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- Leading the broadcast equipment industry by introducing new box type lens with the world's longest 1000mm focal length and portable type lens with the world's widest 7.6mm focal length
-4K-compatible broadcast lens with the world’s highest 125× zoom
-Covering focal lengths from a best-in-class 8mm in wide angle to 1000mm in ultra telephoto-Capturing dynamic high-quality video in live coverage of sporting and music events
Tokyo, November 13, 2019 — FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) is pleased to announce the launch of the FUJINON UA125×8BESM (UA125×8), a 4K-compatible broadcast lens with the world's highest* zoom of 125×, in February 2020.
The UA125×8 is a box-type broadcast lens that covers focal length ranges from a best-in-class wide-angle** of 8mm to a super-telephoto of 1000mm. It uses the company's proprietary optical technologies to achieve vivid color reproduction and high contrast, producing video with rich gradation using HDR (high dynamic range), which makes it a perfect choice for live coverage of sporting and music events.
The penetration of 4K-compatible large-screen television in recent years has increased opportunities for enjoying high-definition 4K video. Amidst accelerated introduction of 4K-compatible video-recording equipment, there is a growing need at the video production frontline for high-magnification zoom lens capable of capturing dynamic close-up video of a distant subject in 4K quality.
The UA125×8 can record powerful high-quality video thanks to its world’s highest 125× magnification zoom and optical performance that supports 4K video. The lens has the focal lengths of up to 1000mm on the telephoto end to capture a decisive moment of athletes far away or facial expressions and gestures of artists on stage in live concert. Having the world’s highest wide-angle focal lengths of up to 8mm means the lens can also record video showing an entire sporting or live music venue. The proprietary optical technologies make vivid color reproduction and high contrast as well as rich gradation using the HDR. The integration of high-performance optical image stabilization mechanism keeps camera steady.
Fujifilm will be showcasing this product in the “Inter BEE 2019” international broadcast equipment exhibition at Makuhari Messe in Japan from November 13 to 15, 2019.
FUJINON lenses are known for advanced descriptive performance, contributing to the evolution of imaging through their use in the production of TV programs, movies and commercials across the world. Fujifilm will continue to tap into its optical, high precision forming and assembling technologies that have been nurtured over many years to develop and supply innovative products that address the diversifying needs of broadcast production.
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(1) World's highest 125× zoom magnification and advanced 4K-compatible optical performance
(2) Advanced image-resolving capability and rich gradation of tones
(3) High-performance optical image stabilization
(4) Nine-blade aperture for natural bokeh
(5) Equipped with 16bit encoder*4
-The world's first 4K-compatible broadcast lens with AF capability
-Brings innovation to video production by fast and accurate AF with the speed of 0.5 seconds and superior subject-tracking performance
-Ultra-high 107x zoom and unique image stabilization to produce premium-quality video in live coverage of sports and other events
Tokyo, November 13, 2019 — FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) is pleased to announce the launch of the “FUJINON UA107×8.4BESM AF” (UA107×8.4 AF), the world's first* 4K-compatible broadcast lens that incorporates the AF function, in March 2020.
The UA107×8.4 AF is a box-type broadcast lens that delivers outstanding capability for tracking a moving subject and a fast and accurate auto-focus with AF speed as fast as 0.5 seconds. The lens's ultra-high 107× zoom ratio covering focal lengths from 8.4mm to 900mm and the use of a unique optical image stabilization mechanism allow users to accurately capture a distant moving subject and produce premium-quality video with minimal camera shake in live coverage of sporting or music events.
The UA107×8.4 AF is an epoch-making product that brings innovation to video production with its capability to record high-quality 4K video with ease of use and comfort.
Today, 4K video is primarily produced through manual focusing, which requires advanced skills on the part of camera operators. Amidst this situation, Fujifilm has gone a step ahead of the rest of the world in developing a revolutionary 4K-compatible broadcast lens, “UA107×8.4 AF” with AF function for easy autofocusing. The announcement of its development was well received in the industry.
[Highlights of the UA107×8.4 AF]
Fujifilm will showcase this product at the International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition 2019 (Inter BEE 2019), to be held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba from November 13 to 15.
FUJINON lenses developed by Fujifilm are known for high-quality images and have been used on various production sites including TV programs, movies and TV commercials around the world, contributing to the evolution of the cutting-edge field of video expression. The company will continue to tap into its optical, high-precision forming and assembling technologies that have been nurtured over many years to develop and supply leading-edge products, thereby addressing the diversifying needs at the forefront of video production.
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|Broadcast zoom lens
“FUJINON UA107×8.4BESM AF”
(1) The world's first 4K-compatible broadcast lens with AF capability
(2) Ultra-high-magnification 107× zoom
(3) Unique optical image stabilization mechanism
(4) Advanced image resolution and rich tonal gradation
(5) Natural bokeh achieved with nine-blade diaphragm
(6) Stock-standard 16bit encoder***
- Second zoom cinema lens in the Premista Series with outstanding high resolution, beautiful bokeh and rich gradation
- Bringing out the potential of large format sensors in video production to the maximum extent
- Covering focal lengths from 28mm to 250mm when combined with a standard zoom lens
Tokyo, September 5, 2019 — FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) is pleased to announce that it will release the telephoto zoom lens FUJINON Premista80-250mmT2.9-3.5 (“Premista80-250mm”) with a focal length of 80-250mm in December 2019. It will be the second model to join the Premista Series of zoom cinema lenses that support large-format sensors* and deliver outstanding high resolution, natural and beautiful bokeh and rich gradation with HDR (high dynamic range). The Premista80-250mm complements the FUJINON Premista28-100mmT2.9 (“Premista28-100mm”), released in August this year, to cover a broad range of focal lengths from 28mm to 250mm, further expanding focal lengths coverage that can be captured with premium image quality.
