7d with a BIG cinema lens on it

Big thanks to Rodney Charters, the DP of 24 amongst many other things for sending me this.

It’s brilliant and I want one!

It’s the brand new Canon 7d with a Pani 24 to 275 T2.8 no vignetting shooting at a frame rate of 23.976

How Jealous am I?!


Not sure my Zacuto tactical shooter will cope with this one!

The mounts used by Rodney were custom made by Panavision for DP Shane Hurlbut’s feature about Navy Seals.


Oh and here is an even BIGGER ONE! This a 135 to 420 T2.8


The support for the camera was custom made for Rodney by Panavision.



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  1. I’ll ask the ultimate question: 5D mkII or 7D?

    7D looks to excel in post, but will the crop frame be its downfall? And we know the 5D rocks, but converting in post takes time.

    Look forward to your recommendations (probably once you’ve tested one out!)

    1. Crop frame as a downfall? Not quite.

      The APS-C sensor is very close to super-35 film (APS-C = 22.3×14.89mm, S35 = 24.89x16mm). Full frame (36x24mm) is quite a bit larger. That Panny lens wouldn’t cover the whole FF sensor of a 5D.

      1. Sorry I thought I read on there that is was an EF mount, people have hacked EF-S to EF before though and if you are making a custom adapter anyways…

        I am wondering is there is a technical reason to go EF-S or is it just because they had a 7D so they made it fit?


  2. It’s all very well attaching pornographic lenses to the 7D, but what’s the ratio with a 1.6 crop sensor, I’m guessing you’d get around 45mm to 350mm which would be pointless for necessary wide angle shots. Nevertheless i’m certain the image quality will be quite sexy.

  3. So I’m considering getting a PL mount to put on my 5D so that I can put on Zeiss super speeds and other great cinema lenses. I’m wondering though whether I would get a lot of vignetting on the 5D. Perhaps I could only use lenses made for an FF sensor such as the RED Pro Primes? Also, would the back glass protrude too far into the camera so that the mirror would have to be removed?

    Thanks in advance.

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