Canon has undertaken an ambitious endeavor to introduce RF mount versions of its video lenses, complementing the existing EF and PL mount choices. The inaugural collection of RF lenses encompasses seven Cinema lenses with fixed focal lengths spanning from 14 to 135 mm.
Canon all RF lenses unite top-tier optical performance tailored for 4K and 8K shooting with the convenience of the RF mount. The initial set of seven RF-mount Cinema prime lenses serves as a prelude to what’s to come. Canon is committed to the swift expansion of its array of RF-compatible video production gear to cater to the requirements of content professionals engaged in filmmaking, TV productions, and commercials.
Distinguished by substantial-diameter aspherical elements and anomalous dispersion glass, the RF lenses are designed to deliver superlative image quality.
Canon all RF lenses are designed for full-frame cameras and boast an 11-blade aperture. Canon assures that its CN-R lenses provide a shallow depth of field, resulting in natural circular bokeh and images characterized by gentle expressiveness. Furthermore, lenses within the Canon Cinema EOS lineup maintain consistent color balance, ensuring uniform color rendition regardless of the lens employed.
In addition to these features, the lenses offer “optimal ring torque levels” and maintain uniform gear position and diameter, ensuring hassle-free lens swaps.
Canon RF lenses price and release date
The CN-R 14mm, 20mm, and 24mm prime lenses are individually priced at $4,220 and are slated for release in late January 2024. The remaining four lenses, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, and 135mm, each carry a price tag of $3,950 and will hit the market by the end of March 2024. Pre-orders for Canon’s complete range of RF lenses are available through the Bhphotovideo.com online store.
- CN-R 14mm T3.1 LF
- CN-R 20mm T1.5 LF
- CN-R 24mm T1.5 LF
- CN-R 35mm T1.5 LF
- CN-R 50mm T1.3 LF
- CN-R 85mm T1.3 LF
- CN-R 135mm T2.2 LF
In addition to Canon’s lens announcement, Panasonic has also introduced its latest high-end Micro Four Thirds (MFT) camera, known as the Lumix G9 II, along with updated versions of two popular MFT zoom lenses: the 35-100mm f2.8 and 100-400mm f4-6.3.