Along with its relatives, the XJ95 and XJ100, the Canon XJ86 HD lens has become a fixture in the gantry at sports grounds and at live events.
It produces high contrast, sharp HD images supported by a range of technological innovations and features. Canon’s advanced lens technology and design ensures the images you capture are of the highest quality.
The Canon XJ86 has proven to be a great partner to the Sony HDC-1500 for HD live production. But it’s equally comfortable paired with the HDC-2500, or with any of our Grass Valley cameras. It is also equally adept when used for slow motion with the Sony HDC-3300 or Grass Valley LDK 8300.
Sharp imaging even at long distance
The XJ86’s focal length of 9.3mm to 800mm offers you great flexibility in your long-distance shots. And its image stabilizer system vastly reduces shake both at distance and at high speed. The responsiveness of the IS system can be set according to the scenario, with separate vertical and horizontal controls. This all means that you can be confident that your shot will be sharp, whatever the situation.
The lens minimises focus breathing uses Canon’s 32-bit Constant Angle Focusing System. Meanwhile, 16-bit optical rotary encoders allow you to precisely control zoom and focus, including being able to repeat exactly the settings you choose.