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About Bescor MP101

Unit features choice of either Auto Pan Mode or Remote Control. The Auto Pan mode allows continuous horizontal panning motion of +/- 30Y, +/- 60Y, or =/- 90Y set by selector switch. Remote operation is by a detachable remote control unit, included, with a 3 foot cord.The remote unit has a four way direction control button to activate right/left pan motion up to 90 degrees each way, as well as up/down tilt motion to +/- 15Y maximum. A Variable Speed control on the remote allows continuos speed adjustment for horizontal panning and vertical tilt movements. Power is provided by AA batteries, not included. The unit measures 53+4 x 41+2 x 4" in size and weighs 27 ounces. The Power Pan Head accepts cameras with a maximum weight of six pounds.

The Bescor MP101 is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Bescor MP101 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer among others.The Bescor MP101 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Bescor MP101: Attaches firmly, Large range of motion, Smooth movement, Stable and Strong clamp

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4.5

(based on 15 reviews)

93%

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I can use three video cameras from the mixer for a full theater production with limited cameramen. It has good movement for pan and tilt. They should add the lanc controls for remove of the zoom on the cameras. The remote head should have at least a 20 foot cable, the short cable where you can still touch the camera, is not "remote", that is why I bought two 50' extension cables.

Reviewed by 15 customers

 
4.0

Better than I expected. I'am suprised.

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I am surprised it doesn't cost more. It is larger than expected and it had no problem handling my spotting scope. I do a lot of wildlife photography and was tired of fighting my tripod and missing shots. it is easy to use. There is a slight amount of drift after you release the remote control button.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Works as expected

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I use this with an outside web cam to watch deer feeding in my back yard. So, It's outside and subject to weather. I have taken steps to protect it from that, but it is obviously not designed for what I am using it for. Only glitch so far is in the placement of the power and remote cables. They stick out enough I had to tape them up to keep them from restricting rotation. But that is because of the way I have them mounted. A few inches should be enough to let it travel. Otherwise, I think it will do what I wanted. Not like I move it around much. But sometimes the FOV with the camera needs a "touch up" in direction and vertical movement.

 
5.0

quality product

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Smooth movement and does as described

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

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I can use three video cameras from the mixer for a full theater production with limited cameramen. It has good movement for pan and tilt. They should add the lanc controls for remove of the zoom on the cameras. The remote head should have at least a 20 foot cable, the short cable where you can still touch the camera, is not "remote", that is why I bought two 50' extension cables.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bescor Video Motorized Pan/Tilt Unit

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Easy to setup and use right out of the box. No problems with adjustments and it has been very dependable. No big battery drain. I really enjoy using the pan/tilt for unique photo and video opportunities. I added a large magnet to the base and attached it to my sidecar. The remote works very well and it is a fun piece of equipment to use with my various cameras.

 
4.0

AC to DC Adaptor

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Uses AC to DC adaptor that comes with unit. I use in our small Church to follow the Pastor from about 25 to 30 foot. The Further away the subject the quicker the pan & tilt in the field of view. I personally would like even slower settings to follow objects along way off while zoomed in.It's alittle too quick even on slowest setting unless you are close to the subject.

 
5.0

Made our Production GREATER

By

Great item, made our video production GREAT

 
4.0

Great Product!

By

I bought this for my church because we record our services and they are shown on a local cable channel. We pan across the choir while they're singing. I find the speed of the pan on the lowest setting is still too fast.

 
5.0

excelent product but affordable ...

By

just starting out in photograpy - Used this for my panoramic shots

 
4.0

Motion Good, sound bad.

By

I like the product but it is a little bit too noisey when it reaches the max points while in auto-rotation. The unit seems solid but I do hear a little grinding sound occasionally. If you are going to record audio from the camera attached to this unit, it may be a problem. For what I am using it for, it does the job very well.

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G L  Any way to slow down the pan speed?
WILLIAM C S  When the unit is powered by an external power supply, it moves faster than when it is running on batteries. I've only used it to frame a static shot, but I think I remember that the remote has variable speed.
G L  I understand the panning speed is variable. But I've also read comments about it being too fast, about 2 degrees per second. Any way to slow it down further" Can the unit be tipped 90 degrees and have the pan become the tilt and vice versa? I understand the slow speed on the tilt is only .7 degrees per second.
Shopper  Can this be used as a pan tilt head for a DIY jib arm for video shooting?
Andrew R  In theory it may work for such use, however the included remote cable is relatively short and providing power may be an issue.
Shopper  does this have to be plugged in to use. Or does it have internal battery that you charge?
WILLIAM C S  The unit uses four AA batteries with an option to plug it in. I don't think it will charge the batteries. I use it for a stationary camera and use the pan/tilt function to align it (at the top of a 15 foot rig). I have only use the one set of batteries, but I'm not constantly re-aiming it. If you are going to be using it as an "active" remote camera, I would recommend using an external power supply with the batteries as a backup.
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