Canon’s new 95x lens now industry’s widest
The new Canon DIGISUPER 95 (XJ95x8.6B) combines the widest focal length (8.6mm) of any field lens in the industry with a 95x zoom range that’s longer at the tele end. And as the company poetically puts it, through this extensive framing latitude every dramatic on-site sensation can be captured – from the emotions of a capacity crowd to the triumphant smile of an individual goal scorer.
The new lens provides superb picture sharpness across the 16:9 HD image plane and improves on Canon’s already renowned image stabilization performance. By utilizing the company’s proprietary large-diameter aspherical lens technology and exotic glass materials, the particular optical challenges of large focal-length ranges have been effectively countered. These include lateral chromatic aberration, monochromatic aberrations and geometric distortion.
Canon’s Image Stabilization System comes standard in the XJ95x. Its improved optical shift-type stabilizer incorporates a sensor inside the lens that detects vibration and compensating optics are then engaged at high speed to cancel out any effect on the image.
To counteract ‘breathing’, the new lens includes CAFS (Constant Angle Focusing System). Through a 32-bit CPU, the zoom is calculated and controlled to give an almost zero zooming effect of focus.
Similar in size and weight to the XJ86x (W.250.6, H.255.5, L.610.0mm; 23.2kg), it is also ideal for panning and tilting. Equipped as standard with a 20-pin lens interface, the lens is billed as easily adapted to work with a wide range of existing virtual systems.