The Canon CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 ultra-telephoto zoom lens supports 4K production for Super35mm PL large-format single-sensor cameras, and its removable Digital Drive unit allows for both broadcast and cinema-style recording. The lens boasts the world's longest focal length (75-1500mm with its built-in 1.5x extender) and highest magnification (20x) of any 35mm zoom lens as of October 16, 2014. The lens optimizes 4K, UHD, and HD long-zoom field production, including sports and nature documentaries, yet remains comparatively portable at 15.9 inches long and 14.6 pounds. It is compatible with major brands of single-sensor Super35mm cameras, and conforms to industry-standard camera-to-lens communication protocols, including 12-pin serial communication (common to major brand broadcast cameras) and Cooke’s /i Technology.
The CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 ultra-telephoto zoom lens provides close-up 4K imaging of wildlife while allowing the requisite distance between photographer and subject. The lens’ wide range allows for rapidly switching between close-ups and wide shots without having to change lenses. The rugged, removable Digital Drive unit optimizes broadcast-style operation with a handy zoom/rocker switch, programmable focus and zoom settings, and data connections for use with focus servo-demand and broadcast-style field/studio zoom controls. Conversely, cinema-style operation can be readily achieved by removing the Digital Drive. The lens barrel is clearly engraved, an 11-blade iris helps achieve smooth “bokeh” backgrounds, and the lens is compatible with support rods, matte boxes, and various other accessories.
Ultra Telephoto 50-1000mm (75-1500mm with Built-In 1.5x Extender). The CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 ultra-telephoto zoom lens delivers the long focal length performance demanded by today's users of single-sensor large-format cameras for broadcast sports, nature cinematography, and digital filmmaking. With the world's longest focal length (75-1500mm with its built-in 1.5x extender) and highest (20x) magnification among super 35mm zoom lenses as of August 31, 2014, the CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 ultra-telephoto zoom lens offers new creative opportunities possibilities for today's growing community of 4K, UHD, and HD image makers.