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  1. #1 Did Canon just drop the perfect run and gun/doc lens for the Scarlet-W? 
    Not sure if this is the appropriate forum, so apologies in advance if I'm out of line posting this here - but for those of you who are looking to shoot a fair bit of run and gun, shoulder mount work (sports, doc work etc) with you Scarlet-W, this might interest you.

    Canon have just announced the CN-E 18-80 t4.4 IS servo s35 zoom at a crazy $5225 US dollars (B&H link - http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...act_servo.html).

    Specs below lifted from thecinelens.com

    Focal Length 18-80mm
    Zoom Ratio 4.4x
    Lens Mount Canon EF
    Coverage APS-C / Super 35
    Image Circle 31.4mm
    Max Aperture T4.4 (f/4)
    Min. Focus 1.7′ / 0.5m
    Front Dia. 84mm (what?!)
    Filter Dia. 77mm
    Dimensions 93.4 x 107.2 x 182.3mm


    Weight 2.6lbs. (w/o servo)

    Servo zoom, image stabilisation, 77mm filter thread, and weighing in at 2.6lbs. The image circle may cover larger resolutions on the Weapon also.

    I know a lot of people will complain about the T stop, I get it, but it's a run and gun lens from the ground up and drastically out prices the fujinon 20-120 3.5 announced just the other day which I know alot of Scarlet-W shooters were excited about.

    There's a nice write up on newsshooter.com - http://www.newsshooter.com/2016/04/1...he-rest-of-us/

    Edit: Interview video with a dude from Canon confirming it's Parfocal also - http://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/...o-lens-article

    Cant wait to see some footage.
    Last edited by Phil Scanlan; 04-13-2016 at 04:10 PM.
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    I saw that on B&H earlier. I never realised it was $5k?? I can see this being used in shoulder rigs for a run and gun shoot. Like they said in B&H. It still a Canon Cine lens, but with the functions of the L series lenses (The AF and the IS)
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    Run-n-gun and doc don't rhyme with T4.4 in my mind at all. You need at least T2.8 for a real run-n-gun all-rounder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demetri Zuev View Post
    Run-n-gun and doc don't rhyme with T4.4 in my mind at all. You need at least T2.8 for a real run-n-gun all-rounder.
    Yes it may be a T4.4, but for $5k?? It it were 2.8 you'll be looking at $10k+. It is a good cheaper alternative to Canon's other servo lenses
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  5. #5 Anyone see the new Canon 18-80 announced today? 
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    Looks like a nice match for the Raven. https://youtu.be/34UYrqNWKpM
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    It is perfect for run and gun shots. I like the fact that it is still a Canon Cine lens, but has characteristics that the L series lenses have (AF and IS). It is relatively inexpensive (In servo cine lens terms) at just over $5k. This will be a very good lens for documentaries or run and gun shoots
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    pretty cheap, but T4.4.
    if i was shooting a doc, outside, could be nice.
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    Yeah I hear you Demetri, t2.8 would be ideal - but it comes at a cost. Fujinon's closest offering in this pricerange is the 20-120 3.5 at 15k, or a secondand 18-80 at around the same price (and it's heavy in comparison). If I wanted just one lens, I'd be going all in on a 2.8 zoom for sure, but I have a full range of fast primes and fast L zooms to fill that void if needed, and it all comes down to the type of work you do really. A lot of my work is unscripted doc style, motorsport, talking heads, unpredictable moving subjects etc - so t4.4 doesn't bother me too too much. This lens means I could do most jobs with 3 lenses instead of 5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Scanlan View Post
    Yeah I hear you Demetri, t2.8 would be ideal - but it comes at a cost. Fujinon's closest offering in this pricerange is the 20-120 3.5 at 15k, or a secondand 18-80 at around the same price (and it's heavy in comparison). If I wanted just one lens, I'd be going all in on a 2.8 zoom for sure, but I have a full range of fast primes and fast L zooms to fill that void if needed, and it all comes down to the type of work you do really. A lot of my work is unscripted doc style, motorsport, talking heads, unpredictable moving subjects etc - so t4.4 doesn't bother me too too much. This lens means I could do most jobs with 3 lenses instead of 5.
    I was a bit too harsh. To keep the lens small and light and stabilized- it would be hard to go much faster especially with the price tag. Not bad at all....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jordan levy View Post
    pretty cheap, but f4.4.
    if i was shooting a doc, outside, could be nice.
    I understand that T4.4 is not idea but for the $5k price point, it isn't that bad. If you were to get T2.8 or T1.2 etc then you'll be looking in adding another 10k. Its good for the price point
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