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Canon EOS-5D MkII DSLR / ZF UNCOATED Distagon/Planar DSLR Set (21-85mm)

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Canon EOS 5D MKII DSLR camera with full Super-35 sensor. This camera is suitable for both stills and video applications

Lenses

Carl Uncoated Zeiss DSLR Prime Lens set (ZF Distagon/ZF Planar Nikon Mount). Includes 5 x Zeiss 35mm ZF Distagon/Planar Stills Prime lenses -21/T2.9, 28/T2.0, 35/T2.0, 50/T1.4 and 85/T1.4 focal lengths.

Note that these lense are uncoated, in order to generate flare.  Regular Zeiss ZF DSLR lens sets with anti-reflection coatings also available.

Read the VMI article UNCOATED lenses - what you need to know!
Read the article from Duncan Telford DoP on shooting on Uncoated lenses

Compatible with Canon DSLR cameras, Canon C300, RED EPIC/Scarlet, Sony PMW-F3/F5 etc using suitable adapters.

VMI Zeiss 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.

We can provide lens adapters to allow these lenses to work with Canon EOS cameras such as the Sony A7S Mk II, EOS 1D Mk IV and 5D Mk III at no additional charge - please request this when ordering.

Some people want to know why we have broken with tradition and do not supply a conventional 18, 25, 35, 50, 85mm set.  This is because these are not a speed-matched set with a common F stop, so this will become 18mm/F3.5 (slow), 25mm/T2.9, then 35mm/T2.0, & 50/85mm both T1.4 .  Instead a 21mm has T2.9, 28, 35mm are matched T2.0 and 50 & 85 are matched T1.4 which we find a better combination.  Also the jump between an 18mm and 25mm is quite large, besides which the 18mm vignettes with the 5D MkII/MkIII, so 21, 28, 35, 50, 85 is a happy compromise!

Zeiss Uncoated ZF Distagon/ZF Planar DSLR Prime Set

  • 21mm/T2.9 Zeiss ZF Distagon Prime lens
  • 28mm/T2.0 Zeiss ZF Distagon Prime lens
  • 35mm/T2.0 Zeiss ZF Distagon Prime lens
  • 50mm/T1.4 Zeiss ZF Planar Prime lens
  • 85mm/T1.4 Zeiss ZF Planar Prime lens

Front Element screw-in adapters

Note that VMI supplies all Zeiss ZF 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.

However, the Zeiss ZF lenses are really inconsistent. 21mm (87mm); 28mm (64mm); 35mm (64mm); 50mm (66mm);  85mm (77mm).  So if clients want to use screw-in adapters, then we would recommend that they use Canon L_USM Prime lenses instead.

Distagon 21mm/T2.9

  • Aperture range f/2.8 – f/22 (1/ 2 stop intervals)
  • Number of elements / groups 16 /13
  • Focusing range 0.22 m (0.98 ft) – inf.
  • Angular field* (diag. / horiz.) 99 / 81
  • Coverage at close range 12.4 x 19 mm
  • Image ratio at close range 1:12
  • Diameter** 87 mm (3.4")
  • Weight** 600g
  • 80mm donut (VMI Mod)

Distagon 28mm/T2

  • Aperture range f/2 – f/22
  • Focusing range 0.24 m – infinity
  • Number of elements/groups 10/8
  • Angular field, diag./horiz. 74°/65°
  • Coverage at close range 18 x 12 cm
  • Dimensions (with caps) ø 64 mm, length 93 mm
  • Weight 520 g
  • 80mm donut (VMI Mod)

Distagon 35mm/T2

  • Aperture range f/2.0 – f/22 (1/2 steps)
  • Focusing range 0,3 m – infinity
  • Number of elements/groups 9/7
  • Angular field, diag./horiz. 63°/54°
  • Coverage at close range 129 x 196 mm
  • Dimensions (with caps) ø 64 mm, length 97 mm
  • Weight 530 g
  • 80mm donut (VMI Mod)

Planar 50mm/T1.4

  • Aperture range f/1.4 – f/16 (1/2 steps)
  • Focusing range 0,45 m – infinity
  • Number of elements/groups 7/6
  • Angular field, diag./horiz. 45.4°/38.4°
  • Coverage at close range 16 x 24 mm
  • Dimensions (with caps) ø 66 mm, length 69 mm
  • Weight 350 g
  • 80mm donut (VMI Mod)

Planar 85mm/T1.4

  • Aperture range f/1,4 – f/16 (1/2 steps)
  • Focusing range 1 m – infinity
  • Number of elements/groups 6/5
  • Angular field, diag./horiz. 28.6°/24°
  • Coverage at close range 24 x 36 cm
  • Dimensions (with caps) ø 77 mm, length 85 mm
  • Weight 600 g
  • 80mm donut (VMI Mod)

Designed specifically for DSLR Cameras such as the Canon EOS 7D and 5D MkII and also compatible with AF-101 and PMW-F3 with suitable adapters available from VMI and also Letus Ultimate 35mm adapter for small cameras.

