Canon Announces New Cine-Servo Lens with Versatile Wide-angle to Telephoto Focal Range
Ideal for diverse scenarios including TV and commercials filming, live studio production and sports broadcasting
SINGAPORE, 07 September 2022 — Canon announced today the launch of the CN8 x 15 IAS S/E1 (EF mount) and CN8 x 15 IAS S/P1 (PL mount), the newest additions to the company’s CINE-SERVO series1 of EF Cinema lenses.
Featuring high optical performance that supports use with 8K cameras equipped with large-format sensors, the new EF Cinema lenses realize a focal length of 15 mm at the wide-angle end, 8x optical zoom and a built-in 1.5x extender. The lenses inherit the characteristics that have made the Cine-Servo series popular among users, while meeting demand for a wider focal length. In addition to the rich visual expression only possible with large-format sensors, the lenses realize a compact and lightweight design for shoulder-mounted operation, and is also standard-equipped with a removable drive unit. Thanks to its ability to cover a wide range of focal lengths while also supporting both cinema-level image quality and broadcast-style video production, these versatile new lenses can be used in scenarios such as TV and commercial filming, live studio production, sports broadcasting and more.
The CN8 x 15 IAS S/E1 and CN8 x 15 IAS S/P1 can be mounted on cameras equipped with large-format (Super 35 mm equivalent) sensors, providing a focal length range of 15-120 mm through high optical zoom. In comparison to their predecessor models2, the lenses realize improved performance in a more compact and lightweight design that enhances mobility and enables easier shoulder-mounted operation.
By using the built-in 1.5x extender, the CN8 x 15 IAS S/E1 and CN8 x 15 IAS S/P1 can toggle to a focal length range of 22.5-180 mm. Thanks to an expanded image circle, the lenses can be used with 35 mm full-frame sensor cameras, such as Canon EOS C500 Mark II (released in December 2019) and EOS R5 C3 (released in March 2022) digital cinema cameras. With such broad support for large-format sensor cameras, the lenses support video production for users who demand cinematic visuals with shallow depth-of-field.
In addition to supporting 12-pin serial communication protocol standard used by broadcast camera systems, the lenses also support communication functions via the lens mount. The CN8 x 15 IAS S/E1 supports EF mount communication4, while the CN8 x 15 IAS S/P1 supports the /i Technology protocol designed by Cooke Optics, as well as eXtended Data technology from ZEISS. With the capability to externally output a wealth of lens information to the camera via the lens mount during filming, the new lenses contribute to greater efficiency not only during recording, but also in VFX5 and post-production workflows.
The CN8 x 15 IAS S/E1 and CN8 x 15 IAS S/P1 will be available from early 2023.
About Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Canon is a global leader in photographic and digital imaging solutions. Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd. is the headquarters for South & Southeast Asia driving sales, marketing and service strategies. Besides handling the domestic market, the company covers 22 other countries and regions including subsidiaries in India, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The parent company Canon Inc. has a global network of more than 300 companies and employs about 180,000 people worldwide. Canon is guided by its kyosei philosophy that focuses on living and working together for the common good.
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1 CINE-SERVO lens refers to a drive-unit-equipped lens compatible with cameras incorporating a large-scale image sensor.
2 The CN7 x 17 KAS S/E1 and CN7 x 17 KAS S/P1 (released in August 2014).
3 Requires EF-EOS R mount adapter.
4 May not be compatible with certain camera types.
5 Visual Effects. A type of visual production in which real-life imagery is combined with computer graphics and other digital technologies.