By technical editor Matt Allard:
At IBC, MTF were showing their new Effect V3 kit that allows you to precisely control the focus and iris of Canon EF lenses wirelessly. It works on a wide variety of cameras and unlike most of the competition the Effect V3 is designed and built in England.
The Effect v3 comes in two main parts: A handheld or rig mounted wireless controlled and a lens adapter that mounts to the camera. There is an illuminated display and external powering via D-Tap or 4-pin Hirose.
The controller adjusts aperture in 1/8th stop increments and displays the focal length as well as aperture stop. On zoom lenses the focal length can be displayed digitally in real time. The Effect will power the image stabilising function of compatible Canon EF lenses. It is also compatible with most third party Canon EF lenses like the popular Zeiss ZE range.
Included in the kit is your choice of mount for one of the following cameras:
AJA Cion (for the AJA Cion camera)
Sony FZ (such as the Sony F3/F5/F55)
Sony E (such as the FS100/FS700)
Micro Four Thirds (such as the Panasonic AG-AF101 and the Blackmagic Cinema Camera mFT/Pocket Cinema Camera)
(additional mounts are sold separately)
The MTF EFFECT MK3 now comes as a complete kit which includes:
A Peli type carry case
Any one of the MTF EFFECT adaptors
A Rossete style mounting bracket for controller
A Charger for controller
The MTF Effect V3 kit is now shipping and costs £1,800.00. For more info visit the MTF website.
Below is a video of the Effect 3.0 pre-production model shown earlier in the year at NAB. Most of the features remain the same but there may be slight differences.