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CanonCN-E 35mm T1.5 L F Cine Prime Lens EF Mount
 
5.0

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

  • Professional quality (6)
  • Improves performance (4)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Independent films (5)
  • In the studio (5)
  • Complex projects (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Business owner (4), Professional artist (4)
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5.0

Amazing tool

By Martini Media Solutions

from Washington DC

About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Easy To Use
  • Highly Compatible
  • Improves Performance
  • Professional Quality

Cons

  • Expensive Yet Ygwypf

Best Uses

  • Complex Projects
  • Independent Films
  • In The Studio

Comments about Canon CN-E 35mm T1.5 L F Cine Prime Lens EF Mount:

The CN-E 35mm t1.5 L F Cine Prime is my first introduction to Cine Lenses. So take that fwiw. For me it has become an invaluable tool as it sits on my A camera (C100 Mki) with follow focus. Typically I use this lens as A cam for all my interviews - I love the field of view for 35mm so I can sit close enough to interviewees and have a nice medium while using my C100 Mkii with an L zoom for off axis Close Ups (70-200 or 24-105).

For what I do (docs and corporate video and even some scenario based work) I could prob get a similiar look for the output with a 35mm L prime but wouldn't have the convenience with the follow focus ring, the de-clicked aperture ring, nor would I have the 11 iris blades - (for you bokeh lovers it's pretty DEEE licious--and who doesn't love bokeh??).

The other attributes add up nicely as well: Built like a tank, very little focus breathing, and no noticeable distortions nor chromatic aberrations...

I am in the sweet spot of the lens at all times with the super 35 sensor but have popped it on my 5d Mkiii and it looks pretty spectacular at Full Frame as well.
I think the main sell for me is it's a lens that I will be using long term. As I upgrade/rent cameras it will be with me as long as I can use EF mounts.
Other things to consider: there is a bit of yellow to this lens (I've noticed with matching other lenses - to my eyes this is a pleasing cinema look but can easily be dialed out with some very basic CC if you want to) - it also has a really nice contrasty image - again going for the cinema look. If you shoot in Wide DR on the C100 as do I – you get an even better image right out of the gate (I still bill in grading time for my edits but the contrast I don't touch as much for things shot with this lens) ..And as advertised it's razor sharp... even wide open, so if you are shooting doc-style in low light settings it really shines. It is also much heavier than a still lens - so you need to have a great tripod/rig and strength if you are going to shoot with it. (again it works nicely in my setup since I have two closely matched cameras - this one stays put in a studio style setup (with some minimal HH work) while my B camera is extremely light and I can do endurance run and gun style shooting when I need to.
Bottom line - what you are paying for is convenience, versatility and a bit of future proofing (I hope) for shooting video. If you can just barely afford this I'd check first that you have a solid gear foundation (tripod, lights, mics) first and stick with still lenses until than. If you an afford it I doubt you'll be disappointed…
Hopefully this review helps. Happy shooting!

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5.0

Our #1 Lens

By SCOTT DAVID MARTIN

from Santa Clarita, CA

About Me Business Owner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Professional Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Canon CN-E 35mm T1.5 L F Cine Prime Lens EF Mount:

      We produce travel and tourism footage and had been working with the canon cine 14, 24, 50, 85, and 135 for about a year. Just picked up the 35 and it has become our main workhouse lens. Most of our shots are a couple enjoying a scenic location and this lens sure is a beauty. Highly recommend this lens and the Canon cine primes.

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      5.0

      So sweet!

      By Scadgrad

      from Savannah, GA

      About Me Film Student, Indie Filmmaker

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Low Light Lens
      • Professional Quality
      • Smooth Focus
      • Tack Sharp

      Cons

      • Pricey But A Good Value

      Best Uses

      • Independent Films
      • In The Studio

      Comments about Canon CN-E 35mm T1.5 L F Cine Prime Lens EF Mount:

      This is my prime go-to lens on my Canon C-300. On the set of my short film, Jupiter's Legacy, my DP and I came back to this lens again and again. Coupled with the C-300's low light capabilities, the 1.5 allowed me to shoot primarily in lovely candlelight and torchlight. We successfully lit one scene with a single 15 watt Christmas Tree bulb. This lens is tack sharp and has great contrast. I love it. The first AC loved working with the smooth focus mechanism.

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      5.0

      A must have

      By Bnapa

      from California

      Comments about Canon CN-E 35mm T1.5 L F Cine Prime Lens EF Mount:

      I had the original set of these cine lenses...then cometed my set with this 35mm. What a fantastic lens. The quality and build is superb. I picked these over the Ziess set...and I'll never look back!

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      5.0

      This Lens is Sharp and Worth Every Penny

      By MediaOnQ

      from Fargo, ND

      About Me Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Improves Performance
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Canon CN-E 35mm T1.5 L F Cine Prime Lens EF Mount:

        My video production is mainly for television commercials. I've owned other compact prime lenses before and when I had the opportunity to work with the Canon CN-E line, I immediately got more attention and compliments from my clients. The more I work with this line of lenses the more business I tend to get, which is why I chose to invest. To my surprise, this lens is even sharper than the 50mm and 85mm which I'd worked with in the past...I am impressed and very happy about my purchase.

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        5.0

        Nice addition to the CN-E line of primes

        By Sergey Ilyn

        from VA

        About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Improves Performance
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Canon CN-E 35mm T1.5 L F Cine Prime Lens EF Mount:

          I also own CN-E 24 mm. 35 mm version is sharper and creates very pleasant image. I see myself using it much more than 24. I should add that the whole line Canon cine primes is a very good alternative to other sets of primes from other manufacturers including Zeiss Compact line which are more neutral and lifeless.

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          5.0

          Great addition to Canon's Cine Prime Set

          By BGoyette

          from San Luis Obispo, CA

          About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Improves Performance
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Canon CN-E 35mm T1.5 L F Cine Prime Lens EF Mount:

            One the most-used lenses on a super 35mm sensor, the 35mm CN-E from canon has been long in coming. I think it was worth the wait. This lens ads the mechanics and housing of a true cinema lens, and improves noticeably in terms of contrast, sharpness and chromatic aberration compared it's still-camera-L-series cousin. Contrast is excellent wide open, and corner sharpness is exceptional throughout the range. The small amount of CA is largely limited to the extreme corners on a full frame camera, and is essentially negligible on super35 or other cropped sensors. I only wish the 50mm was this good.

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