Canon Introduces The CINE-SERVO Lens

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Selangor (23 June 2014) — Canon announced today a new addition to Canon’s EF Cinema Lens lineup with the introduction of a new CINE-SERVO lens1, available in the EF mount-version CN7 X 17 KAS S/E1 and a PL mount-version CN7 X 17 KAS S/P1.

The new Canon CINE-SERVO lens achieves exceptional optical performance for a variety of cameras by incorporating a large-format image sensor2 and features a class-leading3 7x zoom magnification. As the first EF Cinema Lens equipped with a drive unit, it realises the same operability as ENG (Electronic News Gathering) broadcast lenses, making it well suited to satisfy the diverse expressive techniques required in the creation of broadcast content such as television commercials, dramas and documentaries, as well as motion pictures and other cinematic productions.

The new Canon CINE-SERVO lens delivers a level of imaging performance which can be used with 4K cameras to facilitate the production of high-resolution 4K content. 4K-resolution performance is maintained throughout the entire zoom range, from the wide end to the telephoto end, as well as from the centre of the image to the outer edges.

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CN7 X 17 KAS S/E1 (EF mount), CN7 X 17 KAS S/P1 (PL mount)

Despite its 7x zoom ratio with a focal length range from 17–120 mm, the new Canon CINE-SERVO lens is compact and lightweight. Its design enables shoulder-mounted shooting, making it possible for high levels of utility and mobility to fulfil an array of shooting situations across a wide range of productions from commercials and documentaries to motion pictures.

1CINE-SERVO lens refers to a drive-unit-equipped lens compatible with cameras incorporating a large-scale image sensor.
2New lens is compatible with Super 35mm-equivalent and smaller sensors.
3Among portable/shoulder-mounted-shooting lenses with a drive unit offering compatibility with cameras incorporating a large-scale image sensor. As of April 3, based on a Canon survey.