The new Sony F3 zoom lens is being shown at IBC 2011. Genus Hurricane 3D rig designer Alister Chapman gives us look at the Sony SCL-Z18X140 sitting on a sweet F3 rig with a video preview.
The new Sony 18-252mm T3.8 zoom lens is dedicated to the Sony F3 camcorder and will retail for about 9000 Euros. or just under $12,000.
14 X high power zoom
The SCL-Z18X140 is a high power zoom lens offering a 14-times zoom from 18mm-252mm at T3.8 (Wide) via the camcorder’s original FZ mount (FZ mount is the name of the PMW-F3’s mount).
Lens data read, used and stored by PMW-F3
Metadata from the SCL-Z18X140 lens can be viewed on a monitor connected to the PMW-F3 or stored on the SxS Pro card. Iris, focus and zoom data can be utilized in motion control rigs and VFX processing. This is also useful for continuity in re-shoots.
Please look up Alister.