Canon announces mid-range broadcast zoom lens for UHD, 2/3in cameras.
Canon has launched UHD-DigiSuper 66, a mid-range telephoto zoom lens for 4K 2/3-inch UHD broadcast cameras. With 4K optical performance, the UHD-DigiSuper 66 has a 66x zoom ratio, making it ideal for sports and live event productions. Leveraging Canon’s Optical Shift Image Stabilizer (Shift-IS), this new lens provides both handling and operational controls similar to existing field zoom lenses for HDTV broadcast cameras, offering stable imaging and comfortable maneuverability during indoor and outdoor sports broadcasting, medium-size broadcasting vans and more.
The Canon UHD-DigiSuper (UJ66x9B) has a focal length range of 9mm to 600mm, and features a built-in 2x extender that allows users to double the zoom range capabilities of the lens – up to 1200mm on the telephoto end. Additionally, Canon’s proprietary Shift-IS technology delivers smooth imaging with minimal blur during 4K shooting: a scenario in which even the most minor vibrations can severely impact the image. The lens is also compatible with standard broadcast zoom and focus demands, allowing for easy integration into a production setup.
The UHD-DigiSuper is scheduled to begin shipping in fall 2018.
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