A new wider angle zoom lens designed for live production in Ultra HD and beyond has been launched by Canon. The UJ27x6.5B IESD is a 2/3-inch lens for broadcasters needing high resolution and contrast for UHD high dynamic range workflows.
The 27x zoom lens has a 6.5-180mm focal length, with a built-in 2x extender to double its reach, and boasts resolving power beyond 4K.
It joins the existing UJ86x9.3B to expand Canon’s 4K Premium lens range, and is designed to bridge the optical zoom gap of current ENG, studio and field box 4K HDR lenses, offering easy handling and a stylish new design.
High contrast and high resolution should be maintained from the image centre to the edges and is claimed to be consistent in all wavelength regions of the B, G, and R channels as well as in the wide frequency bands from HDTV to 4K, and even beyond.
The use of fluorite and UD glass, plus Canon’s lens coating and anti-reflection technologies, control ghosting and flare, making it suitable for outdoor sport. It also boasts reduced focus breathing thanks to CAFS technology.