Broadcast Equipment Lenses and Accessories
Gearhouse Broadcast has commissioned four new 30-camera HD OB supertrucks, two of which are delivered and in operation. The trucks, named HD5, HD6, HD7 and HD8 represent a multi-million dollar investment by the company. Gearhouse Australia Sales and Marketing Director, Manny Papas, says the new trucks are very much in keeping with Gearhouse’s global philosophy, [...]
Amsterdam, 07 September 2012 – One of the longest established technology suppliers to the broadcast system camera market, Hitachi Kokusai Electric Europe, has opened up IBC 2012 with an announcement that will sting many of its competitors. Hitachi has formed a strategic sales and market development agreement with international broadcast rental, project solutions, systems integration, [...]
LENSES AND ACCESSORIES
Any self respecting cameraman or film maker will tell you that a camera is only as good as the lens it is coupled with…
That is why, here at Gearhouse Broadcast, we supply broadcast and professional quality lenses for a broad range of applications.
The right lens choice could be based on a number of considerations including technical specifications, price or simply personal preference. What matters to us is that we can identify and recognise our customers’ specific requirements and supply each with a product that they will want to work with.
BROADCAST & PROFESSIONAL LENSES
The demand for quality High Definition lenses within the broadcast industry is growing year on year as more and more make the migration to HD.
Canon’s HJ range caters well for the rapidly expanding HD ENG market on a 2/3” CCD Mount. The Canon HJ14ex4.3B is the widest angle 2/3-inch lens available, with a field of view of 96.3º and excellent optical performance, whilst the HJ21ex7.5 and HJ22ex7.6 are flexible lenses designed to accommodate the growing variety of HD production applications and genres
Want a little extra zoom without the bulk of a box lens? The HJ40x10B &14B offer outstanding portability combined with superior Image Stabilization and 40x zoom.
For film makers working on smaller camcorders on a 1/3” or 1/2” CCD mount, Fujinon’s XS range or Canon’s KH, KT and YH ranges are popular choices. Sony PMW-EX3 XDCAM camcorders come fitted with 1/2” Fujinon HD zoom lenses as standard.
Although HD broadcast camcorders and lenses are slowly but surely taking over, there are still plenty who prefer working in SD, and SD lenses represent excellent value to those working on a tight budget. With zoom ratios ranging from 11x (J11) up to 35x (J35) on a 2/3” mount, there is still plenty of choice there for SD film makers. Just ask our experts and we’ll come up with the best solution to match your technical needs to your wallet.
With respect to large scale OB & studio Lenses, Canon is the dominant force. Box lenses, designed for use in vast shooting arenas are used to capture sports, events and other outside broadcasts where maximum zoom and stability is paramount.
The Canon XJ86x9.3B IE-II HD Super Telephoto Lens w/2x Extender is Canon’s flagship in long range acquisition, featuring Canon's new optical design concept ‘Power Optical System’ and a zoom ratio of 86x for applications such as aerial stadium shots.
GEARHOUSE BROADCAST PRODUCT SUPPORT AND SERVICE
Many of the lenses featured are available from Gearhouse Broadcast for sale or rental, both new and used.
We provide a full standard one-year warranty and technical support, can service and repair lenses in our specialist workshop and are happy to offer our expertise to match the right lens to each customer’s particular needs.