The new Fujinon UA24x7.8BERD is claimed to be “the world’s smallest and most lightweight portable broadcast zoom lens for 4K video production”. The 24x zoom weighs 1.98kg, is only 220.5mm long, and covers focal lengths from 7.8mm to 187mm.
It expands the Fujinon 4K/Ultra HD lens line-up to eight models, including two recently introduced compact, lightweight portable zoom lenses (the UA18x5.5 and
UA14x4.5). All three are designed for use with broadcast cameras using 2/3-inch sensors.
It is particularly aimed at live sport production or news coverage that requires cameras to be easily mobile. According to Fujifilm, the recent introduction of compact and lightweight Ultra HD camcorders has increased the need for similarly efficient lenses. It is scheduled to ship in January.