Fujifilm Launches Fujinon UA24×7.8 Portable 2/3in Zoom At IBC 2017

Fujifilm has announced a new 4K compact zoom lens, the Fujinon UA24x7.8BERD, (UA24x7.8) with a total length approx. 220mm and weighing in under 2kg. The lens is slated for release January 2018, and will be on show at IBC2017.

Fujifilm's Fujinon UA24x7.8 features a 24x high magnification zoom. The lens is designed for 2/3in bayonet mount cameras and covers a focal length from the wide angle of 7.8mm to 187mm. 

This product expands Fujifilm's 4K broadcast lens lineup to eight models in total, catering to the various needs for 4K video production. In recent years, with the introduction of the compact and lightweight 4K camcorder camera, the need for compact and lightweight lenses continues to increase more and more while productions utilising the high mobility of such equipment spread.

The new UA24x7.8 is a 4K compatible portable zoom lens that achieves the world's smallest and lightest specs for its type, with a total length of approx. 220.5mm and a total weight of approximately 1.98kg. Reducing the burden when filming with a camera on one's shoulder, this lens shows its power when combined with a 4K camcorder. 

The new 2/3 in zoom resolves to 4K in a compact package.

The new 2/3 in zoom resolves to 4K in a compact package.

The UA24x7.8 has Fujifilm's proprietary HTEBC multi-layer coating for a high level of transmittance and colour reproducibility. Also, the latest optical design technology has been used to prevent resolution degradation around the edges and control aberrations. The lens can be used for HDR productions, reproducing rich tones even when shooting scenes with intense contrast, such as stadiums at dusk.

Nine aperture blades give natural bokeh, and a 16-bit encoder provides lenst of lens data including zoom and focal position information for other systems such as a virtual studios to combine CG images with live action footage.

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