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Last week, Canon USA announced two new lenses to enhance their Cinema EOS System product line; the CN-E15.5–47mm T2.8 L S/SP and the CN-E30–105mm T2.8 L S/SP.
Both of these compact and lightweight cinema zoom lenses are geared to provide options for the imaging giant’s professional digital cinematography cameras which includes the EOS C300 and C500 digital cinema cameras, the EOS C100 digital video camera and the EOS -1D C. All of which supports shooting in 4K resolution (4096 x 2160) which is four times the resolution of full-HD. That’s 4 x 1080p.
Shooting with these bad boys is expected to be nothing short of great as these lenses are fashioned with the latest and greatest in lens technology. These advancements include the 11-blade aperture diaphragm to give users the desired blur effect, anti-reflective coating to reduce ghosting and flare and precise placement of UD (ultra-low dispersion) glass for exceptional imaging performance minus the color blurring.
Changes in brightness during zooming won’t be an issue with these lenses thanks to its fixed T-stop. These lenses are available in EF mount (S-version) and SP mount (PL-version) to suit your EOS camera.
Of course as with any other high-end Canon lenses, these new lenses will come with a premium price tag to go along with all of its great features. Both of these cinema zoom lenses have an estimated list price of $24,500 (or over Php1 million). The CN-E30–105mm T2.8 L S/SP is set to be available in two months’ time while the CN-E15.5–47mm T2.8 L S/SP is set to start being retailed in the first quarter of 2013.