A lot of new PL mount Servo lenses have come out over the past few years so it’s no surprise that Canon is aggressively pursuing that market. Their new Canon CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 lens covers a crazy large focal range and will definitely be valuable to people who shoot sports, wildlife, documentaries, or even news.
The Canon 50-1000mm even has a built in 1.5x extender that will turn it in to an even more impressive 75-1500mm. The lens, probably as you expected, will have a variable aperture. It’s widest will be a 5.0 between the 50-560mm range. Near the end of the lenses range when using the doubler, the maximum aperture is down to a 13.35. Obviously not a lens that would get much, if any, non-cinema indoor use. It also weighs a whopping 14.5 lbs! Not the lightest and most portable of lenses.
The Canon 50-1000mm Cine-Servo lens is going to be available in both EF and PL mounts. Hopefully our friends over at Duclos will make a multi-mount for it (it’s on our Christmas wish list!). If you’re salivating over the lens make sure you have a high limit on your credit card, because it costs a cool $78,000. It is expected to be available in early 2015.
Our Canon CN-E lens rentals are a very popular choice among our clients so we will likely be adding one of these big boys to our rental inventory when available.
Would you shoot with the new Canon 50-1000mm?