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Canon U.S.A., Inc.Announces the RS-IL04UL Ultra Long Focus Zoom LensBrings more versatility to REALiS Pro A/V Projectors
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., November 7, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the RS-IL04UL Ultra Long Focus Zoom Lens which can be used with the Company’s REALiS Professional A/V Series projectors to bring high-image quality to a wide variety of locations. With this lens, users have the flexibility of installing their professional A/V systems anywhere from 15 to 290 feet from the desired projection area with minimal image quality change.
“Canon is committed to providing users with a complete system to satisfy their projecting needs,” noted Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager of the Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “The addition of this new lens helps expand the locations and applications where our REALiS models can be utilized.”
The Canon RS-IL04UL Ultra Long Focus Zoom Lens is compatible with all current Canon REALiS Pro A/V Series projectors, including all WUX 4000, WUX 5000, WX6000 and SX6000 models. With a 1.95X zoom ratio and a throw ratio of approximately 3.8~7.3:1, this lens is optimized for 60” to 600” screens and is ideally suited for larger venues such as houses of worship, auditoriums, and lecture halls.
Similar to other lenses Canon provides for its REALiS Pro A/V Series projectors, the RS-IL04UL Ultra Long Focus Zoom Lens includes independently floating elements, helping to ensure minimal image quality change and light loss throughout the zoom length of the lens, thus greatly reducing the need to over-specify projector brightness to compensate for light loss. For example, the brightness of the Canon REALiS WUX4000 projector drops only 17% from the wide angle to the telephoto setting of the standard zoom lens, while competitive products can lose up to 35% of their brightness in making the same adjustment.
REALiS Pro A/V interchangeable lenses offer color accuracy and image quality that users look for from a fixed lens combined with the flexibility of optical zoom. All of the lens options in the REALiS Pro A/V series include features developed from Canon’s industry-leading EOS technology, including aspheric lens elements help to diminish distortion and an Ultra Low Dispersion (UD) element to reduce chromatic aberration. The lenses are also similarly sized to fit within the body of the projector, allowing for easy installation, regardless of the desired throw distance, when using a lift.
The suggested list price of the RS-IL04UL Ultra Long Focus Zoom Lens is $3499 and it is scheduled to be available at the end of November.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $45.6 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2011† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in 2012. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.
†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.