Canon CN-E 18-80mm T4.4 EF Compact Servo Zoom Lens Overview with Simeon Quarrie

Yesterday we had an amazing Hands-On Open Day and a 1st UK Exclusive for the brand new Canon CN-E 18-80mm T4.4 L IS KAS S Compact Servo Zoom lens. We would like to thank all our attendees, who visited our Teddington branch and were some of the lucky 1st in the UK to get hands-on with this fantastic lens. We truly believe this lens will have a huge impact on documentary productions and events where you have to be quick on your feet and have a great zoom lens to match.

And course a huge thank you to our good friend and Canon Ambassador Simeon Quarrie, who as usual, was a star during the event. Check out the quick video we did with him going over the main features of the canon 18-80mm lens and latest firmware update for the Canon EOS C300 Mark II camera.

Canon CN-E 18-80mm T4.4 IS KAS S Key Features (when used with Canon EOS Cinema cameras like C100 II and C300 II)

  • Peripheral illumination correction for reduced lens vignetting and maintenance of even illumination from corner to corner.
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF): Fast smooth and consistent auto-focus, including the ability to track moving subjects and achieve more natural focus pulls/transitions.
  • One-shot AF: Quickly focus on the main subject at the centre of the screen with one button. This feature is excellent for grabbing shots or when you are prioritising focus in the centre of the screen.
  • Continuous AF: Keep the subject at the centre of the screen in focus automatically. Gives users the ability to track subjects at the centre of the screen automatically.
  • Push Auto Iris: Compensates backlit/difficult lighting situations during manual shooting. Automatically adjusts the aperture for an optimal exposure.

Additional Key Features/Highlights 

  • 4K Resolving power producing exceptionally high quality images
  • 4.4x zoom ratio (18mm to 80mm) with a constant T4.4 aperture maintained across the entire zoom range
  • 3x image stabilisation modes for fluid handheld work
  • Canon EF mount - offers support for fast and accurate Dual Pixel CMOS auto focus
  • 9 blade iris for a pleasing ‘bokeh’
  • Lightwieght at just 1.2kg
  • Minimal focus breathing thanks to the 3-group inner focus system
Canon CN-E 18-80mm Compact Zoom

One important note is that the zoom rocker pictured on right side in the photo above is a separate purchase (at the moment it is priced at £338 + VAT) so worth to bear that in mind when purchasing the lens.

The Canon 18-80mm Compact Servo zoom lens is expected to land with us in November. You can place your order here directly on our website, or alternatively give us a call on 0208 977 1222 to avoid long waiting times as we expect this lens to be in huge demand, and we've already taken quite a few pre-orders.