Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging, just announced the introduction of two new Cinema Prime lenses.
The CN-E14mm T3.1 L F and the CN-E135mm T2.2 L F are single-focal-length lenses for large-format single-sensor cameras employing Super 35mm or full frame 35mm imagers. These two lenses join with Canon’s CN-E24mm T1.5 L F, CN-E50mm T1.3 L F, and CN-E85mm T1.3 L F primes to provide a broad line of precision-matched, competitively-priced lenses that provide high optical performance and versatile focal lengths for a wide range of shooting. All five of Canon’s lenses are part of the Canon Cinema EOS system of professional digital cinematography products.
All Canon Cinema EOS lenses integrate advanced materials and coatings to meet high optical performance levels. The Canon line of five Cinema prime lenses is precision-matched for consistent and solid optical performance that minimizes focus-induced changes in the angle of view. All five primes also deliver color tone and balance. Canon Cinema primes feature mechanical attributes specifically designed for motion-picture production, as opposed to still photography. All Canon Cinema prime lenses also share the same uniform gear positions, diameters, and rotation angles, as well as front-lens diameters, making them compatible with matte boxes, follow focus gear, marking disks, and other third-party film-industry-standard accessories. Film crews can quickly change lenses without the need for accessory gear-position adjustments or other changes to the rig setup.
All the Cinema prime lenses are fully compatible with the Canon EOS C500, EOS C300, EOS C100 and EOS-1D C digital cinema cameras. The two new lenses are expected to be available by May 2013.