Canon will showcase its latest digital imaging solutions and products, including the new Flex Zoom Lens series, at the NAB Show 2022.
Canon has announced the launch of a new series of lenses for the company’s EF cinema lens lineup designed for full-frame cameras — the Flex Zoom Lens series.
The first lenses in the series are the CN-E20- 50mm T2.4 L F/FP wide-angle zoom lens and the CN-E45-135mm T2.4 L F/FP telephoto zoom lens.
The new large-aperture lenses feature both high-level optical design and performance while maintaining the style of Canon’s EF Cinema lens series. With the introduction of the zoom lenses featuring focal length ranges of 20- 50mm for wide-angle and 45-135mm for telephoto, Canon now offers zoom lenses that cover the same range as its six existing prime (single focal length) lenses. The versatility of these new lenses supports efficient production workflows for a wide range of scenarios, including film, TV programmes, commercials, and much more.
When paired with full-frame or large-format cameras, these lenses fully leverage the cameras’ signature shallow depth-of-field look to produce storytelling imagery. The lenses also maintain a bright T2.4 aperture1 across their entire zoom ranges allowing for image capture in both natural light and darker environments. This feature helps to reduce the need for intricate lighting setups, enabling more efficient and cost-effective video production workflows.
Engineered with an optical configuration that creates the optimal placement of lens elements, including a large aperture aspherical lens and an anomalous dispersion glass lens, the CN-E20- 50mm T2.4 L F/FP and the CN-E45-135mm T2.4 L F/FP lenses help reduce the potential for colour smudging and chromatic aberrations. This enables them to maintain high optical performance from the centre of the image to the periphery when paired with 8K cameras.
In addition to supporting EF-mount data transmission2, the new lenses are also compatible with /i Technology3 from Cooke Optics. With this capability, recording metadata such as focus, zoom, aperture, and lens model can be transmitted via the lens mount for visualisation on the camera itself.
The Canon CN-E20-50mm T2.4 L F/FP wide-angle zoom lens and Canon CN-E45-135mm T2.4 L F/FP telephoto zoom lens are scheduled to be available in early June 2022 and early September 2022 for an estimated retail price of $21,999.00.