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Canon C200 (EOS Mount) 4K Camcorder / ZF Distagon/Planar DSLR Set (21-85mm)

Shoot Kit 9EF- MB19/FF4/O'Connor 2575 T/S

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This is an interesting 4K alternative camera to the Canon C300 II in EOS mount, as it has a smaller footprint to the C300 II and is able to record internally to RAW (Cinema RAW Light), 4K UHD/50P MP4, 4K DCI RAW and upto 120fps in full HD without crop onto CFast 2 cards whilst retaining Canon's excellent dual pixel auto focus system.  However, it doesn't record Prores, for which you still require to use the C300 Mk I or Mk II.

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.

This is an interesting 4K alternative camera to the Canon C300 II in EOS mount, as it has a smaller footprint to the C300 II and is able to record internally to RAW (Cinema RAW Light), 4K UHD/50P MP4, 4K DCI RAW and upto 120fps in full HD without crop onto CFast 2 cards whilst retaining Canon's excellent dual pixel auto focus system.  However, it doesn't record Prores, for which you still require to use the C300 Mk I or Mk II.

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Package Price
£400/day, £1340/week
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Specifications

Camera  
   
Image Sensor  
Sensor Super 35mm type CMOS
System RGB primary colour filter (Beyer array)
Total pixels per sensor Approx. 9.84 megapixels (4206 x 2340)
Effective pixels per sensor Approx. 8.85 megapixels (4096 x 2160): When 4096 x 2160 or 2048 x 1080 is selected as the resolution 
  Approx. 8.29 megapixels (3840 x 2160): When 3840 x 2160 or 1920 x 1080 is selected as the resolution
Signal-to Noise Ratio 50.00 Hz mode: 53 dB (Typical) 
  [3840x2160/25.00P, Canon Log 3 Base sensitivity ISO800 (Dynamic range 1600%),HDMI OUT]
Dynamic Range 15 Stops (Cinema RAW Light1), 13 Stops (MP4/Canon Log3)
   
Image Processor  
Type Dual DIGIC DV6
   
Lens  
Lens Mount Canon EF Mount
Lens Magnification factor (for EF Mount lenses, including Cinema Primes) At  4096 x 2160 or 2048 x 1080 resolution: Actual focal length x approx. 1.460 
  At  3840 x 2160 or 1920 x 1080 resolution: Actual focal length x approx. 1.534
Peripheral illumination correction Yes with compatible lenses
   
ND filter Clear,2,4,6,8,10-stop
Focus control Manual via lens, manual via RC-V100 Auto Focus (Dual Pixel AF Approximately 80%(vert.),80%(horiz.))
Iris control Manual Via camera body or RC-V100, fine, 1/2 or 1/3 step increments, Auto (with compatible lenses), Push Auto Iris
Image stabilization system Depends on lens used
   
Recording  
   
RAW Recording options RAW (Cinema RAW Light 23)
Internal Recording Cinema RAW Light 45, MP4, XF-AVC6
Recording time (CFast 2.0™card) 128GB card 15 Mins (4K Cinema RAW Light 1Gbps VBR)
Recording time (SD Card) 128GB card 110 mins (MP4, 150Mbps), 485Mins (MP4, 35Mbps) 
  128GB card 105 mins (XF-AVC7, 160Mbps), 375 mins (XF-AVC8, 45Mbps)
  Cinema RAW Light 910 (CFast 2.0™), MP4 / XF-AVC11 (SD card)
Recording Formats  
Recording Frame Rate (1) 59.94 Hz mode (59.94P/29.97P/23.98P) 
  (2) 50.00 Hz mode (50.00P/25.00P) 
  (3) 24.00 Hz mode (24.00P)
Slow/Fast motion YES
Interval Record YES
Frame Record YES
Pre Record (cache record) YES, 3 seconds
Relay Recording YES, SD Card recording only
Double Slot (simultaneous) Recording YES, SD Card recording only
Scan Reverse NO
HD->SD conversion NO
Photo storage media SD Card
Photo Recording Size 2048x1080 (when video image resolution is 4096x2160/2048x1080) 
  3840x2160 (when video image resolution is 3840x2160) 
  1920x1080 (when video image resolution is 1920x1080)
   
