Fujinon Debuts Large 4K Zoom Lens

At the 2019 NAB Show, the Optical Devices Division of FujiFilm North America (Fujinon) will introduce three new 2/3-inch 4K UHD lenses as new additions to its UA Series. These include the UA125x8 zoom; the UA18x6.7 compact, handheld zoom; and the UA23x7.6 handheld zoom.

The Fujinon UA125x8 features a 125x high magnification zoom, covering a focal length from the wide angle of 8mm~1000mm, with an F1.7 aperture. The UA125x is now the longest and widest 4K lens for Ultra HD applications in the company's UA series of 4K UHD zooms. It includes an aperture F no. of 1.7, virtual reality connections, and 16-bit encoders.

Thomas Fletcher, Director of Marketing, Optical Devices Division, FujiFilm North America Corporation, said that the new lenses feature high resolution, high contrast, high dynamic range and the company’s patented optical image stabilization technology.

The UA125x8 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. A proprietary anti-fogging design minimizes lens fogging and reduces downtime due to moisture—a critical concern when shooting in all types of weather conditions.

Two other introductions in the UA Series include the UA18x7.6 and UA23x7.6 handheld zooms. The new UA18x7.6 is a compact and cost-effective lens designed for a range of applications, including sports, house of worship, and entertainment production. The UA18x7.6 features a 7.6~137mm focal length plus a 2x extender with an aperture of F1.8, and is easily transportable at 3.5 lbs. The UA23x7.6 is an economical 4K telephoto zoom for studio and field production. The UA23x7.6 has a focal range of 7.6~175mm plus a 2x extender with an aperture of F1.8, and weighs just 4.2 lbs. Both new UA series lenses have HT-EBC coating, as well as the same HDR and 2/3-inch 4K performance as the UA125x8.

The new lenses also feature 4K Ultra HD and HDR optical performance throughout the entire zoom range. The UA46x9.5B features a class-leading 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 class-leading 46x zoom ratio and a telephoto reach from 13.5~621mm (27~1242mm w/2x) with an F2.8 aperture.

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