Controlling zoom on the EOS C500 Mark II

Article ID: ART176480 | Date published: 02/04/2020 | Date last updated: 02/04/2020


In CAMERA mode, you can use the camera to zoom when an EF cinema/bvroadcast lens compatible with zoom operation or an EF lens integrated with an optional PZ-E1 Power Zoom Adapter is attached to the camera.
You can also zoom remotely using Browser Remote on a connected network device.



Required settings on EF Cinema lenses and broadcast lenses
To operate the zoom from the camera, you will need to enable automatic adjustment using the controls on the lens. Required settings vary depending on the lens. Refer to the following table and the instruction manual of the lens used.
Lens Part used on the lens Setting for automatic adjustment
CN7x17 KAS S/E1,
CN20x50 IAS H/E1
Zoom operation change-over knob SERVO
CN-E18-80mm T4.4 L IS KAS S,
CN-E70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S
Zoom change-over switch SERVO
EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM* Zoom mode switch PZ (Power Zoom)
* When using the optional PZ-E1 Power Zoom Adapter, make the required setting on the PZ-E1, not the lens.
  1. Enable automatic zoom adjustment on the lens.
  2. Select MENU > [ Camera Setup] > [Camera Grip Zoom] > [On].
  3. Select MENU > [ Camera Setup] > [Camera Grip Zoom Speed] > Desired zoom speed.
    • Zoom speeds are constant; [1] being the slowest and [16] the fastest.
  4. After closing the menu, use the joystick on the camera grip to zoom.
    • Push the joystick up to zoom in (telephoto) and push it down to zoom out (wide-angle).


  • When an optional RC-V100 Remote Controller is connected to the camera and the lens is correctly set, you can zoom with the remote controller's ZOOM dial.
  • When using slow zoom speeds, it may take longer for the lens to start moving.

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