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Bob Woodhead
deciphering lens codes
on May 6, 2007 at 1:33:04 pm

How DO you interpret the codes on lenses? Thinking of buying a HPX500, and trying to determine which lens to go with. Obviously I could buy the most expensive package & call it a day, but I'd rather be slightly more informed than that. eg; Canon KJ16x7.7B-IRSD HDgc versus Fujinon XA17X7.6BRM-M58B
Or is this cloaked in the veil of "crew-only" knowledge, like C47's?
PS - I've looked at the specs, but that's lilke reading a racing sheet to see which horse is going to win - they ALL "read good".

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Steve Wargo
Re: deciphering lens codes
on May 7, 2007 at 6:51:57 am

Fujinon and Canon both list their codes on their websites.

Try this: http://www.usa.canon.com/opd/view/QPFSearch.jsp

click on "accessories" on the left

Now, click on "Lens Model Number" on the top right.

Let me know if this doesn't work.

just in case - a Canon KJ16x7.7B-IRSD HDgc is a Hi Def 16 power lens with a 7.7mm starting focal length, it has a built in extender, motorized zoom, manual focus, motorized iris, and a digital drive. It belongs to their new "gc" series.

Steve Wargo
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Steve Wargo
more info
on May 7, 2007 at 6:57:54 am


http://www.usa.canon.com/html/industrial_bctv/pdf/NAB%202007%20Price%20List...

Steve Wargo
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Bob Woodhead
Re: more info
on May 7, 2007 at 10:51:31 am

Thanks Steve.... should have found that myself I suppose. I just found it hard to believe that a 2x extender is a $4000 difference between the KJ16x7.7B-KRSD HDgc & KJ16x7.7B-IRSD HDgc. But then I looked at the $39,000 models & decided to be happy Canon's got this new line of "affordable" HD lenses...


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Steve Wargo
Re: more info
on May 8, 2007 at 10:30:21 pm

It's not real easy to find the info sheets. I have told them about it.

They get it because they can, not because of anything to do with costs, just like Sony.

Steve Wargo
Tempe, Arizona

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