Canon CN-E 70-200mm T4.4 hands-on video at NAB 2017

Canon CN-E 70-200mm T4.4 at a glance:

  • Covers Super 35 Sensor Size
  • Suitable for 4K, HDR Image Capture
  • Widely Used 70-200mm Focal Range
  • Parfocal to Maintain Focus While Zooming
  • Constant T4.4 Across Entire Zoom Range
  • Optional EF 1.4x III & EF 2x Extenders
  • Color-Matches Other Canon Cine Lenses
  • Click-Less Iris Control
  • 9-Blade Iris for Smooth Bokeh
  • Optional Servo-Grip Controller

Pre-order available at B&H Photo

News Shooter had a chance for a hands-on with the new compact and lightweight Canon CN-E 70-200mm T4.4 lens.

Canon announce CN-E 70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S Cinema lens

Canon Announce CN-E 70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S Cinema Lens

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Canon press release:

Canon Adds Versatility to Family of High-Quality, Affordable Compact-Servo Lenses with New 70-200mm Telephoto Zoom Lens

New Lens Features 4K Optical Performance, Servo Drive Unit, Image Stabilization, Autofocus and Auto Iris Functions*, Ideal for ENG, Documentary, and Budding Filmmakers

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 20, 2017 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce today the new COMPACT-SERVO 70-200mm Telephoto Zoom Lens (model name CN-E 70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S), a compact and lightweight 4K lens constructed for users that demand versatility and portability. A bridge between traditional Canon EF lenses and CN-E cinema lenses, the COMPACT-SERVO 70-200mm can be ideal for filmmakers and documentary shooters who want the control and quality of cinema optics with the lightweight, compact design and features of Canon’s EF lenses.

The second in a new class of Canon lenses, the COMPACT-SERVO 70-200mm Telephoto Zoom Lens is a cinema-style lens that includes a servo drive unit as a standard feature. Additionally, the lens incorporates Image Stabilization, Autofocus, and Auto Iris functionality*, three extremely useful features not commonly found in cinema lenses, but are popular in EF lenses. The lens also provides high image quality that supports 4K image productions and was designed to be utilized in a variety of shooting styles including, hand-held, shoulder mounted, and tripod mounted.

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Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 VC G2 Review (D. Abbott)

Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 VC G2 Review (D. Abbott)

Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 VC G2 :Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

At a glance:

  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • One XLD Element, Five LD Elements
  • eBAND, BBAR, and Fluorine Coatings
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive Autofocus Motor
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Removable Arca-Compatible Tripod Mount
  • Rounded Nine-Blade Diaphragm

Another interesting lens has gone through the reviewing efforts of photographer Dustin Abbott. He reviewed the new Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 VC G2 (model A025). It appears Tamron hit the mark with this lens.

D. Abbott writes in the conclusion:

There’s a good reason why Tamron has far more buzz over this G2 lens than they did over the previous generation lens. It was a very good lens, but the A025 is basically better in every way than the A009, which, shockingly, includes price (in most markets). In the US, for example, the A009 retailed for $1499 a few months ago, but the A025 (with all of these improvements) actually comes to market at $1299. While that isn’t “cheap” in an absolute sense, when you compare it to the essentially $2000 price tag for the Canon 70-200L II and the nearly $2800 for the Nikon 70-200 FL ED it becomes one of the great bargains of the year. Autofocus accuracy is exceptional, though the slight edge on focus lock speed goes to the Canon. The image quality is improved across the board from the original and is clearly competitive with the first party offerings.

Below you have D. Abbott’s videos with the review. However, a lot of people prefers to go for a written review (I do), so you may want to head over to Dustin Abbott’s review. The videos below are about Image Quality Breakdown, then Focus Breathing, and  finally the full review, which lasts 19 minutes and gives you very good overview but you’ll miss the sample pictures in the written review.

These Canon cameras and lenses reached end of life cycle

canonCanon Professional Network lets members know that a list of Canon gear is no longer serviced (at least in Europe). The listed products have reached the end of their service period. As Canon Europe puts it:

As a product reaches the end of its serviceable lifetime, Canon Europe can no longer guarantee that repairs will be possible due to the supply of spare parts.

These Canon products are no longer serviced:
  • Canon EOS 50D
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
  • Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM
  • Canon Extender EF1.4x II
  • Canon Extender EF2x II
  • Canon Battery Grip BG-E2

Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 review (ephotozine)

tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8

Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2

Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 at a glance:

  • Canon EF-Mount/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • One XLD Element, Five LD Elements
  • eBAND, BBAR, and Fluorine Coatings
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive Autofocus Motor
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Removable Arca-Compatible Tripod Mount
  • Rounded Nine-Blade Diaphragm

Tamron announced a very interesting lens with the SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2. ephotozine posted their review, and they appear to be quite fond of the SP 70-200mm F/2.8. Quoting:

The Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens is on the same level playing field as lenses costing up to twice as much, punching far above its weight. It may not have the same silky smoothness in operation as its more expensive competition, but it delivers the goods, making no compromise on image quality.

Add to that the amazing VC system and moisture and dust resistance and Tamron have a definite winner on their hands. Read the review…

The SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 is in stock and ready to ship at $1,299:  Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon.

Product description after the break.

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