Product News: Optics & Photonics
FUJINON 4K-compatible Studio Zoom Lens feature 16-bit encoders.
Press Release Summary:
April 11, 2017 -
With 27x zoom ratio, and wide-angle focal length of 6.5-180mm, FUJINON 4K-compatible “UA27x6.5B” Studio Lens come with built-in extender. Suitable for musical concerts and sporting events, handheld UA27x employs High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating (HT-EBC) for richer colors and greatly improved blue response and transmittance. HT-EBC combined with Fujifilm’s exclusive Aspheric Technology reduces ghost and flare and increases light transmission.
Original Press Release
FUJIFILM’s Optical Devices Division to Introduce 4K-Compatible Studio Zoom Lens
Press release date: April 6, 2017
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM will introduce a FUJINON 4K-compatible studio lens, the “UA27x6.5B,” at the NAB convention in Las Vegas this month. The UA27x is the latest zoom lens in the company’s Premier UA Series of 4K 2/3” lenses. The UA Series is the world’s first designed specifically for UHD broadcast applications. The Optical Devices Division will exhibit in booth C7225 during NAB, which runs from April 22-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
With its 27x zoom ratio and 4K capabilities, the “UA27.6.5B” is ideal for in-studio production. And with a wide-angle focal length of 6.5mm, it’s also suited for live events such as musical concerts and sporting events. The UA27x joins newly introduced handheld zooms, the “UA14x4.5B” and “UA18x5.5B;” along with the “UA13x4.5B” and “UA22x8B” lenses. Field lenses “UA80x9” and “UA107x8.4” round out this series. The UA27x studio lens can be seen along with the complete UA Series within the company’s NAB booth.
Like the handhelds in this series, the UA27x studio lens delivers edge-to-edge 4K optical quality for 2/3-inch cameras. The UA27x has a focal length of 6.5-180mm and a built-in extender, which doubles its focal length.
The lens features the high resolution, high contrast, and high dynamic range that are hallmarks of all Premier 4K and 4K PLUS UA Series lenses. It employs the latest High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating (HT-EBC) resulting in richer colors and greatly improved blue response and transmittance. HT-EBC, coupled with Fujifilm’s exclusive Aspheric Technology, reduces ghost and flare and increases light transmission. The latest optical simulation technology was used in the lenses’ optical design to prevent resolution degradation around the edges and control aberrations, thus achieving 4K image quality across the zoom range. An aperture shape close to that of a circle is achieved by adopting nine aperture blades, which provides a more natural bokeh.
“The images produced by the UA27x are exceptionally clear, vibrant and optically accurate 4K images,” said Tom Fletcher, Director of Sales, Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM. “We can’t wait to show everyone who stops by our NAB booth what they can capture in 4K today. We’ve made dramatic strides in what we can offer to a wide range of our customers, and we’re eager to show that off to our current and prospective customers.”
The lens is equipped with 16-bit encoders, capable of high-resolution output of lens data, including zoom and focal position information. It can be linked with other systems such as virtual studios for combining CG images with live action footage.
The UA27x can be seen along with the complete FUJINON Premier 4K PLUS and 4K product families within the company’s NAB booth. Among the highlights in the booth this year will be the new 4K FUJINON “UA14x4.5B” and “UA18x5.5B” handheld lenses.
In addition to the UA families of 4K lenses, FUJIFILM will also exhibit its complete line of Premier, Cabrio, and new MK cine lenses.
The FUJINON UA 27x6.5 will be available in late June 2017.
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation consists of four operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division provides consumer and commercial photographic products and services, including: photographic paper; digital printing equipment, along with service and support; personalized photo products; film; and one-time-use cameras; and also, markets motion picture archival film and on-set color management solutions to the motion picture, broadcast and production industries. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the graphic printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides optical lenses for the broadcast, cinematography, closed circuit television, videography and industrial markets, and markets binoculars. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. sells and markets a range of Fujifilm products and services in Canada. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmusa.com/northamerica.
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