:01:14 pm

Hello. We just received our new HPX-301 but we have the same problem : not working with the zoom function of the 524 CFI that was working with a previous DVCAM camera with Canon lens. Have you solved this problem? ANd if not, what is your solution (other stuff??)
Thanks


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Scott Stohler
Re: HPX300 not powering remote zoom?
on Nov 17, 2009 at 7:03:21 pm

we never did solve the issue and Manfrotto was absolutely no help. Both they and B&H remained convinced that that the zoom worked with the lens.

We ended up getting rid of the Manfrotto and going back and using an ancient Canon zoom.

Sorry to not have better news.

Scott Stohler
Exec. Prod; Bay Package Productions
San Francisco
http://www.baypackage.com


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Franck Villano
Re: HPX300 not powering remote zoom?
on Nov 17, 2009 at 10:19:46 pm

Ok, so you find another remote wich is working with the Fujinon lens of the HPX... I will try the Bebop tomorrow
http://www.bebob.de/produkte/?product=8392
and let you know...
Thanks!

Franck


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Franck Villano
Re: HPX300 not powering remote zoom?
on Dec 7, 2009 at 1:43:43 pm

Hello,

Finally found a solution : Manfrotto has released an adaptator specifically designed for the524 remote and Panasonic HPX300 as Fujinon has changed the pin connections : the adaptator cost only 20€ and reference is R524,97 (adap.CAB. FUJIXT17x4,5BRM-K14). thanks to Valery Cahuzac from PBS Paris who solved this for me!

Franck Villano


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Scott Stohler
Re: HPX300 not powering remote zoom?
on Dec 7, 2009 at 6:24:44 pm

Great news! Thanks for sharing the information.

Scott Stohler
Exec. Prod; Bay Package Productions
San Francisco
http://www.baypackage.com


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Scott Stohler
Re: HPX300 not powering remote zoom?
on Dec 8, 2009 at 4:17:10 pm

Can I ask where you purchased one of these adaptors? Directly from Manfrotto?

Scott Stohler
Exec. Prod; Bay Package Productions
San Francisco
http://www.baypackage.com


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