Canon has announced two new zoom lenses for use with 8K broadcast cameras, introducing the UHD-DIGISUPER 51 field zoom lens and the 7×10.7 KAS S portable zoom lens.
The UHD-DIGISUPER 51 achieves incredible optical performance, from the centre to the peripheral areas of image field – supporting 8K broadcast cameras. Canon’s first 8K field zoom lens, the UHD-DIGISUPER 51 realises a focal length range of 15.5mm to 790mm, the world’s longest[ii] focal length in its class, and the world’s-highest[iii] zoom ratio of 51x.
In addition to its high zoom ratio, the lens maintains similar handling to existing field zoom lenses for 4K cameras that employ 2/3-inch sensors, making it possible to transition to 8K production while retaining the same shooting style as with 4K production.
The lens makes the capture of realistic, high-resolution video in a wide range of scenarios possible, including indoor and outdoor sports broadcasting or in medium-sized broadcasting vans.
7×10.7 KAS S
The 7×10.7 KAS S covers a focal length range from 10.7mm to 75mm, making it the world’s first[iv] portable zoom lens for 8K broadcast cameras to offer a 7x zoom ratio.
The lens achieves resolution and contrast from the centre to the periphery of the image – supporting 8K broadcast cameras while maintaining similar handling to existing portable zoom lenses for 4K cameras, that employ 2/3-inch sensors.
The lens maintains the manoeuvrability demanded of broadcast equipment for shooting scenarios such as shoulder-mounted shooting or transporting equipment to meet a variety of video production needs, from documentary shooting and video shooting for different events to broadcasting applications.