TWO NEW 4K LENSES FROM FUJIFILM

Fujifilm has just announced that the first two lenses in its 4K Ultra HD Series for sports and entertainment applications are now shipping. The UA22x8 is the first portable zoom lens in the series, and the new UA80X9 is the first field lens.

Fujifilm GM Recording Media and Optical Marc Van Agten said, “These lenses got a lot of attention at this year’s NAB and SMPTE shows because of their 2/3-inch design, extended focal length and 4K optical performance. As a result they are currently being tested locally by some of the industry’s major players. From longform programming DoPs to sports and news camera operators, everyone is excited about the range and resolution now offered in a 2/3-inch lens. The real benefit of these lenses is that 4K UltraHD productions can be produced with equipment that has the same ‘look and feel’ capabilities of HD, but with a premium picture quality.” 

UA22x8

UA22x8

The UA22x8 lens has a compact and lightweight design, with a 22× zoom ratio and floating focus system, with a 8mm wide angle focal length to 176mm in telephoto. Designed for capturing live sports, program productions and news reporting.

It comes standard with a 16-bit encoder capable of high-resolution output of lens data, zoom and focus position data is divided in 16-bit resolution and output as electric signals. The lens can also be linked with other systems like virtual studio systems when combining CG images with live action footage.

UA80x9

UA80x9

The UA80x9 lens comes with an 80x zoom and optical image stabilisation, with focal lengths ranging from 9mm in wide angle to 720mm in telephoto; designed for coverage of large-scale live events, such as concerts and sports.

This lens uses the latest proprietary optical simulation software, with digital servo’s 16-bit encoding allowing accurate lens data output, including the position of the zoom, iris, and focus. Similar to the previous lens, this lens can also be linked with other systems, such as a virtual studio system for combining CG images with live action.

The lens features Fujifilm’s proprietary multi-layer coating processing “High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating” (HT-EBC) and the company’s “optical stabilisation mechanism” as standard, providing adjustment to image shakes caused by vibration and wind. This makes the lens well suited for any application where the camera operator must maintain a rock-steady close up shot for long periods, such as sporting events, houses of worship, corporate presentations, or concerts.

For more nfo and for pricing, check: www.fujifilm.com.au

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SPECS

Model name UA22x8 BE
Camera specifications 2/3-inch sensor Bayonet-mount cameras
Focal length 8mm – 176mm
16mm – 352mm when using the 2× extender
Zoom ratio 22×
F No 1.8 (8mm – 124mm)     2.55 (176mm)
Minimum object
distance (M.O.D)
0.85m
Subject dimensions
(at the M.O.D)
[Horizontal × Vertical]
8mm   905mm × 509mm
176mm   43mm × 24mm
16mm   472mm × 265mm
352mm   22mm × 12mm
when using the 2× extender
Angle of view
[Horizontal × Vertical]
8mm   61°52′× 37°14′
176mm   3°7′× 1°45′
16mm   33°22′× 19°7′
352mm   1°34′× 0°53′
when using the 2× extender
Filter thread size M127×0.75 *4
Dimensions (Φ×Total length) Φ110×241.5mm
Weight (without the lens hood) 2.55kg
  • *4Filters are to be attached to the lens hood.

 

Model name UA80x9 BE
Camera specifications 2/3-inch sensor Bayonet-mount cameras
Focal length 9mm – 720mm
18mm – 1440mm when using the 2x extender
Zoom ratio 80×
F-No. 1.7 (9mm – 350mm) 3.5 (720mm)
Minimum object
distance (M.O.D)
3.7m
Subject dimensions
(at the M.O.D)
[Horizontal × Vertical]
9mm 3303mm × 1856mm
720mm 43mm × 24mm
18mm 1714mm × 963mm
1440mm 22mm × 12mm
when using the 2x extender
Angle of view
[Horizontal × Vertical]
9mm 56°6′ × 33°20′
720mm 0°46 ‘ × 0°26’
18mm 29°50′ × 17°2’
1440mm 0°23′ × 0°13’
when using the 2x extender
Dimensions
(H × W × L)
258mm × 264mm × 610mm
Weight 23.5kg

Excerpts from Press Release

 

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