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MFG# 6142B001
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Canon's brilliant Cinema Zoom lenses offer extraordinary optical performance for demanding high-end productions. With fluorite, aspherical lens elements, and advanced optical design, these lenses cover the range most commonly used in cinema shooting. Some of the lightest and smallest lenses in their...
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MFG# 6142B002
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The Canon CN-E 30-300mm T2.95-3.7 L S EF Mount Cinema Zoom Lens is designed expressly for digital cinematography with cameras that have an APS-C or Super 35-equivalent sensor and a EF mount, including Canon's EOS C300. Featuring advanced optical technology designed by Canon, the lens is suitable...
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MFG# 5953C001
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With outstanding optical performance, the CINE-SERVO 15-120mm T2.95-3.95 lens is HDR compatible, and represents the very latest in Canon's optical design. It achieves 8K optical performance throughout its entire zoom range, with 8K-compatible chromatic aberration correction and optimized coatings,
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MFG# 5953C002
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With outstanding optical performance, the CINE-SERVO 15-120mm T2.95-3.95 lens is HDR compatible, and represents the very latest in Canon's optical design. It achieves 8K optical performance throughout its entire zoom range, with 8K-compatible chromatic aberration correction and optimized coatings,
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MFG# 4573C001
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Add a professional broadcast ENG zoom lens to your EOS C300 Mark III or C500 Mark II cinema camera with the Canon CINE-SERVO 25-250mm T2.95 Cinema Zoom Lens. This durable lens is designed for use with EF-mount cameras featuring large-format, Super 35-sized sensors with 4K optical performance.

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MFG# 5915C014
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The Flex Zoom series of lenses from Canon has been designed for outstanding optical performance rendering beautiful and natural images. The breathtaking image quality is ideal for 4K productions. Available in EF & PL mount option and designed for use on large-format cameras, these premium high-end
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The Flex Zoom series of lenses from Canon has been designed for outstanding optical performance rendering beautiful and natural images. The breathtaking image quality is ideal for 4K productions. Available in Canon EF & PL mount designed for use on large-format cameras, these premium high-end
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The Canon CN-E 15.5-47mm T2.8 L S Wide-Angle Cinema Zoom Lens with EF Mount provides cinematographers and broadcast operations with a compact, lightweight design (only 6.4 lbs.) using Canon optical elements, while offering outstanding performance and reliability in professional shooting environments. The new lens is...
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The Canon CN7x17 KAS S Cine-Servo 17-120mm T2.95 (EF Mount) provides cinematographers and broadcast operations with a compact, lightweight design (only 6.4 lbs.) using Canon optical elements, while offering outstanding performance and reliability in professional shooting environments. The new lens is fully 4K-ready,...
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MFG# 6417C002
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The Flex Zoom series of lenses from Canon has been designed for outstanding optical performance, rendering beautiful and natural images. The breathtaking image quality is ideal for 8K and 4K productions. Available in EF and PL mount options and designed for use on Super 35mm cameras, the Flex
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MFG# 6417C007
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The Flex Zoom series of lenses from Canon has been designed for outstanding optical performance, rendering beautiful and natural images. The breathtaking image quality is ideal for 8K and 4K productions. Available in EF and PL mount options and designed for use on Super 35mm cameras, the Flex
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MFG# 6154C002
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The Flex Zoom series of lenses from Canon has been designed for outstanding optical performance, rendering beautiful and natural images. The breathtaking image quality is ideal for 8K and 4K productions. Available in EF and PL mount options and designed for use on Super 35mm cameras, the Flex
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The Flex Zoom series of lenses from Canon has been designed for outstanding optical performance, rendering beautiful and natural images. The breathtaking image quality is ideal for 8K and 4K productions. Available in EF and PL mount options and designed for use on Super 35mm cameras, the Flex
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MFG# 5726C002
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The Flex Zoom series from Canon is designed for outstanding optical performance rendering beautiful and natural images. This breathtaking image quality is ideal for 4K productions. Available in EF and PL mount and designed for use on large-format cameras, this premium high-end full-frame zoom 

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The Flex Zoom series from Canon is designed for outstanding optical performance rendering beautiful and natural images. This breathtaking image quality is ideal for 4K productions. Available in EF and PL mount and designed for use on large-format cameras, this premium high-end full-frame zoom 

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The Flex Zoom series from Canon is designed for outstanding optical performance rendering beautiful and natural images. This breathtaking image quality is ideal for 4K productions. Available in EF and PL mount and designed for use on large-format cameras, this premium high-end full-frame

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The Flex Zoom series from Canon is designed for outstanding optical performance rendering beautiful and natural images. This breathtaking image quality is ideal for 4K productions. Available in EF and PL mount and designed for use on large-format cameras, this premium high-end full-frame zoom 

