Sydney, Australia, 13 September 2018 – Canon Australia today announces the launch of a new addition to its UHDxs series1 of portable zoom lenses for 4K broadcast cameras employing 2/3-inch sensors: the CJ25ex7.6B, which offers a 25x zoom ratio with a focal length range from 7.6 mm to 190 mm while achieving superb optical performance. Its compact, lightweight design affords the lens excellent maneuverability and operability, making it ideal for a wide range of applications—in both indoor and outdoor locations—including sports broadcasting and news reporting.
Employing fluorite, Ultra-Low Dispersion (UD) glass, and a proprietary optical design that places these materials in optimal positions, the CJ25ex7.6B suppresses chromatic aberration from the center to the periphery of the image across the entire zoom range and achieves high resolving power and high contrast to make possible high-resolution video capture. Through lens coating technology and a design that prevents reflections within the lens barrel, the lens reduces the occurrence of ghosting and flaring and realizes superlative color reproduction ideal for HDR2 and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) video shooting.
This lens offers a 25x zoom ratio covering a focal length range from 7.6 mm at the wide end to 190 mm at the telephoto end to support a variety of shooting scenarios. The CJ25ex7.6B employs a new zoom system that reduces deviations in optical performance that can arise from zoom operations to realize high-resolution, high- contrast imaging from the center to the periphery across the entire zoom range.
In addition to delivering 4K optical performance, the CJ25ex7.6B achieves a compact, lightweight body design that weighs approximately 1.99 kg3 and measures of 169.6 (width) x 114.1 (height) x 223.3 (length) mm. As such, the lens maintains the high levels of maneuverability demanded in such fields as news reporting and documentary production and reduces the burden on the user.
The CJ25ex7.6B will be available in January 2019, with prices set at dealers’ discretion.
1 A series of lenses with high optical performance for 4K cameras employing 2/3-inch sensors targeting advanced-amateur users.
2 High Dynamic Range refers to a technique that enhances the contrast between light and dark values (the dynamic range) of an image.
3 For the CJ25ex7.6B IASE S. The CJ25ex7.6B IRSE S weighs approximately 1.91 kg.