Canon Europe is launching two Super 35mm lenses for high-end 4K, 8K and HDR cinema productions.
According to Canon, the CN-E14-35mm T1.7 L S / SP and CN-E31.5-95mm T1.7 L S / SP are the fastest Super 35mm lenses on the market offering such broad focal lengths.
The CN-E14-35mm T1.7 L is a wide angle 14-35mm zoom lens, while the CN-E31.5-95mm T1.7 L is a mid-focal range lens with a 31.5-95mm zoom range.
Both lenses offer an aperture of T1.7 that creates a shallow depth of field to ensure subjects stand out, whilst also enhancing the compatibility with fast prime lenses when used together in the same production, said Canon.
They also both support efficient lens metadata workflows including Cooke /i Technology, and ZEISS eXtended Data via PL mount, alongside 4-pin Lemo connectivity, which is important for virtual productions, as well as for post production VFX workflows.
The lenses also feature 0.8mm gears which are compatible with industry-standard follow focus accessories and external motors, said Canon.
The company has also announced a collection of new firmware updates to its EOS R5 C, EOS C70, EOS C300 Mark III and EOS C500 Mark II cameras.
The update will bring a high resolution Clear Scan function, offering a more concise range from 50 to 250Hz, providing greater synchronisation support when shooting LED screens on virtual productions, said Canon.
In addition, an option to change the in-camera waveform monitor size, as well as further metadata support for the latest Canon lenses, has been added.
Improvements to the EOS R5 C include support for the EF-EOS R 0.71x Mount Adapter, faster switching time between photo and video modes, a power saving mode, 2x magnification during 8K MP4 recording and a digital-teleconverter option.