The History of Canon's CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm Lens

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<iframe width="728" height="409" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xpF_fV4Sm4g" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe><p>Canon has released a video detailing the history behind the Canon’s CINI-SERVO 50-1000mm lens.</p>
<p>Canon USA states:</p>
<blockquote><p>Cinematographer/filmmaker Ivo Norenberg approached Canon in 2010 with a request for an extreme lens. Ivo challenged Canon to produce a long zoom 4K Super 35mm lens tailored to the diverse needs of wildlife video production.</p></blockquote>
<p>It may be a “bit” over the top, but it’s an interesting video on a pretty amazing lens.</p>
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FramerMCB

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After watching this video, I'm even more convinced: "Canon is *******! ******* I say!!!" ;D
 

Talys

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Wow, that is amazing. The capabilities of that lens is spectacular. If I owned this beast, I would be convinced to be interested in 4k video, hahaha.

See, Canon made it small AND light! And it's attached to a mirrorless body!!
 

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Wow, when I see this it isn't gas I get, it's the urge to get into the wildest places to soak up everything that is there.

What a wolf experience. And, just think a tiny version of this experience is available to almost all of us just by attracting wildlife to our feeders. I know it's not the same but you can still observe the behaviour and be thrilled with the beauty. :)

Jack
 

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Jack Douglas said:
What a wolf experience. And, just think a tiny version of this experience is available to almost all of us just by attracting wildlife to our feeders. I know it's not the same but you can still observe the behaviour and be thrilled with the beauty. :)

I thought exactly the same thing. The wolf experience was amazing; the last shot where he went in all the way to the point where you could see the cubs coming out of the den was just awe-inspiring and immersive.

Did you guys notice at the end how he just threw the built-in teleconverter at the very end as an "oh and by the way"? LOL!!
 

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Talys said:
Jack Douglas said:
What a wolf experience. And, just think a tiny version of this experience is available to almost all of us just by attracting wildlife to our feeders. I know it's not the same but you can still observe the behaviour and be thrilled with the beauty. :)

I thought exactly the same thing. The wolf experience was amazing; the last shot where he went in all the way to the point where you could see the cubs coming out of the den was just awe-inspiring and immersive.

Did you guys notice at the end how he just threw the built-in teleconverter at the very end as an "oh and by the way"? LOL!!

It was very well done. It has to be one of the best commercials for a company ever! You knew it was all about Canon lenses, and the short was fascinating the whole way through.....
 

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Jack Douglas said:
Wow, when I see this it isn't gas I get, it's the urge to get into the wildest places to soak up everything that is there.

What a wolf experience. And, just think a tiny version of this experience is available to almost all of us just by attracting wildlife to our feeders. I know it's not the same but you can still observe the behaviour and be thrilled with the beauty. :)

Jack
I work regularly with Indian wolves and in my experience they are very shy even if pups are raised in captivity. Watching that video really made me jealous how close those Arctic wolves allowed him to get.
This was the closest I have ever managed to get to Indian wolves(on foot) and only because they were busy feeding on Chinkara(Indian gazelle) that the pack had managed to kill few minutes earlier.
Indian wolf by Chaitanya Shukla, on Flickr
 

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1500 mm f/11 or something? ;D
Interesting lens. Always on for street photographers with a stalking hobby ::)
 

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Yasko said:
1500 mm f/11 or something? ;D
Interesting lens. Always on for street photographers with a stalking hobby ::)

I'm sure that it will be even higher than that, since 1000mm is f/8.9.

However, there's still a lot of space between 1000-1500, where it will be a wider aperture; and also, it's extremely bright in the snow. Plus, the body will still produce excellent video given higher ISOs. I mean, look at that gorgeous night segment.

At 1000mm, you don't have to worry about staking... you can stalk from the second floor three buildings over :D
 

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Talys said:
Did you guys notice at the end how he just threw the built-in teleconverter at the very end as an "oh and by the way"? LOL!!

That was funny. Also when they said a "lightweight" lens ;D
 

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Adam, you need to get this Norenburg guy to ask Canon to make your 50mm lens for you. Apparently he has some pull with Canon that they just make him an "impossible" lens.
 

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Talys said:
Did you guys notice at the end how he just threw the built-in teleconverter at the very end as an "oh and by the way"? LOL!!

Can I get an EF-M mount adapter to go with that?

:p