Are there many users out ther using the Schneider electronic shutter system? I see that Jenoptic (including the eMotion backs) seem to have worked with Schneider so they can be controlled directly from the capture software. For other backs it looks like you need to use the Schneider controller ES to use the shutter. Does that mean that when using an eMotion not tethered to a Mac or a different MF DB then the shutter would not operate unless you have the controller ES? Any opinions from people with experience using these shutters?
We have sold the Eyelike/Schneider solution you're talking about - the one without the ES Controller. It's a nice solution, because it's basically just cabling - there's no box that has to be dealt with and functionally, I believe it's the same as the ES Controller (with the same 1/60th second limitation). Hasselblad also has a similar Schneider solution, except that they have a little matchbox-sized box with one button to open and close the shutter.
We just received our Sinar eMotion 75 demo unit, and I'll look at it tomorrow and see if it still maintains the compatible ports for that solution.