Canon has announced the introduction of the company’s first RF-Mount Cinema Prime Lenses for the Cinema EOS System.

The new lenses combine high optical performance for 4K and 8K shooting, cinema-style operability, and RF mount communications.  Canon also plans to “swiftly” expand the lineup of RF-mount-compatible video production equipment “to meet the needs of professional video production of such content as movies, TV, and commercials.”

The seven Canon CN-R lenses, with focal lengths and T stops of 14mm T3.1, 20mm T1.5, 24mm T1.5, 35mm T1.5, 50mm T1.3, 85mm T1.3, and 135mm T2.2, are compatible with the two existing RF-Mount Canon Cinema Cameras, the EOS C70 and EOS R5 C. These lenses will allow for RF mount protocol transmission, and just like the EF-Mount Cinema Prime Lenses, operators can control magnification, chromatic aberration correction, peripheral light correction, and a dual-pixel focus guide via camera body operations. In addition, the new lenses also feature lens distortion correction.

The new lenses are able to achieve high optical performance suitable for use with 4K and 8K cameras by optimally positioning large-diameter aspherical lens elements and lens elements with anomalous dispersion glass. Their compatibility with the full-frame large-format sensor, bright T stop values, and 11-blade iris helps produce a shallow depth of field for subjects, natural round blurring, and soft image expressions. In addition, unified Cinema EOS color balance throughout the series helps provide consistent color, even when changing lenses.u

Pricing and Availability

The seven new Canon RF-Mount Cinema Prime Lenses estimated retail pricing and scheduled availability* are as follows:

Product Pricing* Availability*
CN-R14mm T3.1 L F $4,220.00 Late February 2024
CN-R20mm T1.5 L F $4,220.00 Late March 2024
CN-R24mm T1.5 L F $4,220.00 Late January 2024
CN-R35mm T1.5 L F $3,950.00 Late January 2024
CN-R50mm T1.3 L F $3,950.00 Late January 2024
CN-R85mm T1.3 L F $3,950.00 Late January 2024
CN-R135mm T2.2 L F $3,950.00 Late April 2024


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