New Canon 18-80mm Compact Servo Lens and ME200S-SH Multi-Purpose Camera

Just announced are Canon’s new 18-80mm T4.4 EF Compact Servo lens and ME200S-SH Multi-Purpose camera.

Weighing in at only 2.65 lbs the 18-80mm was designed for video and is as versatile as it is compact and lightweight. It was developed with full external servo control to control zoom, focus, and iris/aperture and there is also a new optional ZSG-C10 grip to help support different shooting styles. Other features include high level 4K performance, a no step iris mechanism, accessory support, and is parfocal. There is also additional support for use with Canon Cinema EOS cameras. It supports dual pixel autofocus and the dual pixel focus guide, image stabilization, and EF communication functions. This compact servo lens will be priced at $5225.

Canon Compact 18-80mm

The other announcement Canon made is for the release of their new multi-purpose camera. Built in the same vein as Canon’s 4,000,000 ISO ME20, the ME200 can be configured to tackle just about any pro video scenario such as cinema, television, surveillance, and documentary work. It weighs 2.2 lbs and has dimensions of 4”x4.6”x4.4” (LHW) which allows for numerous builds and use with various camera systems.

– Features include
Canon Super 35mm CMOS Sensor
Dual Pixel Auto Focus
12 Stops of Dynamic Range
1080p/720p Video to 60fps
3G/HD-SDI and HDMI Terminals
Locking EF Mount
One Shot Auto Focus
Built-in Motorized ND Filters
Motorized IR Cut Filter for Infrared
Push Auto Iris
Compatible w/ Select EF-mount Lenses
Auto Exposure
RS-422 Remote Control Terminal

The ME200 will be priced at $4999.00

Canon ME200

Fujinon Announces Lower Priced Super35mm Cine Servo Motor Zoom 20-120mm T3.5 Cabrio Lens

Fuji has announced that they will introduce the Super35mm Fujinon Premier 20-120mm Cabrio XK powered servo motor zoom lens at NAB. The new lens features a constant T3.5 aperture throughout the entire zoom range and, like other Cabrio lenses, comes with a detachable servo drive unit similar to those seen on traditional ENG broadcast lenses. It also has a 200 degree focus rotation, 9 iris blades and a minimum focus distance of 1.1 m, 3′ 7″. The 20-120mm weighs in at 6.39lb. Fujinon are aiming the lens squarely at the growing number of owner/operators who are making the transition from ENG 2/3″ sensor based cameras to Super 35mm digital cinema cameras such as the Sony F5/55, Canon C300 Mark II, Panasonic Varicam LT and the ARRI Amira. With a lot of broadcast television series making the move to digital cinema cameras there has been a growing need for ENG style Super 35mm lenses that feel more familiar to operators making the transition and are quick to operate. LDS and /i Tech metadata compatibility are very useful when you need to record the position information of zoom, iris, and focus for computer animation and similar post production operations. The digital servo on this lens has 16-bit encoding, so operators can be assured that the lens data outputs are extremely accurate. The lens is set to start shipping in June of this year.

Cabrio 20-120

Full Break Down of Canon Cinema EOS Financing Options

We’ve partnered with Canon to offer great rates on their cinema cameras and lenses including the C100mkII and C300 with its hot new price. It’s a great time to take advantage of $0 down and 0% financing for 24 months as well as special 1.9% 36 month financing on all Cinema EOS products. These excellent rates are available only for a limited time so don’t wait until they’re gone!

Fill out the financing application on-line right here.

EOS C100 Body Only $86/36 months or $125/24 months
EOS C100-DAF Body Only $101/36 months or $146/24 months
EOS C100mkII Body Only $158/36 months or $230/24 months
EOS C100mkII 18-135 Lens Kit $164/36 months or $238/24 months
EOS C100mkII 24-105 Lens Kit $172/36 months or $250/24 months
EOS C100mkII Atomos Ninja Kit $167/36 months or $242/24 months
EOS C100mkII Triple Lens Kit $287/36 months or $417/24 months
EOS C300-DAF Body Only $201/36 months or $292/24 months
EOS C300 PL Body Only $201/36 months or $292/24 months
EOS C300 24-70 Lens Kit $238/36 months or $346/24 months
EOS C300 Zacuto Recoil Kit $230/36 months or $334/24 months
EOS C500 EF or PL Body Only $459/36 months or $667/24 months
EOS C500 EF or PL Odyssey 7Q Kit $516/36 months or $751/24 months
EOS 1DC Body Only $230/36 months or $334/24 months

