The recent addition of version 1.2 firmware for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera has enabled F-stop values to be displayed when using supported Canon EF glass. Here is a list of the lenses that we've tested in our rentals fleet that work. We will continue adding to this list as we get a chance to try them.

L-Series Zoom Lenses - Working

EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM

EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

EF 70-200mm f/2.8 II USM


L-Series Primes - Working

EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM

EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

EF 35mm f/1.4L USM

EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

EF 100mm Macro f/2.8 IS USM


Not working -

EF 85mm f/1.2L USM (No f-stop showing, no iris or focus control)

EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM (f-stop showing info but iris does not change accordingly)

As we found out some EF glass has not been mapped out yet by Blackmagic and some doesn't work at all as lenses such as the 85mm f/1.2L USM require power from the lens mount to work the iris and focus mechanism (even when in manual mode).

Any in the above list of lenses that don't work have notes as to what works and what doesn't work with that lens. This list is correct as at Feb 2nd 2013.

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