Fujifilm will launch three new 4K compatible broadcast lenses at NAB in Las Vegas, expanding the range to include seven lenses. The UA18x5.5 is a light-weight, mid wide, the UA14x4.5 is an ultra-wide portable lens & the UA27x6.5 studio lens completes the current line-up.
The “UA18x5.5” covers the focal lengths of 5.5mm – 100mm to capture a wide range of scenes. The “UA14x4.5” is an ultra-wide angle lens, covering the focal lengths of 4.5mm－63mm, putting you right in the midst of action. Both these lenses are due to ship in late April
The “UA27x6.5” is a 27x zoom lens that covers the focal lengths of 6.5mm – 180mm for versatility. “It is a UHD version of Fujinon’s most popular HD studio lens” said Stefan Czich of Pyser Optics, Fujinon’s distributor in the UK. It is due for release in June
The addition of the latest three models expands Fujifilm’s 4K broadcast lens line-up to 7 models in total, catering to the growing global needs for 4K video production
The demand for 4K-compatible broadcast equipment is spreading rapidly in Japan, Europe, North America, etc. for live broadcast of sporting events such as soccer and golf tournaments, as well as the production of dramas, documentaries and other genres of programs, produced either in the studio or outdoors.
Fujifilm released the world’s first 4K-compatible broadcast lens in 2015, and already offers four broadcast lens models in response to the expansion of the 4K broadcast market. The company’s lenses are used in a wide range of applications in recognition of their premium image quality and superior operability.
The new “UA18x5.5,” “UA14x4.5” and “UA27x6.5” broadcast zoom lenses deliver 4K quality across their zoom ranges by preventing resolution degradation around the edges and controlling all types of aberrations.
The “UA18x5.5” and “UA14x4.5” are portable lenses with compact and lightweight bodies for advanced mobility. With the recent market introduction of compact and lightweight “4K camcorders,” these lenses will accommodate an increasing number of videographers who shoot while carrying 4K equipment on their shoulder. The “UA18x5.5” weighs 2.04kg and covers focal lengths from 5.5mm on the wide-angle end to 100mm on the telephoto end, making it useful for production situations that require added mobility such as news reporting and on-location production. The “UA14x4.5” covers the ultra-wide angle focal length of 4.5mm despite its compact body, measuring just 238.5mm, allowing you to go up close and personal during live sport coverage or on-location production with a real sense of depth.
The “UA27x6.5” is a 4K-compatible 27x zoom lens, perfect for in-studio applications for news and variety shows. With the wide-angle focal length of 6.5mm, it can also be used to give a full view of a concert venue in live coverage. The “UA27x6.5” has a built-in extender*1, which doubles its focal lengths, covering up to 360mm in focal length while maintaining image quality in advanced definition.