14mm Cinema Prime Lens $136/36 months or $197/24 months
24mm Cinema Prime Lens $136/36 months or $197/24 months
35mm Cinema Prime Lens $128/36 months or $186/24 months
50mm Cinema Prime Lens $128/36 months or $186/24 months
85mm Cinema Prime Lens $128/36 months or $186/24 months
135mm Cinema Prime Lens $128/36 months or $186/24 months

3-Lens Cinema Prime Kit $365/36 months or $531/24 months
4-Lens Cinema Prime Kit $480/36 months or $698/24 months
5-Lens Cinema Prime Kit $582/36 months or $846/24 months
6-Lens Cinema Prime Kit $695/36 months or $1011/24 months

15.5-47mm Cinema Zoom Lens $553/36 months or $804/24 months
30-105mm Cinema Zoom Lens $553/36 months or $804/24 months
14.5-60mm Cinema Zoom Lens $1,082/36 months or $1574/24 months
30-300mm Cinema Zoom Lens $1,136/36 months or $1653/24 months

Special Offer: FREE Metabones Canon EF Lens Adapter w/ Sony FS7 Camera

I’m very excited to announce that I’m now able to offer you a free Metabones brand Canon EF lens to Sony E mount adapter with the purchase of the new Sony FS7 camera. This is a $300 value. The adapter provides full electronic communication between the Canon lenses and the Sony E-mount body of the camera. This retains image stabilization and electronic iris control. And it’s all yours for free with the new FS7.

I’ve been offering this promotion for quite a while on the FS100 and FS700 cameras, and it’s still continuing on those as well. The FS7 is Sony’s very highly anticipated addition to the CineAlta family. Using the same sensor as the F5, the FS7 offers S-Log3 color and gamma, 180fps internal recording, 4K internal recording in 10-bit, 4:2:2, I-Frame XAVC, and options for 12-bit RAW output and ProRes recording. The native E-mount of the camera makes it compatible with a wide range of Sony lenses, including their new 28-135mm f/4 budget cine-servo. The other advantage of the E-mount is how easy it is to adapt to PL, EF, F, or virtually any lens mount you can think of. The Metabones EF mount adapter is yours free when you purchase with me, Professional Video. Post by Eric C. Petrie

mb_ef-e-bm2_01 FS7 w/ Servo Zoom

The Ultimate C500 Kit: The Best Discount

This is truly the craziest deal I’ve ever offered on a Cinema EOS product. Right now when you buy a C500, 4K recorder, and zoom lens I’ll give you $10,000 off the package price. It’s that easy. Here’s how it works

Canon EOS C500 Camera $19,999

Canon 30-105mm Lens T2.8 $23,275

Odyssey 7Q Recorder $1,795

Total = $45,069

LESS $10,000 Instant Discount

Grand Total = $35,069 OR $1,008 a month over 36 months

So, for about $1,000 a month you’ll have the ultimate 4K C500 set up with a super versatile cinema zoom lens, a killer 7” OLED monitor, and a top rated field recorder. Call me to arrange your C500 demonstration. Contact me for more details at 503-598-9142 or Post by Eric C. Petrie


Canon C500 right

Canon 30-105mm Cine Zoom

More Details on Cinema EOS Lens Savings

I’m running some amazing promotions right now for Canon Cinema EOS lenses. Some of these promotions can get a little confusing so I’ll try to break it down for you.

$300 discount on all Cine Prime lenses

35mm T1.5 $4,650 OR $133 a month

85mm T1.3 $4,650 OR $133 a month

135mm T2.2 $4,650 OR $133 a month

50mm T1.3 $4,650 OR $133 a month

14mm T3.1 $4,920 OR $141 a month

24mm T1.5 $4,920 OR $141 a month

Additional package discount on multi-lens kits

3-lens, 24mm, 50mm, 85mm kit, $1,800 total discount, $13,320 OR $381 a month

4-lens, 24mm, 50mm, 85mm, 14mm kit, $2,800 total discount, $17,540 OR $502 a month

5-lens, 24mm, 50mm, 85mm, 14mm, 135mm kit, $4,000 total discount, $21,290 OR $610 a month

6-lens, 24mm, 50mm, 85mm, 14mm, 135mm, 35mm kit, $4,800 total discount, $25,440 OR $729 a month

BUILD YOUR OWN PRIME KIT. These kits aren’t locked in stone. If you have your own mix and match combo set you’re interested in let us know. We’ll break down your discount.

