08.15.2008 12:00 AM
Corplex Chooses Canon HD Zoom Lenses for Sports Coverage

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Corplex’s new Iridium truck is the company’s first with all-Canon lenses.
Corplex, a Lake Bluff, Ill.-based mobile production company, recently purchased a selection of HD lenses from the Broadcast and Communications division of Canon USA for its television coverage of professional football, baseball, basketball, golf and hockey, as well as major sporting events such as the Super Bowl.

Among the equipment purchased were two DigiSuper100xs and five DigiSuper 86xs long-zoom HD field lenses, all with Canon’s Optical Shift Image Stabilizer (“Shift-IS”) technology. Also chosen were several orders of two Canon HD portable lens models for EFP-style coverage on the playing field: the HJ11ex4.7B IRSE wide-angle zoom and the HJ22ex7.6B IRSE long-focal-length zoom.

“We’ve used Canon lenses through the years, and of all of the lens manufacturers, Canon is the most attentive to our needs,” said Carter Ruehrdanz, CEO of Corplex. “At a large show it’s not uncommon to see a representative from Canon. It’s nice to see vendors taking an interest.”

Also chosen by Corplex, the HJ11ex4.7B (Canon’s widest angle of view portable HDTV production lens) and HJ22ex7.6B (telephoto portable lens), both featuring Canon’s exclusive eDrive technology.

Corplex’s new truck, “Iridium,” which was deployed at the PGA Golf Championships last week and will be part of the outdoor “Fox News Experience” at the Republican national convention in St. Paul next month, is its first truck with all Canon lenses.

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