Lenses to be Compatible with Super 35mm Cameras by Exchanging Relay Parts
Canon has announced a dedicated relay kit for the FLEX ZOOM LENS lineup. The release dates are as follows.
- Relay Kit RL-S1 (for CN-E20-50mm T2.4 LF/FP) : Late June 2023
- Relay Kit RL-S2 (for CN-E45-135mm T2.4 LF/FP) : Late October 2023
The relay kit is Canon’s first relay replacement accessory. The CN-E20-50mm and CN-E45-135mm cinema lenses equipped with a full-size sensor can be used as a camera with a super 35mm sensor by replacing the relay part of the optical system part that converts the image circle. Combined with the optical performance and data communication function with various cameras, it can meet a wide range of on-site needs.
When the relay kit is replaced, the focal length and maximum aperture ratio will change. The CN-E25-50mm has a focal length of 14-35mm, and the CN-E45-135mm has a focal length of 31.5-95mm. The brightness can be shot from T2.4 to T1.7 at the widest aperture across the entire zoom range, enabling impressive image expression with a shallow depth of field.