Canon U.S.A. Introduces Two Compact Lightweight Cinema Zoom Lenses For 4K and 2K Digital Cinema Cameras
New Precision-Matched Wide-Angle and Telephoto Zoom Lenses in Both EF and PL Mounts Enhance Canon's Cinema EOS System
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., August 29, 2012 – As the production of motion pictures, episodic television shows, commercials, documentaries, and other program content increasingly transitions to digital, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, continues to provide innovative Cinema EOS products designed to enable the most discerning filmmakers and producers to capture their unique creative visions. The latest of these Canon products, two new compact and lightweight cinema zoom lenses available in both EF- and PL-mount versions, were first announced at NAB 2012 and have now been officially added to the Canon Cinema EOS product line. Designated as the CN-E15.5-47mm T2.8 L S/SP wide-angle cinema zoom lens and the CN-E30-105mm T2.8 L S/SP telephoto cinema zoom lens, both are engineered to deliver exceptional optical performance for the latest large-format single-sensor 4K and 2K digital cinematography cameras. Both lenses feature a compact, lightweight design to facilitate handheld and SteadicamTM shooting while also covering a wide range of focal lengths.
"These two new compact lightweight cinema zoom lenses provide exceptional optical and operational performance for creative film and television professionals. The Canon Cinema EOS line of high-resolution cameras and lenses is engineered to affordably serve the highest-performance needs of the production community and enable it to truly 'Leave No Story Untold,'" noted Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.
A leading maker of precision lenses for professional digital photography, broadcast HDTV sports and news coverage, and many other markets, Canon has leveraged its years of expertise as a world leader in optics and imaging to develop the compact and lightweight CN-E15.5-47mm T2.8 L S/SP wide-angle cinema zoom lens and the CN-E30-105mm T2.8 L S/SP telephoto cinema zoom lens. Each lens will be available in both EF- and PL-mount configurations. (The EF-mount version is designated by the letter "S" at the end of the model name; the PL-mount version by the letters "SP".)
Main Features: CN-E15.5–47mm T2.8 L S/SP and CN-E30–105mm T2.8 L S/SP
1. High optical performance for use with 4K-resolution cameras
2. Broad focal-length coverage despite compact, lightweight design
3. Designed to deliver high operability
4. Functionality to realize increased shooting convenience
Specifications for the Canon CN-E15.5-47mm T2.8 L S/SP wide-angle cinema zoom lens and the CN-E30-105mm T2.8 L S/SP telephoto cinema zoom lens are as follows:
|CN-E 15.5-47mm T2.8 L S/SP||CN-E 30-105mm T2.8 L S/SP|
|Image Coverage (Diagonal)||31.4mm||31.4mm|
|Focal Length Range||15.5 – 47 mm||30 – 105 mm|
|Maximum Aperture||T 2.8 (15.5-47mm)||T 2.8 (30-105mm)|
|Minimum Operating Distance||1’8” / 0.5m||2’ / 0.6m|
|Angle of View 1.78:1 (24.0x13.5mm) (H)||75.5º (Wide)/28.6º (Tele)||43.6º (Wide)/ 13.0º (Tele)|
|Angle of View 1.78:1 (24.0x13.5mm) (V)||47.1º (Wide)/16.3º (Tele)||25.4º (Wide)/7.4º (Tele)|
|Angle of View 1.9:1 (26.2x13.8mm) (H)||80.4º (Wide)/31.1º (Tele)||47.2º (Wide)/14.2º (Tele)|
|Angle of View 1.9:1 (26.2x13.8mm) (V)||48.0º (Wide)/16.7º (Tele)||25.9º (Wide)/7.5º (Tele)|
|Mount||PL (SP)/EF (S)||PL (SP)/EF (S)|
|Filter Size Dia.||105mm||105mm|
|Lens Front Diameter||105mm||105mm|
|Dimensions (WxHxL) (PL)||114 x 125 x 214 mm||114 x 125 x 210 mm|
|Dimensions (WxHxL) (EF)||300º||300º|
|Weight (approx.)||4.8lbs/2.2 kg||4.8lbs/2.2 kg|
|Follow Focus Gear Pitch||0.8||0.8|
The Canon Cinema EOS System of professional digital cinematography products includes the EOS C300 and EOS C500 digital cinema cameras (available in EF- or PL-mount versions), the EOS C100 digital video camera, the EOS-1D C DSLR camera, the CN-E14.5-60mm T2.6L S/SP wide-angle zoom and CN-E30-300mm T2.95-3.7L S/SP telephoto zoom lenses (EF and PL versions available), and the CN-E24mm T1.5 L F, CN-E50mm T1.3 L F, and CN-E85mm T1.3 L F prime lenses for EF-mount cameras. Cinema EOS cameras are also compatible with the more than 60 lenses in Canon's EF lens line (which includes macro, fisheye, telephoto, and tilt-shift models) for maximum creative versatility. Canon continues to enhance its Cinema EOS System product line to support diverse image creation in motion picture, television, and other high-resolution digital production industries.
Pricing and Availability
The Canon CN-E15.5-47mm T2.8 L S/SP wide-angle cinema zoom lens is expected to be available in November 2012 and the CN-E30-105mm T2.8 L S/SP telephoto cinema zoom lens is expected to be available in January 2013, both for an estimated list price of $24,500 each.
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i Not compatible with 35 mm full-frame or APS-H-size sensors