At IBC2013, in Amsterdam, Netherlands,STUDENTFILMMAKERS Magazine stops by the Canon booth 11.D21, Hallway 11, where photographer Tobias Freye shows us the new CN-E35mm T1.5 L F single-focal-length Cinema prime lens. The CN-E35mm T1.5 L F prime lens is specially designed for large-format single-sensor digital cinematography cameras employing Super 35mm or full-frame 35mm imagers. It is also the sixth member of Canon’s line of compact, precision-matched EF-mount Cinema prime lenses, which also includes 14mm, 24mm, 50mm, 85mm and 135mm EF-mount models. Altogether Canon’s Cinema prime lens family delivers a wide range of options in focal lengths that offer creative digital cinematography choices.
Canon EF Mount Advantages. All Canon Cinema prime lenses feature a genuine Canon EF-mount with electronic contacts that interface with corresponding contacts on Canon cameras for direct communication between each device. This communication allows lens data – including F-numbers – to be displayed in the viewfinder. Both the F-number and the lens model name are also recorded in the camera’s video file as metadata. The new upcoming firmware announced today for the Canon Cinema EOS C500, EOS C300 and EOS C100 cameras will provide Canon proprietary features, such as the Peripheral Illumination Correction function, for the CN-E14mm, 24mm, 50mm, 85mm and 135mm lenses and is scheduled to be available by the end of 2013. Such features are scheduled to be available for the new CN-E35mm lens in 2014.
Canon Cinema Zoom Lenses. The versatility of image-capture options using Canon EOS Cinema Cameras can be further extended with Canon’s Cinema Zoom lenses (the CN-E14.5-60mm T2.6 wide-angle and the CN-E30-300mm T2.95-3.7 telephoto) and compact Cinema Zoom lenses (the CN-E15.5-47mm T2.8 wide-angle and CN-E30-105mm T2.8 telephoto). All four lenses are available in both EF- and PL-mount versions; the mount can be switched at a Canon service facility in the United States for added flexibility. Almost all of Canon’s EF Series photographic lenses can also be used with Canon Cinema EOS Cameras, including Image Stabilized zoom, tilt-shift and macro lenses.
Pricing and Availability
The Canon CN-E35mm T1.5 L F Cinema prime lens is expected to be available in December 2013 for an estimated retail price of $5,200. For a visual representation of the power of Canon’s Cinema optics, please visit pro.usa.canon.com/cineoptics.
Photos taken by Jody Michelle Solis, Senior Editor, STUDENTFILMMAKERS.
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