Canon delivered the first CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 Ultra-Telephoto Zoom lens to L.A.-based rental company Otto Nemenz International. Otto Nemenz is the first facility in the U.S. to offer the lens for rental.
Canon introduced the lens in October of 2014. With a focal length of 75-1500mm (with its built-in 1.5x extender) and 20x magnification, this CINE-SERVO zoom lens offers cinematographers new possibilities for shooting scenes in HD, 2K and 4K on single-sensor cameras. Available in both EF- and PL- mount versions, the lens features a removable Digital Drive unit designed to support broadcast or cinema-style production.
“We are thrilled to be the first to purchase this new lens, a historic development in engineering,” said Otto Nemenz, founder and CEO of Otto Nemenz International and IATSE Local 600 member. “Our cinematographer clients are excited to get their hands on this lens and develop new filmmaking techniques using this product.”
The lens will be available for rental on April 23.