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    New 'Cabrio Killer' Lens coming from Canon
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    We had a good look at the new 17-120mm lens from Canon at NAB this year. Wrote up a brief synopsis and have a sneak peak video on our blog linked below:

    http://brainboxcameras.com/sneak-pea...ller-17-120mm/
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    And video is here for anyone interested:

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    I didn't see it but I recommended the ability to stop the lens at 90 via a switch. You don't want a smooth zoom in on a long shot (especially green screen) to suddenly have your luma off for keying in post.

    That said, real world, I couldn't really see the difference when I was using it in my hands. The lens looked fine. I'm curious about the loss of resolution at the edges. I LOVED how the focus ring felt. Just like an ENG zoom lens. The Cabrio 19-90 lacked that. The Cabrio also had (and still has) growing pains with LDS and camera power integration. I hope Canon doesn't have to go through that as well. Again, we will see.

    All in all a solid looking item. I wouldn't sell my Cabrio just yet. The EF mount was a great idea. That be useful for rental houses and people with those that have both EF and PL mounts on cameras. I think the ENG style PL zoom cine lens style will only become more popular as time goes on.
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    Looks really exciting. Thanks for posting first impressions & reviews.

    One thing that just really sticks in my mind is the price tag & that BlackMagic had their new $2k Broadcast Camera w/ a lens like this attached. $30-40k lens on a $2k camera. Just makes me wonder why the BMD "broadcast" camera has a "cinema" sized chip instead of a 2/3" chip.... aaaand now I've gone off topic.

    Still it makes me drool when looking a ENG styled Cinema glass.
    Where are all the S-VHS hipsters?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zijital View Post
    Just makes me wonder why the BMD "broadcast" camera has a "cinema" sized chip instead of a 2/3" chip.... aaaand now I've gone off topic.
    I wondered that myself, too.
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