ES Broadcast adds Europe’s first Canon UJ27 lenses to hire fleet

ES Broadcast adds Europe’s first Canon UJ27 lenses to UHD live production hire fleet

Warren Taggart, Managing Director, ES Broadcast Hire; James Burwood, Pro Product Manager, Canon UK; Edward Saunders, CEO, ES Broadcast; and Rebecca Knight, Key Account Manager, Canon UK, alongside the Canon UHD DIGISUPER 27 (UJ27) lens at this month’s BVE

ES Broadcast’s hire division will next month become the first live production rental house in Europe to take delivery of Canon’s new UHD DIGISUPER 27 (UJ27x6.5B IESD) 4K studio and field broadcast lens.

An initial delivery of four lenses – ordered as soon as Canon announced the UJ27 at the IBC 2016 trade show in Amsterdam last September – is set to arrive in early April, adding to the company’s existing fleet of more than 300 broadcast lenses.

ES Broadcast will also shortly be taking delivery of its first Canon UHD DIGISUPER 86 (UJ86x9.3B) lenses which, along with a large existing fleet of Canon UHD DIGISUPER 90 (UJ90x9B) lenses, will mean the company will be able to offer Canon’s full range of UHD studio and field lenses for hire.

This latest acquisition of UHD lenses further cements ES Broadcast’s commitment to supporting UHD live production. The company already has one of the largest hire fleets of Sony HDC-4300 4K camera channels in the world.

Warren Taggart, Managing Director of ES Broadcast’s hire division, said that the UJ27 would meet growing customer demand: “Studios and outside broadcast companies have been requesting a smaller UHD box lens for some time now.


“Building on the success of Canon’s original HD DIGISUPER 27 lens, I am sure the new UJ27 will be very popular indeed. The ease of use and reliability of Canon’s products will no doubt ensure trouble-free shooting for our UHD customers.”

“Our UHD DIGISUPER lenses are designed for any studio or field workflow so with the UJ27, users will be able to capture the best quality content possible in any situation,” said James Burwood, Product Manager, Professional Imaging, Canon UK & Ireland. “And with Canon’s in-house lens servicing, ES Broadcast can be sure that its lenses will remain in the best condition to continue capturing the highest quality images for its customers into the future.”

The UHD DIGISUPER (UJ27x6.5B) is a 27x telephoto broadcast zoom lens with a 6.5-360mm focal range using the built-in 2x extender. The lens will be available to hire from ES Broadcast in April. Interested parties should call +44 (0)1923 811 520, or email [email protected]


About ES Broadcast

ES Broadcast specialises in service provision to the broadcast, TV production and film production industries.

Equipment Sales

The company is an international reseller of both new and used professional broadcast and production equipment, and is an approved dealer for Sony, Grass Valley, ARRI, Canon, NewTek, JVC and many other leading manufacturers.

Equipment Hire

The company’s rental arm, ES Broadcast Hire, is a leading provider of live production equipment for hire, with a product portfolio that boasts the largest rental fleet of Sony HDC-4300 4K broadcast cameras in Europe, amongst market-leading equipment from manufacturers including Sony, Grass Valley, Canon, Fujinon and Vinten.

Vehicle Brokerage

ES Broadcast also specialises in the procurement and sale of used Outside Broadcast vehicles, and has sourced more than 25 OB trucks for the UK and European broadcast industry in the last six years.


Systems Integration and Project Solutions

ES Broadcast provides systems integration services and has completed multiple projects including studios, fly-packs, OB trucks and large-scale corporate video installations.  Our Project Solutions arm has provided large-scale, temporary ENG kits for a number of major global sporting events.

Facilities decommissioning and equipment disposal

ES Broadcast provides a professional decommissioning and disposal service, simplifying the process of facilities upgrades, releasing any residual value of obsolete technology, and ensuring adherence to environmental regulations governing equipment disposal.