Canon Unveils New CN-E35mm T1.5 L F Cinema Prime Lens

Canon EF 35mm Cinema Prime Lens

Initially announced as under development just prior to NAB 2013, Canon has released a new cinema prime lens – the CN-E35mm T1.5 L F.

This new lens is a full frame EF-mount lens that marks the sixth lens in the EF cinema prime line-up. As a full frame lens, it is compatible with the Canon 1D C, 1D X, 5D Mark III and, of course, all EOS Cinema cameras with EF mounts.

Other lenses in the line-up include the 14mm24mm50mm85mm, and 135mm EF-mount Cinema prime lenses.

The Canon CN-E35mm T1.5 L F Cinema prime lens is expected to be available in December 2013 for $5,200.

 

Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.06

Aperture 3

Apple has issued an update to Digital Camera RAW 4.06, which adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’11:

You can download the update from Apple’s website.

90 Million Canon Lenses in the Wild

Canon 90 Million EF Lenses

Canon rolled its 90 millionth lens off the production line last week on May 23, 2013 – with the very popular EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM be the lucky lady. This big milestone comes less than 10 months after Canon produced its 80 millionth lens in August 2012. Canon hit the 60 million and 70 million EF lens milestone in 2011.

Canon EF Lens Production Timeline

  • 1987: EF lens production begins
  • 1995: 10 million lenses
  • 2001: 20 million lenses
  • 2006: 30 million lenses
  • 2008: 40 million lenses
  • 2009: 50 million lenses
  • Jan. 2011: 60 million lenses
  • Oct. 2011: 70 million lenses
  • Aug. 2012: 80 million lenses
  • May 2013: 90 million lenses

At this pace, expect that 100 million lens milestone to happen in early 2014, maybe even faster if Canon makes something hot happen with the EOS M system later this year.