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The Angenieux EZ-1: Affordable and Flexible Cine Zoom

The Angenieux EZ-1 30-90mm T2 Super35 zoom lens is one of a handful of lenses in the quickly expanding category of affordable cine-zooms. For a long time, cinema zooms were always two things: heavy and expensive. In the past year or so, we have seen manufacturers innovate and release a new group of lightweight cinema zooms. To name a few: Zeiss 21-100mm, Sigma 18-35mm / 50-100mm, Fujinon 18-55mm, and Canon 18-80mm. As a documentary and commercial shooter, it has been great to see this huge increase in choices at a reasonable price. I find myself taking the Angenieux on set because of its size, its flexibility, and its wide open performance.

First and foremost, the size, weight, and handling of this lens is superb. It is well-balanced and weighs in at just 4lbs. I shoot a lot of handheld and gimbal work so weight is always a factor. Having built-in focus, iris, and zoom gears is a big advantage in both keeping the lens streamlined and removing any extra weight from add-on 3rd party focus gears. The EZ-1 also features rubberized grips along the lens for better control when not using a follow focus. This lens is built with the operator in mind.

In the documentary world, staying flexible on set is a must. The ability to quickly go from PL to EF to E mount on set with no tools is a big deal. Pairing lenses and sensors is a big part of a cinematographer’s job these days — both from an aesthetics standpoint and a function standpoint. This lens is equally at home on a Sony a7S wedged inside a car as it is on a 35mm ARRI film camera on a dolly. In addition to the lens mount, you can also change the rear optical block to go from covering just Super35 to covering full frame/ VistaVision. 

There is a certain feeling imbued into lenses by each manufacturer. A subtle difference that doesn’t come across in technical specifications but is often talked about amongst cinematographers and is unique to that manufacturer. Angenieux’s reputation is one of the best in the industry. The EZ-1 fits in easily amongst its family members and delivers the same consistent colors and pleasing sharpness that one should expect from Angenieux.  

-Harvey Burrell, Guest Blogger and Co-founder of Windy Films

 

Showroom Demo: Next Generation Recoil Rig + More with Zacuto

Stop by the Showroom with Zacuto’s Kim Hutchinson who will demo the latest tools from Zacuto including the Next Generation Recoil Rig with trigger grip, designed for optimal balance and comfort with reinvented VCT style baseplate for use with a variety of cameras from mirrorless to larger-format digital cinema cameras. Also featured will be the Gratical EVF, Tornado Grip and Marauder paired with:

•  Zacuto Complete Recoil Next Generation Kit for Canon C300 MK II + Canon 18-80mm with Gratical EVF + Tornado Grip

•  Zacuto Recoil for Sony FS7 II + Zeiss 21-100 with Gratical EVF + Tornado Grip

•  Zacuto Marauder + EVF for the Canon 5D Mark IV + 24-70mm

1:00-3:00pm • FREE  • Click here to RSVP.

ASK US ABOUT OUR SPECIAL “SHOW BUNDLES” AVAILABLE TO BUY:

Complete C300 MKII + Zacuto Recoil V2 Cine Bundle: Canon C300 MKII, Zacuto C300 MKII EVF Recoil Rig, Canon BP-A60 x 2, SanDisk 128GB Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 Memory Card x 2, Digital Video Organizer Bag

Complete C300 MKII + Zacuto Gratical HD Cine Bundle: Canon C300 MKII, Zacuto C300 MKII Gratical HD Bundle, Canon BP-A60 x 2, SanDisk 128GB Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 Memory Card x 2, Digital Video Organizer Bag

Complete C300 MKII + Zacuto Gratical Eye Cine Bundle: Canon C300 MKII, Zacuto C300 MKII Gratical Eye Bundle, Canon BP-A60 x 2, SanDisk 128GB Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 Memory Card x 2, Digital Video Organizer Bag

Complete Sony FS7II + Zacuto Recoil Cine Bundle: Sony PXW-FS7II, Sony FS7 Recoil, Sony BPU 60 Batteries x 2, Sony 64GB XQD G Series Memory Card x 2, Porta Brace RIG-FS7XT Carrying Case

Complete Sony FS7II + Zacuto Gratical HD Cine Bundle: Sony PXW-FS7II, Sony FS7 Gratical HD Bundle, Sony BPU 60 Batteries x 2, Sony 64GB XQD G Series, Memory Card x 2, Porta Brace RIG-FS7XT Carrying Case

