Canon has released details of four new 2/3-inch broadcast lenses with 4K resolution, which will go on sale from July 2018.


 The new Canon UJ66x9B medium telephoto field box lens. (Source: Canon.)

Launched under a completely new lens category, UHDgc, the new models are designed to deliver 4K resolution and feature smooth operability plus high build standards. High-quality optical materials have been used in the UJ66x9B medium telephoto field box lens to achieve a magnification ratio of 66x with a focal range of 9mm to 1200mm (the latter via the built-in 2x extender). This lens features a new floating inner focus system and built-in Image Stabilisation (IS), servo technologies that ensure a stable servo performance (0.6 second high-speed zoom) from wide angle to telephoto, making it ideal for capturing fast-paced sporting events.


The new CJ14ex4.3B lens, one of three up-coming general-purpose lenses for documentary making and news generation. (Source: Canon.)

With compact and lightweight bodies, the CJ24ex7.5B, CJ18ex7.6B and CJ14ex4.3B offer excellent mobility for the camera operator and are ideal for documentary making and news generation. An ergonomically designed grip means the lenses fit comfortably in the hand, ensuring minimal strain on the shoulder. Designed to deliver 4K resolution from the centre of the screen to the edges, these lenses feature special coatings and internal lens barrels that suppress internal reflections and reduce ghosting and flare. An optimised arrangement of fluorite and UD glass elements minimises chromatic aberration and coloured fringing.

All four lenses will be available in a phased roll-out beginning July 2018. For more information, visit