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Bebob Engineering ZOE-EX Zoom Controller

B&H # BEZOEEX1 Mfr # BE-ZOE-EX1
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You Pay: $359.95
Product Highlights
  • Compatible with PMW-EX1 and PMW-EX3

The Bebob ZOE-EX is a zoom controller designed for the Sony PMW-EX1 high definition camcorder. The ZOE-EX provides all the features that have been found in previous models, including a quick release clamp and click functions for switching quickly between manual and auto-focus.

Some added improvements include a toggle switch that allows operation of both camera protocols as well as a new elbow-plug. The elbow design provides additional durability by eliminating any bending that can occur when straight plugs are yanked at an acute angle.

MSR Technology
Maximum Speed Reduction (MSR) is a function that allows users to specify the maximum speed of the controller. This can be done without losing any pressure sensitivity, resulting in much smoother slow zoomdrives.
Compatible with these Models PMW-EX1
PMW-EX3
Bebob Engineering ZOE-EX Zoom Controller
  • 90-Day Warranty
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    Bebob EngineeringZOE-EX Zoom Controller
     
    3.8

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

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    • 3 Stars

       

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    • 2 Stars

       

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    71%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (3)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Film professional (3)

        Reviewed by 8 customers

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        5.0

        The Zoe_Ex Be Bob Zoom Controller

        By STARLITE ENTERTAINMENT

        from DALLAS TX.

        About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Production Company CEO

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Shooting Indoors
          • Shooting Outdoors
          • Travel

          Comments about Bebob Engineering ZOE-EX Zoom Controller:

          On the PMW EX3 for remote Zoom and lens control.
          User friendly, great control of settings
          for the money absolutely nothing but rave reviews.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          1.0

          Quality product but didnt work for me

          By DanTV

          from New York, NY

          About Me Film Professional, Pro Camera man

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

          • Didnt work well
          • Expensive

          Best Uses

          • Better control
          • Free up hands
          • Upgrade

          Comments about Bebob Engineering ZOE-EX Zoom Controller:

          I usually love the Bebob Brand and i have used a similar Bebob Zoe for broadcast lens and loved it. Although a little over priced!

          Unfortunately this Zoe-EX didnt work too well with my EX1R.

          I sometimes have an issue with slow zooms with this camera and people always recommend using a zoom demand. This particular Zoom controlled made my issue worse.

          I returned this back to B&H and purchased the Varizoom zoom rocker instead and this works great for me.

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          2.0

          Slight Problem

          By E-Man

          from Honolulu HI

          About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Flimsy Design
          • Poor Interface

          Best Uses

            Comments about Bebob Engineering ZOE-EX Zoom Controller:

            I have used the varizoom VZ-PRO-C for 5 years with my Sony 390 and I loved it. I have had this product for about a year and I have used it with my Sony EX1. It worked great until recently. I notice that it zooms in slowly by itself and I can't figure it out. When I unplug this controller the zooming in stops, so I know its not the camera. I think I will eat the cost and buy another Varizoom VZ-PRO-EX.

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            5.0

            Very nice unit!

            By Rodester

            from Mountain View, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Bebob Engineering ZOE-EX Zoom Controller:

            Works great on a Manfrotto Fig Rig.

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            5.0

            Variable zoom speeds makes this a winner

            By Captain Video

            from Memphis, TN

            About Me One man company, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy on - easy off
            • Feels nice
            • Lightweight
            • Smooth zoom operation
            • Variable zoom speed range

            Cons

            • NONE

            Best Uses

            • Tripod-stabilizer shots

            Comments about Bebob Engineering ZOE-EX Zoom Controller:

            The Bebob ZOE-EX zoomer controller is a must have for the Sony EX1. Being able to control the zoom speed range using the variable control on the right side of the unit sets it apart from other controllers I have used with cameras in the past.

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            3.0

            A good trial

            By Sony Videoguy

            from Calgary, AB

            About Me Video Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good dial to limit speed

            Cons

            • Record button too small

            Best Uses

              Comments about Bebob Engineering ZOE-EX Zoom Controller:

              I used Manfrotto Zoom Controller for my Sony PD150 & Sony Z1 Video Camcorders for over 5 years. I have just got my Sony EX1 and it requires Fuji Lens Remote Controller. This Bebob Engineering Zoom Controller have a totally different design buttons and speed dial control. I decided to take a trial and used it in my last two weddings. I think I have not yet get used to it so that the controller do not give me total control. Also, I don't like the record button too small and seems very sensitive. I think I will try the others when I purchased the next cam.

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              5.0

              Don't juge by it's look

              By Video 4D

              from Quebec, Canada

              About Me Film Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • SMOOTH zooms

              Cons

              • NONE

              Best Uses

              • All

              Comments about Bebob Engineering ZOE-EX Zoom Controller:

              This product is just amasing. At first, I didn't thought it would be that much well working. On similar products for the PMW-EX1, they are either big and not that much smooth on the zoom. What makes it so diffrent is the side "wheel" that ajusts the maximum zoom speed.

              This is an awesome product that really is impressed.

              • How long have you owned it:
              • One-to-three months

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              4.0

              Nice for the Price

              By Ginzo

              from Wilmington, Delaware

              About Me Video Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Variable speed dial

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Bebob Engineering ZOE-EX Zoom Controller:

                  The zoom controller works well but getting use to the small size is somewhat challenging. The speed control dial mounted on the right of the body is a BIG help, it takes a lot of the guesswork out of finding the sweetspot for the zoom speed I want at any particular time. All buttons work as advertised with the EX-1. I am pleased with the controller, however I will be holding onto my Canon pistol grip until I can find or make an adapter cable.

                  • How long have you owned it:
                  • A month or less
                  • Similar:
                  • Canon Grip-Z9

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