Canon To Show New 2/3-inch 4K Broadcast Lenses

Looking to address the demand for affordable, high-quality 4K UHD lenses for television news and sports, at the 2019 NAB Show Canon U.S.A. will unveil two new portable-zoom 4K UHD broadcast lenses as new additions to its UHDgc series. The new lenses, the CJ18ex28B and CJ15ex8.5B, are made for UHD cameras with 2/3-inch sensors. The company said both lenses provide 4K UHD imaging quality at a price point that’s less expensive, something the broadcast market asked for.

The new Canon CJ18ex28B and CJ15ex8.5B zoom lenses take advantage of Canon’s proprietary optical design technology to deliver 4K UHD performance across the entire zoom range. In addition, these lenses support the wide color gamut approved by the ITU-R BT.2020 UHD broadcasting standard. These features are key to HDR imaging. The ergonomics and digital servo operational controls of the lenses are similar to Canon’s current lineup of portable zoom lenses, providing users with maximum mobility in a variety of shooting situations.

The CJ18ex28B lens features a zoom range of 28-500mm (56-1000mm with built-in 2X extender), making it ideal for capturing crisp shots at long distances, while remaining compact enough to be operated in a shoulder-mounted configuration. The CJ15ex8.5B features Canon’s exclusive Vari-Angle Prism (VAP) Image Stabilization technology to help minimize vibrations on both the horizontal and vertical axes during mobile shooting, such as during sporting events. Both of these lenses fill a unique need for specialized shooting environments in the broadcast market.

Both 4K Lenses will be available for sale this summer.

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