Canon will add the CN-E20-50mm T2.4 L F / FP and CN-E45-135mm T2.4 L F / FP lenses to its line-up to meet a range of filmmaking needs.

The new CN-E20-50mm T2.4 L F / FP (top) and CN-E45-135mm T2.4 L F / FP (below) lenses that will be released in June and September, respectively. (Source: Canon.)

The new the Flex Zoom series lenses are designed for use when creating HDR, 4K and 8K productions and support high-end content creation for a variety of uses and shooting scenarios. The pair are Canon’s first full frame manual cine-zoom lenses but can also be used on Super 35mm cameras.  Available with either an EF or PL mount – which is interchangeable via Canon camera service centres – they offer constant and fast T2.4 light transmission across the entire zoom range. They also cover focal lengths most popularly used by filmmakers and also inherit the same subtle, warm colour tone synonymous with Canon’s full range of Cinema lenses.

The Flex Zoom Series feature a unified design, consistent front diameter, gear positions and gear rotation angles and rugged durability. The new lenses are compliant with the industry standard metadata formats thanks to the versatile lens-to-camera mount communication function, including Cooke /i Technology, and ZEISS eXtended Data (on PL mount) and Canon metadata (via EF mount). This allows users to display or record lens information. The EF communication allows users to utilise aberration correction and peripheral illumination correction with compatible Cinema EOS cameras. The mount communication also enables Dual Pixel Focus Guide which improves usability and accuracy when manually pulling focus. This is especially useful for critical focusing when shooting 4K productions with a full frame camera.

Also announced today is the latest 4K Broadcast TV lens, the UHD DIGISUPER 122AF, with a 122x Zoom Ratio plus Canon’s advanced Auto Focus technology. The new lens, along with a firmware update for the DP-V1830 professional reference monitor, supporting 4K HDR quality management for high-end cinema and broadcast production,  will be available in July 2022.

CN-E20-50MM T2.4 L F / FP is available in Australia from June and CN-E45-135MM T2.4 L F / FP from September, with pricing available through Canon and authorised dealers from today. Click on the links for more information about the CN-E20-50MM T2.4 L F / FP and CN-E45-135MM T2.4 L F / FP lenses. Click here for details of the DP-V1830 firmware update.