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Mark McFarlane
XH A1 and LANC remote - zoom doesn't work at fixed speed
on Sep 19, 2008 at 2:44:01 pm

I tried a friends wired remote zoom control the other day on my new XH A1. I had the camera zoom speed set manually to 3.

When I used the remote lanc control's zoom toggle switch the camera shifted into variable speed zoom, i.e. it ignored my on-camera manual zoom speed setting.

Is this the expected behavoir with all lanc zoom controllers on this camera? I'd like to have a zoom control on my tripod handle, but I prefer to work with fixed speed zoom.

Anyone tested a particular lanc zoom control and got it to work in fixed-speed mode on an XH A1?

Thanks,

Mark McFarlane


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Todd Terry
Re: XH A1 and LANC remote - zoom doesn't work at fixed speed
on Sep 19, 2008 at 2:53:57 pm

I can't speak to the XH A1, but there are similar issues with the XL H1 in that some models of third-party lens controllers (Varizoom, etc.) will NOT work with the H1... so I suspect that is the case with the A1 which is fundamentally a very similar camera.

At least it sounds like the controller you had worked to some degree... I've heard of some that do not work at all.

[Mark McFarlane] "Is this the expected behavoir with all lanc zoom controllers on this camera?"

I'd say that's going to be expected behavior with some controllers, perhaps not all. I would contact the manufacturer of the zoom controls you are considering and see if they have a particular make or model that is confirmed operational for Canon's particular LANC protocol.


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Mark McFarlane
Re: XH A1 and LANC remote - zoom doesn't work at fixed speed
on Sep 20, 2008 at 12:58:07 pm

Thanks Todd.

Mark McFarlane


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TL Westgate
Re: XH A1 and LANC remote - zoom doesn't work at fixed speed
on Sep 22, 2008 at 2:50:13 pm

I think the fixed zoom ONLY works with the rocker by the thumb. The rocker on top and the remote don't recognize the fixed setting.

-- TL


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