 

Canon EOS 5D MKII DSLR camera with full Super-35 sensor. This camera is suitable for both stills and video applications

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Package Price
£362/day, £1086/week
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Specifications

IMAGE SENSOR

Type

36x 24 mm CMOS

Effective Pixels

Approx 21.1M

Total Pixels

Approx 22.0M

Aspect Ratio

3:2

Low-Pass Filter

Built in/Fixed

Sensor Cleaning

EOS integrated cleaning system with fluorine coating

Colour Filter Type

Primary Colour

 

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type

DIGIC 4

 

LENS

Lens Mount

EF (excludes EF-S lenses)

Focal Length

Equivalent to 1.0x the focal length of the lens

 

FOCUSING

Type

TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor

AF System/ Points

9-point AF (plus 6 Assist AF points)

AF Working Range

EV -0.5 - 18 (at 20°C & ISO 100)

AF Modes

One Shot
AI Servo
AI Focus

AF Point Selection

Automatic selection, Manual selection.

Selected AF Point Display

Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on top LCD panel and Quick Control screen

Predictive AF

Yes, up to 8m ¹

AF Lock

Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode.

AF Assist Beam

Emitted by an optional dedicated Speedlite

Manual Focus

Selected on lens

AF Microadjustment

C.Fn III-8
+/- 20 steps
Adjust all lenses by same amount
Adjust up to 20 lenses individually

 

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering Modes

TTL full aperture metering with 35 zone SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to any AF point)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 8% of viewfinder at centre)
(3) Spot metering: (approx. 3.5% viewfinder at center)
(4) Center weighted average metering

Metering Range

EV 1-20 (at 20°C with 50mm f1.4 lens ISO 100)

AE Lock

Auto: In 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved.
Manual: By AE lock button in creative zone modes.

Exposure Compensation

+/-2 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).

AEB

+/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments

ISO Sensitivity*

Auto (100-3200), 100-6400 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments)
ISO can be expanded to H1: 12800 and H2:25600

 

SHUTTER

Type

Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter

Speed

30 - 1/8000 sec. (1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)

 

WHITE BALANCE

Type

Auto white balance with the imaging sensor

Settings

Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature setting.
White balance compensation:
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.

Custom White Balance

Yes, 1 setting can be registered

WB Bracketing

+/-3 levels in single level increments
3 bracketed images per shutter release.
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.

 

VIEWFINDER

Type

Pentaprism

Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal)

Approx. 98%

Magnification

Approx. 0.71x ¹

Eyepoint

Approx. 21mm (from eyepiece lens centre)

Dioptre Correction

-3 to +1 (1/m) (dioptre)

Focusing Screen

Interchangeable (3 types, optional). Standard Focusing Screen Precision Matte Eg-A

Mirror

Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter)

Viewfinder Information

AF information: AF points, focus confirmation light.
Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB.
Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation.
Image information: White balance correction, CF card information, monochrome shooting, maximum burst (2 digit display), Highlight tone priority (D+).

Depth of Field Preview

Yes, with Depth of Field preview button.

Eyepiece Shutter

on strap

 

LCD MONITOR

Type

3.0" Clear View TFT, approx. 920K dots

Coverage

Approx. 100%

Viewing Angle (Horizontally/Vertically)

Approx 170°

Coating

Dual Anti-reflection

Brightness Adjustment

Auto 3 levels + Manual adjustable to one of seven levels

Display Options

(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Camera settings

 

FLASH

Modes

E-TTL Auto Flash

X-Sync

1/200sec

Flash Exposure Compensation

+/-2 EV in 1/3-stop increments

Flash Exposure Bracketing

Yes, with compatible External Flash

Flash Exposure Lock

Yes

Second Curtain Synchronisation

Yes

HotShoe/ PC Terminal

Yes / Yes

External Flash Compatibility

E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support.

