Broadcast Lenses

Canon HJ18ex7.6B IRSE S / IASE S

A compact, Standard HDTV lens with an 18x zoom and 7.6-137mm focal length, ideal for ENG applications.


  • High peripheral resolution and uniform brightness ensure outstanding images

  • Versatile 18x zoom lens with 7.6 - 137mm focal length and 56cm MOD

  • Built-in 2x extender gets you even closer

  • Compact and lightweight for comfortable use in any location

  • Rapid start-up, with lens, chromatic and camera aberration functions supported

  • New digital drive unit: precise, repeatable operation

  • Enhanced virtual studio integration, with 16-bit encoder output

  • Familiar, intuitive physical design and menu structure make operation effortless

  • Crossover technology option – switchable between 16:9 and 4:3

  • New System mode supports lens adjustment between projects

Detailed Features

  • The next generation

    A sophisticated advance in the HDxs lens range, the HJ18ex7.6B IRSE S/IASE S is ideal for broadcast newsgathering. Meeting the exacting performance demands of HDTV acquisition, it provides improved optical performance, intuitive design, and a reduced size.

  • Outstanding imaging

    The lens inherits decades of expertise in optical design. Both peripheral resolution and uniformity of brightness are significantly enhanced, resulting in sharp, bright images, from the centre to the corners.An excellent MTF profile over the entire image plane, minimisation of chromatic aberrations, and maximisation of contrast support help provide stunning imagery, whilst a maximum aperture of f/1.8 makes this lens eminently suited to low-light applications such as ENG work.A variety of optical and mechanical innovations including proprietary lens coatings, substantially reduce flare, glare, and internal reflection. Minimisation of ghosting and other chromatic distortions caused by strong light sources further extend the operational contrast range.

  • Get closer

    The HJ18ex7.6B IRSE S/IASE S gets you closer to the action with its versatile 18x zoom lens. A focal length of 7.6 - 137mm provides coverage for most shooting situations, while a built-in 2x extender is available for when you really need to get close up. And with an MOD of just 56cm, tight corners are never a problem.

  • Practical, effective and versatile

    In addition to providing outstanding image quality, the HJ18ex7.6B IRSE S/IASE S is designed for practicality.A new digital drive unit employs 16-bit optical rotary encoders to ensure responsive, precise, repeatable user operation. Start-up is fast, with multiple types of image compensation - including lens and chromatic aberration - supported.The drive unit is compatible with existing zoom and focus demands, whilst virtual studio integration is enhanced thanks to precise 16-bit encoder output. An Easy mode makes navigation of frequently used menu functions more straightforward, whilst System mode supports lens adjustment between projects.

  • Rugged and durable

    Responding to the varied demands of ENG environments, the HJ18ex7.6B IRSE S/IASE S is a robust unit employing a magnesium alloy body for lightweight, exceptional durability. And despite numerous performance enhancements it weighs less than its predecessor at just 1.58kg.

Canon HJ18ex7.6B IRSE S / IASE S
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