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Tilta Nucleus-M Wireless Lens Control System Partial Kit III (Left Handgrip)

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Tilta Nucleus-M Wireless Lens Control System Partial Kit III (Left Handgrip)
Key Features
  • Tilta Nucleus-M Left Handgrip
  • Tilta Nucleus-M FIZ Lens Control Motor
  • Tilta DSLR Lens Follow Focus Adapter
  • Tilta D-Tap to 7-Pin Motor Power Cable
The Tilta Nucleus-M Wireless Lens Control System Partial Kit III contains the essential elements for pulling focus wirelessly while handholding. The kit includes the Nucleus-M left handgrip controller, one Nucleus-M motor, one removable lens belt, two motor power cables, and a battery charger unit (batteries not included). The handgrip controller provides wireless fingertip lens control while functioning as handgrip support for your camera rig, and the system enables pulling either focus, iris, or zoom on your lens. If you are using a lens that does not have standard cine-style gears, then use the included lens belt to add gears to your lens.
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Tilta Nucleus-M Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Tilta Nucleus-M Handgrip (Left)
  • 3Tilta Nucleus-M FIZ Lens Control Motor
  • 4Tilta DSLR Lens Follow Focus Adapter
  • 5Tilta Nucleus-M D-Tap to 7-Pin Motor Power Cable
  • 6Tilta Nucleus-M 7-Pin Motor-to-Motor Connection Cable (21.65")
  • 7Tilta ARRI-Standard Rosette Adapters for Nucleus-M Handgrip (L&R)
  • 8Tilta Nucleus-M Battery Charger

The Tilta Nucleus-M Wireless Lens Control System Partial Kit III contains the essential elements for pulling focus wirelessly while handholding. The kit includes the Nucleus-M left handgrip controller, one Nucleus-M motor, one removable lens belt, two motor power cables, and a battery charger unit (batteries not included). The handgrip controller provides wireless fingertip lens control while functioning as handgrip support for your camera rig, and the system enables pulling either focus, iris, or zoom on your lens. If you are using a lens that does not have standard cine-style gears, then use the included lens belt to add gears to your lens.

This partial kit is a single axis system, but the Nucleus-M left handgrip controller will allow you to control additional motors (not included) so you can control more than one lens ring. The included motor power cables allow you to power a motor from either a D-Tap power source or a second motor via the 7-pin to 7-pin connector. The included power cables allow you to easily add a second motor (not included) to the system. The included rosettes aid in mounting the handgrip controller to your camera or rig with ARRI-style rosettes. The system can wirelessly pull focus from up to 1000' away, and with separately available batteries you can power the hand unit for approximately 10 hours on a single charge.

Tilta Nucleus-M Handgrip (Left)

The Tilta left-side Wireless Handgrip provides fingertip lens control while also functioning as a handgrip support for your camera rig. This component of the separately available Nucleus-M FIZ (focus/iris/zoom) system enables you to split control between the handgrip and the hand unit as you prefer.

With a wireless control range of up to 1000', the Wireless Handgrip can be used for drone or car-mounted shots in addition to handheld configurations. Mount the handgrip using its ARRI-style rosette or use an optional adapter to mount to your gimbal. Use this grip with a separately available right-side grip for full focus, iris, and zoom control of cine-style lenses.

Handgrip features include three knob-rotation settings, optional adapters for either bar- or ring-based gimbals, LED indicators, and an LCD display. An optional thumb joystick is available separately for the left handgrip. Powered by two 18650 lithium-ion batteries (not included), the handgrips can maintain a single charge for up to two days. As part of the Nucleus-M system, the Wireless Handgrip provides a run/stop function for select cameras.

Features

  • Customizable focus, iris, and zoom control
  • Run/stop control for select cameras
  • ARRI-style rosette mounting and optional gimbal adapter mounts
  • 1000' wireless control range
  • 85, 180, and 310° knob rotation settings
  • LCD display and LED indicators
UPC: 602016518885

Tilta Nucleus-M FIZ Lens Control Motor

The compact Tilta Nucleus-M FIZ Lens Control Motor features an integrated motor drive, eliminating the space of a separate drive box and enabling a quicker setup. Power the motor using a separately available D-Tap cable and power source, or daisy-chain to another motor using a 7-pin cable.

