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Canon to Assist NBC Olympics in Providing Viewers with Outstanding HDTV Picture Quality and Long-Zoom Image Detail

MELVILLE, N.Y., February 8, 2018 – NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, to provide a wide variety of HDTV Field, Portable and Studio lenses for its broadcast of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, which take place in PyeongChang, South Korea, from February 8 – February 25. The announcement was made today by Chip Adams, VP of Venue Engineering, NBC Olympics, and Yuichi Ishizuka, President and COO of Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Over 70 Canon broadcast lenses will be used, including the DIGISUPER 95 TELE long-zoom field lens featuring a focal length of 1178mm (2356mm with 2x Extender); the DIGISUPER 27 studio lens providing crisp HD imagery in a studio environment; the HJ14ex4.3B wide-angle HD lens capturing a panoramic 96.3 degrees angle-of-view; and the HJ24ex7.5B HDTV field telephoto zoom lens, providing a remarkable 7.5-180mm zoom range in a compact, portable body.

“A Winter Olympics production can be tough on equipment and especially lenses,” said Adams. “Canon lenses have always proven themselves in difficult conditions. The images, equipment and the support we get from Canon are always exceptional.”

“We are honored to once again be chosen as the broadcast lens provider for NBC” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc.

About NBC Olympics

A division of the NBC Sports Group, NBC Olympics is responsible for producing, programming and promoting NBC Universal’s Olympic coverage. It is renowned for its unsurpassed Olympic heritage, award-winning production, and ability to aggregate the largest audiences in U.S. television history.

For more information on NBC Olympics’ coverage of the PyeongChang Olympics, please visit: http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/

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Wow.  That's a lot of 200-400's.  ;D

I'm sure they wouldn't miss one!

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can't wait to see what unreleased products may work their way into field testing these next few weeks

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Maybe Canon isn’t doomed after all?  ☝️

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Maybe Canon isn’t doomed after all?  ☝️

Don't kid yourself.  The lack of a full frame mirrorless camera with 14 stops of DR means all those 200-400mm lenses are useless.
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Do they store their camera bodies switched on and displaying something?

Nice catch :D  Good to see NBC pros forget to turn off their cameras too, hahaha

Maybe Canon isn’t doomed after all?  ☝️

Don't kid yourself.  The lack of a full frame mirrorless camera with 14 stops of DR means all those 200-400mm lenses are useless.

It's the other way around.  NBC is doomed!  ;D

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Too bad the USOC doesn't contribute as much for its athletes' expenses as it does for Canon and other corporate war lords.  Many of them go broke in the name of USA and patriotism.
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Hi midluk.
Where did you spot the powered on camera, I don’t seem to be able to find it!

Cheers, Graham.

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Hi mpeeps.
I don’t doubt the lack of support the USOC provides for athletes, but I somehow doubt they pay Canon a Japanese company to attend the Olympics in South Korea?
That is not to say that the IOC (a separate entity) doesn’t bend over backwards to get Canon to support the broadcasters that get the Olympic Games out to all of us which is no doubt how they (IOC) get sponsored!

Cheers, Graham.

Too bad the USOC doesn't contribute as much for its athletes' expenses as it does for Canon and other corporate war lords.  Many of them go broke in the name of USA and patriotism.
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Hi midluk.
Where did you spot the powered on camera, I don’t seem to be able to find it!

Cheers, Graham.

Do they store their camera bodies switched on and displaying something?

It was in the picture on the main page

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Hi.
Thanks, I didn’t see that picture when I clicked on the link, I had many blank squares instead. Not just the one camera unless I’m mistaken!

Cheers, Graham.

Hi midluk.
Where did you spot the powered on camera, I don’t seem to be able to find it!

Cheers, Graham.

Do they store their camera bodies switched on and displaying something?

It was in the picture on the main page
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Hi.
Thanks, I didn’t see that picture when I clicked on the link, I had many blank squares instead. Not just the one camera unless I’m mistaken!

Cheers, Graham.

Was actually the same for me (though there the 4 squares linked to different photos), because I saw it from unread posts instead of from the main page.  It only shows up if you look at the home page.

It is a very impressive photo, lol.  gimmegimmegimme!

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