Announcing Canon Flex Zoom Full-Frame CN-E20-50MM and CN-E45-135MM T2.4 Cinema EOS Lenses


B&H is pleased to announce the new Canon CN-E20-50mm T2.4 and CN-E45-135mm T2.4 professional Flex Zoom series cinema EOS lenses, in EF mount and PL mount models, adding Canon’s first full-frame cinema zoom lenses to the Canon cinema-lens family. Designed to fit right into 4K production environments, these lenses provide beautiful, cinema-quality imagery when using large-format cinema cameras, even when producing 8K HDR footage.

CN-E20-50mm T2.4 and CN-E45-135mm T2.4 Flex Zoom lenses

CN-E20-50mm T2.4 and CN-E45-135mm T2.4 Flex Zoom lenses

The two lenses cover a full wide-to-telephoto focal length range and provide a fast T2.4 aperture to satisfy just about all lighting environments, while using full-frame sensors. They create soft, natural bokeh and shallow depth of field with an 11-blade iris. Using an internal system with minimal focus breathing, they create smooth focal transitions and maintain accurate color rendition for sharp detail and warm cinema-like looks that make skin tones even more stunning. The glass is coated to shield certain light rays from ghosting and flaring, and it also corrects chromatic aberration so colors will not bleed or flatten, making the lenses ideal for vivid HDR color reproduction.

Soft Bokeh with 11-Blade Iris
Soft bokeh with 11-blade iris

One of the most attractive features of both lenses is the constant T2.4 aperture throughout the entire zoom range, allowing consistent light onto the sensor. The PL-mount lens model includes support for Cooke/i lens metadata to be communicated from the lens, allowing you to record data right into your footage, as well as utilizing it for focus, lighting, and FX workflow functions.

Each lens weighs less than 8 lb and measures just under 10" in length, making it easy to transport and fit them into any camera rig setup. They feature standard 0.8 MOD cinema gearing to accommodate most industry matte boxes and follow focus motors, and they feature luminous lens markings in metric and imperial measurements to accommodate worldwide productions.

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