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Canon expands videographers' vision

Canon expands videographers' vision

Canon Canada Inc., the leading manufacturer of optical imaging technology, today introduced the XL Extra Wide-Angle 3X Zoom Lens. The new XL wide-angle zoom lens provides the world’s widest field-of-view on any DV camcorder and marks the second XL lens designed specifically to fit the XL1 DV camcorder, the world’s first DV camcorder to incorporate Canon’s exclusive Interchangeable XL Lens Mount System.

The new lens widens the videomakers’ angle of horizontal view to more than 70°, compared with that of the standard 16X lens supplied with the XL1 which provides 47°. This represents an increase in angle of view of nearly 50%. This 3.4mm to 10.2mm short zoom lens enables consumers and videographers to move from vast landscapes to close-ups with maximum flexibility. It is the equivalent of a 24mm to 72mm 35mm photography lens.

And, in addition to it being a desirable angle among videographers, the lens is lightweight, portable and easy to use. "Since Canon unveiled the XL1 digital camcorder last year, consumers, particularly professional users, have been asking for a wide-angle zoom lens," said Mr. Ian Macfarlane, Director of Sales and Assistant General Manager, Photographic Products Group. "With the introduction of the XL wide-angle zoom lens, Canon has satisfied this demand while adding to the versatility of our flagship DV model."

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Dan Ore contributes and publishes news editorial to  Find out more about camcorders including digital, analog, DVD cameras, batteries, repair and accessories.

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