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Manfrotto RC Pan Bar EX Remote Control for LANC Cameras

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Product Highlights
  • LANC Control on Standard Pan Bar
  • For LANC (Sony and Canon) Cameras

The Manfrotto RC Pan Bar EX Remote Control for LANC Cameras comes mounted with a standard pan bar and is compatible with LANC (Sony and Canon) cameras.

Cable Length 3.94" (1 m)
Color Black
Working Temperature 60 to -10°C
Weight 0.84 lb (0.38 kg)
Manfrotto RC Pan Bar EX Remote Control for LANC Cameras
  • 1 - Year Warranty
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    ManfrottoRC Pan Bar EX Remote Control for LANC Cameras
     
    4.7

    (based on 29 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (23)
    • Improves performance (20)
    • Professional quality (20)
    • Highly compatible (12)
    • Compact (9)

    Cons

    • Limited compatibility (4)

    Best Uses

    • In the studio (16)
    • Independent films (12)
    • Complex projects (7)
    • Home movies (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Business owner (11), Professional artist (5), Enthusiast (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (28)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Works perfect with NXCAM NX5U

    Plugged it in and turned on camera. ALWAYS do it in that order! It was recognized in a few seconds and everything worked! I was amazed at how slow it can zoom in...Read complete review

    Plugged it in and turned on camera. ALWAYS do it in that order! It was recognized in a few seconds and everything worked! I was amazed at how slow it can zoom in and out. You can control focus with the same ring with a turn of a switch. It's a perfect fit with the 504HD head and the ever so cool 536 legs from Manfrotto. It can also control exposure f-stops one at a time in one second intervals...a little slow but at least it works with the NXCAM. Very happy so far. Has the one push quick focus that works too with the NX5U. Long time waiting form a lanc that all functions work 100% that doesn't cost a fortune and it looks great with the 504 head and legs! Thanks again to BH and Manfrotto

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Used with my Sony HVR-Z1U

    Use the LANC to zoom HVR-Z1U while recording weddings, briefings, training.

    Good: LANC allows me to zoom my Z1U.

    Bad: LANC disabled auto-focus; had to manually...Read complete review

    Use the LANC to zoom HVR-Z1U while recording weddings, briefings, training.

    Good: LANC allows me to zoom my Z1U.

    Bad: LANC disabled auto-focus; had to manually focus a 2 hour briefing.

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    5.0

    awsome

    By dave

    from brunswick ga.

    About Me Hobbyist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Improves Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Manfrotto RC Pan Bar EX Remote Control for LANC Cameras:

        the speed that my zoom has is so smooth no jerky movements i love it and i cant wait to get one for my other cam.

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        5.0

        nice remote control

        By q8lonely

        from kuwait

        About Me Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Manfrotto RC Pan Bar EX Remote Control for LANC Cameras:

            its work with my sony pxw z100 and awesome

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            4.0

            Exactly what I was looking for

            By Victor Technical Director

            from San Diego, CA

            About Me Technical Director

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Limited Compatibility

            Best Uses

            • Any Camera Operation

            Comments about Manfrotto RC Pan Bar EX Remote Control for LANC Cameras:

            The speed control on this unit was what I needed to control the zoom speed smoothly. Easy to use and install with camera. Make sure you have a Manfrotto head on your tri-pod to insure good fit.

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            5.0

            The closest I can get to broadcast

            By Josh

            from Miami, FL

            About Me Business Owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • In The Studio

              Comments about Manfrotto RC Pan Bar EX Remote Control for LANC Cameras:

              The RC Pan Bar Remote work great with LANC compatible cameras! The feel of the zoom/focus control is smooth, and the auto focus / record functions are very useful. I'm using it with the BlackMagic Studio Camera, and it's certainly the closest I can get to broadcast control with this little micro four thirds camera.Also, the optional pan bar adaptors for tripods with different pan bar connections makes this controller compatible with many types of camera tripods.

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              4.0

              LANC ON BMCC

              By Valencio

              from providence RI

              About Me Professional Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Improves Performance
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

              • Lacks Functionality

              Best Uses

              • Independent Films
              • In The Studio

              Comments about Manfrotto RC Pan Bar EX Remote Control for LANC Cameras:

              I am using it on my BMCC , its def a great addition to my rig

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              5.0

              Good Improvements in this model

              By DCTV

              from MA

              About Me Professional Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • In The Studio

                Comments about Manfrotto RC Pan Bar EX Remote Control for LANC Cameras:

                We like this remote control better than older models.

                The handle doesn't extend out, but that may be ok.

                A nice new feature is having a dial to adjust the zoom speed. Also, the Record button is much more visible.

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                5.0

                Worked Great right out of the box.

                By Bman_39

                from Flint, Mi

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Manfrotto RC Pan Bar EX Remote Control for LANC Cameras:

                    I opened the box, plugged into to my Sony camera and everything worked great. Lots of options and controls.

