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Canon C500 (PL Mount) 4K / CN7x17/T2.95-3.9 PL zoom with servo control (EF or PL mount)

Doc Kit 1: Video 20/Handheld Kit/Director's Monitor

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Canon C500 Large Sensor Camcorder with a native PL mount and 4K RAW output. Requires a separate 4K recorder for 4K acquisition, such as Convergent Odyssey 7Q.

Please read VMI's article The Canon C300 Mk II vs C300 - What's the fuss about?

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


Canon 17-120mm/T2.95-3.9 Cabrio-type PL-mount compact zoom with handheld servo pack for ENG use and which features the longest range of any lightweight zoom and also PL compability.  Offered in either EF or PL mount.

The Canon 17-120mm/T2.95 Cabrio-type lens has a detachable handgrip, converting it from an ENG/EFP handheld zoom to a cinema zoom. The removable servo drive contains built-in lens motors for focus, iris, and zoom, with a rocker switch controlling the zoom and the focus ring rotation of 180° to be in line with existing ENG lenses.

It is extremely sensitive as well with a T/2.95 maximum aperture and this holds to 91mm, then at the long end of the lens, the lens ramps to T3.9 at 120mm.  This onloy becomes notable at the very tail end of the zoom.

The Canon connects with the hot shoe contacts in the lens mounts of newer PL-mount cameras and offers many cabling options for further compatibility.  It also features /i information for compatible systems as well. Compatibility with Preston, Arri, Heden or cMotion systems by detaching the handgrip for remote operation with any third party controller. The drive is self-centering, and will calibrate itself when reattached.

The Canon has a close focus of 85cm and Canon specs state that this is weatherproof and shock proof, though we urge our clients not to test or rely on this!

Canon CN7x17mm/T2.95 Cabrio-type Compact Cinema Zoom 

  • Aperture T2.95 (17-91mm);  After this, the lens ramps to T3.9 at 120mm
  • General Zoom Length Range 17-120mm
  • Zoom Ratio 7x
  • 4K resolution
  • Iris Blades: 11
  • Close Focus 0.85m
  • Angle of Focus Rotation 180°
  • Angle of Zoom Rotation 120°
  • Length 254.9 mm (PL Version)
  • Front Diameter 114 mm/4.5''
  • Weight 2.9 kg/6.4 lbs
  • Angular of View (16:9 Aspect Ratio) at 1.9: 26.2 x 13.8mm:  75.2° x 44.2° at 17mm; 12.5° x 6.6° at 120mm
  • Camera Mount PL-mount or EF mount upon request

Supplied on a 3 day hire rate.

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