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JVC HZ-HM150VZR Remote Lens Control For GY-HM150U Camcorder

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Product Highlights
  • One-Hand Access To All Remote Functions
  • Zoom, Manual Focus, Dual Iris Controls
  • Manual Record Start / Stop Button

The JVC HZ-HM150VZR Remote Lens Control For GY-HM150U Camcorder is a great tool when operating your camcorder using a tripod, jib, crane or boom. It plugs into the 3.5mm remote connector on the right side of the GY-HM150U. When used on a jib, crane or boom, the device requires a 3.5mm extension cable (not included). The HZ-HM150VZR conveniently enables access to and control of all remote functions with a single hand. Zoom operation is enabled via a wide sweep variable rocker control. Focus is located on the right side, via a rocker style control for manual operation. Iris control is made possible via 2 separate controls, which allow you to either increase or decrease the lens iris. On the top right, you will find the "R" button, enabling manual control over the record start / stop function.

Great tool when operating your camcorder using a tripod, jib, crane or boom; requires a 3.5mm extension cable in such a case (not included)
Plugs into the 3.5mm remote connector on the right side of the GY-HM150U
Conveniently enables access to and control of all remote functions with a single hand
Zoom operation is enabled via a wide sweep variable rocker control
Focus is located on the right side, via a rocker style control for manual operation
Iris control is made possible via 2 separate controls, which allow you to either increase or decrease the lens iris
On the top right, you will find the "R" button, enabling manual control over the record start / stop function
Controls Enables access to all remote functions with a single hand
Zoom: Wide sweep variable rocker control
Focus: Rocker style control for manual
Iris: 2 controls - increase or decrease lens iris
Record start / stop: Manual button control
Power Plugs into 3.5mm remote connector on right side of GY-HM150U camcorder
JVC HZ-HM150VZR Remote Lens Control For GY-HM150U Camcorder
  • 2-Year Warranty From VariZoom
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    JVCHZ-HM150VZR Remote Lens Control For GY-HM150U Camcorder
     
    3.9

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (1)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)
    • Compact (5)
    • Improves performance (5)
    • Highly compatible (4)
    • Lightweight (4)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (4)

    Best Uses

    • Independent films (4)
    • Complex projects (3)
    • In the studio (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (3), Professional artist (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

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    1.0

    Constant Calibration Problems

    By Corey Erman

    from Istanbul, Turkey

    About Me Professional Artist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Design
      • Poor Performance
      • Pricey / Poor Value

      Best Uses

        Comments about JVC HZ-HM150VZR Remote Lens Control For GY-HM150U Camcorder:

        Worked fine for a while, until the zoom got really jumpy. The abrupt jumping in and out started to cause serious focusing issues also. Contacted tech support for Varizoom and they gave us some instructions for mechanically recalibrating the zoom. When recalibrated, it works ok for about a week or two, then we have to recalibrate again.

        Too bad this is the one and only remote that works with JVC ProHD GY-HM150U. We have decided to change our camera and get a Canon so that we can use our Manfrotto LANC compatible remotes.

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        5.0

        Very nice piece of tool

        By Heck Stairs

        from Juarez Mexico

        About Me Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about JVC HZ-HM150VZR Remote Lens Control For GY-HM150U Camcorder:

        Simple use and well designed

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        • No

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        3.0

        ok

        By VAM

        from Switzerland

        About Me Hobbyist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies

          Comments about JVC HZ-HM150VZR Remote Lens Control For GY-HM150U Camcorder:

          zoom fast, focus to slow

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          5.0

          Works Great!

          By audioception

          from Long Beach, CA

          About Me Hobbyist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • Independent Films

            Comments about JVC HZ-HM150VZR Remote Lens Control For GY-HM150U Camcorder:

            Makes zooms easy as well as starting and stopping the camera.

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            5.0

            Great Product

            By Vibes

            from Maryland

            About Me Professional Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about JVC HZ-HM150VZR Remote Lens Control For GY-HM150U Camcorder:

              This is an extremely nice external control for camcorders. It is easy to use and quick to setup. I am pleased with the quality and features of this prodcut.

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              4.0

              It Does What it says

              By The Video Guy

              from Orlando, Florida

              About Me Business Owner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Pricey / Poor Value

              Best Uses

                Comments about JVC HZ-HM150VZR Remote Lens Control For GY-HM150U Camcorder:

                I bought this product because I needed better zoom control for my HM150u. The remote lens control unit works as advertised, but it's an expensive luxury. Mine cost [$]. It's a small piece of plastic with a wire, so I'm sure they could have only charged[$] and still made a huge profit.

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                4.0

                Works great with the camera

                By TRM Media

                from Istanbul, Turkey

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                    Best Uses

                      Comments about JVC HZ-HM150VZR Remote Lens Control For GY-HM150U Camcorder:

                      Great response on the zoom. Great to be able to control iris and focus on the unit.

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                      5.0

                      Works Great with the JVC HM150

                      By Love to Shoot

                      from Orange County, CA

                      About Me Hobbyist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Complex Projects
                        • Independent Films
                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about JVC HZ-HM150VZR Remote Lens Control For GY-HM150U Camcorder:

                        This is what I have been waiting for. VERY smooth zoom, nice focus and Iris. Make shooting a whole lot easier.

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                        3.0

                        Works As advertised

                        By Videoguy

                        from Portland, ME

                        About Me Videographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Improves Performance

                        Cons

                        • Poor Design
                        • Pricey / Poor Value

                        Best Uses

                        • Field shooting

                        Comments about JVC HZ-HM150VZR Remote Lens Control For GY-HM150U Camcorder:

                        Generally the remote works well. I use the zoom function almost exclusively and it works just like the rocker control does. I don't use the F-Stop control much. The focus control seems rather slow to make changes and it is hard to get critical focus with it quickly. I find it easier and faster to use the manual focus ring instead.
                        Varizoom should have put some non-slip material or thin rubber on the underside of the control to prevent it from turning on the tripod handle. You have to fight the urge to keep tightening the screws to stop that turning but that's a bad idea.

                        The unit is pretty expensive considering that I pretty much only use the zoom control but for the kind of shooting I do it makes things much more convenient than using the rocker.

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