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ElvidLynx USB Remote Focus Controller for Canon DSLRs
 
4.0

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4.0

Great addition to my rig

By VideoPro

from Los Angeles CA

Comments about Elvid Lynx USB Remote Focus Controller for Canon DSLRs:

Easy to use. Plug it into USB and go. I'm happy it works with both my canon cameras. A and B stops have been great in the studio working with macro subjects.

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4.0

Mostly works as expected

By Mark G

from Johns Creek, GA

About Me Event Videographer, Hobbyist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Improves Performance
  • Lightweight
  • Low Cost

Cons

  • Hard To Calibrate

Best Uses

  • Documentaries
  • Event videos
  • Independent Films

Comments about Elvid Lynx USB Remote Focus Controller for Canon DSLRs:

I use a lightweight shoulder rig with a Canon 60D to shoot event videos (promos, weddings, etc.). I needed a unit that would allow me to start and stop recording without moving my hands to the back of the camera, and I needed a unit that would help with remote focus that didn't cost several hundred dollars (and require lens gears).

The unit generally does what it was designed to do. I was able to mount it on the bar next to my left hand where I can reach it easily. The only issue I have is that the focus controller is hard to calibrate. On my 18-135 zoom, it really only works well when zoomed above 100mm. On my 50mm prime, it is so finely calibrated that I have to spin the knob in circles multiple times to focus. I'm probably doing something wrong with the unit, but it has been a bit frustrating.

The focus point feature is very good and works as advertised.

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4.0

invaluable control module for my 5D MK2

By clicker

from Vancouver, British Columbia,Canada

About Me Professional Photovideo

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 Elvid Lynx USB Remote Focus Controller for Canon DSLRs:

    I have been experimenting with various rig set-ups and the follow focus solution had eluded me until I discovered and acquired the Lynx controller.It was the perfect solution to use with the 5D MK2.This controller interfaced with the camera functions as stated and being able access up to 4 saved focus points makes a snap to maintain focus,especially on the move,without the need to match gearing for different lense sizes.The remote feature allows for flexible mountng points on a rig or as example, recently I had a camera stand mounted high for a birdseye view for an outdoor wedding and was able to control that camera from below with the controller and a 7"monitor attached.Great value for the price for any follow focus,as well to be able to remotely control many camera functions is a total bonus.

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