Canon Enhances EF Cinema Lens Lineup with Introduction of 20mm Fixed-Focal-Length Lens

    SINGAPORE, 29 March 2018 – Canon today announced the launch of the CN-E20mm T1.5 L F, a new addition to the Cinema EOS System. The new CN-E20mm T1.5 L F is a 20mm fully manual fixed-focal-length EF Cinema Lens specially suited for 4K cameras to deliver exceptional optical performance.

    With a focal length of 20mm which is highly sought after by users, the new CN-E20mm T1.5 L F enhances Canon's EF Cinema Lens lineup to meet a diverse range of cinematic and video-production needs while further expanding the world of visual expression.

    The new lens achieves resolution suitable for 4K, from the center of the image to the periphery. Supporting high-image-quality cameras that feature 35mm full-frame sensors - such as the EOS C700 FF digital cinema camera (to be released in July 2018) and the EOS-1D C DSLR (released in October 2012), the CN-E20mm T1.5 L F contributes to the creation of high-level video productions. In addition, featuring a focal length equivalent to approximately 29.2mm (35mm film equivalent) when used with cameras sporting Super 35mm sensors, this wide-angle lens can be used for a broad range of shooting scenarios. Additionally, with an 11-blade aperture diaphragm and a T number¹ of 1.5, the lens achieves a natural and soft bokeh effect.

    Since the launch of the Cinema EOS System and EF Cinema Lenses in November 2011, Canon has expanded its EF Cinema Lens lineup and established the CINE-SERVO series and COMPACT-SERVO series of lenses featuring servo functions, receiving acclaim from a wide range of users. With the introduction of the CN-E20mm T1.5 L F, the EF Cinema Lenses lineup now comprises a total of 21 models², offering users of the Cinema EOS System more versatility and creative options in a wide variety of production scenarios.

    The CN-E20mm T1.5 L F will be available in October 2018.

    1 The F number of a lens is a theoretical value of brightness calculated using its focal length and aperture. The T number is a value that encompasses the F number and the transmittance of glass used and is the standard notation of brightness for cinema lenses.
    2 Includes EF and PL mount versions of top-end zoom lenses, compact zoom lenses and CINE-SERVO lenses. Fixed-focal-length lenses and COMPACT-SERVO lenses are available in EF mount only.

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