New Fujinon zoom lenses27 July 2012
Fujifilm Europe’s Optical Devices Division will have several new lenses at IBC, including a 77x zoom for outside broadcast work, two new PL-mount zooms for digital cinema work, and two 19x lenses.
The XA77x9.5BESM is a HD telephoto lens designed for sports coverage. Its features include: OS Tech image stabilisation; an advanced diagnostic Focused Intelligent Network Diagnosis system for preventative maintenance and troubleshooting; dustproof and anti-fogging technology; 16-bit optical encoding output for accuracy in virtual environments; an advanced back focus system that allows very close macro shots; and “an attractive price point”.
The lightweight ZK4.7x19SAM is latest in Fujinon’s PL Premier PL-mount zoom range. The 19-90mm lens includes: a detachable servo drive unit, so it can work as a standard PL-mount lens as well as an ENG-Style lens; flange focal distance adjustment; macro; Lens Data System and /i metadata compatibility. Fujinon will also show a prototype of a new ZK3.5x85SAM lightweight telephoto PL-mount zoom.
It is also showing two models of its new 19x zoom: The XA19x7.4BESM small box style lens and HA19x7.4BE barrel style lens, which are claimed to be the first lenses in such a compact size to feature three floating zoom groups and Aspherics, which combine to produce unsurpassed optical performance. They also feature the latest EBC coating technology to give richer colours and improved blue response and transmittance. – David Fox