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Canon 50-1000mm CINE-SERVO CN20x50 Cinema Zoom T5.0-8.9 - EF Mount

Abel Code: CN-0438C001
Mfr. Code: 0438C001
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4K optical performance with up to 20x magnification and a 50-1000mm zoom range (75-1500mm with built-in 1.5x Extender). This CINE-SERVO lens with an EF mount includes a 11-blade aperture diaphragm and weighs only 14.6 lb (6.6 kg).
Key Highlights
  • EF Mount
  • Programmable Zoom/Focus/Iris positions
  • Removable Drive Unit
Sale: $67,700.00


The Canon 50-1000mm CINE-SERVO CN20x50 Cinema Zoom T5.0-8.9 - EF Mount ultra-telephoto zoom lens provides 4K performance for Super35mm large-format single-sensor cameras and accommodates either broadcast or cinema-style production due to its removable Digital Drive unit. Available in EF or PL Mount versions (this lens features an EF Mount), this lens delivered at release the world's longest focal length (75-1500mm with its built-in 1.5x extender) and highest (20x) magnification among current super 35mm zoom lenses. The lens is great for sports, nature documentaries, and other types of long-zoom field production yet it's easy to carry with a compact form factor of only 15.9 inches in length and a weight of 14.6 lb. It can be used with major brands of single-sensor Super35mm cameras and conform to industry-standard camera-to-lens communication protocols, including 12-pin serial communication (common to major broadcast camera brands) and Cooke's /i Technology.

The CN20x50 CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 ultra-telephoto zoom lens allows for the close-up 4K imaging of wildlife subjects while still maintaining the physical distances necessary. Ruggedly built, its removable Digital Drive unit allows for broadcast-style operation with a convenient zoom/rocker switch, programmable zoom and focus settings, and data connections for use with broadcast-type field/studio zoom and focus servo-demand controls. Removal of the Drive unit enables Cinema-style operation.

This lens features clearly engraved barrel markings, an 11-blade iris to help achieve smooth bokeh backgrounds, and compatibility with lens-support rods, matteboxes, and other cinema accessories.


  • Ultra Telephoto 50-1000mm (75-1500mm with Built-In 1.5x Extender)
  • Amazingly high zoom ratio of 20x
  • 4K Optical performance throughout the 20x zoom range or even when the 1.5x extender is used
  • Designed for Super35mm large-format single-sensor cameras (Dia. 31.4mm)
  • Designed for both cinema style and broadcast applications
  • 11-Blade iris for natural out of focus background
  • Enhanced servo drive unit with various user setting capabilities
  • Slow zoom capability of 180 sec. or quick zoom of 1.5 sec. from wide end to tele end
  • Multiple communication capability with compatible cameras
  • 16-Bit precise metadata output for virtual studio systems
  • High durability and ruggedness


What's in the Box

  • Canon 50-1000mm CINE-SERVO CN20x50 Cinema Zoom T5.0-8.9 - EF Mount with Detachable Drive Servo
  • Front Cap
  • Rear Cap


Key Highlights

  • EF Mount
  • Programmable Zoom/Focus/Iris positions
  • Removable Drive Unit
  • Dual focus markings: feet/meters
  • For Broadcast or Cinema

Lens Characteristics

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Aperture Range:
T5.0 - T8.9
Minimum Focus Distance:
11.5' - (approx. 3.5m)
Max Angle of View:
27.6degrees - Aspect Ratio 1.78:1 Dimensions 24.6x13.8mm 27.6° x 15.7° at 50mm
29.4degrees - Aspect ratio 1.9:1 Dimensions 26.2x13.8mm 29.4° x 15.7° at 50mm
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