I'm happy to announce that the first batch of AXC-BM3DF has shipped to customers. Shipment confirmation and tracking information ( if tracking was selected at checkout ) should be in your inbox.
Appreciate everyone's patience around the matter, first batch shipment was due for early October, however through QA and testing I determined a couple area's that needed bug fixing and decided to delay shipment until those could be resolved. That paired with supply chain constraints on shipping/packing material, prolonged to the delivery date even further.
As unit's will be arriving over the next couple days - weeks to customers worldwide, I open this page or any other Axoncine related platform as a way to share your experiences with the product ( both good and maybe not so good. ) QA/Testing can only catch so much, where real world usage in the field may test the product in ways that aren't as easy to replicate in a controlled environment.
Please report any bugs / glitches / comments / recommendations to Axoncine so that those issues may be reviewed and addressed as quickly as possible. Depending on the severity of the issue, firmware fixes could be addressed within days / weeks time.
As mentioned in previous blog posts and on the product page itself, Pocket 6K compatibility with the current firmware version 1.0.2; is not supported; this is to say, the AXC-BM3DF will connect to a Pocket 6K camera and otherwise operate as expected, however focus control of any kind isn't expected to work. This boils down to a low level difference in how a Pocket 4K and Pocket 6K communicate with lenses on their two different mounts ( MFT and EF ). I've contacted Blackmagic's development team and relayed this information to them and they tell me they are looking to address some of the issues I discovered in future camera firmware updates, but they give me no guarantee nor any timeline.
Creating such a general purpose focusing tool like AXC-BM3DF is a challenge to say the least, as one has to juggle compatibility across:
- Camera Models ( Pocket 4K, 6K, 6K Pro, etc... )
- Camera Firmware Versions ( 7.3.1 being the latest for pocket cameras)
- Specific Lens Models ( Native Lumix lenses, vs. 3rd party )
- Lens Adapters ( Metabones, Viltrox, etc.. )
- Lens Adapter Firmware
With this in mind, if you find focus performance doesn't meet your expectations, changing any of the above variables may have the potential to improve performance. AXC-BM3DF may work better with some camera/lens/adapter setups than others. This is the reality of the situation.
Do not hesitate to contact us through the site or on social media regarding issues/concerns you may have and we will try to address them as best we can.