System  
   
Wave Form Monitor YES
Colour Bars YES, SMPTE / EBU / ARIB
Peaking YES
Zebra YES. Zebra 1 Level 5 ±5% to 95 ±5% in 5 percentage point intervals (70 ±5%) 
  Zebra 2 Level: 0% to 100% in 5 percentage point intervals (100%)
Markers YES, Centre, Horizontal, Grid Aspect Ratio(4:3 / 13:9 / 14:9 / 16:9 / 1.375:1 / 1.66:1 / 1.75:1/1.85:1 / 1.90:1 / 2.35:1 / 2.39:1 / Custom), Safe Area (80% / 90% / 92.5% / 95%)
EVF Built- In EVF
  YES. 1.77M dots
   
Optional EVF Accessory Canon EVF-V70 (Also requires CL-V2 bracket)
   
Display Panel  
Display Panel 4 inch/10.1cm diagonal LCD Monitor. Touch panel. Approx., 1.23M dots
   
Inputs/Outputs  
Audio in XLR x2, 3.5mm Audio, AES/EBU digital or Analog Audio input, Line, Mic, +48V Phantom Power supported
Headphone output YES
   
HDMI YES, HDMI 2.0, output only. Max. output resolution 3840 x 2160.Timecode out compatible
USB YES. Mini-B Hi-Speed USB
3G/HD-SDI output YES x 1.BNC jack 
  Video [HD]:SMPTE 292. [3G]:SMPTE 424, SMPTE 425 
  Audio [HD]:SMPTE ST 299-1. [3G]:SMPTE ST 299-2, Output impedance 75 Ω, Output signal level 0.8 Vp-p
   
Time code NO
Genlock NO
Synch NO
Component out NO
AV terminal NO
DC Output NO
DC input YES, 14.4V DC (Battery), 16.7V DC (DC-In)
   
Power Consumption 50.00P: Cinema RAW Light/MP4; 18.5W (Approx.)
   
Continuous Recording Time (battery) BP-A30 (3100mAh) 130 Min (Approx.) BP-A60 (6200mAh) 280 Mins (Approx.) 
  Cinema Raw Light/4096 x 2160 or MP4/3840 x 2160 recording
   
Shooting functions  
   
Exposure  
Exposure metering (a) Standard (centre-weighted metering) 
  (b) Spotlight 
  (c) Backlight (compensation)
Exposure Compensation AE shift function . The target value (±8 steps from centre) for the brightness can be set. Indicated as exposure values (EV). (±2.0, ±1.75, ±1.5, ±1.25, ±1.0, ±0.75, ±0.5, ±0.25, and ±0) are displayed on the screen as AE [numerical values]
Push Auto Iris YES
Exposure Lock NO
   
Auto Gain Control setting NO
ISO Sensitivity 1-Stop Display: [100], 160(*), 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, [51200,102400] 
  [---] Displayed when ISO speed expansion is ON. (*) Displayed when ISO speed expansion is OFF.1/3 Stop Display: [100,125], 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800, 16000, 20000, 25600, [32000, 40000, 51200, 64000, 80000, 102400] [---] When ISO speed expansion is ON.
Gain setting [-6dB,-3dB], -2dB(*), 0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 9dB, 12dB, 15dB, 18dB, 21dB, 24dB, 27dB, 30dB, 33dB, 36dB, 39dB, 42dB, [45dB, 48dB, 51dB, 54dB] 
  [---] Displayed when ISO speed expansion is ON. (*) Displayed when ISO speed expansion is OFF. 
  When ISO speed expansion is ON: between -2 dB and 54 dB 
  When ISO speed expansion is OFF: Any value from -2 dB to 42 dB in 0.5 dB increments can be set.
   
