Canon unveils new portable zoom lens for 4K broadcast cameras

Canon unveils new portable zoom lens for 4K broadcast cameras

Canon has announced the launch of the CJ15ex4.3B, the latest addition to its UHDxs series of high-end portable zoom lenses for 4K broadcast cameras employing 2/3-inch sensors. Delivering high optical performance characteristic of the UHDxs series, the CJ15ex4.3B impresses with a class-leading widest focal length of 4.3 mm and highest zoom ratio1 of 15x, making it ideal for producing high-quality, immersive videos in a wide variety of scenarios – ranging from sports broadcasting to studio programming. Canon will continue to expand its lineup of portable lenses for 4K broadcast cameras and to meet the diverse needs of a wider range of customers.

With a wide-end focal length of 4.3 mm and a 15x zoom ratio, the CJ15ex4.3B is ideal for capturing scenes such as stadium overviews and landscapes. Moreover, the wide focal length of 4.3 mm and minimum focusing distance of 0.3 m makes the lens ideal for shooting in environments with limited space or if the videographer chooses to get up close to subjects they are shooting.

Through the optimal placement of fluorite, UD and Super UD lenses in a multi-group optical configuration developed by Canon – the CJ15ex4.3B realizes excellent correction of phenomena such as colour bleeding and chromatic aberration. In addition, Canon’s proprietary Air Sphere Coating (ASC) for lenses helps reduce flaring and ghosting, thereby enabling greater visual expression with rich gradation, even during HDR and WCG shooting.

The CJ15ex4.3B, which is packed in a compact body of just 163.0mm (W), 107.6mm (H) and 249.6mm (L) and only weighing approximately 2.19 kg, also delivers superior 4K-quality performance for its users. By providing the excellent optical performance required by professionals in specialized fields such as broadcast journalism and documentaries, the compact and lightweight packaging of the CJ15ex4.3B makes it comparable to HD camera lenses, which greatly assists in reducing the load on camera operators.

The CJ15ex4.3B will be available in Jan 2020.