Canon CJ20ex5B

Canon has announced the CJ20ex5B BCTV zoom lens. The CJ20ex5B expands Canon’s range of 4K broadcast lenses for 2/3-inch sensor cameras.

The lens features a focal range of 5.0-100mm (10-200mm with optical extender), which makes it suitable for a wide range of applications including END, EFP, and sports productions. The CJ20ex5B now gives Canon 12 portable lens options and six box-type lenses in its 4K BCTV line-up.

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Key features

  • UHDxs class 4K optical quality
  • Hybrid Concept wide & telephoto
  • 5.0-100mm focal length (10 -200mm with optical extender)
  • f/1.8 – f/2.95 maximum aperture
  • Built-in 2x extender
  • Enhanced digital drive unit
  • Virtual systems compatibility via 16-bit encoder

The CJ20ex5B is compatible with cameras that support chromatic aberration correction for BT.2020 color gamut.

The lens tips the scales at 4.85 lbs (2.2kg). It is equipped with a 16-bit absolute value encoder that can read out highly accurate positional information of each lens settings, including zoom focus and iris without initializing the lens. Its 3 x 20pin connectors enable the lens to read out information even when using the zoom and focus controllers at the same time.

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