Adorama Offering 0% Financing on Canon Cine Cameras and Lenses

Canon C500

The expense of Canon EOS Cinema cameras and lenses is no secret. With cameras over $25k and lenses around $45k, they are out of reach for most people’s purchasing plans.

While I certainly don’t recommend anyone go into debt to purchase a camera, there are working pros who certainly stand to benefit from Adorama’s 0% financing of Canon’s EOS Cinema line. The deal applies for purchases of relevant EOS Cinema gear and provides 0% financing over a 24-month term.

Don’t get ahead of yourself though – Canon C100 payments would otherwise cover a lightly-used Honda Civic, while Canon C500 payments would put you in the range of Range Rover payments.

Details are available on the respective product pages here at Adorama.

New Canon EOS Cinema Cameras/Lenses Coming to NAB 2013

Canon EOS Cinema Camera

With NAB 2013 just around the corner in April, expect to hear some new rumors on video-related gear. To that end, the latest rumors point to a new Canon EOS Cinema camera situated between the Canon C100 and C300 and offering a PL and EF mount version.

No additional details on the specs of such camera at this point, but there will be plenty more at or before NAB 2013.

Additionally, two new Canon Cinema lenses are expected – a zoom and a prime. Canon’s Cinema zoom lenses have been $40k+ and cover an APS-C image circle, while the prime lenses are full frame and have been in the $5k+ range. I would expect these to follow suit.

[via CR]

Canon EF Cinema Lenses Detailed

Canon 24mm Cinema Prime

Canon has revealed details on seven new EOS Cinema lenses for the new EOS C300 camera and the upcoming 4K DSLR camera.

The lenses are high-end cinema lenses rated better than 4K resolution.  The new CN-E24mm T1.5 L F, CN-E50mm T1.3 L F and CN-E85mm T1.3 L F lenses are designed for all current Canon EOS sensor formats, including full frame coverage on the 5D Mark II and 1D X.  The 24mm and 50mm lenses will be available in July 2012, while the 85mm is set for an August 2012 release.  All three new cinema primes retail for $6800.

The 14.5-60mm (Jan. 2012) and 30-300mm (Mar. 2012) cinema zoom lenses ring in at $45,000 and $47,000, respectively.  Note that these lenses are only compatible with Super 35 / APS-C format image sensors.

More details in the press release below. [Read more…]