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Canon introduces Cine servo 25-250 mm T2.95-3.95 cinema lens

Canon introduces Cine servo 25-250 mm T2.95-3.95 cinema lens

Canon has introduced an interesting cine-servo lens with 25-250mm zoom range. This lens is designed for 4K cameras and is available in both EF as well as PL mounts.

The optical zoom range of 10x (25mm to 250mm) is complemented with a built-in 1.5x extender making it 37mm to 375mm. Natively this lens (CN10x25 IAS S) is designed for S-35 sensor cameras. However, when the 1.5x extender is used, the lens covers full frame 35mm sensor cameras. Given that more and more cameras are being launched in full frame, this ability to shoot with full frame cameras as well as S-35 cameras will be a big help. The lens loses only one stop of light when the 1.5x extender is engaged.

The lens has a Parfocal design to maintain focus during zoom. Canon has also said that the focus breathing is minimized. It has 11 blade iris for smooth bokeh. The focus ring rotates 180 degrees for nice follow focus.

This new cine-servo lens has a powerful and removable servo motor drive unit. When engaged one can have a broadcast-friendly shoulder operation for ENG/EFP and documentary style shooters as well as tripod mounted. The servo-zoom can help in getting the precise zooms and focus. Given the features in this lens, the weight of 3.04 kgs can be considered as real lightweight.

The price of 30K USD would be a deterrent for many except for deep pockets and networks.


Canon U.S.A. Introduces New Cine-Servo 25-250mm T2.95-3.95 Cinema Lens Available in Both EF and PL Mount

Superb Combination of Focal Range, Compact Size and Light Weight Makes it Ideal for a Range of Broadcast and Cinema Productions

MELVILLE, NY, April 20, 2020 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions today announced the CINE-SERVO 25-250mm T2.95-3.95 (CN10x25 IAS S), a new CINE-SERVO cinema lens designed for use with 4K cameras. The new lens, which is available in both EF and PL mount, features 10x optical zoom, a built-in 1.5x extender and a powerful and removable servo motor drive unit, providing broadcast-friendly shoulder operation for ENG/EFP and documentary style shooters. The lightweight design of the lens (6.7 lbs.) is remarkable given the zoom range and feature set, especially when compared with other lenses of similar focal lengths. This outstanding model, as well as the Sumire Prime Lenses announced in 2019, have further strengthened Canon’s robust lineup of Cinema Lenses.

“As the lines between broadcast, cinematic and commercial productions continue to blur, it becomes more important to have a seamless product line that can provide solutions across a broad scope of applications,” said Tatsuro “Tony” Kano, executive vice president of the Canon U.S.A., Inc. Imaging Technologies and Communications Group. “The CINE-SERVO lens family combines outstanding performance and an unmatched focal range from 17mm up to 1500mm in the three-lens family. The new CINE-SERVO 25-250mm lens adds a great deal of versatility to the lineup, and will soon be a favorite of productions large and small.”

Similar to the existing award-winning 17-120mm and 50-1000mm lenses, the CINE-SERVO 25-250mm offers outstanding 4K optical performance thanks to its ultra-low dispersion glass and a large-diameter aspherical lens. Combined with Canon’s unique optical design technology, these components work to help correct color fringing and limit chromatic aberration during operation. The lens features Canon’s renowned warm color science and an 11-blade aperture that produces a beautiful, smooth bokeh.

The new lens is ideal for cameras with a Super 35mm sensor. While the 10x zoom covers a focal range of 25-250mm, the built-in extender stretches that range to an impressive 375mm with an added benefit of allowing for full-frame sensor coverage with only a stop of difference in light loss.

The servo drive unit included with the 25-250mm lens can be easily removed to allow for manual operation, and the gear pitch is compatible with standard cinema controls of zoom and focus. The EF mount version of the lens allows for the utilization of Canon’s proprietary Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which provides users with smooth AF operation and high-speed tracking performance, and the PL mount version supports Cooke/i Technology. In addition, like the 17-120mm, the 25-250mm lens also features a macro function to enable close-up shooting.

Pricing and Availability
The Canon CINE-SERVO 25-250mm T2.95-3.95 (CN10x25 IAS S) is scheduled to be available later in 2020 for an estimated retail price of $29,999.00*.

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