The Nucleus-M wireless motor includes a cine standard 0.8 Mod drive gear and a 19mm rod adapter with a bushing for mounting onto a 15mm rod. The motor features automatic or manual calibration, a display window, and high, medium, and low torque settings.

Features

  • Brushless motor with an integrated motor drive
  • Cine-lens standard 0.8 Mod, 35-tooth, 32-pitch gear
  • Motor clamps onto 19mm or 15mm rods (with included bushing)
  • Power via separately available D-Tap cable or daisy-chain to additional motors
  • Automatic and manual calibration
  • For focus, iris, or zoom control
  • High, medium, and low torque settings
  • Status display window

Tilta DSLR Lens Follow Focus Adapter

Use this DSLR Lens Follow Focus Adapter from Tilta to tie around your DSLR lens and control focus with any of Tilta's follow focus systems such as the Nucleus-Nano or Nucleus-M. The adjustable, zip tie-style adapter ring is made of silicone and plastic and ties around most DSLR lenses. The teeth lock into the follow focus motor's gear for smooth adjustments.

UPC: 709016727092

Tilta Nucleus-M D-Tap to 7-Pin Motor Power Cable

This 23" Nucleus-M D-Tap to 7-Pin Motor Power Cable from Tilta is designed to power your Nucleus-M lens control motor using a D-Tap power source.

After powering one motor with this cable, other motors may be daisy-chained to each other.

UPC: 636946280901

Tilta Nucleus-M 7-Pin Motor-to-Motor Connection Cable (21.65")

The Tilta Nucleus-M 7-Pin Motor-to-Motor Connection Cable is 21.65" long and provides power and control between two Nucleus-M follow focus motors. Please note, you will still need to power one of the motors via a D-Tap to 7-pin cable, or a 3-pin to 7-pin cable connected to a power source. Neither the motors, power cable, nor power source is included.

UPC: 709016605857

Tilta ARRI-Standard Rosette Adapters for Nucleus-M Handgrip (L&R)

This set of two ARRI-Standard Rosette Adapters from Tilta is used to mount your Nucleus-M lens control handgrips onto standard ARRI rosettes. Both right and left adapters are included in the set.

UPC: 636946280857

Tilta Nucleus-M Battery Charger

The Tilta Nucleus-M Battery Charger can charge one to four batteries used in the handset and handles of the Nucleus-M wireless lens control system. This versatile charger can be powered using AC, 5V USB, or 12V vehicle power.

Compatible with 18650 lithium-ion and select other batteries, the charger features LED status lights and spring-loading for a secure battery fit.

Compatible Batteries

26650, 22650
18650, 18490, 18350
17670, 17500
16340, 14500, 10400
RCR123
NiMH/NiCd: AA, AAA, AAAA, C
UPC: 602016518953

Tilta Nucleus-M Handgrip (Left) Specs

Current0.1 A
VoltageBattery: 7.2 V
External: 7.2-14.8 V
PortPower/Communication: 4-pin
Rotation85, 180, 310°
Battery Type18650
Operating Frequency2.4 GHz
Emission Power10-100 MW
Maximum Transmission Distance33-328' / 10-100 m
Operating Temperature Range-4 to 122°F / -20 to 50°C
Material of ConstructionAluminum alloy, stainless steel
ABS plastic, rubber
DimensionsWith Thumb Unit: 6.9 x 3.3 x 2.3" / 17.6 x 8.5 x 6. cm
Without Thumb Unit: 6.9 x 3.3 x 1.2" / 17.6 x 8.5 x 3.1 cm
WeightWith Thumb Unit: 12.5 oz / 355 g
Without Thumb Unit: 12 oz / 340 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.59 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.8 x 4.05 x 2"

Tilta Nucleus-M FIZ Lens Control Motor Specs

Gear Mod0.8
Gear Pitch32
Number of Gear Teeth35
Face Width0.4" / 10 mm
Operating Frequency2.4 GHz
Maximum Range1640' / 500 m (unobstructed)
Emission Power30-100 MW
CurrentQuiescent: 0.10 A, 14.8 V
Conventional: 0.5 A, 14.8 V
Voltage7.2-24 V
Rod Compatibility19, 15 mm
Noise15 dB
Operating Temperature Range-4 to 122°F / -20 to 50°C
Material of ConstructionAluminum alloy, stainless steel, ABS plastic
Dimensions4.50 x 3.25 x 1.38" / 11.43 x 8.26 x 3.49 cm
Weight6.7 oz / 190 g (motor only)
7.9 oz / 225 g (with 15mm rod adapter)
7.8 oz / 221 g (with 19mm rod adapter)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.495 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.45 x 4.65 x 1.4"

