Our new lens motor arrived today, replacing the old open-loop model. This bad boy is outfitted with the same encoders as the rest of the system, bringing the entire project to closed-loop specs. Its also hella strong, and can muscle through the grumpiest of old grimy lenses.Read More 0 Comments
Installed the mark 1 focus motor and gave it a whirl. I'm really happy, as this is our first successful test of 4 axes of movement, with some arbitrary focus marks chosen at both ends of the barrel. This lens is kind of a wimp regarding torque though, and I don't think its a good analog for some of the beefier cine lenses I want to be able to use. We'll probably replace it with something a little more macho.
Also, this is Nora, and she is brave for a 2 year old, so she thinks the robot is pretty cool. Read More 0 Comments