Presteigne Broadcast Hire has added 35 new Canon lenses to its inventory as part of a multi-million pound investment in 4K UHD equipment. The rental company has purchased multiple Canon 4K studio, field, ENG and telephoto lenses, including UHD DIGISUPER 86 (UJ86x9.3B) lenses “with exceptional optical performance and outstanding focal range and built-in optical image stabliliser.”

Presteigne has also purchased both the CJ20ex7.8B and CJ12ex4.3B 2/3” “extremely portable” UHD lenses. The CJ20ex7.8B is a zoom lens with “the world’s widest focal length.”

Other lenses Presteigne has opted for include the Canon HJ14ex4.3B, which covers a wide focal range of 4.3mm to 60mm (or 120mm with its extender) and HJ24ex7.5B telephoto lenses with a 24x zoom and focal length of 180mm.

“This substantial investment in 4K lenses is demonstration of our belief 4K will continue to gain momentum and become if not commonplace, then a readily achievable standard for motion pictures, television dramas, and live events,” says Presteigne CEO Mike Ransome.

“Adding these lenses to its inventory means Presteigne is able to offer huge versatility in its range of available lenses and also benefit from Canon’s unique in-house lens service capabilities,” adds James Burwood, Product Manager, Professional Imaging, Canon UK & Ireland.

Jake Bickerton

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