$1,000 discount on light weight Cine Zoom lenses

30-105mm T2.8 $22,275 OR $638 a month

15.5-47mm T2.8 $22,275 OR $638 a month

$2,000 discount on large Cine Zoom lenses

14.5-60mm T2.6 $40,750 OR $1,167 a month

30-300mm T2.95-3.7 $42,650 OR $1,222 a moth

Post by Eric C. Petrie


Updates to Canon Cinema EOS Financing

All prices are current as of October 1st, 2014. All payments are indicated as per-month totals based on 36 month financing. Prices subject to change.


EOS C100-DAF body only $143/month

EOS C100-DAF w/ 24-105 f/4 lens $158/month

EOS C100-DAF w/ 24-105 f/4 lens & Atomos Ninja ProRes recorder, & 240GB SSD $166/month

EOS C100-DAF 3-Lens kit $272/month

EOS C300 body only $344/month

EOS C300-DAF body only $358/month

EOS C300-DAF w/ Zacuto Full Recoil System $387/month

EOS C300-DAF w/ 24-70 f/2.8 lens $395/month

EOS C500 body only $573/month

EOS C500, 30-105 cine-zoom, Odyssey 7Q kit $1,008/month

EOS 1DC $286/month

Cine Prime Lenses

135mm $133/month

35mm $133/month

50mm $133/month

85mm $133/month

14mm $141/month

24mm $141/month

24mm+50mm+85mm 3 Lens Kit $381/month

14mm+24mm+50mm+85mm 4 Lens Kit $502/month

14mm+24mm+50mm+85mm+135mm 5 Lens Kit $610/month

14mm+24mm+35mm+50mm+85mm+135mm 6 Lens Kit $729/month

Cine Zoom Lenses

15.5-47mm $638/month

30-105mm $638/month

14.5-60mm $1,167/month

30-300mm $1,222/month

You can download the Canon credit application here.

Credit Application

Please email it to when it is complete. If you have any questions call 503-598-9142.

Canon Cinema EOS

Blackmagic Now Offers More PL Options

Blackmagic Design has made a minor announcement regarding their existing Cinema 2K and Production 4K digital cinema cameras. Both cameras are now available with native PL mounts on front. Originally the Cinema 2K was sold in electronic EF mount and passive M4/3 mount. The M4/3 could be adapted to PL via third party adapter. The Production 4K was only available with the active EF mount with no good PL options.

Well PL lens collection havers can relax. Now both cameras can be purchased with a native PL mount. You will pay $300 extra for the PL mount on the Cinema 2K camera. These will be shipping soon. For anyone with an existing camera that they want retrofitted we are selling Wooden Camera retrofitting for $1295.

BMD Lens Options

Wooden BMD Retrofit


Sony Introduces Low Cost Cine-Servo Zoom Lens

The struggle to get ENG-style lens flexibility on large sensor cameras came about as soon as people started shooting video on 5DmkII cameras. Traditional video shooters who shot before the large sensor revolution were very used to having huge magnification ratios. Video lenses with a 14x, 27x, or even 22x were common. These lenses also featured very bright apertures, usually holding near f/2.2 through the full zoom range. The feature that completed the package was powered servo motors with pressure sensitive rocker control. Usually the zoom, focus, and iris could all me motor controlled. Typically these were very precise motors that could go from a super slow crawl zoom to a turbo snap zoom just with the flick of the pressure rocker. These lenses were taken for granted as just being part of shooting video.

Most large sensor shooters use photo lenses. These lenses have zoom ratios of 2x, 3x, 4x, often have floating apertures as bad as f/6.3, and have no powered zoom. Lenses that combine the best of both worlds do exist but they are very expensive. Cine servo zooms from Fujinon, Canon, Zeiss, and more usually start around $35,000. Sony has attempted to provide low cost alternatives in the past. Previously the took their 18-200mm photo zoom and attached a small powered motor to the bottom of that. The results were less then impressive. The less drops to f/6.3 very quickly as you zoom and the motor has two speeds, slow and less slow. You can’t get a beautiful crawl nor can you get a snap zoom.

Sony’s taking another stab. This time they’re introducing a lens designed from the ground up to fit this niche. It is a 28-135mm f/4 constant zoom lens with powered zoom, focus, and iris. It has image stabilization and autofocus. It is an E-mount lens that will cover up to photo full frame sensor size. That means you could actually attach this to nearly any E-mount camera including the A7s. Since the lens has it’s own zoom nob on the side the camera itself doesn’t have to offer a rocker (though that is preferable). Only getting one in hand will let us know how the glass and motors actually perform. Sony says the lens will have 8-level variable speed control so that should help compared to the earlier attempts. The lens will be sold in a kit with the new FS7 camera or stand alone for about $2,500. It should ship before the end of 2014.

Sony 28-135 hood Sony 28-135