he new Canon CN-E 135mm T2.2 Cinema Prime hire lens features a host of optical and mechanical enhancements, making the CN-E 135mm lens a supreme rental choice for available-light cine and TV recording. The Canon 50mm cinema hire lens’ 11-blade iris provides simply stunning circular bokeh. Features include super-smooth and totally manual focus and iris ring controls, and standard placement of gear rings for quick changes to other EF Cinema fixed-focal length hire lenses. The front barrel diameter of the Canon 135mm T2.2 is a consistent 114mm for all Canon Cinema Prime Lenses, simplifying fitting into matte boxes or when using front-end accessories like filters and shades. The 135mm in particular provides an incredible depiction of short telephoto scenes, and a 300 degree barrel rotation significantly assists accurate focus, especially when working at wider apertures.
Compared to regular EF lenses, the Cinema Primes have been optimised for video shooters, featuring delightful bokeh rendition, excellent handling of flare and impressive overall sharpness. One of the most significant differences is a longer focus throw, allowing for greater precision in manual focusing and also continuous iris adjustment. Furthermore, rock solid construction means these lenses are suitable for the most rugged of environments and very much designed to stand the test of time.
Whether using a Cinema EOS camera (C100, C300, C500), or seeking to shoot with an EOS HD-SLR ) the CN-E range of cinema primes provide the sole cost effective solution capable of covering a full 35mm image and at 4k resolution, alongside the Zeiss Cinema Primes also available for hire.