Canon Cinema lenses
The seven new Canon Cinema lenses represent the start of the new EF Cinema lens series, a line-up that will continue to grow in the future with the introduction of new A-list zoom and fixed-focal-length lenses. The Canon EF Cinema lenses include the:
• Canon CN-E14.5-60mm T2.6 L S wide-angle zoom lens for EF-mount
• Canon CN-E14.5-60mm T2.6 L SP wide-angle zoom lens for PL-mount
• Canon CN-E30-300mm T2.95-3.7 L S telephoto zoom lens for EF-mount
• Canon CN-E30-300mm T2.95-3.7 L SP telephoto zoom lens for PL-mount
• Canon CN-E24mm T1.5 L F single-focal-length lens for EF-mount
• Canon CN-E50mm T1.3 L F single-focal-length lens for EF-mount
• Canon CN-E85mm T1.3 L F single-focal-length lens for EF-mount
Canon Cinema zoom lenses
The two new Canon cinema wide-angle zoom lenses comprise the Canon CN-E14.5-60mm T2.6 L S (for EF mounts) and Canon CN-E14.5-60mm T2.6 L SP (for PL mounts). The two new Canon cinema telephoto zoom lenses comprise the Canon CN-E30-300mm T2.95-3.7 L S (for EF mounts) and the Canon CN-E30-300mm T2.95-3.7 L SP (for PL mounts). Each Canon Cinema lens supports 4K (4096 x 2160 pixels) resolution, which delivers a pixel count four times that of Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), and offers compatibility with industry-standard Super 35 mm-equivalent cameras as well as APS-C cameras.
Canon Cinema lenses for cinematographic applications
Employing anomalous dispersion glass, effective in eliminating chromatic aberration, and large-diameter aspherical lenses, the Canon Cinema zoom lenses achieve high-resolution imaging from the center of the frame to the outer edges. Each Canon Cinema lens is equipped with a newly designed 11-blade aperture diaphragm for soft, attractive blur characteristics, making the lenses ideally suited for cinematographic applications.
Canon Cinema lenses : wide-angle & telephoto
The focal length range of 14.5-300mm covered by the new Canon Cinema lenses represents the most frequently used focal lengths in theatrical motion picture production, a range that often requires a combination of three or more separate zoom lenses. Canon's new wide-angle and telephoto cinema zoom lenses, however, offer a wider angle and powerful zooming to provide complete coverage across this range with just two lenses. The new wide-angle Cinema zoom lenses will offer the industry's widest angle of view among 35mm digital cinema lenses with a wide-angle-end focal length of 14.5mm.
Canon Cinema lens accessories
Zoom, focus and iris markings are all engraved on angled surfaces for improved readability from behind the camera. With a focus rotation angle of approximately 300 degrees and a zoom rotation angle of approximately 160 degrees, the Canon Cinema lenses facilitate precise focusing performance while making possible smooth and subtle zoom operation. The new top-end Canon Cinema zoom lens line-up can be used with standard manual and electronic movie industry accessories, as well as matte boxes. Featuring a unified front lens diameter and uniform gear positions, the Cinema lenses do away with the need to adjust or reposition accessory gear when switching between other lenses in the series.
Canon Cinema zoom lenses Price & Availability
Both the Canon CN-E14.5-60mm T2.6 L S (EF mount) lens and the Canon CN-E14.5-60mm T2.6 L SP (PL mount) lens are scheduled for late January 2012 availability. The Canon CN-E30-300mm T2.95-3.7 L S (EF mount) and Canon CN-E30-300mm T2.95-3.7 L SP (PL mount) lenses are scheduled for late March 2012 availability. Please contact an authorized dealer for detailed pricing information in your region.
Canon Cinema Single-Focal-Length lenses
Like their wide-angle and telephoto cinema zoom lens co-stars, Canon's new CN-E24mm T1.5 L F, CN-E50mm T1.3 L F and CN-E85mm T1.3 L F Cinema lenses deliver 4K optical performance. The three Canon lenses, designed for use with EF mounts, are compatible with not only industry-standard Super 35 mm-equivalent cameras, but also 35mm full-frame, APS-H and APS-C sensor sizes. The trio incorporates anomalous dispersion glass and large-diameter aspherical lenses for high resolution imaging throughout the frame, and features a newly designed 11-blade aperture diaphragm for gentle, attractive blurring.
Canon Cinema EF lenses
With focus and iris markings that are easily visible from behind the camera, Canon's three new fixed-focal-length lenses support convenient film-style operation and, offering a focus rotation angle of approximately 300 degrees, facilitate precise focusing performance. The Canon CN-E24mm T1.5 L F, Canon CN-E50mm T1.3 L F and Canon CN-E85mm T1.3 L F Cinema lenses support standard manual and electronic industry accessories and matte boxes, and have a unified front lens diameter and uniform gear positions, eliminating the need for adjustments when switching lenses.
Canon Cinema lenses Price & Availability
The Canon CN-E24mm T1.5 L F (EF mount) and CN-E50mm T1.3 L F (EF mount) lenses are scheduled to be available in late July 2012, while the CN-E85mm T1.3 L F (EF mount) lens is scheduled to go on sale in late August. Please contact an authorized dealer for detailed pricing information in your region.