Bexel has expanded its selection of cameras with the purchase of four Sony F55 cameras, a compatible selection of PL-mount Fujinon Cabrio Lenses, as well as 10 Canon EOS C300 cameras. The new camera packages will be on display at Cine Gear Expo (Booth #98C), May 31 – June 1 in Los Angeles.
“The investment in these acquisition formats expands the broad base of Bexel’s available camera packages and ramps up our turnkey solutions featuring leading products from the chief manufacturers in the industry,” said Bexel CTO Tom Dickinson. “We have been following the market quite closely… and know that this is the right time to jump into an extended offering that includes a series of PL-mount cameras.”
The Sony F55 cameras will play a crucial role in Bexel’s new 4K rental offerings. The company will offer a full suite of accessories with the camera, including the AXS-R5 RAW recorder, which enables precise 16-bit linear RAW in both 2K and 4K.
To complement the new Sony F55 cameras, Bexel has acquired eight Fujinon PL 19-90mm Cabrio lenses (ZK4.7×19) and PL 85-300mm Cabrio lenses (ZK3.5×85). These premier PL-mount lenses provide a film-like look, and are easily scalable to enable full 4K production.
The Cabrio lenses feature a detachable servo drive unit, making it suitable for use as a standard PL lens or an ENG-style lens. The ability to extract sharp, crisp, high-resolution 4K images from a zoom makes them ideal for live sports broadcasts.
The Canon EOS C300 with the EF-mount gives users the ability to achieve a variety of looks, ideal for reality programming, field acquisition and high-end video production.
“The Sony F55 is going to give our clients great shots that look like film, and the ability to be more creative,” said Dickinson. “And on the 4K side of the spectrum, particularly when paired with the Fujinon PL Cabrio lenses, the F55 provides a larger image for 4K production. We also have a whole range of customers who will benefit from the flexibility and affordability the EF-mount Canon EOS C300s offer in augmenting a variety of video productions.”