GDU releases heavily-armored variations of Canon’s RF 16mm F2.8 and RF 50mm F1.8 lenses: Digital Images Overview


When you work in extraordinarily harsh situations, you would possibly fear that your lenses aren’t powerful sufficient. Whereas producers make lenses that maintain up extraordinarily nicely to most common utilization, in the event you want one thing extra strong, World Dynamics United has you lined with its new GDU Armored RF 50mm F1.8 and GDU Armored RF 16mm F2.8 lenses.

Each lenses barely resemble the unique Canon RF lenses upon which they’re constructed. GDU removes all exterior controls, corresponding to the main focus ring and all exterior switches, after which replaces the outer shell with ‘virtually indestructible’ armor machined from billet 6061 aluminum, together with a placing pink aluminum lens hood that is bolted to the housing.

GDU Armored RF 16mm F2.8

With the main focus ring eliminated, the digital camera should carry out all focus changes routinely. Nevertheless, the anticipated use instances for the armored lens embrace being mounted to a drone, bolted to the aspect of a helmet, hanging from a mount on a automobile, or being inside a crash housing, the place handbook focus would not be possible. When mounted on RED cameras, focus and aperture are controllable utilizing RED CONTROL.

Presumably, wrapping the lenses in a steel exterior adjustments the load of the lenses in comparison with the inventory variations, however GDU would not publish any adjustments to dimensions or weight. There is a huge change to the value, nevertheless. The RF 16mm F2.8, which is often $299, is $599 for the GDU Armored model. The RF 50mm F1.8, which is at present on sale for $160, down from $200, is $499 from GDU.

GDU Armored RF 50mm F1.8

The GDU Armored lenses are an attention-grabbing product that absolutely has enchantment for a particular group of creators. When you’re placing your gear in intense conditions, paying roughly double for an armored lens may very well be a smart funding. For extra data, go to World Dynamics United.