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Canon CN-E 24mm T1.5 L F Cinema Prime Lens (EF Mount)

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Canon CN-E 24mm T1.5 L F Cinema Prime Lens (EF Mount)
Key Features
  • Wide-Angle Cine Lens
  • Covers Full Frame & Super 35 Sensors
  • T1.5 Maximum Aperture
  • 11-Blade Iris
The Canon CN-E 24mm T1.5 L F Cinema Prime Lens is a wide-angle, manual focus prime lens that covers Full Frame and Super 35 sensor formats.
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Canon Cinema Prime CN-E 24mm T1.5 Overview

The Canon CN-E 24mm T1.5 L F Cinema Prime Lens is a wide-angle, manual focus prime lens that covers Full Frame and Super 35 sensor formats.

The lens offers a maximum aperture of T1.5, useful when shooting in low light situations or when you want to capture that exceedingly shallow depth of field look. It has an 11-blade iris that provides round out of focus highlights for a natural looking bokeh. The lens barrel features 300° of stepless, smooth rotation from close focus to infinity, giving you a high degree of precision and consistent focus.

The lens is designed to minimize focus breathing and also has innovative glass construction that counteracts barrel expansion and contraction to avoid temperature-induced marking discrepancies. It's dual focus with markings on both sides of the barrel, with the rear markings on an angled surface, making it readable form either side of the camera. It also has a dust and water resistant housing to minimize maintenance during normal use.

The CN-E 14mm and the other five CN-E lenses share the same 114m front barrel diameter, focus rotation, 36° iris rotation, and focus and iris gear positions, allowing for easier swaps.

Key Features
  • Covers Full Frame and Super 35 sensors
  • 11-blade iris
  • Focus breathing minimized to virtually zero
  • Markings on both sides of the barrel
  • Rear markings on an angled surface
  • Smooth, stepless 300° focus ring
  • Geared manual iris ring
  • Shares 114mm front barrel diameter, focus rotation, 36° iris rotation, and focus and iris gear positions with the rest of the CN-E line-up
  • Glass construction counteracts temperature induced marking discrepancies
  • Dust and water resistant housing
  • Focus markings can be switched to metric labeling if you send the lens to Canon for modification
UPC: 013803151152

Canon Cinema Prime CN-E 24mm T1.5 Specs

Focal Length24mm
Lens MountCanon EF
Lens Format CoverageFull Frame
Maximum ApertureT1.5
Diagonal Angle of ViewSuper35: 90.8°
Minimum Focus DistanceFrom : 12" / 31 cm
Diaphragm Blades11
Front Diameter114 mm
Image StabilizationNo
Dimensions (W x H)4.66 x 4.66" / 118.4 x 118.4 mm
Length4" / 10.2 cm
Weight2.6 lb / 1.2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.35 x 8.8 x 8.75"

Canon Cinema Prime CN-E 24mm T1.5 Reviews

The best

By Elias
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-06

I just love it.

Solid and sharp

By KS Pete
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-02-19

I use this lens almost daily. It is absolutely the best wide prime lens for EF mount. I use it both on my URSA EF and on my Canon 6D. Shooting with full frame sensors lets you get the most out of it. Pros: Sharp throughout the aperture range. Almost no detectable light falloff on the corners. Very smooth focus/aperture rings. The focus ring turns and turns and turns. The build quality is exceptional, really gives Zeiss and Schneider a run for their money. Cons: Heavy as anything, so using on a DSLR (as I sometimes do) it makes the camera flop down. With the BMD URSA, which is my main studio tool, this lens feels like it belongs on there. The camera and lens have similar build quality and they are both crazy heavy. Thank goodness for tripods.

Great Glass

By Sage
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-08-11

This lens is absolutely amazing glass. The image is sharp and the bokeh is beautiful. The focus ring is smooth as can be with a ton of throw. This is my first Cine Lens and it makes the L-Series glass I was using with my DSLRs (1DC and 5D Mk III) feel like toys.

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Will this lens have any issues showing full footage from the Red Dragon 6K? Also what focal length is the 24mm an equivelent of on the Dragon 6K? I need to get close to 35mm. Does this have a 1.3 crop factor giving it a 31.2mm equivalent on the Dragon at 6K?
Asked by: Marcus
The CN-E 24mm T1.5 LF Cine Lens is meant to cover Full Frame sensor dimensions of 36 x 24 with its image circle of 43.27mm. The RED Dragon 6K sensor is 30.7 x 15.8 with an image circle of 34.5mm. Thus the CN-E 24mm T1.5 LF Cine Lens will easily cover the RED Dragon 6K sensor. Now on to the equivalency question. If you use a 24mm lens on the RED Dragon 6K, you get an angle of view of 65.20. To match 65.20 in Full Frame, you would need a 28mm.On a Full Frame camera, a 35mm lens will create an image with a 54 angle of view. On the RED Dragon 6K sensor, to match that 54 angle of view, you need a 30mm lens. The 1.3 crop factor calculation of 31.2mm is probably close enough.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2021-06-29

What is the recommended adapter to allow the use ...

What is the recommended adapter to allow the use of this lens on a Sony FS7MKII?
Asked by: Nick
here is the recommended adapter. Metabones Canon EF/EF-S Lens to Sony E Mount T CINE Smart Adapter
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2020-06-10

How does this lens fare with the Canon 5D MK4 ...

How does this lens fare with the Canon 5D MK4 shooting 4K video? Any recommendations?
Asked by: Andr
There are no issues using this lens with the 5D Mark IV. It is a great lens for just about any camera (up to full frame sensors).
Answered by: jabarih
Date published: 2021-05-20


Will This lens work with the GH4 with the Metabones Speedbooster?
Asked by: Anonymous
I haven't tried this lens with nor am I that familiar with the Metabones Speedbooster, however the Canon mount version of this lens will mount to the booster the same as any other Canon lens would mount. Not sure if it would boost the already fast aperture even more though.Hope this was helpful!
Answered by: Sean G.
Date published: 2018-08-28


Can ND filters be screwed onto the front threads or is a mattebox needed to hold the filters in front of the lens?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, you can screw 105mm filters onto the front of all Canon Cinema Primes.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-28


Does this lens come with a protective bag or anything like that?
Asked by: Anonymous
no bag. but if you purchase like 3 of them you get a free case. think the rebate ends soon, tho. nice case.
Answered by: Michael M.
Date published: 2018-08-28


can work with both cinematography and photography ?
Asked by: hasmukh p.
Yes absolutely! Better than the photo lenses, greater ability to manually fine tune the focus (and aperture), autofocus.
Answered by: TROY C.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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