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Canon expands line-up of EF Cinema lenses with two Flex Zoom lenses

News in Canon’s EF lens catalog: with the CN-E14-35mm T1.7 L S / SP and the CN-E31.5-95mm T1.7 L S / SP, you can expect two fast super 35mm lenses at once, which are said to be particularly suitable for 4K and 8K videos in HDR.

Canon introduces new Flex Zoom lenses

For all those who call a Canon camera their own and use it for professional video recording, the company has now introduced two exciting and particularly fast Flex Zoom lenses.

The first goes by the name of Canon CN-E14-35mm T1.7 L S / SP and, like the second lens in the form of the CN-E31.5-95mm T1.7 L S / SP, relies on a speed of T1.7, which is primarily intended to ensure an incredibly shallow depth of field.

This is primarily to ensure the cooperation with fast fixed focal lengths, which here you put two zoom lenses to the side. “These models cover the focal lengths most commonly used in film production and offer high optical performance to produce sharp, consistent images for 4K and 8K shooting,” promises the manufacturer.

Eleven aperture blades each also provide a particularly beautiful and pronounced bokeh effect and soft, diffused light. In addition, both Flex Zoom lenses are said to be characterized by warm colors and lifelike skin tones.

The CN-E14-35mm T1.7 L and the CN-E31.5-95mm T1.7 L rely on an interchangeable bayonet and can thus be used on cameras with EF and PL mounts. In addition to Canon, manufacturers such as Blackmagic Design and Leitz also use the latter.

These lenses are also the first in the Canon Cinema Series to be compatible with the Canon Relay Kit, so they can be changed from Super 35mm to full-frame and back again at any authorized Canon service center

For PL and EF bayonet

For enhanced communication, both lenses support Cooke /i Technology and ZEISS eXtended Data via the PL bayonet, as well as via 4-pin Lemo communication:“This is invaluable for virtual productions where position information is needed to ensure that virtual backgrounds respond to camera perspective like a natural background, as well as for VFX workflows in post-production,” Canon says.

Electronic lens communication is enabled via the EF bayonet to achieve chromatic aberration correction, as well as Dual Pixel Focus Guide to support manual focusing.

The lenses themselves weigh in at 3.3 kg in the case of the CN-E14-35mm T1.7 L and 3.5 kg (CN-E31.5-95mm T1.7 L), and are appropriately ruggedized to hold up in adverse outdoor conditions.

CN-E14-35mm T1.7 L – Features:

  • Constant T1.7 speed over the entire focal length range
  • 14-35mm wide-angle zoom range
  • Compatible with Canon Relay Kit for easy switching between Super 35mm and full-frame
  • Cooke /i Technology™ and ZEISS eXtended Data™ lens communication
  • 11-blade iris diaphragm for attractive bokeh
  • Interchangeable EF/PL bayonet
  • 3.3 kg weight

CN-E31.5-95mm T1.7 L – Features:

  • Constant T1.7 aperture throughout the focal length range
  • 31.5-95mm medium focal length range
  • Compatible with Canon Relay Kit for easy switching between Super 35mm and full-frame
  • Cooke /i Technology™ and ZEISS eXtended Data™ lens communication
  • 11-blade iris diaphragm for attractive bokeh
  • Interchangeable EF/PL bayonet
  • 3.5 kg weight

Firmware updates for the Cinema EOS System

Fittingly, Canon has released new firmware updates for the EOS R5 C, EOS C70, EOS C300 Mark III and EOS C500 Mark II cameras. The update brings a high-resolution Clear Scan feature that provides a more precise range of 50 to 250 Hz and better sync support when shooting LED screens in virtual productions.

The updates also include an option to resize the in-camera waveform monitor and unlock metadata support for Canon’s latest lenses.

The EOS R5 C also gains support for the EF-EOS R 0.71x bayonet adapter, as well as faster switching time between photo and video modes, a power-saving mode, 2x magnification for 8K MP4 shooting, and an option for a digital teleconverter.

Prices and Availability

The CN-E14-35mm T1.7 L is expected to be available in stores in June 2023, with the Canon CN-E31.5-95mm T1.7 L to follow in October 2023. The manufacturer has not yet provided pricing, but at least the official website provides further details.

Simon Lüthje

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News in Canon’s EF lens catalog: with the CN-E14-35mm T1.7 L S / SP and the CN-E31.5-95mm T1.7 L S / SP, you can expect two fast super 35mm lenses at once, which are said to be particularly suitable for 4K and 8K videos in HDR. Canon introduces new Flex Zoom lenses For all those … (Weiterlesen...)

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