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Preston Digital Microforce 2

The Preston Digital Microforce 2 not only provides the same precise control as its predecessor, but adds two new features: programmable soft stops and a new speed control knob with a digital readout.


DMF2 Controller
Digital Y Cable (P-Tap)
Oppenheimer Rock & Roll Arm (18mm)
Digital M-One Motor

Preston Digital Microforce 2 Zoom Control Specifications

  • Size: 6.8×2.6×1.1″ (170 x 70 x 28) mm
  • Weight: 11 oz (.31 kg)
  • Power Requirements: 12 – 28 VDC
  • Maximum Motor Current: 1.5A
  • Motor Direction: Set by panel switch

The rugged housing, machined from solid aluminum alloy, protects the control from mechanical abuse and assures years of reliable operation. Its ergonomic design provides a rounded grip for comfortable all day use and also offers a convenient attachment point for its mating Pan Arm adapter. The new speed control knob is virtually indestructible. It turns with glassy smoothness that reflects on the careful design used throughout.

The Digital Microforce 2 can drive the DM1, DM2 or DM1X digital motors. Its powerful drive capability assures trouble free operation with even the largest zoom lenses. Motor connection is made via a series of molded “Y” cables. These cables are available for both film and video cameras and allow the Digital Microforce 2 to remotely control the camera run/stop or VTR functions respectively.

NOTE: Prices quoted are estimated per day unless otherwise noted, and are subject to availability, the exact rental period, and other factors. Please request a formal quote to get an exact price.

Additional Information

The Preston Microforce Digital 2 is a highly precise and reliable zoom control for professional film and video productions. This device is designed to work with any camera and lens, and it is compatible with both analog and digital signals. It features a lightweight and ergonomic design, making it easy to handle and operate for extended periods of time.

The Microforce Digital 2 provides smooth and accurate control over the zoom function of your camera, allowing you to adjust the focal length without having to touch the lens. This is especially useful when shooting from a distance or in situations where manual focus is not feasible. The device is equipped with a responsive control wheel that allows you to adjust the speed of the zoom, and it features a programmable memory function that enables you to store up to ten different zoom settings for quick recall.

The soft stop feature allows the user to automatically slow the zoom a programmed distance from its end of travel. This is especially useful when doing a fast “snap” zoom, or when the user must both operate the camera and control the zoom at the same time.

The new speed control knob is virtually indestructible. It turns with glassy smoothness keeping in the tradition which has made the Micro Force the leading zoom control worldwide.

The Microforce Digital 2 features a bright and easy-to-read OLED display that shows you the current zoom speed and battery life, as well as the selected memory presets. It is powered by a long-lasting lithium-ion battery, which provides up to 20 hours of continuous use on a single charge. The device comes with a durable and protective carrying case, making it easy to transport and store when not in use.

Whether you’re shooting a high-budget feature film or a low-budget indie project, the Preston Microforce Digital 2 is an essential tool for any professional cinematographer or videographer. Its precision, reliability, and versatility make it a must-have accessory for any serious filmmaker looking to take their work to the next level. Order yours today and experience the benefits of precise zoom control in your next production.

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