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HDTV Studio Box Lenses

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Three significant technologies form the underpinnings of the DIGI SUPER 27 lens system that has been carefully designed to partner with today's highest performing HDTV cameras:

  • Optical

    The DIGISUPER 27 features outstanding HD optical performance that will dramatically improve HDTV studio imagery. The key optical performance features include minimized distortion, even though the wide angle has been expanded to an exceptional 6.5mm. This lens also offers significantly reduced Ghosting and Flare. Reaching this incredible optical quality is only possible because of Canon's unique optical design concept, the POWER OPTICAL SYSTEM.

    • 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 better control chromatic aberrations
    • Crossover Technology - switchable operation between 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratio imagery
    • Wide Attachment (Optional)
    • 4-Position Turret - a switchable system controlled from the associated camera that can switch in the optical extender system or the aspect ratio converter (an additional position allows for future new possibilities)
  • Digital

    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

    Ergonomic mechanical design that exploited Power Optic technologies to maintain the same size and weight as the predecessor SDTV studio 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
    • Protection against dust, smoke, and other air-contaminants
    • Protection against radio interference

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Product Category

Studio Lens

Product Series


Image Composition

Object Image Format

2/3 inch

Aspect Ratio


Zoom Ratio

27 X

Focal Length Range

6.5 ~ 180mm

Focal Length Range with Extender

13 ~ 360mm

Angular Field of View

At 6.5mm
72.9o (H) x 45.1o (V)
At 180mm
3.1o (H) x 1.7o (V)

Angular Field of View with Extender

At 13mm
40.5o (H) x 23.5o (V)
At 360mm
1.5o (H) x 0.9o (V)

Optical Brightness

Maximum Relative Aperture (F-Number)

1 : 1.5 at 6.5mm~123mm
1 : 2.2 at 180mm (Ramping Characteristic)

Maximum Relative Aperture (F-Number) with Extender

1 : 3.0 at 13mm~246mm
1 : 4.4 at 360mm (Ramping Characteristic)

Scene Composition

MOD From Front of Lens

0.6 Meter (10mm with Macro)

Scene Object Dimensions at MOD

106.1 cm x 59.7 cm at 6.5mm
3.8 cm x 2.1 cm at 180mm

Scene Object Dimensions at MOD with Extender

53.1 cm x 29.9 cm at 13 mm
1.9 cm x 1.1 cm at 360mm

Physical Attributes

9.9in (250.6mm) 10.1in (255mm) 21.9in (550mm) 48.3 lbs (21.9kg)


9.9in (250.6mm)


10.1in (255mm)


21.7in (550mm)


48.3 lbs (21.9kg)


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