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348 13 2017-4-15 01:02:51
fansb6a24c11
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So I've just noticed DJI have added what appears to be a new product to their website - the Focus Thumbwheel (https://m.dji.com/product/dji-focus-thumbwheel) l. As a Ronin user who also owns the "DJi Focus" follow focus unit for the times I need a focus puller, I'm seriously hoping that this new Thumbwheel means I can pull the focus myself from the handles. Does anyone know if this is indeed what the Thumbwheel is? I can't imagine what else it's for to be honest, but there's nothing that confirms it on the website or online. I really hope this is what every Ronin user has wanted from DJI since the Ronin was released! Talk to me...
https://m.dji.com/product/dji-focus-thumbwheel
2017-4-15 01:02:51
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yes.  that is what it is.  I have one.  SLIGHT problem: it doesn't come with the cable to connect to the focus motor, and there is no apparent way to purchase one.  So right now it is useless.
2017-4-20 10:35:36
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Interesting! So it won't connect to the motor wirelessly? Have a look at this link - flick through the pics of it and you'll see a cable that I assume would do the trick. What do you think? http://solectric.eu/dji/focus/focus-zubehoer/1452/dji-focus-thumbwheel-dji-focus-motor-cable-p35
2017-4-20 12:04:48
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Yep.  That is the cable you need, but I'd be very surprised if it is actually available.  According to DJI Technical support, the cable is not available yet.  If you are only going to use it on a ronin, you can also use the ronin expansion module cable -0Zgi?pm=custom but it can't be used on a movi or slider or anything else, so I'm just waiting it out until they release the cable you linked to above.  Really seems crazy not to include the cable when you buy it.

2017-4-24 11:05:16
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OK.  that link didnt work.  try again http://store.dji.com/product/dji ... ower-and-data-cable


2017-4-24 11:06:21
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Thanks for that. So I'm a bit confused - its to clarify, will I be able to use the Thumbwheel to move the Focus motor with that cable you mentioned? Seems like it's a cable for the drone / Ronin MX?
2017-4-27 04:45:49
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Hey guys,

Hoping you can help. I got my Thumbwheel in today along with the required cable shown here: (http://solectric.eu/dji/focus/fo ... cus-motor-cable-p35).

Problem:

I plug the p-tap power into the Ronin MX then the communication and power end into the focus motor so all that's left is plugging the can-bus end into the thumbwheel. So after I do that I should be able to control the focus motor with the thumbwheel however they are not speaking to each other. I've seen pictures of the thumbwheel being connected into the top of the MX into the can-bus1 plug but then where would the can-bus cable that comes with the special cable go into?

Sorry if this is confusing. I can clarify if need be.

Thanks in advance for the help.

James
2017-5-18 04:46:02
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fans5ddba66b Posted at 2017-5-18 04:46
Hey guys,

Hoping you can help. I got my Thumbwheel in today along with the required cable shown here: (http://solectric.eu/dji/focus/focus-zubehoer/1452/dji-focus-thumbwheel-dji-focus-motor-cable-p35).

Have you already tried linking the two like on page 14 of the manual?

http://dl.djicdn.com/downloads/f ... _Manual_v1.2_en.pdf

2017-5-18 14:58:56
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I'm talking about the new focus thumb wheel not the follow focus.  Two different things but thank you  for trying
2017-5-18 16:16:51
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Have you had any luck yet? Mine arrived the other day but I'm away and haven't had a chance to try. I wonder if there's a setting in the Focus units menu that might do something?
2017-5-18 18:48:11
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Has anyone had any luck getting the Thumbwheel to work with the Focus motor? I have a Ronin and the cable supposedly needed to connect it all together (https://m.dji.com/product/dji-focus-thumbwheel-focus-motor-cable) but I'm having no joy. The two won't talk. Anyone??? DJI? Even the customer services don't know!
2017-5-23 03:47:34
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fans5ddba66b Posted at 2017-5-18 16:16
I'm talking about the new focus thumb wheel not the follow focus.  Two different things but thank you  for trying

My bad, I may have skimmed a little too quickly. Do you have any other accessories connected to the Ronin besides the Focus motor? Just to clarify, does the thumbwheel appear to receive power when plugging to the P-Tap via that cable? Are all the components up to date firmware wise? Any visuals of your set up would be appreciated.

Just to answer your other question, the two methods to connect the thumbwheel starts on page 5 of the manual:

http://dl.djicdn.com/downloads/f ... heel+User+Guide.pdf

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2017-5-23 14:56:44
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fansb6a24c11 Posted at 2017-5-23 03:47
Has anyone had any luck getting the Thumbwheel to work with the Focus motor? I have a Ronin and the cable supposedly needed to connect it all together (https://m.dji.com/product/dji-focus-thumbwheel-focus-motor-cable) but I'm having no joy. The two won't talk. Anyone??? DJI? Even the customer services don't know!

Could you clarify what your set complete set up is? Does the thumbwheel seem to get power at all?
2017-5-23 14:58:26
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DJI-Jamie Posted at 2017-5-23 14:58
Could you clarify what your set complete set up is? Does the thumbwheel seem to get power at all?

Hi there,
So I have a Ronin - not MX or M. I tried method 1 - it didn't work, but then why would it? How would connecting the Thumbwheel to the Ronin make the Focus work? So I order the special cable which goes from the motor, to the P-tap, and then to the Thumbwheel. This should work, but it doesn't.  Yes I get power to the motor, but the Thumbwheel and the motor will not connect or pair. I've tried everything. Do you know if anyone has successfully got this to work yet, and if so is there any evidence? It's super frustrating coz DJI themselves don't seem to know what the Thumbwheel really is and keep fobbing me off with the instruction manual, which is pretty useless!
2017-5-24 14:11:17
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