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Canon KJ17ex7.7B IASE 2/3" HD Lens with 2x Extender f/1.9 - BF Mount

Abel Code: CN-KJ17ex7.7B IASE
Mfr. Code: KJ17ex7.7B IASE
Estimated to Ship – 5-10 Business Days
Special Order Only
This is a special order item. You will be charged upon placing your order, which is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
This 2/3" HDTV production lens features an integrated 2x extender, 7.7mm to 131mm focal range, f/1.9 max. aperture, and precision B4 Mount.
Key Highlights
  • 7.7mm-131mm f/1.9 Broadcast Zoom
  • 2/3" format
  • Integrated 2x Extender


The Canon KJ17ex7.7B IASE 2/3" HD Lens with 2x Extender f/1.9 is a second generation 2/3" HDgc portable HDTV production lens. This particular lens is intended for users whose foremost priority is an affordable HD lens that delivers a generous range of focal lengths combined with a wide field of view in a lightweight mobile package. Imaging performance has been significantly advanced by mobilizing the most contemporary of optical glasses, optical coating materials and processes, and powerful new optical design tools. 
The short 7.7mm focal length translates to a 63.9 degree horizontal angle of view for the 16:9 HD image format. Combined with a focal range that has been extended to now cover a range from 7.7mm to 131mm (and 262mm with extender) this lens offers unsurpassed operational capabilities in a compact package weighing less than 3.5 lb. Focus breathing has also been significantly reduced over the predecessor.
The maximum relative aperture is f/1.9 which, combined with the typical sensitivity specifications of contemporary HD ENG cameras, ensures excellent video pictures in very low light environments. The image performance strategies of this new lens sought a tighter control of MTF across the entire image plane and with operational variations of zoom, iris, and focus. Minimization of monochromatic and chromatic aberrations and further maximization of image contrast combine with the improved MTF to produce superb picture sharpness.
Relative light distribution over the mid to long focal lengths is better controlled and this better uniformity of brightness across the image plane combines with the higher contrast and higher MTF to produce sharp clear HD pictures. Contrast was enhanced by excellent control of black reproduction using new multilayer anti-reflective optical coatings and new optomechanical design innovations that significantly reduced flare, veiling glare, and any internal reflections. The spectral transmittance characteristic was closely coordinated with that of all of the major portable HD cameras to ensure adherence to the international HDTV colorimetric standard.

Four significant technologies converged to produce the KJ17ex7.7B portable HD ENG lens system that has been designed to partner with the most contemporary of the new tapeless 2/3-inch HD production cameras: 
  • Optical Technologies: newly developed optical glass materials each having unique dispersion characteristics allowed improved control over chromatic aberrations and geometric distortion. Lens element surface accuracy has been improved two-fold over those in the earlier HDgc lenses contributing to the improved MTF performance
    • New Multilayer Optical Coatings combined with new deposition processes produce an improved optical contrast ratio
    • Three-part Internal Focus is a Canon design innovation that reduces changes in aberrations when focusing to different object distances while also exercising improved control over any tendency for focus breathing 
    • New and more powerful computer design tools facilitated a greater degree of optimization of multiple optical variables in the lens design
  •  Digital Technologies: new fourth-generation digital servo systems further empowers the camera operator in terms of operational creativity: 
    • Enhanced Digital Drive technology based upon a totally new software platform provides precision microcomputer control of the three servo systems for zoom, iris and focus while also facilitating new developments in lens-camera correction of lateral chromatic aberration
    • Unique Information Display and extended memory within the digital drive unit extends user-defined digital functionality
    • Canon's patented Micro Roof mirror Array (MRA) technology underlies the unique miniature 16-bit rotary encoders that are used for each of the zoom, iris, and focus position detection (each with a positional accuracy of 0.1 micrometer)
    • Dynamic Zoom Speed Range can be adjusted from 0.5 seconds to 5 minutes (from wide to telephoto extremes)
  • Optomechanical Technologies: extensive use of 3D CAD-CAM design facilitated a design that paid high attention to operator comfort and attendant lowering of fatigue during protracted shooting
    • The Digital Drive Unit was totally redesigned to take into account the curved human hand that encompasses the unit with a view of shaping the unit for greater comfort and to better facilitate the actuation of lens controls. The unit shape also provides a wider separation that allows the other hand to more easily adjust the focus control. Finally, the drive unit was narrowed and its mounting angle on the lens set to allow the operator's elbow to settle close to the body thus providing an important reduction in fatigue when operating a shoulder mounted lens-camera system 
    • Special Magnesium alloy body for light weight and exceptional durability
    • Computer simulation of the optomechanical design allowed examination of optimized anti-reflection internal barrel coatings, and structural techniques (light blocking grooves and knife edges) that produced greater control over harmful light reflections within the lens barrel that can be stimulated by strong light sources
  • Ecological Design: all contemporary Canon lenses avoid the use of materials and substances potentially harmful to the environment. Lead has been removed from all optics and other identified substances from all components comprising the composite lens system

What's in the Box

  • Rear Cap
  • Front Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Canon KJ17ex7.7B IASE 2/3" HD Lens with 2x Extender - B4 Mount


Key Highlights

  • 7.7mm-131mm f/1.9 Broadcast Zoom
  • 2/3" format
  • Integrated 2x Extender
  • B4 Mount

Lens Characteristics

Prime or Zoom:
Lens Mount:
B4 Mount - 2/3"
Focus Scale:
Zoom Range:
7.7-131mm - 15.4-262mm with 2x Extender
Aperture Range:
f/1.8 at 7.7-102.5mm; f/2.3 at 131mm - Without Extender
f/3.6 at 15.4-205mm; f/4.6 at 262mm - With Extender


12 in
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4 lb
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