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MFG# 1981377
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The Zeiss 70-200mm T2.9 Compact Zoom CZ.2 Lens (PL Mount) deliver great flexibility thanks to interchangeable mounts, allowing them to be used with a wide range of cameras from multiple manufacturers. There is a comprehensive choice of cinema zooms with consistent aperture, good sharpness and...
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MFG# 2008988
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The Zeiss 28-80mm T2.9 Compact Zoom CZ.2 Lens PL Mount
 is a standard zoom lens that is optimized for motion picture production. The lens offers full-frame (36 x 24 mm) coverage and exhibits no focus shift over the zoom range. The cine-style housing features calibrated focus scales and industry...
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MFG# 2008990
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The Zeiss 28-80mm T2.9 Compact Zoom CZ.2 Lens are as versatile as they are powerful and incorporate features never seen before on lenses of this kind. They are handy, compact, ready for 4k and even offer full-frame coverage. With their zoom lengths of 28-80 and 70-200 mm, they give you a wide...
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MFG# 1984033
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The Carl Zeiss COMPCT Zoom CZ.2 70/200/T2.9 EF - Feet gives the filmmaker the choice of a single lens in the short-long telephoto range, perfect for separating the fore- and background areas or for situations when the subject is a distance from the camera.

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The new COMPCT Zoom CZ.2 70/200/T2.9 PL - Feet is as versatile as it is powerful and incorporates features never before seen on a lens of this kind. The Zeiss Compact Zoom CZ.2 70-200mm T2.9 weighs 6.17 lbs, a front diameter of 95mm and a close focus of 5".

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The Zeiss 15.5-45mm LWZ.2 Lightweight T2.6 Zoom Lens with Interchangeable Mount is a cine lens designed for use with HDSLR as well as traditional cine cameras. The interchangeable mount guarantees high flexibility for present and future use in any situation and for a wide range of camera platforms....
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MFG# 7623B005
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The Canon PL-Mount CN-E 30-105mm f/2.8 L SP/MOD Digital Cinema Zoom Lens accompanies EF-Mount Conversion Parts and wide-angle focal length range for the Super 35mm format. The lens has markings on angled surfaces and on both sides of the barrel, making it easy to read settings of the camera. This...
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MFG# 7623B001
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Cinema Zoom Lens CN-E30-105mm T2.8 L SP rivals best-in-class zoom magnification and mid-range focal lengths for the Super 35mm format, and is engineered to offer superb 4K optical performance for demanding high-end productions, meeting and exceeding industry standards.

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MFG# 7623B002
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The Canon CN-E30-105mm T2.8 L SP Telephoto Cinema lightweight zoom lenses are landmark optical additions to Canon’s Cinema Lens series. They support 4K resolutions for a pixel count four times that of Full HD and offer compatibility with industry-standard Super 35mm-equivalent cameras and APS-C...
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The Sigma 18-35mm and 50-100mm Cine High-Speed Zoom Lenses for PL Mount with Case includes 18-35mm T2 and 50-100mm T2 with lens case. Both lenses capable of keeping a constant aperture of T2 across their full focal ranges. Both lens bodies completely metal and completely new mechanical bodies for Sigma. These
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The Sigma 18-35mm T2 & 50-100mm T2 Cine Lenses for Sony includes 18-35mm T2 and 50-100mm T2 with lens case. Both lenses capable of keeping a constant aperture of T2 across their full focal ranges. Both lens bodies completely metal and completely new mechanical bodies for Sigma. These weatherproof lenses, for Sony...
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The Sigma 18-35mm and 50-100mm Cine High-Speed Zoom Lenses for Canon EF Mount with Case includes 18-35mm T2 and 50-100mm T2 with lens case. Both lenses capable of keeping a constant aperture of T2 across their full focal ranges. Both lens bodies completely metal and completely new mechanical bodies for Sigma....
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MFG# 2189432
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The Zeiss CP.3 XD 15mm T2.9 Compact Prime Lens (PL Mount, Feet) offers the perfect combination of high image quality and reliable usability. They exhibit the clean, crisp characteristics ZEISS is known for, together with an interchangeable mount system and full-frame coverage. CP.3 lenses are...
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MFG# 2184928
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Zeiss CP.3 XD 135mm T2.1 Compact Prime Lens (PL Mount, Feet) offers the perfect combination of high image quality and reliable usability. They exhibit the clean, crisp characteristics ZEISS is known for, together with an interchangeable mount system and full-frame coverage. CP.3 lenses are...
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The Canon 85mm Sumire Prime T1.3 is a manual focus prime lens that covers full frame and Super 35 sensor formats providing center-to-edge resolution that supports 4K production. It features a PL mount and has focus scales marked in feet. The Sumire lens series is designed with the goal of creating

