VariZoom VZ-STEALTH Zoom Controller

VariZoom VZ-STEALTH Zoom Controller

VariZoom VZ-STEALTH Zoom Controller

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VariZoom VZ-STEALTH Zoom Controller

VariZoom VZ-STEALTH Zoom Controller

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  • Controls Zoom, Focus and Record
  • Compatible w/ LANC Sony & Canon Cameras
  • Throttle Provides Speed Control
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The Varizoom Stealth Zoom is our ultra slim and compact remote lens controller designed specifically for the smaller camcorders equipped with Control-L (LANC) control. It can also work well with the upper end DV camcorders. Features a stylish and lightweight body built with VariZoom's proprietary TAL technology and the highest degree of craftsmanship. This high quality yet economical alternative to VariZoom's Pro-L and PG-L professional line of controls is the "must have control" for all videographers when low price and/or small size is a factor. This unique miniature control will fit on nearly any tripod, camera support, or stabilizer.

Precision variable-speed control over camera zooms. Ramp up from slow to fast and then slower again in a single move with our custom designed "throttle" style zoom.
Push-button "rocker" style focus is conveniently at your thumb so you can precisely adjust the focal plane within a shot.
LED light indicates recording, low battery power, tape out and other signals.
40 inches of LANC cable is built in to the unit.
Heavy-duty clamping system allows operator exceptional control over tripod and camera functions simultaneously with one hand.
Designed for prosumer shooters - run your camcorder without having to touch it. No more undesired noise from fingers bumping the microphone and lens, etc.
UPC: 877038000667
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Package Weight 0.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.0 x 3.2 x 3.0"

VariZoom VZSTEALTH reviews

VZ-STEALTH Zoom Controller is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 39.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best thing ever made I own two of these. They are the best things that I have ever used. When shooting sports games it makes it so much easier than using the camcorders zoom and recording controls. I don't travel anywhere without it. One thing to look for is to make sure that your camcorder will support this model. This model requires a LANC port in the camcorder. There are also other models for other types of camcorders too. Also if you plan on leaving the zoom controller on a tripod handle for an extended period of time, it might start to mold into the tripod handle so taking it off every once in a while may help.
Date published: 2011-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great device for sports and weddings I use this for high school football and weddings mainly, but think it is great for anything. It allows you so much control over the functions you use the most. I video mostly in manual mode so I like to use the manual focus ring on my GL 2. It is such a comfort to have one hand on the tripod controling the zoom while panning and tilting and leaving the focusing to my other hand. You could also do the focusing from the handle as well but I just like using the ring. I could not do without this item. I used my first one for 6 years before it went out. Had to get a new one.
Date published: 2009-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works like a charm! This device does a great job at adding a quality remote zoom feature to your LANC-supported camera. I'm using with a Canon GL-2. The rocker control is smooth and much easier and accurate to use than the zoom control on many smaller Mini DV cameras. I've gotten to where I almost always mount the device onto my camera tripod pan arm during any kind of shoot. In addition to the zoom control, the device includes a Record Start-Stop button and a focus control. Definitely adds a more professional-level control to your shooting. The only problems I've had is when initially plugging in the device; sometimes the camera power must be turned off and on again before the zoom works properly.
Date published: 2008-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It just works Works flawlessly with my Canon HF G10 camcorder. I use it to control it remotely when mounted on my ProAm Jib Crane. The built-in screw-clamp fastens it nicely on the crane monitor bracket. I mount it so that the zoom lever moves the same direction as the zoom indicator on the monitor. It does all its supposed to do: turns the camera on and off, starts and stops recording, zooms smoothly in and out, and focuses. The focus only works when the camera is first set to manual focus. It would be nice if it would also switch the focus between auto and manual. As an aside, I also finally discovered that the eyepiece monitor on the Canon needs to be pulled out so that camera doesn't go to sleep when you are just monitoring the picture (i.e., not recording) remotely, and have the camera's lcd door closed...
Date published: 2014-01-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Connecting wire is EXTREMELY delicate I would 5-star this based on its functionality & usefulness, but the wire that comes out of the unit to connect it to the camera is exceedingly delicately attached to the unit. It takes only a little bit of inadvertent bending of that connection to make the unit stop working. Happened to me twice, on 2 different units. The connection should DEFINITELY be reinforced; lack of reinforcement is a big flaw.
Date published: 2009-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! I've used this controller for years to film for a few outdoor hunting tv shows. The controller allows for less shake and movement in the end product just by simply touching the zoom, focus, on, or record buttons/ levers without bumping the camera. Furthermore, it is vitally important not to "shake" the camera when your hunter takes their shot...this allows you to keep your hands free of the main camera during that critical moment. Zoom and focus levers are smooth and perfect for my application. Highly recommend this device to anyone in the outdoor filming industry!!!
Date published: 2018-04-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good for the price It works pretty good and is a quick set-up. The focus is a little clunky however, and the zoom controls wiggle a little too much. It feels like it isn't secured in there too well. If having a focus control on your zoom controller is a big deal, I would go with one with a dial rather than a button. Overall works great for what I wanted, I just can't rate it too high as the focus functionality isn't all there and the zoom controls aren't as secure as I would like.
Date published: 2011-03-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Lance remote Very good remote, I have used one for the last couple of years. The zoom is easily controlled by the amount of pressure applied. Power on and off and record buttons make for great hands free filming. The focus control works okay but nothing like using a focus ring...
Date published: 2015-12-06
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