ikan Live Air Compact Wireless Lens Control System

ikan Live Air Compact Wireless Lens Control System

ikan Live Air Compact Wireless Lens Control System

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Product Highlights

  • 15mm Rod-Mount Follow Focus Mini Motor
  • Mountable 33' Bluetooth Controller
  • 0.8 Pitch Drive Gear
  • Automatically Calibrates to Lens Mapping
  • Subtle and Rapid Focus Pull Capable
  • Fully Battery-Operated
  • Magnesium Alloy Construction
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The ikan Live Air Compact Wireless Lens Control System allows you to adjust focus from up to 33' away. The system features a rod-mount follow focus mini motor and a wireless Bluetooth controller, both battery operated. Via an integrated 15mm rod clamp, the motor mounts on an included 15mm rod that attaches to your camera's hot shoe or a camera cage cold shoe using a supplied shoe-mount rod clamp. The motor sits on the side of the lens and automatically calibrates to the mapping of your lens and can handle both subtle and rapid focus pulls. Its 0.8 pitch drive gear is compatible with most cine lenses and with DSLR lenses with gear rings. This system is recommended for follow focus applications only because it has a variable thumb control on the Bluetooth controller. For zoom control, please see the PDL-AZ Live Air system, which offers a rocker on the Bluetooth controller.

The Bluetooth controller is mountable as well via a built-in clamp that grips onto any rod/tube 15 to 30mm in diameter, such as a pan bar or gimbal handle. The Bluetooth controller runs on an internal battery that lasts up to 8 hours in use and 20 hours in standby. The motor uses an included 7.2V, 600mAh battery that runs approximately 4 hours thanks to a built-in power-saving feature. The batteries of both units are rechargeable using the included USB cables. Both units are designed with a magnesium alloy body that provides better shock absorption, lower density, and impact resistance.

Note: The Live Air Compact has been successfully tested with the Nisi F3 and Zeiss CP.2 cine lenses. But some cine lenses require a higher torque. In such cases, consider the ikan Remote Air 4 Single Motor Wireless Lens Control Kit (MFR # PD2-M1).

Key Features
  • Ultra-compact motor with built-in Bluetooth module and integrated single 15mm rod clamp
  • Short rod mount and on-camera, shoe-mount rod clamp included
  • 33' Bluetooth remote controller mountable on any rod/pole/tube 15 to 30mm in diameter
  • 0.8 pitch drive gear
  • Automatically calibrates to the mapping of your lens
  • Suitable for both subtle and rapid focus pulls
  • Fully battery-operated
  • Magnesium alloy construction
  • LED battery status indication
UPC: 847983027811
In the Box
ikan Live Air Compact Wireless Lens Control System
  • Motor Mini (PD Movie) erfvbvsxwvfqufeqxdrxzbyxzestfraq
  • Bluetooth Controller
  • 2 x 7.2V, 600mAh Motor Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • 15mm Rod (5.9")
  • Camera Hot Shoe Clamp
  • 2 x Micro-USB Charging Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    ikan Live Air specs

    Motor
    Pitch 0.8
    Torque 0.4 Nm (Max)
    Working Voltage 6.4 to 8.4 V
    Noise < 28 dB
    Power Consumption 8 W
    Standby Power Consumption 0.14 W
    Maximum Current 1 A
    Material of Construction Magnesium Alloy
    Dimensions 4.25 x 1.9 x 0.9" / 10.8 x 4.8 x 2.3 cm
    Controller
    Transmission Distance 33' / 10 m
    Working Voltage 3.7 V
    Material of Construction Magnesium Alloy
    Dimensions 2.6 x 1.7 x 0.9" / 6.6 x 4.3 x 2.3 cm
    Weight 2.8 oz / 79 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.0 x 5.4 x 3.5"

    ikan Live Air reviews

    Live Air Compact Wireless Lens Control System is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely easy to use. This was actually way easier to set up than I thought. I used the original PDL-F and never liked that I had to use it with pro battery power. The the PDL-AF was easier to set up since I didnt have to tether it to anything. Syncing was as easy as syncing any Bluetooth device to your phone. The auto calibration worked perfectly with my Rokinon cine primes. Would highly recommend for anyone shooting with a gimbal or Glidecam who doesn’t like using autofocus or has only cine lenses.
    Date published: 2018-11-09
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Awesome idea, but weak motor The motor on this only works on some of my lenses. It works on dslr lenses with added gears, works on my old song primes, but will not turn my new Sony primes or my cine zoom. Doesnt seem to work with real cinema lenses that are made durably and with standard resistance on the focus pull.
    Date published: 2018-11-15
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