Canon Launches UHD DigiSuper 122, UHD DigiSuper 111 Broadcast Lenses

Canon has bolstered its 2/3in UHD broadcast lens range with the launch of two new broadcast field zoom lenses in 4K Premium optical quality. Firstly, the UHD DigiSuper 122, with a 122:1 zoom range (8.2 – 1000 mm) and secondly, the UHD DigiSuper 111, which offers a long focal length and high zoom ratio for a wide range of shooting scenarios.

UHD DigiSuper 122 and UHD DigiSuper 111

The UHD DigiSuper 122 and UHD DigiSuper 111 have optical performance, exceeding 4K expectations with broad ranging focal lengths and high zoom ratios. Achieving descriptive power and outstanding colour reproduction, from the wide end to the telephoto end, these lenses allow realistic and high-resolution shooting - ideal for outdoor sports broadcasting, as well as indoor events, such as concerts.

Canon’s flagship field zoom broadcast lens, the UHD DigiSuper 122 has a zoom ration of 122x from a widest angle of 8.2 mm to 1000 mm at the telephoto end. Whilst the UHD DigiSuper 111, with a 111x zoom ratio and a focal length range of 8.3 mm to 925 mm aims to become a golden standard amongst broadcast productions where high zoom ratio is required.

Guaranteed optical excellence

Featuring optimal lens placement, upmost precision and first-class design, both lenses deliver performance beyond 4K, guaranteeing high-resolution and high-contrast video capture from the centre of the screen to the very edges. These broadcast lenses are also the first to utilise Canon’s proprietary Air Sphere Coating (ASC), which reduces flaring and ghosting – ideal for shooting in HDR and Wide Color Gamut (WCG). 

The CJ25ex7.6B portable zoom is suited to UHD HDR production.

The CJ25ex7.6B portable zoom is suited to UHD HDR production.

CJ25ex7.6B Portable Zoom

Canon also launched a portable zoom lens in the UHDxs series for 4K broadcast cameras with 2/3-inch sensors. The CJ25ex7.6B features fluorite and Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) glass, and a proprietary optical design focused on the optimal placement of elements. This reduces chromatic aberration from the centre to the edge of the image, across the entire zoom range. This CJ25ex7.6B offers a 25x zoom ratio, covering a focal length range from 7.6 mm at the wide end to 190 mm at the telephoto end, to support a broad range of shooting scenarios.

The lens coating technology and design prevents reflections within the lens barrel, reducing ghosting and flaring. This maximises the colour reproduction which is ideal for HDR and WCG video shooting. Alongside its 4K optical performance, the CJ25ex7.6B offers a compact and lightweight body design that weighs approximately 1.99 kg and measures of 169.6 (width) x 114.1 (height) x 223.3 (length) mm. The lens is ideal for a wide range of indoor and outdoor shooting scenarios, including sporting events and news reportage.

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