Quick Take: Manfrotto 521 PFI Remote Focus And Iris Controller.


Here is the Manfrotto 521 PFI remote focus and iris controller. It works seamlessly with the new Panasonic AF100 via the cam remote focus/iris port. It works with most of the Panasonic Lumix lenses and some other off brand lenses like the new Olympus zooms. Bot the iris and focus control are quite sturdy and will make adjustments easy and precise. There is a slight delay with the Lumix lenses we tested. However, I don’t see this as a “long throw” type of tool. It works just great for fine-tuning either focus or iris. Both iris and focus direction can be switched and the throw of the focus wheel can be customized. There are hard switches for iris and focus in either manual or auto mode. The focus can either be custom or standard. The Manfrotto 521 PFI remote will cost you around  $300.

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Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
  • 24pcinema

    will this work with the gh1,2 into the remote port on those cameras??