Videographers like Dan Chung from DSLR News Shooter or Johnnie Behiri are news shooters that have early adopted the benefits of HDSLRs and large sensor cameras for their work. As we know by and by the limitations of these cameras are lessened and it seems like finally a company has taken the step to break the final frontier:
The Fujinon Cabrio 19-90mm T2.9 PL lens is the first ENG style motorized zoom lens for large sensor cameras.
I don’t know about you, but I miss the days of limitless videography with ENG style video cameras. The development of lenses that would help us use large sensor or HDSLR cameras in a camcorder like fashion seemed like a logic development that never happened. Until now!
The Cabrio has servos for focus, iris and zoom and a bunch of other standard ENG features like wireless control or adjustable back focus.
It fits a wide range of large sensor cameras like the Sony FS100, the new FS700, the Sony F3, Canon C300, or even the Arri Alexa or RED cameras.
Here’s the catch: In terms of affordable filmmaking it’s totally unaffordable with its rumored $38,000 pricetag.
But hey, this is just the first of its kind, if people find this kind of product useful and it definitely is then we’ll most likely see more ENG lenses for large sensor and hopefully also HDSLR cameras some day soon.