Canon Introduces a Detachable Lens Zoom Adapter

Canon brings motorized zoom to its DSLRs
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Canon's new Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E1 is billed as the "world's first detachable zoom adapter that provides silent and smooth zoom." The PZ-E1 is designed specifically for the new Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens, used with Canon's new 80D DSLR. It attaches to the side of the lens via an integrated locking mechanism, and once connected, enables silent and smooth zooms while shooting video. The adapter can be set to 10 different levels of zoom speed control, and can be controlled via switches on the lens, or remotely via the Canon Camera Connect app. Priced at $150, the Canon Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E1 launches June 2016.