Canon CN-E18-80mm T4.4 L IS KAS S EF Mount Lens
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. Designed with an emphasis on mobility with a compact size and a weight of 1.2kg, it is optimally suited for a single person operation. The ease of servo and manual operation is great for shooting movies in professional applications – Manual rings provided for zoom, focus and iris operations as well as servo operations or manual operations.
The compact servo spots a 9-bladed iris diaphragm for attractive bokehs. Various EF communication functions for video capture are supported by passing signals through EF mount such as acquiring lens metadata (like focal lengths, f-stop and lens model), peripheral illumination compensation (selected camera models only), Push Auto Iris and Focus Guide.
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.