The portable CJ15ex8.5B is an important 4K UHD zoom lens that is part of our 2/3-inch UHDgc series. Its compact size and low weight support the high mobility shooting often entailed in sports and many other genres of television field production. For those seeking a new lens for contemporary HDTV production - while also anticipating a future shift to 4K production - this lens enhances current HDTV optical imaging performance while potentially future-proofing for the longer term.
The 15x zoom ratio supports a focal length range of 8.5 - 128mm, and Canon's exclusive Vari-Angle Prism (VAP) technology provide outstanding optical image stabilization across the entire zoom range while maintaining 4K-compatible optical performance. Design strategies have extended the optical dynamic range to meet contemporary HDR imaging requirements. The lens also supports the wider color gamut specified in the international standard ITU-R BT.2020.
An advanced digital drive unit deploying 16-bit encoders is fully compatible with the zoom, focus and iris controllers used with established broadcast 2/3-inch HDTV cameras. Three 20-pin connectors on the drive unit interface with these controllers (such as the ZSD-300D and FPD-400D) while also providing a 16-bit interface to virtual systems. The unit empowers a variety of operational capabilities that are set up using the on-board display.
- 4k optical performance
- Outstanding optical image stabilization performance
- Compact and lightweight
- BT.2020 and HRD/WCG support
- HD demand compatibility
- Advanced digital drive unit
- Digital functions