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  • Four significant technologies form the underpinnings of the DIGI SUPER 60xs lens system that has been carefully designed to partner with today's highest performing HDTV cameras:
  • Optical Technologies
    newly developed materials (including the high index ultra low dispersion material) combined with the very latest in element design innovations and multilayer coatings produce an unsurpassed pristine imaging system for the most discerning production team. The HDxs logo identifies the deployment of all of these technologies in the lens.
    • Power Optics - speaks to the combination of specialized materials, contemporary optical design, and multilayer coatings that produce the superb imagery
    • Internal Focus - a Canon design innovation that uses a floating optical system to control chromatic aberrations
    • Crossover Technology Option - switchable operation between 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratio imagery
    • 4-position Turret - a switchable system controlled from the associated camera that can switch in the optical extender system or the aspect ratio converter (
  • Digital Technologies
    Second-generation precision digital servo systems using Canon-developed 16-bit optical rotary encoder devices

    • Ensures high precision and repeatability of the Zoom and Focus settings
    • Encoders report to the 32-bit CPU - which, in turn, calculates during the focusing actuation to tightly control a synchronized zoom counter action that eliminates focus "breathing" (undesired change of angle of view that can accompany focus changes). This Constant Angle Focusing System is identified by the CAFS logo
    • 16-bit optical rotary encoder for aperture control reports to the associated camera Iris control system (10-bit compatibility)
    • 16-bit encoders are output on a special 20-pin connector for direct digital interface to Robotic and Virtual studio systems
    • Facilitates a wide range of customized control characteristics and automatic recall of precision control settings when used in conjunction with Canon digital controllers for Zoom and Focus
  • Mechanical Technologies
    ergonomic mechanical design that exploited Power Optic technologies to maintain the same size and weight as the predecessor HDTV field lens:
    • Effective elimination of center of gravity variations with focus movement (using Canon's advanced 3 group Internal Focusing system) further empowers the creativity of the camera operator
    • Carefully sealed optics offers protection against dust, smoke, and other air-contaminants
    • Innovative electrical sealing techniques offers protection against radio interference
  • Ecological Design
    All contemporary Canon lenses avoid the use of materials and substances potentially harmful to the environment. Lead has been removed from all optics and other identified substances from all components comprising the composite lens system

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Product Category

Field Lens

Product Series


Image Composition

Object Image Format

2/3 Inch

Aspect Ratio


Object Image size

9.59 mm (H) x 5.39 mm (V)

Zoom Ratio


Focal Length Range


Focal Length Range with Extender


Angular Field of View

At 9mm 56.1° (H) x 33.4° (V)
At 540mm 1.02° (H) x 0.57° (V)

Angular Field of View with Extender

At 18mm 29.9° (H) x 17.1° (V)
At 1080mm 0.51° (H) x 0.29° (V)

Optical Brightness

Maximum Relative Aperture (F-Number)

at 9mm~306mm 1:1.7
at 540mm (Ramping Characteristic) 1:3.0

Maximum Relative Aperture (F-Number) with Extender

at 18mm~612mm 1:3.4
at 1080mm (Ramping Characteristic) 1:6.0

Scene Composition

MOD From Front of Lens

2.8 Meter

Scene Object Dimensions at MOD

at 9mm 265.1 cm x 149.1 cm
at 540mm 4.5 cm x 2.5 cm

Scene Object Dimensions at MOD with Extender

at 18mm 132.6 cm x 74.6 cm
at 1080mm 2.3 cm x 1.3 cm

Physical Attributes

250.6mm (9.9in) 255.5mm (10.1in) 547.8mm (21.6in) 43.78lbs (19.9kg)


250.6mm (9.9in)


255.5mm (10.1in)

Size Length mm mod1

547.8mm (21.6in)


43.78lbs (19.9kg)



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