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                    5.0

                    I'm pretty excited!

                    By Marc

                    from San Diego, California.

                    About Me Hobbyist

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Complex Projects
                      • Home Movies
                      • Independent Films
                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about Manfrotto RC Pan Bar EX Remote Control for LANC Cameras:

                      I consider myself a serious amature, but even us amatures, don't want to waist money, so, I did a lot of research online, reading reviews about all the controllers, and finally "pulled the trigger" on this one. I have a Canon XhA1 camera, Manfrotto tripod with the 502 head. I was hesitant to buy it because of the higher price, but it looked like this was the one that just might "do it" for me. I was getting nervous when reading the instructions, at first, they said don't EVER, pull out the mini-plug on the cord from the adaptor, but later on, they admitted that if the cord ever broke, it was ok to do it--Just be careful, do it with the camera off "duh", and you would be ok. I bought an extra cord, just in case. By the way, the fact that they made the cord "replaceable" instead of permanat, just speaks,sensible, and professional to me. I've been around cords for a long time, and believe me, the best of them can still go out on you.
                      I've been struggeling with the zoom problem, especially on fast action stuff, for years, shooting surf video, because I was always zoomed in and any movement while touching the camera zoom with my finger, caused some problems. Now I feel like I have more control with the controller, and I'm not translating the jitter to the camera. I think it's important to mention, at least for me, that the touch on the controller is very smooth, yet sensitive. It always takes some practice to manually speed the zoom up, by pressing harder on the button, when needed, but the controller seems much more user friendly in that aspect than doing it with my finger on the camera. As far as I can tell all of the buttons seem to work on my camera. For sure the zoom focus, apature, setting the zoom speed, all work. The apture thing isn't really fast on changing it, but at least you can do it step by step from the handle. I love it. I've only tested it at home, so far, but at this point, like I said, I'm pretty darn excited. It does feel well made and solid. Only time will tell, but I have a really good feeling about it so far. Sincerely, Marc Trainor.

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                      4.0

                      Works Great

                      By Nathan

                      from Utah

                      About Me Business Owner

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about Manfrotto RC Pan Bar EX Remote Control for LANC Cameras:

                        I used this with a church broadcast and it made things a lot easier for the youth that run the camera. With the ability to set the zoom to a slow speed we have cut out all slam zooms during programing. My only complaint is that it doesn't come with any type of protective case for transportation. I really need to find something to protect it during travel.

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                        5.0

                        It Works Great!

                        By Scott

                        from Ohio

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Improves Performance
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Movies Sports Venue

                          Comments about Manfrotto RC Pan Bar EX Remote Control for LANC Cameras:

                          Bought specifically for external remote variable speed zoom control mounted on a tripod. The more you turn the the zoom(focus) control the faster the zoom will go. Works zooming in or out with a great deal of control. There is a separate knob that works as a speed limiter. Bought with the remote control unit with a "Varizoom Mini Audio/Video to Lanc Converter Cable" to connect to my consumer Sony HDR-CX360 video camera. The camera was not on the list of cameras. EVERYTHING WORKED, worked well and with great operator control for the zoom. Item used for capturing automotive race action. No negatives as far as operation. Items packed well, timely shipping.

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                          5.0

                          My favorite add on

                          By Happy Traveler

                          from Backus, Minnesota

                          About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Complex Projects
                            • Home Movies
                            • Independent Films
                            • In The Studio

                            Comments about Manfrotto RC Pan Bar EX Remote Control for LANC Cameras:

                            this is the one thing I bought just to try when I was starting out and now have with all my tripods. I love it and it's built like a tank. I have see others that felt as though they were a toy not this one. If you spend lots of time zooming or refocusing you need this.

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                            5.0

                            Smooth as silk

                            By Dano442

                            from West Palm Beach, FL

                            About Me Business Owner

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Complex Projects
                              • In The Studio
                              • Sporting Events

                              Comments about Manfrotto RC Pan Bar EX Remote Control for LANC Cameras:

                              I bought this to use during live sports events and so far I love it. The variable zoom speed is very handy and the controls are much easier to operate than my old Sony remote. Also, very solid feel to this Manfrotto remote.

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                              5.0

                              Best Choice for JVC GY-HM600 Camcorder

                              By Video Prod Specialist

                              from Ridgecrest, CA

                              About Me Professional Video

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • None

                              Best Uses

                              • In The Studio
                              • Outdoor events

                              Comments about Manfrotto RC Pan Bar EX Remote Control for LANC Cameras:

                              As of this writing, there are only two LANC Lens Remote Controls available for the JVC GY-HM600 & 650 Camcorders on the market. One made my Varizoom and the other is made by Manfrotto. When the GY-HN600 was sent to me for demo, JVC sent along they're recommended Varizoom Remote Lens Control. I did not like its side-by-side (thumb) rocker motion for zooming the lens, ... just un-natural. I later tried the Manfrotto Controller at NAB and found it to be a more professional movement (think REAL STUDIO Camera Control) with a natural U-Shaped Thumb-Guide, as well as, easily accessible zoom-speed limiter, and Iris/Focus controls. The RC Pan Bar EX Remote Control (LANC) is actually priced less.

