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Canon Cinema CN-E lenses compared to Canon EF
« on: April 06, 2013, 03:40:14 PM »
I haven´t found anything about the new lenses yet compared to the Canon EF lenses.
Had anyone a chance to play with one, make some photo or video shots and compare them to the well know lenses.
Reason for me to look into it, is that I´m going to Order myself a 1D C instead of the X and give my wife my 5D III.
Only intrested in the lenses Canon Cinema CN-E 24mm T1.5/ Canon Cinema CN-E 50mm T1.3 or Canon Cinema CN-E 85mm T1.3.

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Canon Cinema CN-E lenses compared to Canon EF
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Re: Canon Cinema CN-E lenses compared to Canon EF
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2013, 03:49:19 PM »
Most of what you're paying for is lack of focus breathing, accurately calibrated focus markings, excellent internal gearing, and standardized build/size and transmission across the line (e.g., so T/3.2 gives identical exposure with any cine lens).  In short, benefits for shooting a production film. 
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Re: Canon Cinema CN-E lenses compared to Canon EF
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2013, 03:54:06 PM »
Thanks neuro, that´s sad I thought it might have a higher optical quality and deliver a higher resolution with a nice low DOF .

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Re: Canon Cinema CN-E lenses compared to Canon EF
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2013, 03:58:07 PM »
Thanks neuro, that´s sad I thought it might have a higher optical quality and deliver a higher resolution with a nice low DOF .

Most of what you're paying for is lack of focus breathing, accurately calibrated focus markings, excellent internal gearing, and standardized build/size and transmission across the line (e.g., so T/3.2 gives identical exposure with any cine lens).  In short, benefits for shooting a production film.

Having to meet all these extra demands to me implies that -despite the premium price-, optical quality may be compromised a little if you look at the needs of a stills photographer. After all in any design, trade offs have to be made between different functionalities, there is no one tool that does it all perfectly.

Of course this is personal interpretation. I haven't physically seen let alone held a CN-E lens, but my guess is if you're fanatical about canon and cinema, this is obviously the way to go (and don't forget to bring a big pile of $$$).
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Re: Canon Cinema CN-E lenses compared to Canon EF
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2013, 04:00:22 PM »
No need for them to deliver higher resolution - 4K video is less than 10 MP in terms of stills resolution.  The 11-bladed apertures (IIRC) might make for some nice bokeh...
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2013, 04:00:22 PM »