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Preston DM2X Digital Motor

Preston Cinema Systems
Abel Code: PR-4201X
Mfr. Code: 4201X
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Special Order Only
This is a special order item. You will be charged upon placing your order, which is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
The DM2X digital lens motor replaces the DM-2, combining high-power output with a durable body and compact size.
Key Highlights
  • All-purpose digital lens motor
  • Detachable 15mm rod
  • 0.8 Mod / 0.25" Width Drive Gear


The Preston DM2X Digital Motor combines torque, speed, and size in a lightweight magnesium housing. A direct replacement for the DM2 motor, the DM2X adds higher torque capabilities and increased durability in the same physical size as its predecessor. Like all Preston digital motors, the DM2X is built to last with metal (not plastic) internal gears, coated with Diamond-Like Carbon that virtually eliminates wear and backlash.

The standard output gear is 0.25" wide, but can be swapped for a 0.5" version (sold separately) for lenses with significant travel on the focus ring. You can also stack multiple gears with the three 2-56 thread screw holes in the side of the gear to achieve the same effect. The 15mm rod (included) makes for easy and compact coupling to lenses using our motor brackets, and can easily be switched to the opposite side of the motor for mounting versatility.

NOTE: MDR2, MDR3, and MDR4 motor drive units must be updated to the latest firmware versions for compatibility with this new motor.


  • MDR-3
  • MDR-4
  • Digital Micro Force 3
  • 4210 15mm rod
  • 4301 Arri 19mm swing arm (side rod)
  • 4302 19mm swing arm to MDR 15mm rod
  • 4310 Panavision 19mm swing arm (bottom rod)
  • 4333 Moviecam/Arri bracket
  • 4221 0.80M output gear 0.50in wide
  • 4231 48 pitch gear Panavision zoom
  • 4232 64 pitch Panavison iris
  • 4240 0.50M gear Canon Video - Focus, Iris, Zoom
  • 4241 0.60M gear Fuji Video - Focus, Zoom
  • 4242 0.40M Fuji Video - Iris
  • MDR-2 (with latest firmware or M+ sticker)
  • Digital Micro Force 2 (with latest firmware or M+ sticker)
  • Digital Micro Force (with red buttons and latest firmware installed by Preston)
  • V+F Lens Control (with latest firmware or M+ sticker)

What's in the Box

  • 0.8 Mod, 0.25" Width Drive Gear
  • 15mm Rod (Short)
  • Preston Cinema DM2X Digital Motor


Key Highlights

  • All-purpose digital lens motor
  • Detachable 15mm rod
  • 0.8 Mod / 0.25" Width Drive Gear
  • Weighs just 0.7 lb (320g)

Compatibility - Lens Control System

Digital Micro Force 3
MDR-4 Motor Controller
MDR-3 Motor Controller


Input Connector/Port:
LEMO 7-pin

Mechanical & Electronic Controls

Gear Ratios:
0.8 - 0.25" Width
Rod Standard:
Mechanical Options:
1 x Motor
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