TVBE October 2018

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A LIFE THROUGH A LENS This year Canon celebrates 60 years in TV lenses. TVBEurope takes a look back at the company’s timeline through history.

1973

1977

The K-5x25 Cinema Macro Zoom Lens won the Scientific and Technical Academy Award, the first ever awarded to a Japanese company

1958

Canon launches its first BCTV zoom lens, the IF-I 60400mm F4

2018

World’s first broadcast zoom and focus demands with information display, the ZDJ-G01 (left) & FDJ-G01 (right)

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Following the success of the Macro Lens, Canon developed the K35 Prime Lens Series, which went on to win the Academy Award in 1977

1974

World’s first BCTV zoom lens using artificial Fluorite, the J10x10B, which dramatically reduced lateral and longitudinal aberrations

2017

Technology and Engineering Emmy Award for cine zoom lenses