The HJ18ex28B IASE is a truly unique new Super Telephoto portable high definition EFP lens.
This lens is intended for producers and broadcasters who cover special events, concerts, documentaries, natural history, and the many other challenging location productions that seek superb image capture over very considerable distances using highly mobile HD acquisition systems. Weighing in at only 5.5 lbs and an overall length of 10.5 inches this remarkable lens offers the longest focal length of any lens in its class. And requires no mechanical support system to mount to the HD camera. Aerial shooting (using stabilized gimbals), sports and entertainment coverage, and portable HD acquisition in arduous terrain – are all superbly supported by this low-weight compact lens.
ABOUT THIS LENS
The HJ18ex28B IASE is a high definition EFP lens that brings entirely new shooting flexibilities to field production. The HJ18ex28B can extend to 500mm focal length (and to 1000mm with the extender). It has a very impressive optical speed of F2.8 up to a focal length of 286mm. The lens represents the very best in contemporary optical and mechanical design.
The lens combines creative flexibility and mobility in a portable HDTV camera system with the demanding performance requirements for high-end HDTV image acquisition at long focal lengths. The design optimization strategies include a very respectable sensitivity, maximization of image contrast, and preservation of the highest MTF over the long focal ranges.
High contrast is ensured by superb control of black reproduction – with optical and mechanical design innovations that substantially reduced flare, veiling glare, and any internal reflections. Similar attention to minimization of ghost images and other highlight-related chromatic distortions caused by strong light sources on-axis and off-axis further extend the operational contrast range of the lens.