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Canon Cinema-Servo Zoom 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 w/ servo & 1.5x extender - PL Mount

Abel Code: c501000pl
Mfr. Code: 0438C002
Canon Cinema-Servo Zoom 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 w/ servo & 1.5x extender - PL Mount
Key Highlights
  • For Broadcast or Cinema
  • Dual focus markings: feet/meters
  • Removable Drive Unit


The Canon CN20x50 CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 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 one is a PL 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

  • 1 x Canon Cinema-Servo Zoom 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 w/ servo & 1.5x extender - PL Mount


Key Highlights

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

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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