NAB Updates: Canon adds new large format compact servo lens

Press Release - Sydney, 21 April 2017


Canon today announces the launch of its latest compact cine-servo lens – the CN-E70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S. Designed for professional and advanced amateur videographers using large-format, single-sensor cameras, it ensures that movies, documentaries, weddings and corporate videos can be captured with the upmost precision and quality. Offering an impressive focal length of 70-200mm in the Super 35 image circle, the versatile lens joins the CN-E18-80mm launched in 2016 and expands Canon’s line-up of large format compact servo lenses.

CN-E70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S – key benefits

  • High-quality features, low price tag
  • Engaging bokeh effect
  • Eliminate focus breathing
  • Superb 4K performance
  • Convenient servo grip

Incredible accuracy

With a powerful native optical zoom of 2.8x, precise focus and servo zoom functions, the CN-E70-200 opens up a variety of shooting opportunities. Even when the zoom is changed, the optics stay perfectly in focus, ideal of single users needing to quickly alter the shot without switching lens, such as in newsgathering. 

The new CN-E70-200 is a parfocal lens with three modes of image stabilisation. By combining the CN-E18-80 lens, videographers can enjoy a versatile focal range of 18-400mm[1], perfect for when filming must take place from a safe distance such as in sport. 

Designed to function with compatible detachable lens video cameras, the CN-E70-200 leverages a wide range of mount functions and super-fast autofocusing (AF). Powerful Dual Pixel CMOS AF enables a quick and accurate focus via a single button push (one-shot AF), while continuous AF allows for a subject to be tracked with no loss of focus, ideal for capturing wildlife footage. 

4K optical quality

Canon’s heritage in optical design and performance means the CN-E70-200 has super accurate resolving power; maintaining quality from the middle of the lens to the edge. The modulation transfer function has been specifically enhanced for the requirements of 4K cameras and with colour balance matched to other Canon cinema EOS lenses, the CN-E70-200 delivers exceptional image quality – whether filming in 4K or HD. 

Enhanced operability

Thanks to its compact size and light weight, the CN-E70-200 can be used in a range of challenging shooting scenarios such as on spider cameras or drones. This combined with its ergonomic design and optional Canon ZSG-C10 zoom grip, means the lens is able to unlock a broad range of new shooting styles. Attached to the body of the lens with a 20-pin cable, the ZSG-C10 allows for smooth remote activation of the zoom servo and one-shot AF. It can be operated while mounted on the lens barrel for comfortable shoulder-mounted shooting, or removed from the lens and operated by hand. The ZSG-C10 comprises an easy-to-use rocker switch, start/stop record button, one-shot AF button and an adjustable grip angle for optimum comfort.


The CN-E70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S will be available from October 2017. Prices will be set at dealer discretion.

[1] The CN-E70-200 supports the EF1.4 and 2.0X extenders to provide even greater focal range up to 400mm.