For producing high quality videos such as Hollywood movies, there has been increasing demand for filming equipment capable of delivering beautiful bokeh and rich gradation with HDR. Accordingly, many cinematographers have been adopting cinema cameras equipped with a large format sensor. While a variety of prime lenses compatible with the large format sensors are already available in the market, there is a growing demand for zoom lenses, which cover a wide range of focal lengths without having to change lenses frequently, and therefore offer more efficient operability.
In response to such demand, Fujifilm has developed the Premista Series of zoom lenses for high-performance cinema cameras equipped with a large format sensor. The Premista28-100mm, the first model in this Series released in August this year, has been praised by professionals of video production for “edge-to-edge sharpness” and “coverage of the most frequently-used focal lengths for exceptional convenience.”
The Premista80-250mm is a telephoto zoom lens covering focal lengths from 80mm to 250mm. Featuring large-diameter aspherical lens elements and unique focusing / zooming system, the lens achieves an astonishing level of edge-to-edge sharpness. The use of 13-blade iris design, combined with shallow depth-of-field which is a characteristic of large format sensors, produces natural and beautiful bokeh to faithfully capture the subject's texture, three-dimensional definition and even an atmosphere of the scene. Furthermore, the lens applies Fujifilm's unique optical design to minimize ghosts and flares, thereby creating rich gradation with HDR and bringing out the full potential of large-format sensors.
The Premista80-250mm can be paired with the Premista28-100mm to cover focal lengths from 28mm to 250mm, capturing scenes with broad background in wide angle as well as closing in on a subject from a distance in telephoto. The two lenses also share the same front diameter and the gear position for three rings. This ensures efficient operability, as users can fit the same matte box, follow-focus system and other accessories, without re-adjusting accessory positions when changing between the two lenses.
Fujifilm has led the cinema industry since its foundation in 1934 to achieve domestic production of photographic and motion picture films in Japan. The company's products are widely praised by videographers around the world, with the development of high-performance zoom cinema lenses winning the Emmy Award by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2017. Fujifilm will continue to tap into optical, high precision forming and assembling technologies that have been nurtured in the field of cutting-edge video production to develop a wide range of lenses, thereby addressing the diversifying needs.
(1) Supporting large-format sensors to deliver outstanding high resolution, natural and beautiful bokeh and rich gradation
(2) Telephoto zoom covering focal lengths from 80mm to 250mm
(3) Excellent operability
(4) Compact and lightweight body with advanced robustness
(5) Supporting the ZEISS eXtended Data*6
- Brings innovation to video production with the world's first 4K-compatible broadcast lens with AF function
- Achieving fast and accurate AF with the speed of 0.5 seconds and superior subject-tracking performance
- 107× ultra-high magnification zoom and unique image stabilization to produce vivid and premium-quality video
Tokyo, August 19, 2019 — FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) is pleased to announce the development of the 4K-compatible broadcast lens “FUJINON UA107×8.4BESM AF” (UA107×8.4 AF), the world's first 4K-compatible broadcast lens that features the AF function*. The UA107×8.4 AF is due to be released in the spring of 2020.
The UA107×8.4 AF is a box-type broadcast lens that incorporates the newly-developed phase-detection AF sensor, achieving fast and accurate auto-focus with the response speed of 0.5 seconds and outstanding capability in tracking a moving subject. It is built with the company's proprietary image stabilization mechanism and 107× ultra-magnification zoom that covers focal lengths from 8.4mm to 900mm. Its vivid color reproduction facilitates video recording of high image quality using high dynamic range (HDR), making it a perfect choice for covering live sports and music.
The UA107×8.4 AF allows the users to film premium-quality 4K video with ease which makes it an epoch-making product that will transform the way video is produced.
The penetration of 4K-compatible large-screen television in recent years has increased opportunities for enjoying ultra high-definition 4K video. Advanced skills are required for camera operators as manual focusing is normal at today's video production. Fujifilm has gone a step ahead of the rest of the world in developing a 4K-compatible broadcast lens equipped with AF function.
The UA107×8.4 AF is a 4K-compatible broadcast lens that uses the phase-detection AF sensor and its dedicated algorithm developed with technological expertise fostered with Fujifilm's X Series and GFX series of digital cameras. The UA107×8.4 AF achieves fast and accurate AF with the speed of 0.5 seconds and the excellent performance of subject tracking. It is built with the company's proprietary image stabilization mechanism and 107× zoom that covers focal lengths from 8.4mm in wide angle to 900mm in ultra telephoto. The UA107×8.4 AF allows to capture even a distant subject with minimal camera shake, making it the perfect choice for covering live sports and music. The design that completely controls various types of aberration and improved light transmittance results in vivid color reproduction and rich tonal gradation based on HDR, thereby enabling high quality video production.
Fujifilm will be exhibiting the UA107×8.4 AF at the Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Exhibition (BIRTV2019), to be held from August 21 to August 24, 2019.
FUJINON lenses developed by Fujifilm are known for high-quality images and have been used in various production sites including TV programs, movies and TV commercials around the world, contributing to the evolution of the cutting-edge field of video expression. Fujifilm will continue to tap into its optical, high-precision forming and assembling technologies that have been nurtured over many years, thereby addressing the diversifying needs at the forefront of video production.
Broadcast zoom lens “FUJINON UA107×8.4 BESM AF”
(1) The world's first 4K-compatible broadcast lens that features the AF function
(2) Perfect for live sports coverage with the optical 107× zoom
(3) Unique optical image stabilization mechanism
(4) Vivid color reproduction and HDR-based rich tonal gradation for superior video production
(5) Natural bokeh achieved with nine-blade diaphragm
(6) Standard feature of a built-in 16bit encoders***
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