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CANON EF EOS-L_USM DSLR Prime Set (20-85mm)

Canon EF Prime lens set with EOS Mount

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Canon EF EOS DSLR Prime lens set optimised for cinema use.  

Compatible with DSLR use (Canon 7D, 5D, 1D) and EOS C300 without adaptation.  Also compatible with Panasonic AF-101 and other cameras with suitable lens adapter.  Please request suitable adapters when ordering.

VMI EOS sets have been modified to include a follow-focus ring which will allow an ARRI MFF1 follow focus to operate without attaching an external gear and the fronts have been modified to give a consistent 80mm donut size.

Please note that EOS lenses are designed to have iris controlled from the camera body, so as a rule, do NOT include a manual iris ring. If you plan to use these lenses with a manual camera (non Canon), such as Letus, RED etc without a digital lens conversion ring, then be aware that you will not be able to operate the iris ring and this will remain fully open whilst in use.

Canon EF EOS DSLR Prime lens set optimised for cinema use. 

  • Canon EF 20MM/F2.8      USM Prime
  • Canon EF 24MM/F1.4 L II USM Prime
  • Canon EF 35MM/F1.4 L    USM Prime
  • Canon EF 50MM/F1.2 L    USM Prime
  • Canon EF 85MM/F1.2 L II USM Prime

Front Element screw-in adapters

Note that VMI supplies all L-USM prime lenses with 80mm front element adapters, to allow them all to have a standard 80mm donut fitting for ease of using matte boxes.

However, these are removable to expose the original screw-in thread to fit screw-in adapters like the Genus variable ND screw-in filters.

The Canon L-USM Prime lenses 35mm, 50mm, 85mm & 135mm have a native 77mm thread adapter
The Canon L-USM Prime lenses 24mm has a native 82mm thread adapter

EOS 20mm/F2.8 L II USM PRIME

Ultra-wide-angle lens with angle of view of 94°
USM focus motor with full-time manual focus override
25cm closest focusing distance
Weight- 405g
Super Spectra coatings
80mm donut (VMI Mod)

EOS 24mm/F1.4 L USM PRIME

Wide-angle lens with angle of view of 84°
Fast F/1.4 aperture
USM focus motor with full-time manual focus override
25cm closest focusing distance
Weight- 650g
Super Spectra coatings
80mm donut (VMI Mod)

Canon EF 35MM/F1.4 L USM PRIME

Wide-angle lens with angle of view of 63°
Fast F/1.4 aperture
USM focus motor with full-time manual focus override
30cm closest focusing distance
Weight- 580g
Super Spectra coatings
80mm donut (VMI Mod)

Canon EF 50MM/F1.2 L USM PRIME

Prime standard lens with angle of view of 40°
Fast F/1.2 aperture
USM focus motor with full-time manual focus override
45cm closest focusing distance
Weight- 580g
Super Spectra coatings
80mm donut (VMI Mod)

Canon EF 85MM/F1.2 L II USM PRIME

Shallow angle prime lens with angle of view of 16°
Fast F/1.4 aperture
USM focus motor with full-time manual focus override
95cm closest focusing distance
Weight- 1020g
Super Spectra coatings
80mm donut (VMI Mod) 

Canon EF EOS DSLR Prime lens set optimised for cinema use.  5 lens set includes: 20mm/F2.8, 24mm/F1.4, 35/TF1.4, 50/F1.2 and 85mm/F1.2

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Known Bug with 85mm

The 85mm lens has an odd fault when using certain video cameras.

It is designed to only work when it has power on it and in manual focus mode when working with an Amira or a first generation Canon C300EF. If in auto mode, then the lens won't rotate the focus ring at all if manually turned, even when switched off or unplugged. Unlike the rest of the EF primes, this lens needs power to work.

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