23 March 2018
The COMPACT-SERVO family of lenses are a new 4K Super 35mm lens category within Canon's Cinema EOS line-up, combining the qualities from their EF lenses with the professional video features of their Cinema lenses, such as minimal focus breathing and parfocal zooming. These features, along with 4K optical performance and functionality such as integrated servo controls for zoom, iris and focus, make the COMPACT-SERVO lenses ideal for those seeking the traditional lens operational practices associated with professional cinematography.
Designed for a wide range of video recording environments including documentary, cinema, wedding, news gathering and many other video productions.
A revolution in video production. The large-format Canon CN-E18-80mm T4.4 L IS KAS S brings high-end quality cine-servo features like super-smooth servo zoom and focus at an affordable price point.
Professional cine optics for videographers
From movies and documentaries to weddings and corporate videos, the Canon CN-E18-80mm T4.4 L IS KAS S (Compact Cine Servo Lens) is designed to answer the needs of professional shooters and advanced amateur videographers. With a powerful 4.4x optical zoom and 18-80mm focal length, the lens is an ideal all-purpose lens, weighing only 1.2kg but still including precise servo zoom and focus functions for a smooth professional look and feel in all your shots.
All the advantages of EF mount compatibility
Designed to work with Canon EF mount DSLRs and compatible detachable lens video cameras, the Canon Compact Cine Servo Lens takes advantage of the huge range of Canon EF mount functions, including 3 modes of image stabilisation and super-fast autofocusing. Powerful Dual Pixel CMOS AF means you can quickly and accurately focus with a single push of a button, while continuous AF lets you track your subject without losing focus. Peripheral illumination correction helps maintain an even illumination across the entire frame, while the lens and camera will remain in constant communication, from lens metadata acquisition for easier post-processing to even allowing you to select a 'T' number or 'F' number on your camera's display.
One of the hallmarks of great video is depth of field, helping draw the eye and focus the viewer's attention on your subject. Achieving a distinctive, out-of-focus bokeh effect for your videos is simple - the Canon Compact Cine Servo Lens employs a 9-blade iris, resulting in points of light rendered in a pleasing bokeh that will make your work stand out.
Reduced focus breathing
Using still photography lenses for video projects means 'focus breathing' can be an issue. Focus breathing is the subtle distortion of perspective that takes place as a lens zooms in and out, but as a dedicated videography lens, the Canon Compact Cine Servo Lens has been engineered to reduce focus breathing and keep distortion to a minimum.
The Canon Compact Cine Servo Lens is built to be future-proof. Canon engineers have ensured its resolving power is accurate, from the middle of the lens to the edge, while its modulation transfer function (MTF) has been optimised for the requirements of 4K cameras. With reduced chromatic aberration and colour balance matched perfectly to other Canon Cinema EOS lenses, the Canon Compact Cine Servo Lens provides incredible image quality whether you're shooting in 4K or HD.
ZSG-C10 detachable servo grip
Designed exclusively for the Compact Cine Servo Lens, the Canon ZSG-C10 zoom grip creates whole new shooting opportunities, allowing super-smooth remote activation of the zoom servo and one-shot AF. Connected to the lens body via a 20-pin cable, the ZSG-C10 can be operated while mounted on the lens barrel (for comfortable shoulder-mounted shooting) or detached from the lens and used handheld. The ZSG-C10 includes an easy-to-control rocker switch, start/stop record button, one-shot autofocus button and an adjustable grip angle for optimal comfort.
Large format EF-mount lens, built to accommodate a range of production applications, this advanced, lightweight lens delivers excellent optics.
With a powerful native optical zoom of 2.8x, precise focus and servo zoom functions, the CN-E70-200 opens up a variety of shooting opportunities. Even when the zoom is changed, the optics stay perfectly in focus, ideal for single users needing to quickly alter the shot without switching lens, such as in newsgathering.
The new CN-E70-200 is a parfocal lens with three modes of image stabilisation. By combining with the CN-E18-80 lens, videographers can enjoy a versatile focal range of 18-400mm¹, perfect for when filming must take place from a safe distance such as in sport.
Designed to function with Canon EF mount DSLRs and compatible detachable lens video cameras, the CN-E70-200 leverages a wide range of mount functions and super-fast autofocusing (AF). Powerful Dual Pixel CMOS AF enables a quick and accurate focus via a single button push (one-shot AF), while continuous AF allows for a subject to be tracked with no loss of focus, ideal for capturing wildlife footage.
4K optical quality
Canon's heritage in optical design and performance means the CN-E70-200 has super accurate resolving power; maintaining quality from the middle of the lens to the edge. The modulation transfer function has been specifically enhanced for the requirements of 4K cameras and with colour balance matched to other Canon cinema EOS lenses, the CN-E70-200 delivers exceptional image quality - whether filming in 4K or HD.
High-quality cine performance without compromise - the versatile CN-E70-200 offers 2.85x optical zoom and 4K-optimised image & colour technology.
Integration with Canon's EF-mount cameras allows the lens to benefit from advanced autofocus, three modes of image stabilisation and peripheral illumination correction.
Beautiful, balanced bokeh
Thanks to its 9-blade iris, the CN-E70-200 delivers a rounded, smooth bokeh effect, helping users to produce captivating, attention-grabbing footage.
Reduced focal breathing
Built specifically for video production, this cine-servo lens minimises focal breathing, returning consistently high-quality capture throughout the entire zoom range.
Our new Canon Compact Servo IS Cine Zoom Package is available for hire, HERE.