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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 25 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (20)
    • Improves performance (17)
    • Professional quality (17)
    • Compact (9)
    • Highly compatible (9)

    Cons

    • Limited compatibility (3)

    Best Uses

    • In the studio (15)
    • Independent films (12)
    • Complex projects (7)
    • Home movies (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Business owner (10), Professional artist (4), Enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (24)

    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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    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

                    About Me Business Owner

                    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

                          Verified Buyer

                          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

                            Verified Buyer

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                              Cons

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

                                  Excellent integration and usability.

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                                  5.0

                                  Monfrotto EX Remote Control Arm

                                  By Terrible T

                                  from Oceanside, CA

                                  About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • Limited Compatibility

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Independent Films
                                  • In The Studio

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

                                  This is a great device and, if it fits your tripod, you'll be glad you have it. Sadly, the sprockets didn't match the Magnus tripod I ordered at the same time (the bolt was too large to swap it from the Magnus Arm) ... consequently, with no other option, I had to exchange it for the "Monfrotto Clamp On" version which is significantly cheaper and lacks that comfortable, solid feel that this LANC has. Upgrading the tripod to a Monfrotto might have been a better but more expensive solution.

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                                  5.0

                                  Excellent zoom controller!

                                  By vrs

                                  from Walnut Creek, CA

                                  About Me Live event videographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Improves Performance
                                  • Professional Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                      I bought it to use with a Canon XF300 and it works wonderfully well. You can adjust it to zoom at any rate you want. There are no lurches, jerks, stops. At one point, I accidentally adjusted it too low and I thought it wasn't working. Instead, it was just creeping in so softly that I couldn't see it moving. But that gives you a sense of how smoothly it operates. Terrific product.

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                                      5.0

                                      works with Sony HVR-Z5U perfectly

                                      By naples _vidiot

                                      from Naples Florida

                                      About Me Business Owner

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact Design
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Great looking remote
                                      • Improves Performance
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Professional Quality

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Independent Films
                                        • In The Studio

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

                                        Finally a remote pan bar for my LANC that works 100% on both my SONY main cameras. This was purchased for my SONY NXCAM NX5U and all functions work flawlessly. PLUS it works 100% with my Sony HVR-Z5U as well. GREAT WORK MANFROTTO! Thanks! ALWAYS PLUG IN FIRST THEN POWER UP CAMERA ! !

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                                        5.0

                                        Great product

                                        By A.S.

                                        from NJ

                                        About Me Freelance Videographer, Hobbyist

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Independent Films

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

                                          I use this product with the Sony FX7 and the NX5U. The zoom response time with the FX7 is immediate. The NX5U zoom response is about 1 sec delayed so it takes a sec to start the zoom. I do like that the remote is built into a handle. I keeps the bulk to a minimum. I like the iris adjustments as well as the on the fly auto focus and manual switch to adjust focus via zoom rocker control.

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