FujiFilm Unveils Two New 8K Broadcast Lenses

Fujinon has developed two new 8K broadcast zoom lenses to add to its 8K series, a box lens and a portable ENG lens.

“As broadcast technology early adopters explore the challenges and benefits of 8K production, there are growing needs for high-performance optical equipment compatible with this technology,” said Yuji Igarashi, General Manager, Electronic Imaging Division & Optical Devices Division. “With four times the resolution of 4K video, recording in 8K requires lenses with exceptionally advanced optical performance. Fujifilm has taken the advanced optical technology it has fostered over many years to new heights to develop lenses that not only meet but exceed those demands.”

The new Fujinon HP66X15.2ESM (HP66X15.2) box lens provides the world’s longest 8K focal length of 1,000mm while also featuring the world’s highest zoom magnification of 66x.

The Fujinon HP12X7.6ERD (HP12X7.6) is a portable ENG-style lens covering a range of 7.6mm to 91mm, the world’s widest 8K angle of view at 93.3 degrees. The lenses are due to be released in the summer of 2020 and the fall of 2020, respectively.  The details of this announcement were revealed during a virtual press conference on April 16, 2020.

Both ultra-high-definition (UHD) lenses feature bayonet mounts targeting three 1.25-inch sensors for ultra-high 8K resolution. This is bolstered by Fujifilm’s unique multi-layer coating (High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating), which boosts the rate of light transmittance, making it possible to deliver vivid color reproduction, as well as high dynamic range (HDR)-based rich tonal gradation.

The new Fujinon HP66X15.2ESM (HP66X15.2) box lens provides the world’s longest 8K focal length of 1,000mm while also featuring the world’s highest zoom magnification of 66x.

The new Fujinon HP66X15.2ESM (HP66X15.2) box lens provides the world’s longest 8K focal length of 1,000mm while also featuring the world’s highest zoom magnification of 66x.

In addition to using aspherical and fluorite elements to effectively control various types of aberration, both lenses have a nine-blade aperture for natural bokeh and are equipped with 16-bit encoders. The HP66X15.2 also features the latest high-performance optical image stabilization mechanism to make 8K production at long focal lengths rock steady. Both lenses can be used with the latest generation of focus accessories to achieve the advanced level of focusing precision that 8K demands.

The 8K series from Fujinon is now comprised of seven lenses designed for two camera formats. The 8K 1.25-inch Three Sensor Bayonet-Mount Series includes the HP66x15.2ESM box lens, the HP12x7.6ERD portable lens, the HP7.5x8.5SM box lens, and the HP11x22.5SM box lens. The 8K PL Mount Series includes the SK3x12SM portable lens, the SK7.5x19.7SM portable lens, and the SK20x35ESM box lens.

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