Bank Accounts Beware: Canon Officially Announces a $78K Ultra Cine-Zoom – The 50-1000mm CINE-SERVO
Granted you have the ability to open a second mortgage and the desire to shoot cinematic moonscapes from here on Earth, Canon has had just the lens for you.
The company today officially announced the CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 lens for large sensor 4K-ready EF or PL mount cameras. The ultra-telephoto zoom, capable of shooting at 1500mm with the help of the built-in 1.5x extender, is being touted as “the world’s longest 4K ultra-telephoto zoom lens for large-format single-sensor cameras” – and for the $78,000 price tag, it better be.
For the price of a house in certain zip codes, the CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm packs all the bells and whistles you would come to expect in a lens of this caliber including programmable zoom and focus, and class leading image quality for 4K broadcasts – a market Canon’s C500 increasing find itself gaining ground in.
If your production house has the need and the budget, or if you’re a solo operation with deep enough pockets, be sure to check out all the pertinent information on Canon’s offical press release. The CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm is expected to be released in early 2015.