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The Canon 50mm Sumire Prime T1.3 is a manual focus prime lens that covers full frame and Super 35 sensor formats providing center-to-edge resolution that supports 4K production. It features a PL mount and has focus scales marked in feet. The Sumire lens series is designed with the goal of creating

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The Canon 35mm Sumire Prime T1.5 is a manual focus prime lens that covers full frame and Super 35 sensor formats providing center-to-edge resolution that supports 4K production. It features a PL mount and has focus scales marked in feet. The Sumire lens series is designed with the goal of creating

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Zeiss CP.3 XD 100mm T2.1 Compact Prime Lens (PL Mount, Feet) offers the perfect combination of high image quality and reliable usability. They exhibit the clean, crisp characteristics ZEISS is known for, together with an interchangeable mount system and full-frame coverage. CP.3 lenses are...
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Zeiss CP.3 XD 18mm T2.9 Compact Prime Lens (PL Mount, Feet) offers the perfect combination of high image quality and reliable usability. They exhibit the clean, crisp characteristics ZEISS is known for, together with an interchangeable mount system and full-frame coverage. CP.3 lenses are...
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Cinematography lenses are specifically designed for use in professional filmmaking and cinema applications. Most cine lenses have manual settings and offer much smoother and more precise focus than photography lenses.

Cinema lenses are designed to minimize optical imperfections such as chromatic aberration, barrel distortion, and vignetting. This results in high-quality, sharp imagery. Another key feature of cinema lenses is their use of T-stops rather than F-stops. T-stops provide an accurate measure of the actual amount of light transmitted through the lens. This precise control over light transmission contributes to the distinctive cinematic feel and appearance of the footage, often enhancing the depth of field.

Many cinema lenses are outfitted with a powerful internal zoom capability. This remarkable feature lets filmmakers seamlessly zoom in and out without extending the length of the lens, as the entire adjustment takes place internally. Additionally, many cinema lenses are engineered with an incredibly wide focus throw. This is achieved through meticulously designed focus rings, which offer a rotation far surpassing the standard 270 degrees. This unique feature provides filmmakers with an exceptional level of control over focus, maintaining the highest degree of clarity and sharpness, even when capturing subjects in motion. It's these subtleties in cinema lens design that contribute to the amazing visuals we see on the big screen.

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What Is the Difference Between Cinema Lenses and Photo Lenses?

Cinema lenses and photo lenses differ primarily in terms of construction, functionality, and purpose. Cinema lenses are built for the demands of film production, featuring more robust construction, precise manual control over focus and aperture, and minimal focus breathing. They also use T-stops for consistent light transmission measurement, while photo lenses use F-stops. Photo lenses are generally lighter, smaller, and designed with an emphasis on autofocus and electronic control, which are more desirable in still photography.

What Is the Benefit of Cine Lenses?

Cinematography lenses offer many advantages to professional filmmakers. The superior build quality of cine lenses ensures they can withstand demanding professional environments. They also provide precise and smooth control over focus and aperture, essential for achieving specific cinematic effects and fluid scene transitions. Additionally, cine lenses minimize focus breathing and maintain consistent exposure through the use of T-stops, enhancing the visual continuity of film sequences.

Can Cinema Lenses Produce Bokeh?

Yes, cinema lenses are capable of producing bokeh, which is the visual quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image. The bokeh effect can be enhanced with wider apertures, and cinema lenses generally offer a wide range of aperture settings. The specific characteristics of the bokeh depend on the design of the cinema lens, including the number and shape of the aperture blades.

What Are Cinema Prime Lenses?

Cinematography lenses come in two flavors: prime lenses and zoom lenses. Prime cinema lenses have a fixed focal length without the ability to zoom in and out, while cinema zoom lenses allow you to adjust the focal length. Prime cinema lenses tend to be more lightweight and are great for shooting in small spaces.

Do Cinema Lenses Have Autofocus?

No. Cinematography lenses typically use manual focus, which gives filmmakers more control over the footage they capture. Manual focus allows the cinematographer to use creative shots to get the desired artistic effects using the cine lens. Smooth focus pulls are more easily achieved using cinema camera lenses with manual focus.

Can You Take Pictures With a Cinema Lens?

Yes! Even though cinematography lenses are designed to be used for video production, they are able to capture still images. They won't have all the features that are found in photography lenses, however, like autofocus capabilities.

Are Cinema Lenses Concave or Convex?

Cinema lenses, like other types of camera lenses, are complex optical systems that include multiple lens elements within the overall lens structure. These elements can be either concave (diverging), convex (converging), or even aspheric, and they work together to focus light onto the camera sensor. The exact combination and arrangement of these elements depend on the design of the lens and desired optical characteristics. For example, prime lenses, zoom lenses, wide-angle lenses, and telephoto lenses all have different cinema lens element configurations.

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