External Flash Control

via camera menu screen

 

SHOOTING

Modes

Auto (Stills and Movie), Creative Auto, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual (Stills and Movie), Custom (x3)

Picture Styles

Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)

Colour Space

sRGB and Adobe RGB

Image Processing

Highlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)
Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination

Drive Modes

Single, Continuous, Self timer /remote control (10s), Self timer /remote control (2s)

Continuous Shooting

Max. Approx. 3.9fps. (speed maintained for up to 78 images (JPEG)¹³ (310 with UDMA card), 13 images (RAW)) ²³

 

LIVE VIEW MODE

Type

Electronic viewfinder with image sensor

Coverage

Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)

Frame Rate

30 fps

Focusing

Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode, Live Face detection mode

Metering

Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor
Active metering time can be changed

Display Options

Grid overlay (x2), Histogram, data, no data

 

FILE TYPE

Still Image Type

JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.21 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),
RAW: RAW, sRAW1, sRAW2 (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition),
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant

RAW+JPEG Simultaneous Recording

Yes, any combination of RAW + JPEG possible.

Image Size

JPEG: (L) 5616x3744, (M) 4080x2720, (S) 2784x1856
RAW: (RAW) 5616x3744, (sRAW 1) 3861x2574, (sRAW 2) 2784x1856

Movie Type

MOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM)

Movie Size

HD 1920 x 1080 (16:9), SD 640 x 480 (4:3) -30fps

Movie Length

Max duration 29m 59sec, Max file size 4GB

Folders

New folders can be manually created and selected

File Numbering

(1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset

 

OTHER FEATURES

Custom Functions

25 Custom Functions with 71 settings

Metadata Tag

User copyright information (set via EOS utility)

LCD Panel / Illumination

Yes / Yes

Water/ Dust Resistance

Yes ¹

Intelligent Orientation Sensor

Yes

Playback Zoom

1.5x - 10x

Display Formats

(1) Single image with information (2 levels)
(2) Single image
(3) 4 image index
(4) 9 image index
(5) Magnified view
(6) Jump display

Slide Show

Image selection: All images, by date, by folder, movies, or stills.
Playback time: 1/2/3/5 sec
Repeat: On/Off

Histogram

Brightness: Yes
RGB: Yes

Highlight Alert

Yes

Image Erase/Protection

Erase: Single image, All images in folder, Checkmarked images, unprotected images
Protection: Erase protection of one image at a time

Data Verification

Original image verification data can be appended to the image (OSK-E3 required for verification)

Menu Categories

(1) Shooting menu (x2)
(2) Playback menu (x2)
(3) Setup menu (x3)
(4) Custom Functions menu
(5) My Menu

Menu Languages

25 Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese

Firmware Update

Update possible by the user.

 

INTERFACE

Computer

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Mini-B)

Other

HDMI mini output, Video output (PAL/ NTSC), Microphone input, Extension system terminal (for WFT-E4)

 

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers

Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge

PictBridge

Yes

 

STORAGE

Type

CompactFlash Type I/ II (Microdrive compatible, UDMA compatible), external storage with WFT-E4

 

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & Macintosh

XP (SP2/SP3) / Vista inc SP1 (excl. Starter Edition)
OS X v10.4-10.5

 

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing

ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser

Image Processing

Digital Photo Professional

Other

PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture, WFT utility*), Picture Style Editor
* Requires optional accessory

 

POWER SOURCE

Batteries

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E6 (supplied), 1xCR1616 for date & settings

Battery Life

Approx. 850 (at 20°C) ¹
Approx. 750 (at 0°C)

Battery Indicator

6 levels + percentage

Power Saving

Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30mins.

Power Supply & Battery Chargers

AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6, Battery charger LC-E6E/LC-E6, Car Battery charger CBC-E6, Car Battery Cable CB-570

 

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Body Materials

Magnesium Alloy

Operating Environment

0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity

Dimensions (WxHxD)

152 x 113.5 x 75

Weight (Body Only)

Approx. 810g

 

ACCESSORIES

Viewfinder

Eyecup Eb, E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Eb, Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15, Focusing Screens Eg, Angle Finder C

Wireless File Transmitter

Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E4

Lenses

All EF lenses (excludes EF-S lenses)

Flash

Canon Speedlites (220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2)

Battery Grip

BG-E6

Remote Controller/ Switch

Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-1, Remote Controller RC-5

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