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Canon CN-E 30-300mm T2.95-3.7 L SP PL Mount Cinema Zoom Lens

BH #CAE30300PL • MFR #6142B001
Canon CN-E 30-300mm T2.95-3.7 L SP PL Mount Cinema Zoom Lens
Key Features
  • Covers APS-C & Super 35 Sensor Sizes
  • Suitable for 4K Image Capture
  • 11-Blade Iris for Smooth Bokeh
  • Geared Inner Focusing Reduces Breathing
The Canon CN-E 30-300mm T2.95-3.7 L SP PL Mount Cinema Zoom Lens is designed expressly for digital cinematography with cameras that have an APS-C or Super 35-equivalent sensor and a PL mount, including Canon's EOS C300 PL. Featuring advanced optical technology designed by Canon, the lens is suitable for any capturing any size HD image up to and including 4K resolution.
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Canon Cinema Zoom CN-E 30-300mm T2.95 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Internal Focus Design
  • 3Cinematic Blurring
  • 4Special Glass & Construction
  • 5Broad Focal Length Range
  • 6Large Aspherical Lenses
  • 7Anti-Reflective Coating
  • 8Switchable Unit for Focus Marking
  • 9Marked on Both Sides
  • 10Better Marking Visibility
  • 11Unified Front Lens Diameter, Gear Position
  • 12Flange-Back Adjustment Mechanism
  • 13Supports Standard Accessories
  • 14Ergonomic & Efficient
  • 15Light & Compact

The Canon CN-E 30-300mm T2.95-3.7 L SP PL Mount Cinema Zoom Lens is designed expressly for digital cinematography with cameras that have an APS-C or Super 35-equivalent sensor and a PL mount, including Canon's EOS C300 PL. Featuring advanced optical technology designed by Canon, the lens is suitable for any capturing any size HD image up to and including 4K resolution.

With a focal length range of 30-300mm, the 10x cinema zoom lens is designed to cover the longer end of the focal lengths typically required by cinematic productions, and its maximum telephoto length of 300mm puts it among the best in its class. (The other zoom lens in the line, the CN-E 14.5-60mm T2.6 L SP, covers the wider end.) Maximum aperture is a relatively fast T2.95 throughout much of its range, and the 11-blade iris enables a smooth bokeh for out-of-focus areas of the frame.

The lens was designed with working professionals in mind, with easy-to-read focus, zoom, and iris markings engraved into angled surfaces on both sides of the lens, so you can read the setting from either side of a camera – or from behind it. Depending on the production's needs, focus markings can be switched from standard to metric. The lens facilitates manual operation that's subtle, smooth, precise, and repeatable. Control rings are designed to provide and maintain the proper amount of resistance so you can operate with a consistent torque. The focus rotation angle is about 300°; for zoom, it's approximately 160°.

The CN-E 30-300mm T2.95-3.7 L SP lens complements the other lens in the line in more ways than just focal length range: Their shared 136mm front diameter, gear positions, and rotation angle make them almost "hot-swappable" when they're used with a shared matte box or follow focus.

Note:
Not compatible with full-frame or APS-H sensors.
Internal Focus Design
The internal geared focus design of the lens minimizes focus-induced changes, known as "breathing"
Cinematic Blurring
An 11-blade aperture diaphragm results in soft, cinematic blurring of out-of-focus areas
Special Glass & Construction
Designed to counteract barrel expansion and contraction, the special glass and the construction of the lens suppress temperature-induced marking discrepancies and flange-back changes
Broad Focal Length Range
The 30-300mm focal length range of the lens covers a great portion of the range most commonly used in cinema shooting
Large Aspherical Lenses
Fluorite and aspherical lens elements reduce distortion and give high optical performance
Anti-Reflective Coating
The anti-reflective coating of the lens helps reduce ghosting or flaring
Switchable Unit for Focus Marking
The outer piece on marked focus rings can be switched from metric to non-metric labeling.
Marked on Both Sides
Markings are visible from either side of the lens
Better Marking Visibility
Focus, zoom, and iris markings are printed on angled surfaces, making them easier to read from behind the camera
Unified Front Lens Diameter, Gear Position
A single front lens diameter and uniform gear positions across the line of lenses eliminate the need to move or adjust accessories when switching between lenses
Flange-Back Adjustment Mechanism
A covered flange-back mechanism is included for more accurate back-focus
Supports Standard Accessories
The lens can be used with standard accessories such as follow focus gears, marking disks, and matte boxes
Ergonomic & Efficient
Control rings offer the right amount of resistance and consistent operating torque
Light & Compact
Smaller and lighter than similar movie lenses of the same range, making them more comfortable to work with, hour after hour
UPC: 013803151138

Canon Cinema Zoom CN-E 30-300mm T2.95 Specs

Focal Length
30 to 300mm
Lens Mount
ARRI PL
Lens Format Coverage
Super35/APS-C
Maximum Aperture
T2.95 to 3.7
Diagonal Angle of View
Super35: 51.6 to 5.4°
Minimum Focus Distance
From : 5' / 1.5 m
Diaphragm Blades
11
Front Diameter
136 mm
Zoom Ratio
10x
Image Stabilization
No
Dimensions (W x H)
5.67 x 6.58" / 144.0 x 167.1 mm
Length
13.47" / 342.1 mm
Weight
12.8 lb / 5.8 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
19.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
23.4 x 14.3 x 14.1"

Canon Cinema Zoom CN-E 30-300mm T2.95 Reviews

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Is it possible for this lens to be servo zoom?

Is it possible for this lens to be servo zoom?
Asked by: Richard
You can add a FIZ control system to this lens if you like but if you are interested in a lens with a built in servo zoom you may want to consider Canon's Cine Servos such as their 25-250mm (B&H # CAE25250PL MFR # 4573C002) or 50-1000mm (B&H # CAE501000EF MFR # 0438C001).
Answered by: jabarih
Date published: 2021-07-08

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Will this cover the Blackmagic 4.6K sensor, or the RED 5K sensor?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Canon CN-E 30-300mm T2.95-3.7 L S EF is a Super35mm lens and all lenses designed for Super 35mm will cover RED DRAGON at 5K. Since the Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K is a Super35mm sensor, the lens will cover that as well.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2020-12-15

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Would the 30-300mm EF mount version work with the canon 1.4x or doubler?
Asked by: Jacky P.
I'm afraid not. This lens will not work with a Telephoto Converter and you may even damage the lens if you attempt to use it with one.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2020-12-15

Which length rod do I need for the Zacuto Lens ...

Which length rod do I need for the Zacuto Lens Support? There's a model with a 1" rod and another with a 2" rod. I realize I can drop the 2" rod down in the mount if I need to, but can someone definitively tell me if the 1" will fit, or the 2"? Thanks in advance.
Asked by: Rupert
With this question you also have to consider the rig itself and how the lens will sit on it. Because of that we recommend going with the model that has the longer, 2.5" rod. It is better to have the longer rod which can be adjusted, B&H # ZAZ14LS25. https://bhpho.to/2K8Elo5
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-12-15

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does it have auto focus capability?
Asked by: Randall R.
It does not have autofocus. The fact int does not have autofocus despite all of it's other amazing features is why I am never going to buy this lens. I hope they come out with an update to this lens in which autofocus is available as that would solve a lot of my problems an make a really good lens a really great lens and I would buy one as soon as I could if it had autofocus.
Answered by: Randall
Date published: 2022-12-03
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