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Canon C300 Mk II (EOS Mount) 4K Camcorder / Sigma_Cine Zoom Pair (18-35mm & 50-100 T2 EF)

Shoot Kit 6EF- MB19/FF4/Video 20

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This is a very worthy successor to the incredibly popular Canon C300 in EOS mount.

The Canon C300 Mk II is a Super-35, full 4K camcorder which is here is EOS mount, though a PL mount is optionally available and offers fully automatic operation including an effective autofocus (subject to being used with suitable lenses).  It recordson board 4K/Full HD video with HDR and Canon Log2 of the new REC 2020 colour gamut.

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

 

Lenses

A pair of Sigma 18-35mm/T2 & Sigma 50-100/T2 Cine High-Speed Zoom Lenses incorporates native Canon EF mounts. 

Completely new design from the previous DSLR optical range with new optics, new mechanics and genuine film housing with clear focus scale marked in feet.

These are genuine film lenses with EF mounts, so are heavier than DSLR zooms but optically they are beautiful, don't breathe (zoom when focussing) and will hold focus when zooming.  They are heavier than the equivalent DSLR zooms though (1.45kg/3.19lb), so will need to use the lens support foot (supplied) as the EF mount won't support it without.

Read independent Imago review of Sigma Prime Lenses

It provides an image circle that covers Super 35mm-sized sensors and features a maximum T-stop of 2, and the aperture does not ramp over the zoom range. It shares common lens gear positions with the other lens in the Sigma High Speed Zoom lineup, which makes for rapid lens changes.

The 9-bladed iris provides round out-of-focus highlights for a natural-looking bokeh. The lens barrel features 180° of rotation from close focus to infinity, and the zoom barrel rotates 160°, and the clickless iris ring features 60° of rotation. All three lens control rings are geared with cine-standard 0.8 Mod gears, and the focus scale is marked in feet. 
The front of the lens is 95mm in diameter with a removable 1/4"-20 support foot that helps support the lens with the aid of a 1/4"-20 rod-mounted lens support (supplied).

Colour Balance

All of the lenses in the lineup are designed to comply with SIGMA's CCI standard simplifying when intercutting between lenses.

Dust-Proof and Splash-Proof Design

Sharing the same dust-proof and splash-proof construction as the SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM|Sports, each ring and mount is sealed to prevent water and dust from entering.

All Metal Body Construction

The lens body is made completely of metal to stand up to the rigors of the production day.

Lens Markings

The main lens markings are in luminous paint for easy visibility in low light situations. The intermediate markings are laser-engraved for durability. The focus and zoom markings are readable from either side of the lens.

Lens Front

The lens features a 95mm front diameter for compatibility with a wide variety of matte boxes and incorporates an 82mm front filter thread.

Lens Gears

All lens gears in the Sigma zoom range are standard 0.8 Mod and feature a damper that eliminates metallic sounds when you reach the end of the lens travel.

Sigma 18-35mm T2 Cine High-Speed Zoom Lens (Canon EF) 

  • T2 Consistent aperture over entire zoom range
  • Engineered for 4K with very high resolution, high contrast
  • Native Canon EF mount
  • Covers Super 35 Sensor Sizes
  • 9 Blade Iris for Attractive Bokeh
  • Weighs Only 1.45kg.
  • Consistent contrast, resolution and field illumination across the whole focus and zoom range
  • Compatible with all EF cameras and accessories
  • Colour-matched to existing prime and zoom lenses
  • High optical resolving power and optomechanical design to meet all 4K shooting requirements
    Significantly reduced ‘focus breathing’ means less distortion and more consistent shooting
  • 95mm front element.

Sigma 50-100mm T2 Cine High-Speed Zoom Lens (Canon EF) 

  • T2 Consistent aperture over entire zoom range
  • Engineered for 4K with very high resolution, high contrast
  • Native Canon EF mount
  • Covers Super 35 Sensor Sizes
  • 9 Blade Iris for Attractive Bokeh
  • Weighs Only 1.89.
  • Consistent contrast, resolution and field illumination across the whole focus and zoom range
  • Compatible with all EF cameras and accessories
  • Colour-matched to existing prime and zoom lenses
  • High optical resolving power and optomechanical design to meet all 4K shooting requirements
    Significantly reduced ‘focus breathing’ means less distortion and more consistent shooting
  • 95mm front element.

Supplied on a 3 day hire rate.

 

 

This is a very worthy successor to the incredibly popular Canon C300 in EOS mount.

The Canon C300 Mk II is a Super-35, full 4K camcorder which is here is EOS mount, though a PL mount is optionally available and offers fully automatic operation including an effective autofocus (subject to being used with suitable lenses).  It recordson board 4K/Full HD video with HDR and Canon Log2 of the new REC 2020 colour gamut.

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

 

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Package Price
£528/day, £1584/week
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Optional Accessories

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

VMI Guide: The Canon C300 II version C300 - What's the fuss about?

