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Manfrotto 521PFI Focus Remote Control

B&H # MA521PFI Mfr # 521PFI
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Product Highlights
  • AG-DVX100B, AG-HVX200

The Manfrotto 521PFI is a focus/iris remote control designed to be used with Panasonic prosumer cameras, including the AG-DVX100B and AG-HVX200. Features include focus and iris manual adjustment, focus min and max adjustment, as well as re-write position references for the iris and focus knobs.

Weight 0.4 lb (0.2 kg)

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Manfrotto521PFI Focus Remote Control
 
4.5

(based on 8 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves performance (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Professional quality (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • In the studio (4)
    • Independent films (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    5.0

    "I would buy this product again.

    By Big-G

    from Allyn, WA

    About Me Hobbyist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Improves Performance
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • In The Studio

      Comments about Manfrotto 521PFI Focus Remote Control:

      I use the Manfrotto 521FI to control the focus and
      Iris on my Panasonic AF100. It's a must and works great.

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      4.0

      love it

      By Mike

      from Malaysia

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Manfrotto 521PFI Focus Remote Control:

      used it with pana af100, works well & smooth.

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      5.0

      great

      By trackermikel

      from Montreal, Qc

      About Me Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Improves Performance
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Manfrotto 521PFI Focus Remote Control:

        Great stuff, customizable, big focus ring that is easy to manipulate

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        • No

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        4.0

        Helpful accessory

        By Miami Univ

        from Ohio

        About Me Video Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Manfrotto 521PFI Focus Remote Control:

          This device adds great functionality to compact camcorders. The controls are smooth and quite responsive. I love the ability to set a focus range for those dramatic shallow depth of field "rack focus" shots. The construction seems solid enough to stand up to rempte production use.

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          4.0

          Big but useful

          By Fast Nat

          from Sydney Australia

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Improves Performance
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Manfrotto 521PFI Focus Remote Control:

            The focus remote is a bit big, but it is really useful.
            The big wheel controls the focus while the dial on the top controls iris. There are a bunch of options for turning on manual functions or auto.

            Its really well made and strong. Its not the most ergonomically designed product but it is really functional.

            I use this on the AF100

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            • No

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            4.0

            Does wat is says Focus and Iris control

            By iloha

            from The Netherlands

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great quality
            • Smooth Operation

            Cons

            • No zoom or record

            Best Uses

              Comments about Manfrotto 521PFI Focus Remote Control:

              Coming from Sony and Canon camera's this remote also needs an additional second remote to get zoom and record functionality on the tripod.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Better control and accuracy

              By QB in SF

              from San Francisco

              About Me Film Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Interface With Camcorder
              • Improves Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Shooting Indoors
                • Shooting Outdoors

                Comments about Manfrotto 521PFI Focus Remote Control:

                We have both this and the vari-zoom model for use with our HPX-10 and HVX-200's. This one is larger and only has half the functionality of the varizoom(zoom is separate) - there is better focus controls and the ability to set minimum and maxims focal range.

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                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Finally, the device Ive been waiting for

                By Ullanta

                from Inland Empire, California

                About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Interface With Camcorder
                • Improves Performance
                • Quality Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Professional use
                  • Rack focus

                  Comments about Manfrotto 521PFI Focus Remote Control:

                  A great device! The focus wheel is large, well damped, precise - 2.5 inches in diameter - with a markable area for a grease pencil. The iris dial is also large and precise. Most importantly, this device lets you set the top and bottom of the focal range - which means you can set two points to be used for rack focus. Ideal! Great build quality, great feel, great extended functionality! More people should know about this! Certainly the best of the HVX/DVX Focus/Iris controllers!

                  P.S. By setting the max and min focal range, you can also get rid of the "slack" at the end of the HVX/DVX's focal range... that is, have a hard stop at infinite focus, rather than the "useless" area "beyond" infinity at the end of the HVX's built-in focal range.

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