VariZoom VZ Pro-PZFI Zoom/Focus/Iris Controller

VariZoom VZ Pro-PZFI Zoom/Focus/Iris Controller

VariZoom VZ Pro-PZFI Zoom/Focus/Iris Controller

VariZoom VZ Pro-PZFI Zoom/Focus/Iris Controller

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Product Highlights

  • For Panasonic Cameras
  • Pressure Sensitive Thumb Control
  • Single-hand Operation
  • Rugged Aluminum Housing
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Varizoom's VZ Pro-PZFI Zoom/Focus/Iris Controller gives your Panasonic camcorder the highest degree of lens control for nearly every acquisition situation. By combining a pressure-sensitive thumb control with a separate but easily accessed dial speed adjustment, the VZ Pro-PZFI provides exceptional control. This rugged, uniquely styled device attaches to a tripod handle or support bar and brings precision, range, and variable speed to your camerawork. Ideal for tripods, jibs, and other forms of support.

Robust aluminum housing and heavy-duty precision components
Variable high-sensitivity rocker
Hefty aluminum knobs for focus and iris
Single-hand operation of all functions
Focus while zooming with a single hand--focus knob conveniently located in the "trigger position," so you can zoom with your thumb while pulling focus with your index finger
UPC: 877038003514
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VariZoom VZ Pro-PZFI Zoom/Focus/Iris Controller
  • 2-Year Parts & Labor Warranty
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    VariZoom VZ-PRO-PZFI specs

    Material Aluminum
    Cord Length 40" (101.6cm)
    Maximum Diameter Clamp: 1.25" (3.2cm)
    Width 4" (5cm)
    Length 6.5" (16.5cm)
    Weight 1 lb (0.45kg)
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    Package Weight 1.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.5 x 5.0 x 4.8"

    VariZoom VZ-PRO-PZFI reviews

    VZ Pro-PZFI Zoom/Focus/Iris Controller is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 14.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great piece of gear, love it! I am an advanced digital media student at Bates Technical College in Tacoma and recently used this on a shoot at the LeMay Family Colleciton here in Spanaway, Washington. This controller works fantastic for a one man operation, can move camera dolly, keep control of fluid head by use of the handle and keep my thumb and fingers on the zoom and iris/focus controller at the same time. I have used the DVX-100B remote but not with this much control over the stutter/jerking movement so often experianced with it. I prefer this controller and plan on using it for a long time. I shoot in both SD and HD and this stays in my SD stable of supporting gear until I pass it on to my Dolly Grip, who is only 11 and learning from the Old Dog.
    Date published: 2011-12-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Robust and Simple This unit does exactly what it is supposed to and is built to last. I cant think of any reasons not to purchase it.
    Date published: 2011-03-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! And yes, it works perfectly with the DVX200. If you are looking for a controller for the Panasonic DVX200 as I was, this is the best you can get. Built like a tank, all the functions work with the camera. The control layout is great, you can zoom and pull focus with the same hand. You can also control the iris with another knob. Iris and focus can be switched to manual or auto if needed. I used the Sony version of this controller for about 6 years with no problems at all. I highly recommend this unit.
    Date published: 2017-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid performance, Solid Feel This Handle is awesome! I've used several of the Varizoom control knobs and this one is much more stable and solid. I received it promptly and used it the same day I recieved it. I do multi camera, live and live to tape corporate training and demos and this is working great for it. I've only used it with a tripod, not our Varizoom crane, but I really like the focus knob underneath the handle so you can focus at the same time. It's a trick to do but with very little practice should become second nature. This next statement is super minor, but the record button is kind of in the way where it sits. Agian, I've used it 2 or 3 times and once I get used to where things are at versus other pro lens controlers, no problem. I like the construction of the controller. Much more stable than the smaller varizoom controllers. Works great with our Panansonic 200a and 250's.
    Date published: 2014-09-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well with my Panasonic HC-X1 4K This is a must-have for my new Panasonic HC-X1 4K. Attaches to my tripod handle and I can control everything with this. I've dampened the rocker with some extra rubber to make it harder to press which increases the smoothness of my zooms. Otherwise the rocker is too easy to push. So a little DIY will go a long way to improve this unit. Overall very please with sturdy construction. It is a little pricey, however.
    Date published: 2017-02-17
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bummer of a Product When I purchased this zoom control, I was expecting to be able to use one of the dials to adjust the speed of the zoom like on a similar product I used for the Sony EX3. Nope, not built that way. The dials are only for focus and aperture control only. I sent it back and went with a different unit after talking to VariZoom customer service.
    Date published: 2017-05-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works. Great job! I used a Jib crane with Libec zoom controller few years, but the times went by, it began to become an uncontrollable zoom controller because it's zoom rocking part has broken, so I decided to find an another one at B & H, and now I found ...! and it's easy to control both zooming, focusing and iris. I like it!
    Date published: 2014-08-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Workflow Super Charger I use this with an older Manfrotto Aluminum tripod, 501 head and a Panasonic AG160a video camera. It dramatically stabilizes shots that are at the extreme zoom range by keeping my hands off the camera. Very easy to use and setup. Iris and focus work flawlessly with one hand.
    Date published: 2014-09-25
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