New anamorphic lens for Canon DSLR cameras

A new anamorphic lens for Canon DSLR cameras will be announced at this year's NAB show:

Introducing RH-1 Anamorphic Lens for Canon DSLR

We are extremely excited to introduce the new RH-1 Series lens for Canon DSLRs, compatible with the new 5D Mark III, 5D Mark II, 7D and others.

The RH-1 provides an ultra wide field of view, with no distortion, that's nearly double that of other ultra wide lenses currently on the market. The RH-1 f/2.8 is housed in a break resistant polymer composite.

There will be a lot more details about the lens, the U.S. release date and pricing at this year's NAB show in Las Vegas. Although an official price has not been confirmed, We are happy to announce that we'll be retailing the RH-1 lens for a price less than $600.

This entry was posted in Canon. Bookmark the permalink. Trackbacks are closed, but you can post a comment.
  • April fool

    They non for Nikon?

    • Donkies

      Nikon to Canon lens mount converter.

      • http://www.flickr.com/genotypewriter genotypewriter

        You can’t put Canon lenses on a Nikon.

        Please do a search before you post. It’s not difficult.

        • Donkies

          Sorry, I didn’t know that I thought I had seen a Canon lens to Nikon mount but it is simply not possibly because the Canon mount is bigger.

          • Iris Chrome

            No, Canon lenses have shorter flange distance than Nikon lenses which cannot be corrected by adding converters.

          • kelly

            Honest mistake:) People really don’t need to be so hard on eachother!

  • April fools?

    • http://www.hdcamteam.com HD Cam Team

      You got it! ;-)

  • http://twitter.com/#!/ZDP189 ZDP-189

    That sounds really exciting.

  • totalreader

    April 1st

    • http://twitter.com/#!/ZDP189 ZDP-189

      It’s listed on several April Fool’s lists, but I really don’t see why it’s impossibly far fetched.

      • grayscale

        Two words, “reflective sublimation”
        Look it up
        Also, look up gullible, it’s not actually an english word.
        It’s a Finnish word for a person who possesses many sea birds.

        • your dad

          learn how to spell… one word… “school”

  • D400

    >>The RH-1 provides an ultra wide field of view, with no distortion, that’s nearly double that of other ultra wide lenses currently on the market.

    >>We are happy to announce that we’ll be retailing the RH-1 lens for a price less than $600.

    Yeah right. you mean like, wider than the 180 degree fisheyes on the market???

    April fools.

    • Don Pope

      “field of view… nearly double that of other ultra wide lenses currently on the market”
      Since there are fisheyes that go to 180 degrees, this lens would have nearly 360 degrees.

      You can actually see behind you with this lens!

  • Hausen

    Obviously an April Fool. Canon wouldn’t charge less than 6-grand for something like that…

    • MJr

      It’s not from Canon.

  • http://www.gethincoles.com Gethin

    They obviously didn’t get the memo about making the april fools joke vaguely amusing

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/michalrosa/ Michal

    2.8? Screw you Canon, I was hoping for at least 1.2.

  • Antonio

    A fantastic product, just the kind of thing that can make me switch systems, if they only produce it for Canon!!!

    As a first order, I think I’ll buy at least 1000 and if it proves as good as they say my next pucrchase will be much, much higher. lol lol

  • jqnyc

    Who wants to bet we’re looking at f/5.6?

  • Alwyn

    This news makes me smile so big that you’d need an anamorphic lens to capture it!

  • http://shashinkaichiban1.wordpress.com Shashinka

    I love April’s fool’s day.

  • Bob

    Even if it’s true, there are anamorphic adapters on the market that cost a lot less and can be used with any of your existing lenses on any camera.

  • Bill j

    D800E in stock early would have been a better April 1 joke.

  • Iris Chrome

    Cyclops Lens!

  • Wow are u guys dumb

    Lol reflective sublimation.. If u guys didn’t pick up on that one u should have paid more attention in g 9 science class. Good effort PR

  • adoyle

    first footage of the new cannon anamorphot letter box 2000 with stefen seegul.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d82j_Qfp_VA

  • http://www.peanutbuttersports.smugmug.com Andrew Paul Bettridg

    They need to make this for Nikon now
    I would be first in line to get one of these for nikon

  • DeJuan Henderson

    I think of new anamorphic lens is going to be really nice. The only thing that would make this better would be if I actually won the lens…..

  • Back to top




// B&H PopView code