Canon 50-1000mm Cine Servo T5-8.9

Canon 50-1000mm Cine Servo T5-8.9

The Canon 50-1000mm is an ultra-telephoto zoom lens with a cine-servo motor, useful in both broadcast and cinema-style productions. This lens covers Super 35 sensors and mounts to any EF or PL mount camera. The 50-1000 is a 20x zoom range that’s perfect for shooting sports,  documentaries, live performances, and anything needing a wide range of focal lengths.

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1000mm on a Super 35mm sensor is good for shooting closeups at about 100 feet. The lens is exceptionally crisp for such a telephoto zoom, with most distortion coming from atmospheric changes as opposed to optical aberrations. The lens includes a built-in 1.5x extender, effectively making it a 75-1500mm lens as well. Even at 1500mm, the resolution on Super 35 sensors exceeds 4K. The lens is a popular rental with Super 35mm cameras like the Canon C300 Mark III.

The Canon 50-1000mm Cine Servo is compact (as far as 1000mm zooms go) at 16 inches long and 15 pounds. It’s parfocal and minimum focus is 138″.  The zoom has a 12-pin serial connection for communication with the camera body, and the FIZ motor is removable. Note that if removing Canon’s motors to mount your own, the focus ring has both 0.8 and 0.5 pitch gears, but the iris and zoom have only 0.5 pitch gears. The lens has a front diameter of 136mm.

Any lens this large requires significant support. We suggest scheduling a prep day before your rental, and using 19mm rods and a very steady tripod.


Lens Specifications
Focal LengthApertureClose FocusFront DiameterSensor CoverageMount
50-1000mmT5-8.911’5″136mmS35PL or EF
75-1500mmT7.5-13.3511’5″136mmS35PL or EF

Rental Includes

  • Canon 50-1000mm T5 Cine Servo
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Support Foot
  • Canon Servo Unit
  • 24″ Dovetail Plate
  • 2x 19mm Rods
  • ARRI LS-9 Lens Support
  • P-tap to Canon 12-Pin Hirose Cable


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