Canon announces new premium full frame cinema zoom lenses with a large aperture ratio of T2.4
Canon today announced two EF cinema lenses in new FLEX ZOOM LENS series. The Flex Zoom series of lenses from Canon – CN-E20-50MM T2.4 L F / FP and CN-E45-135MM T2.4 L F / FP has been designed for outstanding optical performance rendering beautiful and natural images. The breath-taking image quality is ideal for 4K productions. Available in EF and PL mount options and designed for use on large-format cameras.
The Premium CN-E20-50MM T2.4 L F / FP and CN-E45-135MM T2.4 L F / FP full-frame zoom lenses are Canon’s first full-frame cinema zoom lenses, offering a constant maximum T-stop value of T2.4 across the zoom range. The lenses are designed for Full-Frame, Large-Format cameras, enabling impressive images using bokeh with a shallow depth of field.
Both lenses produce superb color rendition and detail, with sharp images from the center to the outer edges, rated for 8K HDR capture. An 11-blade aperture creates soft, beautiful light rays and stunning depth-of-field falloff, while an internal focusing system delivers minimized focus breathing and excellent parfocal performance. The lenses render the beautiful and warm color tones synonymous with Canon’s cinema lens family.
The CN-E20-50MM T2.4 L F / FP and CN-E45-135MM T2.4 L F / FP are designed for Full-Frame, Large-Format cameras, enabling impressive images using bokeh with a shallow depth of field. The Canon Flex Zoom series lenses are compliant with a wide range of communication standards thanks to the versatile lens-to-camera communication function including Cooke /i Technology (PL mount) and EF mount. This will enable user to display or record lens metadata as well as utilize camera functions such as aberration correction, peripheral illumination correction and focus guide function with compatible cameras.
Both the CN-E20-50MM T2.4 L F / FP and CN-E45-135MM T2.4 L F / FP lenses share the same design with consistent front diameter, gear positions and gear rotation angles. Weighing under 8 pounds and measuring under 10 inches long, the lenses also feature focus, zoom, and iris rings with industry standard gears and 0.8mm pitch to suit many third party follow focus accessories. The lenses feature luminous (glow in the dark) metric and imperial markings for easy operation in low light.
The Canon wide-angle zoom lens CN-E20-50mm T2.4 LF / FP will be released in early June 2022, and the telephoto zoom lens CN-E45-135mm T2.4 LF / FP will be released in September 2022.