Canon continues to expand its product line for cameras with
large sensors using Super 35mm or full-frame 35mm imagers, with the launch of
two new Canon Cinema EOS lenses, the CN-E14mm T3.1 L F and CN-E135mm T2.2 L F
The new lenses increase the number of lenses in the Canon
Cinema EOS System of professional digital cinematography products and are part
of a larger push by the company to expand its presence in film and TV
"Since our introduction to the film and television
production industry back in November 2011, we have brought to market five
Cinema prime lenses, two top-end Cinema zoom lenses, two compact Cinema zoom
lenses, and four professional digital cinematography cameras all within 18
months," said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive VP and general manager, Imaging
Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A in a statement. "This is a
testament to the company's dedication to the needs of the growing and diverse
universe of professionals creating 4K, 2K, and HD moving-image content for
theatrical, television, and other high-resolution digital production markets.
We look forward to continuing to serve these professionals with Canon Cinema
EOS products designed to help them achieve their creative imperatives and
With the new lenses, the Canon Cinema EOS System now
includes the EOS C500 4K/2K Digital Cinema Camera, EOS C300 Digital
Cinema Camera, EOS C100 Digital Video Camera and EOS-1D C 4K DSLR Cinema Camera
and four Canon Cinema zoom lenses.
The CN-E14mm T3.1 L F single-focal-length lens is expected
to be available in April 2013 for an estimated retail price of $5,500. The
CN-E135mm T2.2 L F single-focal-length lens is expected to ship one month later
in May 2013 at a suggested retail price of $5,200.
Separately, Canon will be presented with an Emmy on Jan. 10
in Las Vegas during CES for "Improvements to large format CMOS Imagers for
use in HD broadcast video cameras."