A look at the Canon robust and versatile COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm 4K lens.
Combining technology from Canon’s EF, Cinema, and Broadcast lens lines, this series produces dependable performance for a broad array of shooting environments. With built-in image stabilization, autofocus, and auto iris (when used on compatible cameras), these powerful lenses offer some of the most popular features of Canon EF lenses, while also delivering cinematic look and feel, with the ability to be used ENG-style like a broadcast lens. A servo drive unit comes standard with these lenses, allowing for intuitive and smooth control of the zoom via either the buttons on the lens or the optional ZSG-C10 handheld grip attachment.
Matthew Heineman is a director and cinematographer of award-winning documentaries. His previous films have been nominated for (and won) some of the most prestigious awards for documentary filmmaking in the industry. His latest film, City of Ghosts, debuted at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival to widespread acclaim.
When Matthew had the opportunity to test a COMPACT-SERVO lens, he was thrilled with its parfocal performance, and how its small size allowed him to be a part of the action without being too conspicuous. See how Matthew felt after his first shoot with the lens in this video!