All of these long-field HD zoom lenses also utilize Canon’s second-generation digital servo systems for improved ease-of-operation and superb tactile control of zoom, iris, and focus, precision repeatability of settings, and microcomputer compensation of lens-focus breathing (the inadvertent alteration of field-of-view when operating the focus control).Canon’s HJ14ex4.3B portable HD zoom lens combines an extended 14 times zoom range with a minimum focal length of 4.3mm and an angular field of view of 96.3 degrees at the wide end of the 16:9 HD aspect ratio, making it an exceptional wide-angle portable HD lens. The 14x zoom range of this lens reaches to 60mm (120mm with extender), which greatly expands creative options for the acquisition of clear HD video images. Canon’s mastery of computer-based optical design techniques and new multi-layer optical coating technologies help to ensure superb imaging performance with minimum distortion. The KJ20x8.2B portable HD lens is the newest member of Canon’s cost-effective HDgc Series of portable HD zoom lenses. Advanced features of the KJ20x8.2B include its built-in 2x extender, an important imaging feature (previously seen on higher-end HD lenses) that provides camera operators with greatly improved subject-framing flexibility. The KJ20x8.2B is also Canon’s widest (8.2 mm) lens in the affordable 20x zoom class, and it covers a generous range of focal lengths, particularly when combined with its built-in 2x extender expanding its 8.2mm-164mm focal length to 16.4mm-328mm. In addition to the two extra KJ20x8.2B portable HD lenses purchased for CSP Mobile Productions’ HD-1 and HD-3, those trucks are also equipped with previously purchased Canon XJ100x9.3B, XJ86x9.3B, and XJ72x9.3B long-zoom HD field lenses and eight HJ22ex7.6B portable HD ENG lenses. Canon’s HJ22ex7.6B is the Company’s longest focal length range portable HD zoom lens offered (without an image stabilization system). The HJ22ex7.6B, HJ14ex4.3B, and KJ20x8.2B all feature Advanced Drive Unit technology for precise, automated repeatability of select lens settings, which can be a handy feature for fast-moving sports coverage.
“We are very particular about the production equipment we order for our HD mobile trucks – including HDTV lenses – because our clients expect high-quality productions from us,” Chase stated. “We have had virtually no issues with Canon lenses in the field and any time we have had any problems – most of which were primarily because of a dropped lens or an element that had been broken due to mishandling – Canon’s service has been phenomenal; they have made sure the issue is taken care of immediately, which is of the utmost importance in our business.”About Canon U.S.A., Inc. Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $45.6 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2011† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in 2012. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss. †Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office. All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.