ENG and Servo Zoom Lenses
We have received our Fujinon XK6x20 20-120mm Cabrio lens and are excited about the capability it brings to our rental pool for ENG style shooters, as well as those looking for an affordable cinema zoom lens. As of this mailing the lens is functional with F5 and F55 cameras from Sony, and we have ordered the parts necessary to make the lens’ servo functions operational with the FS7, Arri and PL mount Canon C300/500 cameras. The lens is very sharp and is rated for 4k recording. This is a superb, affordable ENG lens for only $225/day.
We have also ordered a Canon CN-E 18-80mm Compact Servo Cinema zoom lens. This is an EF mount lens at a very affordable price. It is still not clear how many of the servo functions will be compatible with cameras like the Sony FS7 with a Metabones adapter, but on cameras like the C100 mkII and C300 mkII you will get full servo control and autofocus functionality. Final rental price has yet to be set as delivery of the lens is not expected until the end of October.
Archiving Tools Back in the Mix
We have just brought in a new Thunderbolt mLogic mTape LTO-7 drive to give our customers an affordable option for stable, long term tape archival. The new LTO-7 tapes hold up to 6TB of uncompressed data for up to 30 years when stored properly. Additionally, the LTO-7 drive will read/write LTO-6 tapes and will read LTO-5 tapes so you can bring your older archive tapes forward using just one device. The drive rents for $100/day and tapes can be purchased through Z Systems.
For the month of August, if you rent the new Fujinon 20-120mm Cabrio lens with a Sony FS7 or Sony F55 camera, you will get 10% off of the rental of both items.