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Panasonic EVA1 5.7K S-35 Compact Cinema Camera / ZF Distagon/Planar DSLR Set (21-85mm)

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Panasonic's newest compact cinema camera, EVA1 4K camera with Super 35 size sensor, dual native ISO, CFAST card storage and also native EF lens mount. This camera by design can be used as a modular and flexible system, making suitable for both documentary, cinema and video applications.  The compact design makes it perfectly suited to gimbal work but the high specifications including 10 bit, 4K, 4:2:2 onboard record capability and RAW capture absolutely makes it capable of much more.  The VMI package includes full ARRI Pro kit.

Note that as of April 2017, the Panasonic EVA 1 is now Netflix approved

Please read VMI’s article, Panasonic EVA1 now enables external 5.7K RAW recording to external recorders up to 30p

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.

Panasonic's newest compact cinema camera, EVA1 4K camera with Super 35 size sensor, dual native ISO, CFAST card storage and also native EF lens mount. This camera by design can be used as a modular and flexible system, making suitable for both documentary, cinema and video applications.  The compact design makes it perfectly suited to gimbal work but the high specifications including 10 bit, 4K, 4:2:2 onboard record capability and RAW capture absolutely makes it capable of much more.  The VMI package includes full ARRI Pro kit.

Note that as of April 2017, the Panasonic EVA 1 is now Netflix approved

Please read VMI’s article, Panasonic EVA1 now enables external 5.7K RAW recording to external recorders up to 30p

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Package Price
£393/day, £1369/week
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Specifications

Size Super 35

Note: 4/3"-type size crop for 200/240 fps shooting
Resolution 5.7K
Total Pixels: 6340 x 3232 (approx. 20.49 MP)
Effective: 5720 x 3016 (approx. 17.25 MP)
Exposure Latitude 14 stops
Sensitivity ISO: 200-2000 (base 800), 1000-25,600 (base 2500)
dB: -12 to 8 (normal sensitivity), -8 to 20 (high sensitivity)
Shutter Speed Degrees: 1-358° (0.5° steps)
Seconds: 1/24.1 sec to 1/8000 sec (at 23.98p)
Color Temperature 2000-15,000K
Lens System
Lens Mount EF
Built-In ND Filters 2, 4, 6 stops
IR Filter Defeatable IR-cut
Video
Recording Resolution 4096 x 2160
3840 x 2160
2048 x 1080
1080p
1080i
720p
Processing MOV: 10-bit, 4:2:2
MOV/AVCHD: 8-bit, 4:2:0
Compression: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile
Bit-Rate: Up to 150 Mbps
Recording Media SD card (V60 rating required for all frame-rates and resolutions)
System Frequency Selection 59.94p, 59.94i (AVCHD only), 50p, 50i (AVCHD only), 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p
SDI Output 1 x BNC, HD/3G/6G-SDI (record start/stop supported)
Format: 10-bit, 4:2:2
4096 x 2160 23.98/24/25/29.97
3840 x 2160 23.98/24/25/29.97
1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94
1080PsF 23.98/24/25/29.97
1080i 50/59.94
720p 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94
HDMI Output 1 x HDMI Type A (record start/stop supported)
Format:: 10-bit, 4:2:2
4096 x 2160 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94
3840 x 2160 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94
1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94
1080i 50/59.94
720p 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94
576p 50
480p 59.94
Audio
Recording Format MOV: 24-bit, 48kHz LPCM
AVCHD: 16-bit, 48kHz Dolby Audio
Headroom 18/20 dB (menu switchable)
General
Other I/O 1 x BNC, timecode in/out
1 x 40-pin, LCD connector
1 x 2.5mm, remote
1 x USB 2.0 Type A, wireless module (AJ-WM50)
LCD Monitor Size: 3.5" / 8.9 cm
Type: Touchscreen LCD
Dots: 1,150,000
Stabilization Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS)
I/O HDMI video output
SDI video output
XLR audio inputs
Power Input Battery: 7.28 VDC
Power Supply: 12 VDC
Power Consumption 19 W (typical)
Environmental Operating Temperature: 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature: -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Operating Humidity: 10-85% RH
Dimensions 6.7 x 5.3 x 5.2" / 17 x 13.5 x 13.3" (excluding protrusions and accessories)
Weight 2.6 lb / 1.2 kg (without accessories)
4.5 lb / 2.1 kg (with accessories)

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