Canon expands Cinema EOS System with wide-angle and telephoto EF Cinema primes

London, UK, 10 January 2013 – Canon today expands the Cinema EOS System with the addition of two new prime lenses to its EF Cinema Lens line-up – the new CN-E 14mm T3.1 L F and the CN-E 135mm T2.2 L F. Designed to offer outstanding performance for a wide range of professional users, both lenses offer 4K resolutions, leading optical technologies and high-grade professionally-optimised designs, making them ideal for use in virtually any kind of production – from low to high-end.

CN-E 14mm T3.1 L F image CN-E 135mm T2.2 L F image
CN-E 14mm T3.1 L F CN-E 135mm T2.2 L F

The launch of the new lenses takes Canon’s EF Cinema Lens line-up to nine models, joining the existing CN-E 24mm T1.5 L F,
CN-E 50mm T1.3 L F and CN-E 85mm T1.3 L F primes, to create new options at wide-angle and telephoto focal lengths and offer even greater creative choice for filmmakers of all kinds.

“The Cinema EOS System is designed to support creative expression, and the launch of these new wide-angle and telephoto primes means our EF Cinema Lens line-up now offers the broadest focal length range in its class¹,” said Kieran Magee, Marketing Director, Professional Imaging, Canon Europe. “These new lenses truly reflect the vision that the Cinema EOS System is based on – combining industry-leading technologies with professionally-optimised designs so videographers can tell stories exactly as they intended to.”

Outstanding performance
Designed to work with Canon’s EF mount, each model incorporates cutting-edge optical technologies, including anomalous dispersion glass and large diameter aspherical lenses to deliver high resolution images, as well as Canon’s latest broadcast lens coatings to reduce ghosting and flare. Additionally, an 11-blade aperture diaphragm provides beautifully soft background blur when a subject is isolated from its background.

Both lenses utilise the company’s unsurpassed heritage in optical design and include electronic contacts to enable communication between the camera and lens. Each lens features a full-frame image circle that offers compatibility with both 35mm and industry-standard Super 35mm formats, allowing videographers the flexibility to pair either lens with Canon’s range of Cinema EOS System cameras or EOS Digital SLRs.

Class-leading design
Designed for the working professional, both new models feature a high-grade professional design offering advanced operability. Compact form factors are optimised for motion picture production, with unified front lens diameter and gear positions that provide easy operability – eliminating the need to adjust rig set-ups when changing lenses mid-shoot. Widespread compatibility with standard third party accessories also offers outstanding flexibility during use, whether on-set or in the field.

Both the CN-E 14mm T3.1 L F and the CN-E 135mm T2.2 L feature markings on angled surfaces on either side of the lens barrel, making focus and aperture settings easy to read from behind or either side of the camera. A focus rotation angle of approximately 300 degrees facilitates precise focusing adjustments during shooting, while the focus markings can be switched from metric to imperial labelling as required. Innovative glass constructions also counter barrel expansion and contraction to avoid temperature-induced marking discrepancies, making each lens ideal for use in a range of different conditions.

CN-E 14mm T3.1 L F and CN-E 135mm T2.2 L F key features:

  • Compact and lightweight design
  • Spectacular 4K image quality
  • Full frame image circle
  • Industry standard manual control
  • 11 blade diaphragm for attractive blurring
  • Designed for EF mount 35 mm and Super 35mm cameras


¹ Wide-angle to telephoto in the sub-$10,000 category. According to Canon research, correct as of 10 January 2013.

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