Canon U.S.A. : Announces 35mm Cinema Prime Lens

Canon U.S.A. : 35 mm Cinema Prime Lens.

Always exciting when Canon starts tinkering around with their gear. I for one own some of their stuff and, for the most part, it works. It’s great to see them continue to support filmmaking innovation.

Be sure to read the full press release.

Designed for Film-Style Operation, Canon Cinema Prime Lenses Deliver 4K Imaging Performance 

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 3, 2013 – Canon Inc., the parent company of Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced the development of a 35mm cinema prime lens for large-format single-sensor cameras employing Super 35mm, full-frame 35mm, and APS-C size imagers. The 35mm cinema prime lens will look to join Canon’s line of 14mm, 24mm, 50mm, 85mm, and 135mm EF-mount Cinema prime lenses. The 35mm cinema lens in development will look to become the sixth in the line, filling a strategic optical need between Canon’s 24mm and 50mm lens offerings. As with Canon’s precision-matched, competitively priced CN-E prime lenses, the 35mm lens under development will look to deliver 4K optical performance and inherit the professional operability of the existing CN-E prime lens line.