Addressing a wide range of users, from HD broadcasters to professional operators, the HDgc series represents a more cost-effective approach to advanced video production.
Previously, only relatively high-end HDTV lenses featured built-in extender. However, the recent arrival of many new lower-cost HD camcorders has created a strong market demand for more affordable HD lenses with built-in extender. This is especially important for journalism and production applications seeking cost-effective HD acquisition systems within limited budgets.
In response, Canon proudly launches the KJ20x8.2B IRSD — a very affordable extender-equipped HDTV lens — that offers newsgathering and production organizations far greater image framing flexibility. The KJ20x8.2B IRSD is Canon's widest (8.2 mm) lens in the affordable 20x class and it's generous range of focal lengths is now augmented with the 2x built-in extender.
Because of its affordability, superior flexibility, and remarkable operational features (detailed below), the KJ20x8.2B IRSD is set to become the next generation's standard HDTV lens.