Here at The LensPal we’ve noticed customers tend to overlook our line-up of Canon Cine Lenses, so we thought we’d take the time to give a brief overview of the current cine lenses we have in stock and why we know it’s a valuable piece of equipment to have for your next production.
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“The type of quality you can achieve with these lenses makes the price tag not even a thought.”
While the price tag for a cine lens can range from $3k to $5k, we can understand the hesitance to either purchasing your own or even renting one. The price is somewhat greater than any of the other lenses we offer for rent, but listen to us when we say… the investment is worth it! Especially, if you are a production company or filmmaker. The type of quality you can achieve with these lenses makes the price tag not even a thought.
Believe it or not, some people are unaware of the features and capabilities of the cine lenses. The advantages far out weigh what can be done with a regular lens – for one thing, the lens produces a more accurate representation of what you see opposed to a regular lens where sometimes you wouldn’t notice the errors until post-processing. One important feature; manual control of the T-Stop! This means you have total control of the changes in light and can transition from a low-light scenario into a well lit environment without the audience truly noticing, unlike with a regular lens where the transition would be very transparent. This process can also be easily controlled using our Tilta Follow Focus. The Follow Focus allows you to adjust the focus with ease and gives you the option to mark your focal points. Keep in mind, cine lenses have a much longer focus throw than photography lens, that’s why we recommend using the follow focus tool.
We currently carry three ranges of cine lens from the Canon Cine line.
Canon CN-E 24mm T1.5: this lens is based on Canon’s EF 24mm f/1.4L II and is optimized for cine-use with upgraded optics and coating and a completely redesigned mechanical construction.
Canon CN-E 50mm T1.3: the aperture is a fast 1.3 and lets you get superior shots in low light.
Canon CN-E 135mm T2.2: the maximum aperture is T2.2, and the 11 blade iris ensures beautiful, rounded bokeh.
Consider testing one out for yourself today or renting it from The LensPal!