By Dan Chung
I’ve just spend a fascinating two days at Canon’s European launch of the C300 cameras in Berlin. Whilst the camera was the star of the show Canon also took the opportunity to unveil four new prototype Cine lenses currently under development.
They would not give exact specifications and the prototypes were kept safely behind glass.
The most interesting lenses were a new wide zoom and tele zoom. These are much smaller than the already announced 14.5-60mm and 30-300mm lenses and I’m told they should be cheaper too. They only showed the lenses in an EOS mount, it’s unclear if PL mount versions will be offered.
There were also two new EOS Cine primes to add to the three launched with the camera. Focal lengths were not specified but one looks to be a ultrawide, perhaps a 14mm or 18mm.
Also in the cabinet was the prototype Canon 4K Cinema DSLR. Nothing new was said about the camera and Canon would not commit to any possible launch date.
I’ll be giving my considered thoughts on the C300 in a later post so stay tuned.