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UHD lenses go wide and long

Two new Ultra HD lenses for 2/3-inch UHD/4K cameras have been introduced by Fujinon: an 80x box lens and a 22x ENG-style lens.

The UA80x9BESM uses the latest optical simulation technology to achieve an 80x zoom with advanced optical performance, such as high image resolution, contrast and colour reproduction. Covering the focal length from 9mm in wide angle to 720mm in telephoto, it uses a new optical stabilisation mechanism providing optimum adjustment to reduce image shake caused by vibrations and wind. Its floating focus system, which controls multiple lens groups according to the shooting distance, delivers high-resolution and high-contrast images from close-up to infinity. As UHD demands particularly accurate focusing there is also a new focus position demand unit, the EPD-31A, which has been uprated from 12-bit to 16-bit encoding.

The portable UA22x8BERD covers the focal length from 8mm to 176mm, is lightweight and compact.

Stefan Czich of Pyser-SGI, Fujinon’s distributor in the UK, said, “These two Fujinon lenses are perfectly matched to the new 2/3-inch 4K cameras. The key benefit is that these lenses give the camera operator the same zoom range that they have with HD lenses. Until now you could go wide or go long, with 4K lenses. With these two new lenses from Fujinon you can do both and give directors the dramatic images that they expect with fabulous 4K image quality.”

The 2/3-inch lenses expand on Fujifilm’s line-up of UHD-capable cine lenses, including the HK series, which can cope with the demands of 8K production.