Although the Cinema EOS system made its public debut in 2011, Canon's history of cinema lens design can be traced back decades. It began in 1969, when Canon accepted a request to build a cinema zoom for Hollywood filmmakers, and two years later the K5x25 macro zoom lens was born. This was soon followed by the iconic K35 Prime Series, which were recognised with an Academy Award in 1976 and are still appreciated in the industry today.
The latest Canon cine lenses are the culmination of half a century of experience in the construction of cinema lenses. With their combination of outstanding optical performance, class-leading build quality and trusted reliability, Canon's Cine Primes and Cine Zooms are equally at home capturing natural history in HDR as they are on high-end drama sets.
"We've always been known as a wide-ranging imaging company and for many years just as well known for our cine lenses,” says Paul Atkinson, Product Specialist for Professional Video at Canon Europe. "The current range is designed to produce an uncompromising level of image quality, and to do that consistently, day in, day out."
This consistency is one of the key advantages of the Canon cine lens system. Whether you're using a Cine Prime, a Cine Zoom or a Cine Servo Zoom, you can be confident the colour balance will remain the same.