Canon has announced the release of the CJ20ex5B zoom lens. This wide-angle lens joins the lineup of UHDxs broadcast lenses for cameras with 2/3 ”sensors. It is suitable for 4K video and, according to the manufacturer, “is ideal for broadcast television, including studio, news, sports and documentaries.”
The advantages of the CJ20ex5B include a wide range of focal lengths (5–100 mm or 10–200 mm when using the built-in teleconverter) and a low weight – 2.2 kg. The lens provides a clear image across the entire frame. It is compatible with cameras supporting BT.2020 chromatic aberration correction and meets the latest industry standards. The maximum aperture is f / 1.8-2.95. The lens is internally focused. The lens is equipped with a display for quick viewing and changing settings.
In addition, the CJ20ex5B lens is equipped with a 16-bit absolute encoder, which allows you to accurately read focal length, focus and aperture without initializing the lens. The listed data can be read out via three 20-pin connectors even when using the zoom and focus controllers at the same time. This makes the lens compatible with virtual systems and remote control systems.
The manufacturer does not name the price and start date of sales.