ProMotion is among the first rental companies in the country to take delivery of Canon’s HJ15ex, a new HD portable lens with built-in Image Stabilizer.

The HJ15ex 8.5 KRSE-V (VAP lens), to give it is full name, was purchased from Mitcorp.

It is expected to be popular with producers of motor sport and extreme sport programming as it is well suited for use during tracking shots in the air, on the back of motorbikes or hand held in front of a concert venue.

A prototype of the lens was used extensively during coverage of last year’s Tour de France.

Duncan Martin of ProMotion said: “We are solely a Canon house. The reason for that is demand. Canon lenses are the ones that people always ask for.”

ProMotion has also purchased four Canon HJ14xex4.3B lenses.