This stellar lens is designed to be versatile while still over-delivering when it comes to quality. With 7x magnification and 17mm-120mm focal length, the Canon CN7x17 offers stunning 4K performance, and can be used on handheld, compact, shoulder or tripod assisted mounts. Leveraging Canon’s vast experience in TV lens production, the 4K-capable CN7x17 KAS is available in both EF (/E1 version) and PL mounts (/P1 version), for use with large sensor cameras in broadcast and movie applications.
In the hands
The Canon CN7x17’s rugged build offers reliable weatherproof and shockproof features, helping it to excel and deliver an outstanding performance in any environment. It’s also lightweight, at only 2.9KG, and compact, so this lens will rest comfortably on your shoulder.
The Canon CN7x17 lens can be used for most shooting situations. It offers great versatility thanks to its 7x zoom, and 17-120mm focal length with a maximum T-number of T2.95. The Canon CN7x17 lens is also perfect for ENG-style shooting, where a high quality zoom is required, ideal for broadcasting work such as documentary, narrative drama and factual shoots, as well as corporate and sporting events.
The flexible Canon CN7x17 lens has been designed to be compatible with accessories typically used in movie and broadcast situations. The servo drive unit enables use in broadcast-style recording unlike impractical cine lenses, and is excellent for shooting scenarios where mobility is key. The option for EF and PL-mounts maximises compatibility between different camera systems too.
Features you need to know about
Not only does the CN7x17 support 4K resolutions, it incorporates an 11-blade diaphragm to show out of focus areas more softly and attractively too.
A 3-group inner focus system has been developed to reduce breathing. The focus ring rotation at 180° allows for the balancing of 4K imaging at speed, which is essential for broadcast use.
The Canon CN7x17 also now features metric and imperial markings located on the lens ring, with scale marks on two sides, and the aforementioned flexible focus ring offering both 0.8 and 0.5 gear pitch.
The Canon CN7x17 works as a fantastic companion to the Sony PMW-F5/F55 and ARRI AMIRA, for all types of broadcasting work.
Canon CN7x17 Lens Highlights
|Mount||EF (/E1 variant);|
PL (/P1 variant)
|Focal Length||17 - 120mm|
|Maximum Relative Aperture||1:2.95 at 17 - 91mm|
1:3.9 at 120mm
|Angular Field of View||1.9: 26.2 x 13.8mm:|
75.2° x 44.2° at 17mm
12.5° x 6.6° at 120mm
|MOD from Image Sensor||0.85m|
|Object Dimensions at MOD||1.9: 26.2 x 13.8mm:|
92.1 x 48.5cm at 17mm
12.7 x 6.7cm at 120mm
|Approx Size (W x H x L)||EF mount: 174.2 x 125.0 x 262.9mm|
PL mount: 174.2 x 125.0 x 254.9mm
|Pitch of Follow Focus Gear||0.8|