Canon Announces World’s First 4K UHD Wide-Angle Broadcast Lens

Canon Introduces the First in its New Line of 4K 2/3-inch Broadcast Lenses with the CJ12ex4.3B Portable Lens, with Best-in-Class features

Canon unveiled theCJ12ex4.3B, a new 2/3” portable 4K zoom lens with the world’s widest focal length. At an incredible 4.3mm it is designed for professionals shooting interviews and live broadcast, including sports and news. Canon also today announces that it is developing a new compact 2/3” 4K all-purpose-zoom lens. Further bolstering Canon’s 4K broadcast lens range for cameras employing 2/3” sensors, the versatile new lens will be optimised for both indoor and outdoor shooting, across a variety of applications including sporting events and live broadcasts as well as television dramas and commercials.

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Outstanding 4K optical performance
Leveraging Canon’s renowned heritage in optical design and advanced technologies, the CJ12ex4.3B delivers outstanding 4K image quality throughout the entire 12x optical zoom range. Providing the freedom to quickly adapt to different shooting environments, the new lens enables shooters to swiftly move from an ultra-wide 4.3mm angle shot to close ups, whilst ensuring first-class image quality from the very centre to the edge of a frame. A built-in 2x extender also helps provide even greater focal reach, whilst still maintaining 4K optical performance.

To further provide sharp, high contrast images the CJ12ex4.3B includes an increased use of fluorite and UD glass combined with Canon’s expert coatings, resulting in exceptional control over ghosting and flare. A new three group internal focus system also reduces focus breathing.

Exceptional portability and flexible operation
Boasting a brand new design, the CJ12ex4.3B is compact and lightweight, weighing just 2.1kg, making it similar in size and weight to a comparable 2/3” HD lens. Ideal for on-shoulder shooting traditionally adopted by news gatherers, the lens can easily be used on-the-go, and with an ergonomic design and grip, it is comfortable to hold for longer periods of time. The lens also incorporates three 20-pin connectors for easy integration with existing HD zoom/focus controllers and can be directly connected to an external virtual operation system at the same time.

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Featuring a Digital Drive Unit, the CJ12ex4.3B offers advanced operability giving users the freedom to select repeatable zoom positions and speeds, in addition to focus and iris settings. A 16-bit absolute value encoder integrated into the Digital Drive Unit allows operators to start shooting with the camera’s aberration compensation function in an instant, without the need for any initialisation. This is perfect for news and wildlife environments where action can disappear as quickly as it started. A digital display built into the Digital Drive Unit also makes it easy to set, review and adjust vital functions in a way similar to 2/3” HD lenses.

Canon Introduces the First in its New Line of 4K 2/3-inch Broadcast Lenses with the CJ12ex4.3B Portable Lens, with Best-in-Class features

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Key features of the CJ12ex4.3B
·    4K resolution 2/3” portable wide angle lens with 12x zoom
·    Exceptional 4.3mm focal length at the wide end extends to 52mm (104mm using the built-in 2x extender)
·    Stunning optical performance right to the edge of the image when paired with a 2/3” 4K compatible camera
·    Combines 4K quality with lightweight design and compact size comparable to HD lenses for comfortable on-shoulder shooting
·    Sustained 4K performance even when using the built-in 2x extender
·    Proven, high-quality 16-bit encoder captures precise information on zoom, focus and iris and allows support for aberration correction immediately on start-up
·    Three 20-pin connectors make for effortless use with existing Canon HD lens accessories and virtual systems.
 

Canon Announces World’s First 4K UHD Wide-Angle Broadcast Lens

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About Canon (UK) Limited
Canon (UK) Ltd is the UK & Ireland marketing and sales operation for the global company, Canon Inc., based in Tokyo, Japan and it employs around 2,150 people.Founded in 1937, with the specific goal of making the best quality cameras available to customers, Canon’s tireless passion for the Power of Image has since extended its technology into many other markets and has established it as a world leader in both consumer and business imaging solutions. Its solutions comprise products ranging from digital compact and SLR cameras, through broadcast lenses and portable X-ray machines, to multi-function and production printers, all supported by a range of value added services.
Canon invests heavily in R&D to deliver the richest and most innovative products and services to satisfy customers’ creative needs. From amateur photographers to professional print companies, Canon enables each customer to realise their own passion for image.Canon believes that considering the interests of society and the environment is an integral part of good business practice and this is embodied in its corporate philosophy Kyosei – ‘living and working together for the common good’.

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