Digital Micro Force 3



The Microforce has been the industry standard zoom control for decades. The DMF3 provides a new level of performance and reliability: it self-calibrates each time it is powered up to eliminate zoom creep and the need for periodic adjustment.

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 speed control knob is virtually indestructible. It turns with glassy smoothness that maintains the ergonomic advantages which have made the Micro Force the leading zoom control worldwide.

The Digital Micro Force 3 directly drives the full range of our digital motors; from the powerful DM1X to the compact DM5. It incorporates the same force sensor technology which has made the Micro Force famous. In addition, it provides unique advantages made possible by digital technology: automatic lens calibration, electronic limit setting, and bright led displays of zoom position and speed setting.

The Digital Micro Force 3 may also be used to provide the zoom function for the FI+Z system as well as interface with professional Canon and Fujinon video lenses (with the 12-pin or 20-pin Hirose connector).

The companion digital motors have right angle configurations, which allows for simple and efficient coupling to lenses. The motors use lapped sets of worm gears for very quiet, low backlash operation. A variety of output gears are available for mating to all standard cinema and video lenses.

The DMF3 unit operates over an input voltage range from 11 to 28 volts (30V max.). It uses a series of molded "Y" cables to interface with digital motors and the accessory connectors on most motion picture cameras. Straight cables are also available for use with video/ENG lenses.


Size: 6.8x2.6x1.1" (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.
Price: $2750

Ordering Information

1210 MF Digital 3 (control only)
1220 Y cable for 12V Arri cameras (3-pin Fischer)
1221 Y cable for 24V Arri cameras
1227 Y cable w/ Anton Bauer P-Tap
1238 Cable for Canon Digital Lens (20-pin Hirose)
1240 Y cable for Sony HD cameras (12-pin Hirose)
1241 Cable for Canon video lens (12-pin Hirose)
1258 Cable for Fujinon video lens (12-pin Hirose)
1155 Articulating Pan Arm Adapter w/ 3/4" and 18mm tubes
4205 DM1X Digital motor
4201X DM2X Digital Motor
4209 DM5 Digital Motor
4765 Cable to control MDR-3/4 Analog Port


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