Tapeless Acquisition and Production

Specifications

Product name DigitalCinema Camera: EOS C300 Mark ll
Image sensing device Sensor CMOS sensor (single-panel) equivalent to Super 35 mm
Total pixels Approx. 9.84 megapixels (4206 x2340)
Number of effective pixels 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
Lens mount Canon EF mount 
[EF lens group supported (including EF-S lenses), EF cinema lens group supported]
Exposure Exposure mode (1) Manual exposure based on shutter setting, iris setting, ISO/gain setting, and ND filter setting 
(2) Push auto iris control, auto iris control (Light metering system selection, shift possible)
Shutter setting Speed, Angle, Clear Scan, Slow, or Off mode selected 
Either 1/3 or 1/4 steps selected as speed increment
lris setting 1/2-stop, 1/3-stop or fine setting selected 
(1) Push auto iris control 
(2) Auto iris control * 
* Available only with some EF lenses
ISO/gain  
ISO 1 step, 1/3 step settings 
[*100 - 160 - 25600 -*102400 
*When the sensitivity is expanded
Gain Normal [*-6dB - -2dB - 42dB - *54d8] 
Fine: Setting in 0.5d8 step increments possible 
* When the sensitivity is expanded
ND filter 5 density settings (2,4,6,8(*), 10(*) stops) [(*) when expansion is selected] 
Motorized drive
Focus control DAF (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.) 
*See Technical Description.
LCD monitor 4" (10.1 cm diagonal) color wide-screen LCD with 16:9 aspect ratio 
Approx. 1.23 million dots (854 x RGB x 480), 100% field of view coverage
Viewfinder 0.46" (1.18 cm on the diagonal), color organic EL display with a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio 
Approx. 1.17 million dots (1024 x RGB x 576), 100% field of view ratio
White balance Kelvin setting (setting range: 2000K to 15000K), daylight, tungsten, settings (A/B)
System frequency selection 59.94 Hz, 50.00 Hz, 24.00 Hz
Frame rate 59.94 Hz mode 59.94i / 59.94P / 29.97P / 23.98P
  50.00 Hz mode 50.00i / 50.00P / 25.00P
  24.00 Hz mode 24.00P
Recording media CFast card Movie recording, custom picture settings, metadata 2-slot
SD Card Recording of movies and photos (JPEG), custom pictures, metadata, menus and other data possible
Video format (XF-AVC) Video compression formats MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio recording system Linear PCM (16bit/24bit- 48 kHz - 4ch)
File format MXF
Bit rate Intra 410 / 225 / 210 / 110Mbps,
LongGOP 50Mbps
LongGOP 35 or 24Mbps (for proxy recording on SD cards)
CFast card Intraframe recording
Resolution : 4096x2160 / 3840x2160 / 2048x1080 / 1920x1080
Signal configuration : YCC422 10bit/(*)RG8444 (12bit/10bit)
(*) Only with 2048x1080 or 1920x1080; 29.97P, 23.98P, 25.00P and 24.00P
LongGOP recording
Resolution : 2048x1080 / 1920x1080
Signal configuration : YCC422 10bit
SD Card Movies: LongGOP recording only (*)
Resolution : 2048x1080 / 1920x1080
Signal configuration: YCC420 8bit
Photo: JPEG
Resolution : 2048x1080 / 1920x1080
(*) Proxy recording using low bit rate
Time code Count-up Drop frame(*) or non-drop frame
Operation mode Rec run, free run, regeneration
(*) Only in the 59.94 Hz mode
Special Rec Slow & Fast motion recording (max. 120 fps supported), frame recording, pre-recording, interval recording
Other Relay recording, double slot recording, 4K RAW output, custom picture settings, color bar, peaking display, zebra display, My Menu settings, waveform monitor display, edge monitor display, customized functions, function assignment buttons (1 to 11), key lock, marker displays, Enlarged display, custom display Browser remote control using WFT unit, peripheral illumination correction, monaural microphone, fan control, magnification chromatic aberration compensation, GPS information recording, etc.
Playback Playback operations Normal playback, fast forward (at speeds of 5x, 15x, 60x), fast reverse 
(at speeds of 5x, 15x, 60x), frame fonruard, frame reverse, fonrvard skip, 
reverse skip, rec review
Clip display 3x4 (clip) index screen
[Original, OK mark, check mark, shot mark, expand, proxy, photo (SD card) index displays available]
Clip information displays Clip metadata display, custom picture data display
Edit Clip deletion, clip copying
Terminal Body  
lnput GENLOCK terminal (also serves as SYNC OUT terminal), TIME CODE terminal (inpuUoutput switching), REMOTE terminal, MIC terminal, AUDIO terminal
Output MON.terminal, REC OUT terminal, HDMI OUT terminal, headphones terminal, SYNC OUT terminal (also serves as GENLOCK terminal), TIME CODE terminal (inpuUoutput switching), VIDEO terminal
Input/output control Expansion system terminal (WFT/other unit)
Monitor unit  
Input INPUT terminal (XLR) x 2, VIDEO terminal
Output AUDIO terminal
Power supply 14.4V DC (battery pack), 16.7 V DC (DC-IN)
Image processing platform Dual Digic DV 5

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