Last Saturday saw the culmination of the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League with the final at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium – and a number of lenses from ES Broadcast Hire’s HD and 4K lens hire fleet were there to capture all of the action.

The final is one of the most-watched sporting events in the world, and this year was shown in the UK both on BT Sport’s UHD and HD channels, and via a free live stream on YouTube.

Fujinon UA80 4K Lens at the UEFA Champions League in Cardiff

Fujinon 4K lenses and Canon HD lenses in use

Both HD and 4K lenses from our 300-strong lens hire fleet were used for the live coverage, with several Fujinon UA80 4K lenses and half a dozen Canon XJ95 HD lenses included in the box lens line-up. A pair of Fujinon UA22 ENG lenses were also in use.

Canon XJ95 Digisuper95 HD Lens at the UEFA Champions League in Cardiff

Real Madrid ran out 4-1 winners over Juventus to defend their title, with Cristiano Ronaldo, the all-time record goal scorer in the competition, bagging a brace to become the first player to score in three finals.

Canon XJ95 Digisuper95 HD Lenses at the UEFA Champions League in Cardiff