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‘Interstate’ takes fast lane with Canon HD-EC prime lens

Canon’s entire HD-EC 2/3in Cine Prime Lens series was used with the Panasonic Varicam during the independent film’s 16-day shoot.

Shooting a digital indie feature film on a limited budget and tight schedule demands dependable and versatile production equipment. For the makers of “Interstate,” a film noir road movie, that meant using Canon’s series of six HD Electronic Cinematography Prime Lenses.

Written and directed by Marc A. Samson, the movie had a budget in the low six figures and a 16-day shooting schedule, all of which made for a demanding production experience for veteran cameraman John Sharaf. He went on location armed with a Panasonic Varicam and Canon’s entire HD-EC 2/3in Cine Prime Lens series, including the FJs5mm, 9mm, 14mm, 24mm, 35mm and 55mm.

The core of the Canon FJs Prime Lens series comes from the combination of high index, ultra low dispersion glass and multilayer coatings. The lenses feature optimization of MTF at the wide aperture settings and a very short minimum object distance. Canon’s Internal Focus employs a two-group floating optical system for highest performance.

The Canon FJs series’ magnesium alloy body weighs 3.3lbs for the 5mm and 2.42lbs for all others.

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