Canon Europe is introducing the CJ27ex7.3B IASE T lens to capture 4K HDR image quality with wide-angle and telephoto versatility.

Featuring a newly developed e-Xs V drive unit, this expands Canon’s UHDxs series. The portable zoom lens is compatible with 4K broadcast cameras equipped with 2/3-inch sensors and offers a 7.3-197mm focal length range and a 2.0x optical extender.

The CJ27ex7.3B IASE T lens features the widest coverage and telephoto reach currently on the market in its category. The lens delivers powerful magnification with a 27x optical zoom ranging from a  7.3mm wide angle to 197mm focal length at the telephoto end.

Coupled with a built-in 2.0x extender that unlocks the ability to double maximum reach to 394mm, the lens ensures that optical performance is standard across all shooting scenarios, from capturing close-ups of athletes on the field, to landscapes.

It also features a multi-group zoom and floating focus system. Created with broadcast standards in mind, advanced chromatic aberrations correction and cutting-edge coating technologies ensure sharp and accurate rendering of subjects.

The CJ27ex7.3B IASE T is the first lens to feature the upgraded e-Xs V drive unit. With three 20-pin connectors, a newly added USB-C port for various applications including remote control and firmware updates, and a 16-bit encoder for precise lens data output, the unit is for a variety of shooting scenarios, including virtual productions and on-the-move broadcasting.

With the ability to operate with greater precision, high speed zoom and improved iris responsiveness, the e-Xs V drive unit allows camera operators to capture fast-moving subjects. Beyond this, an integrated focus breathing compensation allows for consistently smooth shots by automatically correcting fluctuations (only applicable to UHDxs series lenses).

It features a 2.10kg (approximate) lightweight and compact body, along with a re-designed drive unit.

Jack Adair, Product Specialist at Canon Europe, said: “With its wide focal range, unparalleled optical performance, and advanced features, this lens truly redefines what professionals can expect from broadcasting equipment. The lens and supporting drive unit represent a culmination of our commitment to innovation and empowering users to capture stunning footage whether that’s in the great outdoors or in studio. It is the first of a new generation of broadcast lenses in a line we will continue to expand.”


Pippa Considine

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