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Canon PZ-E1 Power zoom adapter for Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS USM zoom lens

Item # 280PZE1

Item # 280PZE1

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About the Canon PZ-E1

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Add some finesse to your movies

Canon's PZ-E1 Power Zoom Adapter provides electronic zoom control for the Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS USM zoom lens, letting you zoom more smoothly, silently, and consistently when shooting video. The adapter's integrated locking mechanism provides a secure connection to the side of the lens. Dedicated switches let you change speed and zoom mode settings so you can execute your creative vision to the letter. If you're shooting with the Canon EOS 80D, you can even control the adapter remotely with your compatible mobile device through Canon's Camera Connect app.

Product highlights:

  • zoom lens adapter for Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS USM
  • adds electronic zoom control for smooth video zooming
  • speed and zoom mode switches for fine-tuned zooming
  • locking mechanism for secure attachment to lens
  • remote zooming available with Canon EOS 80D and Canon Camera Connect app installed on compatible mobile device
  • warranty: 1 year
  • MFR # 1285C002

What's in the box:

  • PZ-E1 Power Zoom Adapter
  • Terminal cover (installed)
  • 4 AAA batteries
  • Storage case
  • Instructions
  • Warranty card

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More details on the Canon PZ-E1

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Overview: The Canon PZ-E1 Power Zoom Adapter is designed for use with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM zoom lens. It allows you to smoothly zoom in and out by controlling the speed electronically. The adapter features a slide-type zoom lever, similar to those found on camcorders. When used on an EOS 80D camera, connected to your smartphone or computer, you can remotely control the zoom through the Canon Camera Connect software. The adapter comes with a plastic terminal cover, 4 AAA batteries, and a soft storage case.

Controls: The PZ-E1 has a sliding zoom control that will smoothly zoom the camera in or out depending upon the direction you slide the lever. The zoom control is also speed sensitive, operating the zoom faster as you slide the control farther. The 2-way Zoom Speed switch lets you choose a slow zoom or fast zoom speed. With the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens, the lens will travel from full wide angle to full telephoto in 11.5 to 15 seconds on the Slow Zoom setting, and from 4 to 14.5 seconds in Fast Zoom mode. The Zoom Mode switch lets you select Manual Zoom (MZ) or Powered Zoom (PZ).

Power Requirements: The PZ-E1 Power Zoom Adapter is powered by four AAA batteries (included). Fresh batteries have enough power for approximately 100 minutes of continuous use.

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