Canon launches SEVEN new RF lenses for serious filmmakers

Canon RF Cinema Lens Prime series
(Image credit: Canon)

Canon has launched its first-ever cine lenses for its RF mirrorless lenses - and instead of starting with just one or two, Canon has unveiled no fewer than seven different lenses in the new series - which debut at IBC 2023 later this week.

Canon is not new to cinema lenses. It already makes seven CN-E lenses for the Canon EF SLR mount - and has a further seven lenses in its Sumire lens for the industry-standard Arri PL-mount. But now the seven primes have been reconfigured for the RF full-frame mount. This new CN-R range will be of particular interest to those using the two current RF-mount Cinema lenses in the Canon range - the EOS C70 and the EOS R5 C.

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Canon RF mount Cinema Prime lenses
NameMinimum focusWeightAvailable fromPrice
CN-R14mm T3.1 L F0.2m1.3kgMarch 2024$4,220
CN-R20mm T1.5 L F0.3m1.4kgApril 2024$4,220
CN-R24mm T1.5 L F0.3m1.3kgFeb 2024$4,220
CN-R35mm T1.5 L F0.3m1.3kgFeb 2024$3,950
CN-R50mm T1.3 L F0.45m1.2kgFeb 2024$3,950
CN-R85mm T1.3 L F0.95m1.5kgFeb 2024$3,950
CN-R135mm T2.2 L F1.0m1.5kgMay 2024$3,950

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

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