Fujifilm announces Two New 46x 4K Zoom Lenses

The 2018 NAB Show saw the continued expansion of the Fujinon 4K HDR lens range from the Optical Devices Division of Fujifilm. Prototypes of the company’s latest Premier UA Series of UHD 2/3” lenses, the UA46x9.5B and UA46x13.5B were demonstrated.

The two new Fujifilm Fujinon lenses have x46 zoom ratio and come in two version, one a 'tele' zoom. A newly designed OS-TECH image stabilizer makes the new UA46x zooms ideal for sports, wildlife, and documentary production. Versions of each lens will be available for studio, wildlife, remote-control and gyro-stabilised productions.

Also enhanced with a fresh design is the Digital Full Servo Drive Unit, which now features 16-bit encoding for highly accurate local or remote operation of the zoom, focus or iris. The drive unit offers a “Virtual Connector,” which outputs the lens positional data.

In line with the optical performance of the full family of 10 FUJIFILM 4K UA 2/3” lenses, the two new lenses feature 4K Ultra HD and HDR optical performance throughout the entire zoom range. The UA46x9.5B features a 46x zoom ratio and a wide angle from 9.5~437mm (19~874mm w/2x) with an F2.0 aperture. The “Tele” version UA46x13.5B lens also features a 46x zoom ratio and a telephoto reach from 13.5~621mm (27~1242mm w/2x) with an F2.8 aperture.

The lenses employ the latest High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating (HT-EBC), resulting in richer colors and greatly improved blue response and transmittance.They both achieve 4K UHD optical performance from center to corner throughout the zoom range while suppressing image distortion, due to a multi-group zoom system. 

Availability for the UA46x9.5B and UA46x13.5B is planned for late 2018.

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