Broadcast Lenses

Canon KH10ex3.6 IRSE

The KH10ex3.6 IRSE is a 1/2” portable wide angle lens with a built-in 2x extender that provides great optical performance and value.


  • Focal range 3.6~36mmmm (72mm with Extender)

  • MOD 0.3M (10mm with Macro)

  • Built-in 2x extender

  • Enhanced Digital Drive

  • Ecological, robust, ergonomic design

Detailed Features

  • Wide angle 1/2” portable HD lens

    The KH10ex3.6 is the widest angle of view (capable of some 88 degrees horizontally) portable HDTV production lens within the 1/2-inch image format sector of the HDgc family. This particular lens is intended for broadcast and cable news photographers having as their foremost priority really wide angle shooting with minimum chromatic aberrations and low geometric distortion (at the widest angle) – contained within a lightweight mobile package. It was specifically designed for the new HD XDCAM camcorders of Sony, which utilize three 1/2-inch 1440-element CCD imagers. It offers excellent operational capabilities at a very affordable price in a compact package weighing 1.87kg.The lens has high MTF over the entire image plane, minimization of chromatic aberrations, and maximization of image contrast. Relative light distribution is optimized for the more open aperture settings and uniformity of brightness across the image plane combined with the high contrast and excellent picture sharpness produces vividly clear HD pictures. Contrast is extended – flare, veiling glare, and any internal reflections have been substantially reduced. It has tight control of the geometric distortion at wide-angle settings and spectral transmittance characteristic adheres to HDTV colorimetric standards.

  • Optical Technologies

    Newly developed optical materials combined with the very latest lens element design innovations and multilayer coatings - that produce an unsurpassed pristine imaging system for the most discerning production team.

  • Internal Focus

    A Canon design innovation that uses a floating optical system to better control chromatic aberrations.

  • Digital Technologies

    Enhanced Digital Drive technology. 16-bit rotary encoder for aperture control reports to the associated camera Iris control system (10-bit compatibility).Maximum Zoom speed is 0.5 seconds and Focus is 1.5 seconds.

  • Mechanical Technologies

    Compact digital servo drive unit is mounted to the lens at a 12.5 degree angle for comfort and balance.Magnesium alloy body for light weight and exceptional durability.

  • Ecological Design

    All contemporary Canon lenses avoid the use of materials and substances potentially harmful to the environment. Lead has been removed from all optics and other identified substances from all components comprising the composite lens system.

Canon KH10ex3.6 IRSE
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