New Canon Ultra-Affordable 18-80mm T4.4 Compact Servo Zoom

by | Apr 13, 2016 | News | 0 comments

Cne 18x80 with gripAt NAB Canon will debut the Compact-Servo 18-80mm Zoom Lens (model name CN-E18-80mm T4.4L IS KAS S).  The new lens is a compact and lightweight 4K-ready lens in an EF mount which seems to cross between stills and motion design elements.  It is said to combine the functionality of EF lenses with the 4K optical performance, usability and motion features of Canon Cinema lenses.

18 80sideAt T4.4 it is a fair bit slower than Canon’s other Cinema lenses, but it is a constant aperture and the price is extremely affordable with an MSRP of $6,000US for the package.  That’s $5,500 for the lens and an additional $499 for the Servo Grip Unit w/ Support Post.  Availability has yet to be announced.

Specs:

• Focal Length: 18-80mm
• Zoom Ratio: 4.4x
• Lens Mount: Canon EF
• Coverage: APS-C / Super 35
• Image Circle: 31.4mm
• Max Aperture: T4.4 (f/4)
• Min. Focus: 1.7′ / 0.5m
• Front Diameter: 84mm (what?!)
• Filter Diameter: 77mm
• Dimensions: 93.4 x 107.2 x 182.3mm
• Weight: 2.6lbs. (w/o servo)

 

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