Canon breaks new ground in 4K broadcast lenses launching the UHD DIGISUPER 122 with the world’s widest angle, the UHD DIGISUPER 111 and, in the UHDxs category, the CJ25ex7.6B
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 12 September 2018 - Canon Europe today bolsters its professional 4K broadcast lens range with the launch of three new lenses, including two new broadcast field zoom lenses in 4K Premium optical quality. Firstly, the UHD DIGISUPER 122, which can achieve the world’s widest angle¹, the world’s longest focal length² and the world’s highest zoom ratio³ and secondly, the UHD-DIGISUPER 111, which offers a long focal length and high zoom ratio for a wide range of shooting scenarios. The CJ25ex7.5B has also been added to Canon’s UHDxs series⁴ of portable zoom lenses for 4K broadcast cameras with 2/3-inch sensors, offering a 25x zoom ratio, a focal length range from 7.6mm to 190mm and superb optical performance. Additionally, Canon today announces its next generation of zoom and focus demands with integrated display for added flexibility, control and creativity.
UHD DIGISUPER 122
UHD DIGISUPER 111
Breaking new ground: the UHD DIGISUPER 122 and UHD DIGISUPER 111
The UHD DIGISUPER 122 and UHD DIGISUPER 111 both have exceptional optical performance, exceeding 4K5 expectations with broad ranging focal lengths, high zoom ratios and class-leading operability. 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, can deliver the world’s widest angle and world’s longest focal length – 8.2mm at the wide end and 1000mm at the telephoto end - as well as the world’s highest zoom ratio of 122x. Whilst the UHD DIGISUPER 111, with a 111x zoom ratio and a focal length range of 8.3mm to 925mm 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 the UHD DIGISUPER 122 and UHD DIGISUPER 111 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 (ASC6), which reduces flaring and ghosting – ideal for shooting in HDR7 and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) - making high-tonality visual expression a reality.
The CJ25ex7.6B – flexibility and high maneuverability
Adding to Canon’s UHDxs series8 of portable zoom lenses 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 7.6mm at the wide end to 190mm at the telephoto end, to support a broad range of shooting scenarios.
The portable zoom lens also delivers high resolving power and high contrast to facilitate high-resolution video capture, whilst the lens coating technology and design prevents reflections within the lens barrel, reducing ghosting and flaring. This maximises the superlative colour reproduction which is ideal for HDR9 and WCG video shooting. Alongside its considerable 4K optical performance, the CJ25ex7.6B offers a compact and lightweight body design that weighs approximately 1.99kg10 and measures of 169.6 (width) x 114.1 (height) x 223.3 (length) mm. This ensures is it highly maneuverable and ideal for a wide range of indoor and outdoor shooting scenarios, including sporting events and news reportage.
Zoom and Focus Demands
Canon has today also announced two compact digital zoom servo demands – the ZDJ-G01 and ZDJ-S01 - and two focus demands – FDJ-G01 and FDJ-S01 – for Canon lenses. The FDJ-G01 and ZDJ-G01 have a built-in display for users who demand advanced functionality to support 4K shooting with precise accuracy and control over zoom and depth of field areas.
1 Among field zoom lenses for 4K broadcast cameras employing 2/3-inch sensors, as of September 13, 2018, based on a Canon survey
2 Among field zoom lenses for 4K broadcast cameras employing 2/3-inch sensors, as of September 13, 2018, based on a Canon survey
3 Among field zoom lenses for 4K broadcast cameras employing 2/3-inch sensors, as of September 13, 2018, based on a Canon survey
4 A series of lenses with high optical performance for 4K cameras employing 2/3-inch sensors
5 The capture of sharp, high-resolution, high-contrast, video with reduced like colour bleeding and fringing, while adequately supporting 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) sensors, is achieved through the application of proprietary Canon technologies
6 Technology that creates a film containing microspheres of air, which achieves an ultra-low refractive index, over a vapor deposition lens coating
7 High Dynamic Range refers to a technique that enhances the contrast between light and dark values (the dynamic range) of an image
8 A series of lenses with high optical performance for 4K cameras employing 2/3-inch sensors
9 HDR refers to a technique that enhances the contrast between light and dark values (the dynamic range) of an image
10 The CJ25ex7.6B IASE S weighs approximately 1.91 kg