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Bexel Global Makes Major Commitment To Canon Broadcast Lenses

In preparation for the upcoming Olympic Games in Brazil and a host of other high-profile television events, Bexel Global Broadcast Solutions, has made a significant equipment and lens purchase from Canon U.S.A., Inc., said to be worth two million dollars over multiple years.

Tom Dickinson, CTO of Bexel Global Broadcast Solutions, said they are ready for a busy summer producing some the most demanding and important events. In addition to some of the world’s biggest sporting events, Bexel Global will be helping to produce both the Democratic and Republican national political conventions.

While Bexel has always maintained Canon broadcast lenses in its rental inventory, the company said this latest purchase consists of two million dollars in lenses from Canon’s DIGISUPER Series including the DIGISUPER 60, DIGISUPER 80 and the DIGISUPER 95, which combines a very wide focal length (8.6mm) with a 95x zoom range for capturing dramatic shots from long distances.

Bexel has also taken delivery of the specialty Canon HJ18x28 high definition EFP lens that brings long-zoom technology to portable field production. The HJ18 extends to 500mm focal length (and up to 1000mm with the built-in 2X extender) with lens speed of F2.8 up to a focal length of 286mm. The portable HD production system was designed to work with the latest generation of HDTV cameras. The capabilities and size of the HJ18 make it ideal for sporting events and large, live events.

Bexel Global has also acquired a significant number of Canon HJ24ex7.5B portable telephoto lenses with 24x zoom to give it a maximum focal length of 180mm (360mm with extender). Additionally, the purchase included several HJ14ex4.3B lenses, which offer a panoramic 96.3-degree angle of view to cover the breadth of a scene. 

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