Video Chat with a Pro Video Expert - Live

Canon CN-E 50mm T1.3 L F Cinema Prime Lens (EF Mount)

BH #CAE50EF • MFR #6570B001
Canon CN-E 50mm T1.3 L F Cinema Prime Lens (EF Mount)
Key Features
  • EF Mount Prime Designed for Cine-Use
  • For Canon C-Series and Full-Frame DSLRs
  • 11-Blade Rounded Diaphragm
  • Stepless and Manual Diaphragm Ring
The Canon CN-E 50mm T1.3 L F Cine Lens is an EF-mount standard-width lens for Canon's C-series cinema cameras, full-frame EOS DSLRs, and any video-capable camera that accepts EF-mount lenses. The aperture is a fast T1.3 that lets you get superior shots in low light. The diaphragm is made up of 11-blades and is as round as can be, and along with the fast aperture it can produce impressive bokeh and beautiful circular highlights. The diaphragm ring is stepless, super-smooth, and fully manual, even when used with a DSLR, offering an evermore accurate handle.
In Stock
$3,450.00
Price $3,950.00
Instant Savings $500.00
$288/mo. suggested payments for 12 Mos.
with the credit card.§ 
or Save the Tax with the credit card. 
  • This item cannot be returned.
Protect Your Gear
Add a protection plan from $383.99
Ask Our Experts
800.606.6969

Canon Cinema Prime CN-E 50mm T1.3 Overview

The Canon CN-E 50mm T1.3 L F Cine Lens is an EF-mount standard-width lens for Canon's C-series cinema cameras, full-frame EOS DSLRs, and any video-capable camera that accepts EF-mount lenses. The aperture is a fast T1.3 that lets you get superior shots in low light. The diaphragm is made up of 11-blades and is as round as can be, and along with the fast aperture it can produce impressive bokeh and beautiful circular highlights. The diaphragm ring is stepless, super-smooth, and fully manual, even when used with a DSLR, offering an evermore accurate handle.

The CN-E 50 was released with two complementary relatives, the CN-E 24mm and CN-E 85mm. All three lenses share the same front diameter, form factor, optical design, placement of gear rings, and mechanical construction. Because of the identical characteristics, one lens can be swapped with another easily, even when geared accessories are involved.
Easy to Read, Easy to Use
Intended for the working professional, the EF Cinema Prime CN-E50mm T1.3 L F lens has markings on angled surfaces on both sides of the precise, 300° rotatable barrel, making it easy to read focus and aperture settings from behind or either side of the camera. Focus markings can be switched from standard labeling to metric. The control rings are engineered to maintain the proper amount of resistance with consistent operating torque.
Made for 4K
Designed to fulfill contemporary 4K production standards with its sharp optics, this lens features a full-frame imaging circle in a lightweight, compact design which sports a fast aperture that's ideal for low-light shooting. It also features a very rounded 11-blade aperture diaphragm for beautiful background blur and innovative glass construction that counteracts barrel expansion and contraction to avoid temperature induced marking discrepancies.

Canon Cinema Prime CN-E 50mm T1.3 Specs

Focal Length
50mm
Lens Mount
Canon EF
Lens Format Coverage
Full Frame
Maximum Aperture
T1.3
Diagonal Angle of View
Super35: 47.9°
Minimum Focus Distance
From Camera Sensor: 18" / 45.7 cm
Diaphragm Blades
11
Front Diameter
114 mm
Image Stabilization
No
Dimensions (W x H)
4.66 x 4.66" / 118.4 x 118.4 mm
Length
4" / 10.2 cm
Weight
2.4 lb / 1.1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.2 x 8.8 x 8.7"

Canon Cinema Prime CN-E 50mm T1.3 Reviews

See any errors on this page? Let us know

Can I Mount this lens on a EOS R5?

Can I Mount this lens on a EOS R5?
Asked by: herve
Yes, you can mount this lens on the R5 but you will need an adapter to adapt the EF lens to an RF body. Here is an adapter that will work: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1433717-REG/canon_mount_adapter_ef_rf.html
Answered by: Geetika
Date published: 2023-09-13

is this suitable for 6k image capture?

is this suitable for 6k image capture?
Asked by: chamindika
Ive been filming a lot of 8K 16:9 on the new RED V-Raptor with the Canon CN-E 24mm and 50mm lenses (using the Canon RF-EF adapter). Its been producing some incredible shots. Wide open there is no vignetting at that resolution/aspect, and closing down the iris is producing a really subtle and pleasing vignette. Some vignetting at 8K VV though. The 24mm has some really visible geometric distortion @ 8K. Id be pretty confident your 6K sensor is covered, but Id check out your camera manufacturers image circle measurements.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2023-03-10

Does this have circular filter threads for lens ...

Does this have circular filter threads for lens filters? What mm?
Asked by: Andras
On the Canon site it lists Filter Diameter as 105mm.
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2023-03-10

What zooms (besides Canon) do these match well ...

What zooms (besides Canon) do these match well with? I have a Fs5 and a Metabones, so I was thinking about getting these to go with the new Fujinon MK series, just wondering how they would match.
Asked by: Yann-Yves
The only zooms that will match well are the CN-E zooms. That is the concept beyond cinema lenses, that you purchase a complete set to get a certain look. There is nothing to prevent you from using different brands, but only other CN-E lenses will look the same. Canon does offer the 18-80mm and 70-200mm Cinema Zoom lenses that you could look at. https://bhpho.to/2ixrD6A https://bhpho.to/2rbfd3T
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2018-11-28

Is the CNE well suited for the Canon Cine Full ...

Is the CNE well suited for the Canon Cine Full Frame cameras as the C500 Mark II? the description mentions full frame DSLRs but nothing about the Cine cameras
Asked by: Bryan
Yes, this lens covers a full frame sensor. It will work very well with the C500 Mark II that has an EF mount and a Full Frame Sensor.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-03-04

What zooms (besides Canon) do these match well ...

What zooms (besides Canon) do these match well with? I have a Fs5 and a Metabones EF-E Mount, so I was thinking about getting these to go with the new Fujinon MK series, just wondering how they would match?
Asked by: Yann-Yves
The only zooms that will match well are the CN-E zooms. That is the concept beyond cinema lenses, that you purchase a complete set to get a certain look. There is nothing to prevent you from using different brands, but only other CN-E lenses will look the same. Canon does offer the 18-80mm and 70-200mm Cinema Zoom lenses that you could look at. https://bhpho.to/2ixrD6A https://bhpho.to/2rbfd3T
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2018-11-28

Does this support 8K?

Does this support 8K?
Asked by: Jeff
Canon says that the Canon CN-E 50mm T1.3 L F offers outstanding optical performance to support 4K Cameras.
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2023-01-06

question

Can I mount this on my canon t3i.
Asked by: Jacob
There's an EF version of this lens so yes. But you can use a metabones adaptor to make this lens fit on a canon camera
Answered by: Kirk W.
Date published: 2018-08-28
  • y_2024, m_4, d_15, h_3CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_3.0.41
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_8
  • loc_en_US, sid_844733, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=HAS_STAFF_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_bhphotovideo