Canon Announces New Portable Zoom Lens Designed For 4K Broadcast Cameras

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MELVILLE, NY, September 5, 2019 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a frontrunner in digital imaging options, immediately introduced the launch of the CJ15ex4.3B, the newest addition to the Firm’s UHDxs collection of high-end, transportable zoom lenses for 4K broadcast cameras with 2/3-inch sensors. Delivering the excessive optical efficiency of the UHDxs collection, the CJ15ex4.3B possesses an industry-leading2 wide-focal size of 4.3mm and best-in-class1 most focal length1 of 65mm (130mm with built-in 2X extender), making it superb for producing high-quality video for a wide range of wants together with sports activities broadcasting and digital newsgathering.

By way of the optimum placement of fluorite, UD3 and Tremendous UD3 lenses in a multi-group optical configuration developed by Canon, the CJ15ex4.3B possesses glorious correction of conditions similar to colour bleeding and chromatic aberration. As well as, Canon’s proprietary Air Sphere Coating (ASC) helps scale back flaring and ghosting and offers nice visible expression with wealthy gradation, which is good for HDR and WCG taking pictures. The CJ15ex4.3B is the primary transportable broadcast lens to function Air Sphere Coating, which originated with Canon’s EF-mount pictures lenses.

The CJ15ex4.3B delivers 4K-quality efficiency whereas reaching a weight of solely roughly 4.eight kilos in a compact physique measuring roughly 6.Four inches x 4.2 inches x 9.eight inches. The lens additionally helps scale back the burden on digital camera operators by offering glorious optical efficiency in an ergonomically optimized package deal that’s demanded by professionals in fields similar to broadcast journalism and documentaries.

The primary utilization of this lens in the USA was on the latest NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis. The efficiency of the CJ15ex4.3B lens within the difficult surroundings of quick automobiles and flying particles left NHRA Expertise Govt Mike Rokosa enthusiastic in regards to the lens’ capabilities. “When producing a drag-racing telecast, one of our most important shots is a wide-angle shot on a jib arm to capture the pageantry and tension at the starting line, where the driver’s reaction times are measured in thousandths of a second and mean the difference between winning and losing a race that only lasts for a few seconds,” stated Rokosa. “I respect the fact that Canon likes to place their products in extreme conditions and our 11,000 horsepower dragsters are all of that. To bring an untested new design, unveil it at our event and for it to perform as it did was impressive. With cars traveling over 300 MPH, it is easy to lose focus or tracking on the cars. Not only was the lens able to capture the shots exactly as our director envisioned, but the added zoom range let us bring viewers even closer to the action.”

The Canon CJ15ex4.3B Transportable Zoom Lens is presently scheduled to be accessible to start with of 2020*. For extra info, please go to professional.usa.canon.com/broadcast.