Easy operation, excellent image quality – Canon’s CJ18ex7.6B KASE is the perfect compact lens for broadcast studio productions

London, UK, 20 April 2020 – Today, Canon announces the expansion of its powerful 2/3” 4K broadcast lens series, with the compact and lightweight CJ18ex7.6B KASE. Delivering exceptional performance, operability, and affordability, the 2/3” 4K broadcast zoom lens has a versatile 18x zoom with a focal length of 7.6mm-137mm and incredible optical performance - making the CJ18ex7.6B KASE perfect for 4K broadcast productions. Utilising a smart new design without an extender, this broadcast lens has a smaller and lighter body that is ideal for studio productions where extended zoom ranges are not required.

Superb 4K Optical Quality

As broadcast studios increasingly shift to 4K systems and workflows, Canon’s strengthened 4K lens series offers the best of its optical technology, while representing excellent value for money that will be a good up-front investment for users. Reinforced with the best features of Canon’s high-end 4K lens series, the CJ18ex7.6B KASE delivers sharp 4K resolution from the centre of the screen to its edges. Capable of delivering clear images, with minimal chromatic aberration and colour fringing, this lens employs an optimised arrangement of fluorite and UD glass. With special glass coatings and a carefully designed internal lens barrel which prevent reflections, the CJ18ex7.6B KASE experiences minimal flaring and ghosting. Together these features ensure operators can capture images with high tonality, clarity and contrast to support HDR. This, along with the aberration correction data based on the latest BT.2020 color space, provides higher quality images with more realistic textures and depth - perfect for capturing interviews.

Compact, ergonomic design

Great for shoulder mount shooting and interviewing, the CJ18ex7.6B KASE eases strain on camera operators filming for long periods of time. The ergonomically designed grip fits comfortably in the hand, while offering greater control and enhanced handling during operation. Likewise, the lightweight, yet durable construction of this model gives users the robustness and mobility needed for capturing documentary and reportage style content.

Enhanced compatibility

Enabling the readout of high accuracy positional information for focus, zoom and iris control, the CJ18ex7.6B KASE employs three 20-pin connectors that ensure integration with various virtual studio systems even with a full servo setup of focus and zoom controllers connected. A high resolution 16-bit encoder also ensures accurate positional information detection of the lens settings, allowing for easy calibration when matching actual and virtual images.

Today, Canon also launches the EOS C300 Mark III and CN10X25 IAS S. The CJ18ex7.6B KASE will be available from June and more information about it can be found here: www.canon-europe.com/broadcast/cj18ex-7-6-b-kase/

CJ18ex7.6B KASE Key Features:

  • 4K Optical Performance
  • High Power 18x Zoom (7.6mm-137mm)
  • 2/3” format B4 Mount
  • Compact and Lightweight without Optical Extender
  • Minimised ghosting and chromatic aberration
  • Virtual systems compatibility via 16-bit encoding