Auto Focus System  
Dual Pixel CMOS AF supported  Manual focus, one-shot AF, continuous AF, AF-Boosted MF, face detection AF (only lenses that support AF functions can be used in any of these modes), focus guide
AF Frame Sizes Large; size equivalent to approx. 20% (vertical) x 25% (horizontal) of the image display range; Small; size equivalent to approx. 20% (vertical) x 8% (horizontal) of the image display range
Auto Focus Modes One-Shot AF, Continuous AF and AF-Boosted MF are the available modes. All of these modes take effect when the AF/MF switch of the EF lens is at the AF setting. 
  One-Shot AF: AF is performed only while the one-shot button to which it has been assigned is held down. No further lens movement is permitted after focusing. 
  Continuous AF: AF control is performed at all times. 
AF-Boosted MF Face Detection AF
  Available; face Priority or Face Only. 
  Face Priority: AF is set to face frame when a face is detected, to tracking frame when tracking, and AF frame when there is no face or tracking. 
  Face Only: Switches to face frame when a face is detected, to tracking frame when tracking, and MF when there is no face or tracking. 
  In both Face Priority and Face Only, the face to detect can be selected with the joystick.
Focus Guide Available; displays focus status or unfocused status using the AF signal.
Shutter speed  
Control Modes Manual only
  Shutter speed
  1/3 stop display: 1/1, 1/1.26, 1/1.59, ---, 1/1600, 1/2000 (total of 34 settings) 
  1/4 stop display: 1/1, 1/1.19, 1/1.41, 1.68 ---, 1/1700, 1/2000 (total of 45 settings). 
  The slowest speed will differ depending on the frame rate setting.
   
Shutter Angle 360.00, 240.00, 180.00, 120.00, 90.00, 60.00, 45.00, 30.00, 22.50, 15.00, 11.25 
  Also, angle values equivalent to 1/120, 1/60, 1/40, 1/30, 1/100, 1/50, 3/100, and 1/25 are selectable within the minimum angle range from 360°.
  Slow Shutter (SLS)
  59.94(i/P) : 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30 
  29.97P frame rate has been set: 1/4, 1/8, 1/15 
  24.00P or 23.98P: 1/3, 1/6, 1/12
  Clear Scan
  24.00 Hz*  to 250.40 Hz 
  (*) The frequency will differ depending on the frame rate setting.
   
Custom Picture  
Stored Configurations PRESET: Canon Log 3/Canon Log /BT.709/Off 
  GAMMA: Canon Log 3/Canon Log/Wide DR/Normal 1 (Standard)/Normal 2 (x4.0)/Normal 3 (BT.709)/Normal 4 (x5.0) 
  COLOUR MATRIX: Neutral/Production Camera/Cinema EOS/Original /Video/ Off
Storage Medium Internal, SD Card
Master Pedestal 0 ± 50
Master Black Red 0 ± 50
Master Black Green 0 ± 50
Master Black Blue 0 ± 50
Black Gamma 0 ± 50
Low Key Saturation 0 ± 50
Knee Point -154
Knee Slope -85
Knee Saturation 0 - ±10
Sharpness Level -60
Noise reduction Off / 1 - 12
White balance Red/Blue Gain 0 - +50
Setup level (0 - ±50)
W-Fi Specification Standard: IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz band), IEEE 802.11a/n (5 GHz band) (not supported in Qatar, Indonesia or Iraq) IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz band) IEEE 802.11n/11a (5 GHz band): Differs depending on the model’s destination. 
  Authentication: Open system, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK 
  Encryption systems: WEP-64, WEP-128, TKIP, AES
White balance Auto
  YES. Shockless WB available
  Preset
  Daylight (5600K), Tungsten (3200K)
  Manual setting
  Preset A/B, Colour Temperature Setting: 2000K - 15000K
Black balance Black balance adjustment
  Auto Black Balance Adjustment
Time code Countup system
  Regen, RecRun, FreeRun, TC Hold. Drop Frame /NonDrop Frame ( DF/NDF) in 59.94P/29.97P mode only
   
Audio  
Recording Cinema RAW Light: Linear PCM (24-bit12 / 16-bit / 48 kHz / 4 channels) 
  XF-AVC13: Linear PCM (24-bit / 48kHz / 4 channels) 
  MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (16-bit / 48 kHz / 2 channels), Linear PCM (16-bit / 48 kHz / 4 channels)

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