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Sony FS-7K 4K Camera with 4:2:2 Prores extender / ZF Distagon/Planar DSLR Set (21-85mm)

Shoot Kit 8E- MB19/FF4/Sachtler Cine 30

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Sony FS-7 4K large Sensor Camera with 4K record option and EF adapter plus XDCA-FS7 Prores extender.

The Sony  FS-7K 4K Camera without Prores extender is also available to hire.

Please read VMI’s comparison article of the differences between the Sony F5 and the FS-7

Please also read VMI's article on Capturing 12 bit RAW with ARRI, Panasonic, Sony, Canon and other cameras using Odyssey 7Q RAW Recorder

Lenses

Carl 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.

Compatible with all DSLR and large sensor cameras using suitable adapters/lens mounts.

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!

These lenses are also available in uncoated form.

Zeiss 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.

Guides

Everything you wanted to know about 4K but were too afraid to ask...

Do we adopt 4K now or wait for 8K?

The Case for and against 4K

Shooting with HD Video lenses on large sensor cameras

Large Sensor Cameras - Everything that you need to know

 

Specifications

General

Weight: Approx 2.0 kg (body only)
Approx. 4.5 kg (with Viewfinder, Eyepiece, Grip Remote Control, BP-U30 battery, SELP28135G LENS, an XQD memory card)

Dimensions: (W x H x D) *1             156 x 239 x 247 mm (body without protrusions)

Power Requirements:       DC 12 V

Power Consumption:        Approx. 19W (while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94P, SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device)

Operating Temperature:  0°C to 40°C/ 32°F to 104°F

Storage Temperature:      -20°C to +60°C/-4°F to +140°F

Battery Operating Time:

  • Approx. 1 hrs with BP-U30 battery (while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94P, SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device)
  • Approx. 2 hrs with BP-U60 battery while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94P, SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device)
  • Approx. 3 hrs with BP-U90 battery (while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94P, SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device)

Recording Format (Video)            

  • XAVC-I mode:QFHD 59.94P CBG, bit rate 600Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
  • XAVC-I mode:QFHD 50P CBG, bit rate 500Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
  • XAVC-I mode:QFHD 29.97P CBG, bit rate 300Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
  • XAVC-I mode:QFHD 23.98P CBG, bit rate 240Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
  • XAVC-I mode:QFHD 25P CBG, bit rate 250Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
  • XAVC-I mode:HD 59.94P VBR, maximum bit rate 222Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
  • XAVC-I mode:HD 50P VBR, maximum bit rate 185Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
  • XAVC-I mode:HD 59.94i VBR, maximum bit rate 111Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
  • XAVC-I mode:HD 50i VBR, maximum bit rate 112Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
  • XAVC-I mode:HD 29.97P VBR, maximum bit rate 111Mbps, MPEG-4
  • XAVC-L QFHD 59.94P/50P mode: VBR, maximum bit rate 150Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
  • XAVC-L QFHD 29.97P/23.98P/25P mode: VBR, maximum bit rate 100Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
  • XAVC-L HD 50 mode: VBR, maximum bit rate 50Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
  • XAVC-L HD 35 mode: VBR, maximum bit rate 35Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
  • XAVC-L HD 25 mode: VBR, maximum bit rate 25Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
  • MPEG HD422 mode: CBR, maximum bit rate 50Mbps, MPEG-2 422P@HL

Recording Format (Audio)            

  • LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels (Recording/Playback ONLY 2channels)

Recording Frame Rate    

  • XAVC-I QFHD mode: 3840x2160/ 59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
  • XAVC-I HD mode: 1920x1080/59.94P, 50P, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
  • XAVC-L QFHD mode: 3840x2160/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
  • XAVC-L HD 50 mode: 1920x1080/59.94P, 50P, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
  • XAVC-L 35 mode: 1920x1080/59.94P, 50P, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
  • XAVC-L 25 mode: 1920x1080/59.94i, 50i
  • MPEG HD422 mode: 1920x1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P 1280x720/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P

Recording/Playback Time             

  • XAVC-I mode QFHD 59.94P, When using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 22 minutes, When using QD-G64A(64GB) Approx. 11 minutes
  • XAVC-I mode QFHD 50P When using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 26 minutes, When using QD-G64A(64GB) Approx. 13 minutes
  • XAVC-I mode QFHD 29.97P, When using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 44 minutes , When using QD-G64A(64GB) Approx. 22 minutes
  • XAVC-I mode QFHD 23.98P, When using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 55 minutes , When using QD-G64A(64GB) Approx. 27 minutes
  • XAVC-I mode QFHD 25P, When using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 52 minutes, When using QD-G64A(64GB) Approx. 26 minutes
  • XAVC-I mode HD 59.94P, When using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 59 minutes,
  • Recording/Playback Time              XAVC-I mode HD 50P, When using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 71 minutes, When using QD-G64A(64GB) Approx. 35 minutes
  • XAVC-I mode HD 59.94i, When using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 118 minutes, When using QD-G64A(64GB) Approx. 59 minutes
  • XAVC-I mode HD 50i When using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 141 minutes, When using QD-G64A(64GB) Approx. 70 minutes
  • XAVC-I mode HD 29.97P, When using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 118 minutes, When using QD-G64A(64GB) Approx. 59 minutes
  • XAVC-I mode HD 23.98P , When using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 147 minutes , When using QD-G64A(64GB) Approx. 74 mins
  • XAVC-I mode HD 25P, When using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 141 mins, When using QD-G64A(64GB) Approx. 70 min

Camera Section

Imaging Device (Type) Super35 type Single-chip Exmor CMOS
Effective Picture Elements 17:9 4096 (H) x 2160 (V)
16:9 3840 (H) x 2160 (V)
Built-in Optical Filters Clear, 1/4ND, 1/16ND, 1/64ND
Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance) Video Gamma: T14 (3840 x 2160/23.98P mode 3200K)
ISO Sensitivity ISO 2000(S-Log3 Gamma D55 Light source)
Minimum Illumination 0.7 lx (+18dB,23.98P,Shutter OFF,ND Clear, F1.4)
S/N Ratio 57 dB (Y) (typical)
Shutter Speed 1/3 sec to 1/9,000 sec
Slow & Quick Motion Function XAVC-I mode 3840x2160: 1 to 60 frames (59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P)
XAVC-I mode 1920x1080: 1 to 180 frames (59.94P, 29.97P, 23.98P)1 to 150 frames (50P,25P)
XAVC-L mode 3840x2160:1 to 60 frames (59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P)
XAVC-L mode 1920x1080: 1 to 120 frames (59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P)
White Balance Preset, Memory A, Memory B(1500K-50000K)/ATW
Gain -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB, AGC
Gamma Curve STD,HG,User,S-log3 

Input/Output

 

Audio Input XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable Mic Reference: -40, -50, -60dBu
SDI Output BNC(x2), switchable with 3G-SDI/HD-SDI
SMTPE292M/424M/425M
USB USB device, mini-B (x1)
Headphone Output Stereo mini jack (x1) -16dBu 16Ω
Speaker Output Monaural
DC Input DC jack
Remote Stereo mini-minijack (Φ2.5 mm)
HDMI Output Type A (x1)
Option 4-pin, Type A for W-LAN (x1)
 

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