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                              4.0

                              Huge improvement to just camera controls

                              By Zinchuk

                              from Canada

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                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Improves Performance

                              Cons

                              • Occasionally Doesn't Work

                              Best Uses

                              • Independent Films

                              Comments about Manfrotto RC Pan Bar EX Remote Control for LANC Cameras:

                              When you are doing the controls on the camera, inevitably, it becomes jerky. This makes a much better end result, much, much smoother. Would never work without it now that I have it.

                              That said, I have had a few times where it seemed to lock up and not work. Restarting the camera seemed to fix this. Even so, it's well worth having.

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                              5.0

                              Almost perfect

                              By Lecky

                              from Edison, NJ

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Highly Compatible

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Complex Projects

                                Comments about Manfrotto RC Pan Bar EX Remote Control for LANC Cameras:

                                I use this with the Canon XF300. All functions work perfectly. I like the variable zoom and the fact that you can adjust the maximum speed. I have 2 minor issues. Since it is a Pan Bar remote you need to change the Pan Bar on the tripod head. I have a 504 head that has a 2 part bar allowing for extension. Unfortunately this feature is lost with this bar. It would also be nice if the iris buttons lit to make it easy to find in the dark. Minor complaints for a great product.

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                                4.0

                                Nice "added" convenience.

                                By Ray

                                from Atlanta, GA

                                About Me Hobbyist

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • Limited Compatibility

                                Best Uses

                                • Complex Projects
                                • Home Movies
                                • Independent Films
                                • In The Studio

                                Comments about Manfrotto RC Pan Bar EX Remote Control for LANC Cameras:

                                I use this product as a part of the Manfrotto - Deluxe Blackmagic Cinema Tripod Bundle B&H Kit which is a great touch when shooting with multple cameras like at a concert. However not all functions work (in my case the iris does not change) with all cameras so be careful about making sure your camera works with this unit. I knew this feature probably wouldn't work with my particular camera ahead of time so it really wasn't a factor.

                                Also, the variable zoom speed does not alter the speed that the camera is built for (ie.: it doesn't slow it down slower than the built-in settings of the camera). Most camera professionals would probably say "duh" but for someone getting into the business wouldn't know this fact.

                                A pleasant surpise factor not in the descriptions, is the zoom control - when turned off and the auto focus is set to manual (on the sides of the handle) - allows you to blur out at the rate of speed that is set with the zoom speed knob at the top of the controls. NICE!

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                                5.0

                                GREAT PRODUCT

                                By Fonzi

                                from Palm Beach Gardens, Fl

                                About Me Business Owner

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Complex Projects
                                  • Independent Films
                                  • In The Studio

                                  Comments about Manfrotto RC Pan Bar EX Remote Control for LANC Cameras:

                                  This is a GREAT assessory to my tripod...I should have bought this years ago. Professional quality w/maximum control of camera zoom & record.

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                                  5.0

                                  Very handy & convenince

                                  By Nick patel

                                  from Chicago, IL.

                                  About Me Business Owner

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Independent Films
                                    • In The Studio

                                    Comments about Manfrotto RC Pan Bar EX Remote Control for LANC Cameras:

                                    Easy use and very proffesinal

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                                    5.0

                                    It's not a luxury, it's a necessity!

                                    By Eric Inghels

                                    from Mirabel, Quebec, Canada

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                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Complex Projects
                                      • Independent Films
                                      • In The Studio

                                      Comments about Manfrotto RC Pan Bar EX Remote Control for LANC Cameras:

                                      I use this remote control with my Canon XF105 camera and it's so easy, no more messing around with touching the camera directly causing shaking of the images.

                                      It's precise and adjustable in every way I decide.

                                      It is and feels very solid and well adapted for the human hands. I installed it on the Manfrotto tripod 546B with MVH502A head. Great combination.

                                      When post-producing, the steadiness of the image increased my workflow with "speed/duration" because everything was shoot at a constant speed. No more feeling dizzy watching the film.

                                      Here with the Canadian winter, I don't freeze my hands anymore, I can operate the remote with mittens...

                                      I would for sure buy it again.

                                      It's not a gadget, it's a necessity!

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                                      5.0

                                      Nice!

                                      By glguitarman

                                      from Shawnee, KS

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                                            Comments about Manfrotto RC Pan Bar EX Remote Control for LANC Cameras:

                                            Excellent integration and usability.

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