Canon unveils Cine-Servo 25-250mm T2.95-3.95 Cinema Lens

Along with the new EOS C300 Mark III camera, Canon also introduced a new Cine-Servo 25-250mm T2.95-3.95 cinema lens that comes in both EF and PL mount options. While the EF mount version allows the lens to Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF, the PL mount option supports Cooke/i technology. The latest Canon CINE-SERVO 25-250mm delivers outstanding 4K optical performance and supports Super 35mm large-format cameras.

Just like the CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm & 17-120mm, the new Canon 25-250mm cinema lens also equips ultra-low dispersion glass and a large-diameter aspherical lens. These high-quality lens elements prevent issues like color fringing & chromatic aberration.

Built-in 1.5x Optical Extender

Although the latest Canon Cine-Servo 25-250mm T2.95-3.95 cinema lens comes features a high 10x zoom magnification, the camera also incorporates a built-in 1.5x optical extender that extends the zoom range up to 375mm (37mm to 375mm). When the extender is in use, the lens only loses one stop of light.

Full External Servo Control

Supporting full external servo control, the new Canon Cine-Servo 25-250mm ensures a smoother workflow for filmmakers. Cinematographers can also remove the drive unit for specific purposes. With just a press of a switch, the lens can zoom from end to end within just 0.5 seconds. The zoom speed is adjustable and the user can slow the speed setting all the way down to 300 seconds. Additionally, the user can view all of the drive settings on the drive unit’s LCD display.

Additional Features

With an 11 blade aperture diaphragm, the new Canon CINE-SERVO 25-250mm T2.95-3.95 cinema lens achieves a desirable round bokeh effect.

Just like the 17-120mm, the 25-250mm lens also features a macro function to enable close-up shooting. The lens allows a filmmaker to get as close as 1.2 m / 4.0’ to the subject.

The latest CINE-SERVO 25-250mm T2.95-3.95 also features 16-bit high resolution metadata output to establish connection with the virtual studio systems.

Canon Cine-Servo 25-250mm T2.95-3.95 Cinema Lens Specifications

Canon CINE-SERVO 25-250mm T2.95-3.95
Product CategoryCINE-SERVO Lens
Mount OptionsEF / PL
Zoom Ratio10X
Focal Length25-250mm
Focal Length w/ Extender37.5-375mm
Aperture Blades11
Minimum shooting distance1.2 m / 4.0’
Front Diameter114mm
Weather SealedYes
Dimensions (W x H x D)PL: approx. 7.6″ x 5.2″ x 10.8″
EF: approx. 7.6″ x 5.2″ x 11.1″
Weight6.7 lb. (3.06 kg)

Canon Cine-Servo 25-250mm T2.95-3.95 Cinema Lens Price and Availability

The Canon CINE-SERVO 25-250mm T2.95-3.95 (CN10x25 IAS S) is available to preorder at a retail price of $29,999 USD.

Statement from Executive Vice President of Canon (U.S.A)

“As the lines between broadcast, cinematic and commercial productions continue to blur, it becomes more important to have a seamless product line that can provide solutions across a broad scope of applications. The CINE-SERVO lens family combines outstanding performance and an unmatched focal range from 17mm up to 1500mm in the three-lens family. The new CINE-SERVO 25-250mm lens adds a great deal of versatility to the lineup, and will soon be a favorite of productions large and small.”

Tatsuro “Tony” Kano, executive vice president of the Canon U.S.A., Inc. Imaging Technologies and Communications Group.
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