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Canon launches new powerful 2/3″ 4K broadcast lens

Canon announces the expansion of its powerful 2/3″ 4K broadcast lens series, with the compact and lightweight CJ18ex7.6B KASE. The 2/3″ 4K broadcast zoom lens has a versatile 18x zoom with a focal length of 7.6mm-137mm and incredible optical performance, making the CJ18ex7.6B KASE perfect for 4K broadcast productions. Utilising a smart new design without an extender, this broadcast lens has a smaller and lighter body that is ideal for studio productions where extended zoom ranges are not required.

Superb 4K Optical Quality
As broadcast studios increasingly shift to 4K systems and workflows, Canon’s strengthened 4K lens series offers the best of its optical technology, while representing excellent value for money that will be a good up-front investment for users. Reinforced with the best features of Canon’s high-end 4K lens series, the CJ18ex7.6B KASE delivers sharp 4K resolution from the centre of the screen to its edges.

Capable of delivering clear images, with minimal chromatic aberration and colour fringing, this lens employs an optimised arrangement of fluorite and UD glass. With special glass coatings and a carefully designed internal lens barrel which prevent reflections, the CJ18ex7.6B KASE experiences minimal flaring and ghosting. Together these features ensure operators can capture images with high tonality, clarity and contrast to support HDR. This, along with the aberration correction data based on the latest BT.2020 color space, provides higher quality images with more realistic textures and depth – perfect for capturing interviews.

Compact, ergonomic design
Great for shoulder mount shooting and interviewing, the CJ18ex7.6B KASE eases strain on camera operators filming for long periods of time. The ergonomically designed grip fits comfortably in the hand, while offering greater control and enhanced handling during operation. Likewise, the lightweight, yet durable construction of this model gives users the robustness and mobility needed for capturing documentary and reportage style content.

Enhanced compatibility
Enabling the readout of high accuracy positional information for focus, zoom and iris control, the CJ18ex7.6B KASE employs three 20-pin connectors that ensure integration with various virtual studio systems even with a full servo setup of focus and zoom controllers connected. A high resolution 16-bit encoder also ensures accurate positional information detection of the lens settings, allowing for easy calibration when matching actual and virtual images.

The CJ18ex7.6B KASE will be available from June 2020.

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