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Canon Announces First in New Series of EF Cinema Lenses that Offers Excellent Handling and Operability to Meet Diverse Shooting Needs

SINGAPORE, 14 April 2016 – Canon today announced the launch of the new addition to the Company's EF Cinema Lens lineup with the introduction of the first in the new COMPACT-SERVO series of lenses: the CN-E18-80mm T4.4 L IS KAS S. This new lens, for use with super 35mm sensor-equipped 4K and HD cameras, employs an EF mount and realizes a compact, lightweight1 body design representative of this new lens series.

The CN-E18-80mm T4.4 L IS KAS S features an 18 – 80mm2 focal length range, a level of optical performance supporting use with 4K cameras and HD cameras, and excellent operability and handling to accommodate varied shooting styles. Facilitating not only the use of a tripod or rig, but handheld and shoulder-mounted shooting, the new Canon cinema lens serves the needs of a diverse range of on-location shooting situations ranging from weddings, serial dramas and commercials, documentaries, to journalism.

This lightweight, compact cinema lens from Canon features a built-in motorized zoom mechanism enabling smooth zooming performance while also permitting manual operability, making it ideal for single-operator productions. Additionally, by pairing the new lens with the new ZSG-C10 dedicated grip (sold separately) users can realize enhanced flexibility for shoulder mounted use and rig use, facilitating diverse shooting styles beyond the use of tripods and hand-held use.

Bringing together Canon's cutting-edge optical technologies, the new CN-E18-80mm T4.4 L IS KAS S delivers a high level of imaging performance supporting use with 4K cameras, maintaining 4K-resolution performance across the entire zoom range as well as from the center of the image to the outer edges. Furthermore, an image stabilizing lens mechanism that prevents a loss of focus even while zooming and a shift-type optical vibration isolator zoom mechanism which minimizes lens shake enable smooth video capture in high-definition, rich with a sense of realism, fostering impressive visual expression.

The CN-E18-80mm T4.4 L IS KAS S and ZSG-C10 dedicated grip will go on sale in November.

1 Measuring approximately 93.4 (W) x 107.2 (H) x 182.2mm (L), and weighing approximately 1.2kg
2 Equivalent to a 35mm full-size range of 27.6 – 123mm

About Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Canon is a global leader in photographic and digital imaging solutions. Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd. is the headquarters for South & Southeast Asia driving sales, marketing and service strategies. Besides handling the domestic market, the company leads 18 other countries including subsidiaries in India, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The parent company Canon Inc. has a global network of close to 300 companies and employs close to 200,000 people worldwide. It is dedicated to the advancement in technology and innovation and commits more than 8% of its total revenue each year to R&D. Canon is consistently one of the top few companies to earn the most number of patents over the last 20 years. As a Fortune Global 500 company, Canon is guided by its kyosei philosophy that focuses on living and working together for the common good. 

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