The Bebob Zoe ENG-8 Zoom Control is an updated version of the Zoe remote zoom control for full-size broadcast cameras. Instead of requiring multiple models to accommodate different lens systems, the Zoe ENG utilizes electronic software to adapt beautifully to different optics. The Zoe-ENG-8 is fully compatible with all Angenieux, Canon and Fujinon 8-pin ENG lenses. Operators who wish to adapt the unit for other camera systems can simply exchange the Adapter Cable.
Housed in a streamlined, casing of lightweight, durable shock-resistant polycarbonate, Zoe ENG adjusts zoom function through the system's innovative pressure-sensitive rocker switch. Speed of the zoom is in direct relation to the pressure applied to the control. Integrated software prevents stuttering when changing speed or direction. The result: truly stepless zooms, silky smooth ramp-up and precise manipulation, regardless of speed. Ergonomically contoured for maximum comfort and ease of use, the rocker offers three thumb positions -- left, right, or center, and is capable of 133 degrees of rotation - the most offered with this type of control.
This allows for greater control and more sensitive manipulation of the zoom function. The Zoe ENG's controls are handily located. On top, Return Record, and Direction buttons are distinctively shaped for fast and easy touch recognition. To safeguard against dirt, rain or other environmental hazards, all controls are covered with a vinyl protective layer . Zoom ramping speed is pre-adjusted via a convenient rotating selector wheel on one side of the unit.
The shape of the housing is designed to protect the wheel from damage and prevent accidental repositioning of settings. An ergonomic jack and a countersunk potentiometer avoid accidental activation. Set up is quick and easy. The Zoe ENG's quick-release clamp attaches to tripod panhandles of up to 34mm diameter. Its 11.8" (30cm) cable extends to 35" (90cm), providing ample room between the camera and panhandle. A rugged 90 degree elbow plug connects neatly to the camera's output.