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Header image for article NAB '12: Canon EF Cinema Zooms

NAB '12: Canon EF Cinema Zooms

Canon has added two new zoom lenses to their digital cinema lens lineup. Previously, we reviewed the 14.5-60mm (T2.6) and 30-300 (T2.95-3.7) lenses. Now Canon has added two lightweight versions designed for handheld work.

The zooms come in both PL and EF mounts and have focal ranges from 15.5-47mm (T2.8) and 30-105mm (T2.8). We are excited to see all the new lenses here at NAB and look forward to getting our hands on these in the future. These two zooms lenses should start shipping by the end of the year.

Mitch Gross

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