Canon has launched two lenses, plus an expansion unit that enables its Cinema EOS cameras to fit better in a live broadcast environment.

The CN8x15 IAS S Cine Servo Super 35 lens has a 15-120mm (8x) focal range (22.5-180mm using built-in 1.5x extender), making it useful for live production and creative filmmaking. It is the widest lens in the Cine Servo range, promises a cinematic look at up to 8K resolution and has an 11-bladed iris for smooth bokeh. 


Canon’s CN8x15 15-120mm cinematic lens for broadcast and movie use

It has a detachable drive unit, interchangeable EF/PL mount, and focus gears that suit most third-party accessories. It also supports virtual systems using Canon’s 16-bit absolute encoder, Cooke /i Technology and Zeiss eXtended Data communication (PL mount) for accurate recording of lens metadata for postproduction.

The new UHD Digisuper 122xAF is a big box lens with auto focus. Users will still have full focus control, but for fast-moving situations where UHD makes focus more crucial, the customisable AF can help. It is compatible with the new FDJ-S31/41 focus controller. The lens offers “class leading wide angle” (8.2mm) going to 1000mm (2000mm with built-in 2x extender), with advanced image stabilisation in UHD and minimised focus breathing.

The EU-V3 expansion unit adds functionality to Canon’s EOS C300 Mark III and EOS C500 Mark II cameras for live production. It includes SDI-return for monitoring broadcast feeds, a tally light, 12-pin lens communication for Cine Servo and broadcast lenses, Ethernet for remote control and support for Canon’s XC Protocol. A new Focus Position Meter allows users to visually monitor and manually register focusing positions with compatible broadcast, Compact Cine Servo and Cine Servo lenses, such as the CN8x15, for more intricate control.

Stand Number: 11.C45, 13.HR

Company: Canon Europe