The DIGISUPER 86AF long-field lens features powerful Auto Focus technology and superior Image Stabilisation. It achieves exact focus at extreme telephoto distances, capturing HDTV in superb detail.
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Canon’s Advanced Autofocus technology keeps images in focus so camera operators can concentrate on the shot. It employs a TTL-Secondary Image Registration Phase-detection system, originally developed for single-lens reflex still cameras, to ensure both high-accuracy and a high tracking capability. Two autofocus operating modes are available as well as a choice of three positions of the AF frame in the viewfinder.
Advanced materials (including a high index ultra low dispersion material) combined with contemporary optical design and multilayer coatings produce an unsurpassed imaging system, for pristine results.
Internal Focus uses a floating optical system to control chromatic aberrations. It allows operators to achieve wide-angle with reduced distortion and minimises variation in centre of gravity while focusing.
A second generation, built-in Optical Shift Image Stabilizer system (Shift-IS) counteracts shake, ensuring smooth, sharp images in all situations, whether at telephoto extremes or shooting high-speed objects. Includes separate horizontal and vertical control with high/low sensitivity settings.
A digital servo system uses Canon-developed 16-bit optical rotary encoder devices to ensure precision control and repeatability of zoom and focus settings. The system allows for digital interface to Robotic and Virtual studio systems. 10-bit Iris Compatibility ensures high-resolution iris control.
CAFS uses a 32-bit CPU to eliminate focus "breathing". It calculates focus changes and synchronises the zoom to counteract picture size/angle of view changes when focusing.
The lens is ergonomically designed to eliminate centre-of-gravity variations with focus movement. Sealed optics offers protection against dust and smoke, while innovative electrical sealing techniques protect against radio interference.
All contemporary Canon lens systems are free of lead and other substances identified as harmful to the environment.
A crossover system allows use of the associated camera to switch in the optical extender system or change the aspect ratio between 16:9 and 4:3. 4-position turret includes spare switch positions.
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