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Old July 18th, 2008, 02:40 PM   #1
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ENG Lens compatibility

So people are reporting (thanks for the post Pete) that the Z7/S270 won't control the servo zoom on Canon/Fuji ENG lenses. This is pretty much a disaster considering that the camera is sold based on interchangeability.

Can others please confirm this?

I was really hoping to pick up a Z7 or the S270 and use my Fuji 17x as the stock lens is too short for my work.
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Old July 18th, 2008, 04:28 PM   #2
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If by ENG you are referring to a B4 2/3rd lens. that is correct. there is not a port on the body for your control cable on that lens. the 1/2 inch (?) interchangable lens has control bottons located at the back of the mount. Thier is a step up adapter so you can mount 2/3rd lenes,, but all functrions become manual, and your focal field changes greatly.
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Old July 18th, 2008, 04:52 PM   #3
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By ENG I'm talking about these lenses...

http://www.fujinon.com/Broadcast/Pro...ry.aspx?cat=28

They are all 1/3 inch HD ENG/EFP lenses. From what I've read the Sony has a 12 pin connection for lens control. I own the Fuji 17x but I haven't looked to see if it's 12 pin or not.
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Old July 18th, 2008, 05:16 PM   #4
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OK so the chip size is 1/3. I found the lens jack. it is a 12 pin, VERY COOL!!! hidden under the port cap on the side once you remove the Carl Zeiss piece of glass.

1/2 inch glass mounts with the Fujinon ACM-19 adapter
2/3 in lenses mount with fujinon ACM-17 adapter

I find new things hidden on this camera all the time. I wish they would make the pin port covers another color other than black so you can locate them quicker.

hope that helps
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Old July 18th, 2008, 07:57 PM   #5
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I can confirm that Fujinon lenses do work full servo. I've even used the Fuji 13x3.5BRM on the Z7 without any issues. Sorry I don't have a Canon lens to test.

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Old July 18th, 2008, 10:46 PM   #6
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I can confirm that Fujinon lenses do work full servo. I've even used the Fuji 13x3.5BRM on the Z7 without any issues. Sorry I don't have a Canon lens to test.

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Thread title changed from "No ENG Lens compatibility?!!" to "ENG Lens compatibility."
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I am thinking of buying the 13x W/A Fuji zoom in the UK. Out of interest , how much does it cost in the US of A?
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I am thinking of buying the 13x W/A Fuji zoom in the UK. Out of interest , how much does it cost in the US of A?
I have also been looking at this lens the cheapest I can find is here:http://www.macmall.com/macmall/shop/...rce=mwbfroogle
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Old July 20th, 2008, 11:34 AM   #10
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Its a shame it doesnt have a range extender. Any problem in buying in from the states? Do you have to pay duty ? Is the warranty void?
There seems to be no alternative as the Sony/Zeiss lens is only an 8 to 1 zoom. Maybe canon will provide soon?
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I have also been looking at this lens the cheapest I can find is here:http://www.macmall.com/macmall/shop/...rce=mwbfroogle
Check www.resellerratings.com first.
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