Canon launches new 4K Broadcast Lens

10th November 2015
Canon Australia today announces the launch of the new CJ20ex7.8B portable-type broadcast zoom lens, which offers a 20x zoom ratio with a focal-length range from 7.8 mm to 156 mm and supports use with 4K broadcast cameras employing 2/3-inch sensors. The new lens, features a compact, lightweight body design, makes possible the creation of high-resolution and high-impact 4K video content. This lens is ideal for indoor and outdoor location applications, from sporting events and news coverage, to dramas and documentaries. With the expansion of its 4K broadcast lens lineup, which also includes the CJ12ex4.3B (to be released in late February 2016), Canon is responding to a diverse range of user needs.

Through optimal lens positioning and advanced levels of component and body assembly precision, the CJ20ex7.8B achieves high-quality 4K-resolution images from the center to the peripheral areas of the image field. Delivering superior colour reproducibility the lens contributes to the creation of compelling video brimming with realism.

Drawing on the advanced optical technologies cultivated by Canon, the new CJ20ex7.8B achieves a high level of optical performance enabling use with 4K broadcast cameras. Furthermore, featuring a compact, lightweight body design, the lens delivers exceptional mobility in response to the needs of the broadcast industry, facilitating shoulder-mounted shooting and convenient transport and setup.

The new CJ20ex7.8B includes a built-in 2x extender, which increases the lens focal range by two fold. Even when shooting at the 312 mm telephoto-end focal length, the lens delivers superior optical performance to support use with 4K broadcast cameras.

The CJ20ex7.8B IASE S which incorporates an internal focusing motor, will be available from late June 2016. Prices will be set at dealer discretion.
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