Tilta DSLR Lens Follow Focus Adapter Specs

Material of ConstructionSilicone and plastic
CompatibilityTilta Nucleus-M, Nucleus-Nano
Most DSLR lenses
DimensionsNot supplied by manufacturer
WeightNot supplied by manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3.9 x 3.75 x 0.5"

Tilta Nucleus-M D-Tap to 7-Pin Motor Power Cable Specs

ConnectorsD-Tap, 7-pin LEMO-type
Length23" / 58.4 cm
Weight1.1 oz / 32 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.13 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.25 x 5.75 x 1.15"

Tilta Nucleus-M 7-Pin Motor-to-Motor Connection Cable (21.65") Specs

Material of ConstructionAluminum Alloy, Copper, Rubber
Connectors7-Pin
Length21.65" / 55.0 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.095 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.85 x 2.8 x 0.6"

Tilta ARRI-Standard Rosette Adapters for Nucleus-M Handgrip (L&R) Specs

Material of ConstructionAluminum alloy, stainless steel
Dimensions2.3 x 2 x 1.5" / 5.7 x 5.1 x 3.8 cm
Weight2.5 oz / 72 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.5 x 2.9 x 1.7"

Tilta Nucleus-M Battery Charger Specs

Power Input100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 0.15 A
5 VDC, 2 A
Power Output4.2 VDC, 650 mAh
Material of ConstructionPlastic
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.5 x 5.8 x 1.7"

Tilta Nucleus-M Reviews

Must Have for Solo Shooters

By Jesse
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-25

If you're a solo shooter for narrative or documentary work, this is a must have. It pairs perfectly with no hiccups and the Nucleus-M has a ton of torque (with adjustable settings) to make working with heavy cine glass a breeze. It is also compatible with both the Nucleus-M remote focus wheel as well as the Nucleus Nano remote focus wheel, so you can pair across the entire Nucleus line of accessories. Best feature is the auto-calibration if you use lenses with hard-stop focus rings.

Tilta always great

By benlun
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-21

Solid and 0 delay

Amazing little system for the price

By Joseph
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-11

Look, your AC will complain and they're probably right. This little jammer doesn't stand close to the WCU-4. But guess what?! Budgets these days don't allow for a $12K follow focus system on every job so this little guys is gonna have to make do sometimes. Far from perfect but works darn well for the dollars spent. Biggest beef for me: You also have to buy separate R/S cables and the one for Alexa EXT doesn't power the motor. You can get a 3-pin Fischer cable but Tilta support has said they don't recommend it.

What I was looking for

By Emanuele
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-02

Easy to build, reliable and responsive, with the choice of battery or running power via dtap. I can finally keep my hands on the handles and control the frame in the best way when shooting on a shoulder rig, and still being able to manually focus or changing iris. Top product, I wish I had pulled the trigger earlier.

Fantastic system

By Yoram
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-24

My ACs love this Tilta wireless control system. Easy to use, accurate and intuitive to use. Works flawlessly and makes us look super professional :-)

Great value but product quality has decreased

By Michael
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-12

I'm giving this product 4 stars because the value simply cannot be beat. I'm deducting 1 star for Tilta cheaping out on the manufacturing. We recently ordered this product to replace a Nucleus-M kit that had been stolen from us. Our original Nucleus kit was from when the product first came out, and the build quality on the new units is noticeably cheaper. So many of the parts that were previously metal in the original kit are now plastic. Pretty disappointing considering they're still charging the same amount for it.

Doesn't come w batteries

By Grady
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-21

Doesn't come with batteries. Repeat Doesn't come w batts Must be ordered separately. Doesn't come w batts.

Runs with much more expensive systems

By Heath
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-27

So far this has been great. Spend some time getting used to it before jumping on set. My only gripe is with some of their other gear (like focus rings that are too soft to work with this). Spend the $$ and get the whole kit rather than adding pieces later.

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