Complete Sony FS7II + Zacuto Gratical Eye Cine Bundle: Sony PXW-FS7II, Zacuto Gratical Eye Bundle for Sony FS7, Canon BP-A60 Batteries x 2, Sony 64GB XQD G Series Memory Card x 2, Porta Brace RIG-FS7XT Carrying Case
Canon 5D MKIV + Maurauder Run & Gun Kit: Canon 5D MKIV DSLR Camera, Zacuto Marauder Foldable Camera Rig, Canon LP-E69 Batteries x 2, SanDisk 64GB Extreme Pro Compact Flash Memory Card x 2, CB35 Stryker Camera Bag
Interested in buying these or other Zacuto products? Contact us at answers@rule.com or 800-rule-com. 
Click here to watch our new IN THE SHOWROOM video series featuring the latest in production and post-production equipment and technology. 

PARKING FOR RBC EVENTS:

If our parking lot at 395 Western Avenue is full, please park at the Brighton Mills parking lot at 360 Western Avenue, Brighton. Please be sure to RSVP so we can forward the parking pass for your dashboard if you park in this overflow lot, or click on RBC PARKING PASS to print your own. Thanks!

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Freefly MoVI Pro Time-lapse Build on Video

Watch the latest video in our IN THE SHOWROOM series with RBC MoVI Tech, Dylan Law, who has some fun with a time-lapse build for the Freefly MoVI Pro, with RED WEAPON digital cinema camera, Zeiss Standard Prime lens and the Teradek Bolt.

Stay tuned to our social media channels (follow us on Facebook, InstagramTwitterGoogle+, LinkedIn, Vimeo  and Pinterest) for the latest news + events including more with the MoVI Pro.

Need to buy or rent this or other Freefly motion tools? We’d love to help! Contact us at answers@rule.com or 800-rule-com.

An Introduction to the New MōVI Pro (LIVE STREAMING ON FB!)

Join RBC MōVI Tech, Dylan Law, for an overview of the many features of the new MōVI  Pro including: hot swappable batteries, integrated fuel gauge, screen/power indicator, 180 degree roll, Toad in the Hole quick release system, changes to the MōVI Ring, MIMIC, MōVI  Controller and Tilt Stage Unit, and Tuning, with improvements to internal wiring for weather protection, faster boot time, built-in stand and more. Read Dylan’s blog post for a look at some of his favorite features.

Click here to RSVP.  This event is free with breakfast.  Can’t make it in person? We’ll be live streaming this Learning Lab on our Facebook page starting at 10:10am EST. For those joining us in person, please sign-in for a 20% discount on your next MōVI Pro rental (good through March 31, 2017).

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Interested in buying or renting the MōVI Pro or other Freefly motion tools? Click here to email us or call 800-rule-com.

Missed a Learning Lab? Watch here!

PARKING FOR RBC EVENTS:

If our parking lot at 395 Western Avenue is full, please park at the Brighton Mills parking lot at 360 Western Avenue, Brighton. Please be sure to RSVP so we can forward the parking pass for your dashboard if you park in this overflow lot, or click on RBC PARKING PASS to print your own. Thanks.

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Now Taking Pre-Orders – Buy the Freefly MoVI Pro at Rule Boston Camera

We’re now taking pre-orders for the latest in Freefly’s line of camera movement systems. Introducing the new MōVi Pro — their most powerful, versatile, smart and reliable digital handheld stabilizer yet!

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Freefly plans to start shipping mid-November. Each MōVi Pro system will include the MōVi Pro, the MIMIC, 2x MōVi Pro battery packs & more to get you started right out of the box! To place your pre-order with a $200 deposit (non-refundable, but transferrable), contact Michael Kalish at sales@rule.com or 800-rule-com. Be sure to watch the intro video at https://vimeo.com/188601738. And click here for the MōVi Pro sales price, description, specs and features.

Interested in trying before buying? The MōVi Pro is coming soon to Rentals. Click here for rental rate and details or contact rentals at answers@rule.com or 800-rule.com

RBC’s Dylan Law flew to Freefly HQ in Washington for their MōVi Pro launch party. Stay tuned for his upcoming blog post with all the technical and creative details.

-Haley Parizo, Sales Operations Manager, parizo@rule.com