FUJIFILM has announced the release of the FUJINON UA24x7.8BERD portable zoom lens.
According to FUJIFILM, the lens will be the world’s smallest and lightest broadcast lens supporting 4K with a total length of approx. 220.5mm and approx. 1.98kg in weight.
It features a 24x high magnification zoom, covering a focal length from the wide angle of 7.8mm to 187mm. The lens also allows you to shoot high-definition, realistic videos for situation such as live sports broadcast and press coverage.
The FUJINON UA24x7.8BERD lens is scheduled for release in January 2018 and will be on exhibit at IBC2017 held in Amsterdam in September.
Fujinon UA24x7.8BERD product features
(1) The world's smallest and lightest 4K-compatible lens for broadcasting, demonstrating high mobility
Utilizes Fujifilm's unique optical, high precision forming and assembling technologies to optimize lens configuration, achieving the world's smallest and lightest lens in its class with a total length of approx. 220.5mm and total weight of approx. 1.98kg.
Reduces the burden of the "shoulder carrying style" used when filming with a camera on one's shoulder, this lens shows its power when combined with a "4K camcorder." The lens allows for comfortable shooting during live sports broadcasting or on-location with various productions.
(2) Featuring a 24x high magnification zoom, achieving high operability
Despite having a compact and lightweight body, the lens features a 24x high magnification zoom, covering a focal length from the wide angle of 7.8mm to 187mm. This allows the lens to capture a wide variety of different scenes, exhibiting high operability. Thanks to its achievement of high magnification zoom and a compact body at the same time, the lens is capable of shooting realistic videos with a focus on the subject, for live sports broadcasting or press coverage which requires high mobility.
(3) Advanced optical performance with 4K compatibility across the zoom range
Fujifilm's proprietary “HT-EBC (High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating)” multi-layer coating is applied 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 all types of aberrations. By using this lens, it is possible to shoot utilizing "HDR (High Dynamic Range)," reproducing rich tones even when shooting scenes with intense contrast, such as stadiums at dusk.
(4) Achieving natural bokeh with the adoption of nine aperture blades
An aperture shape close to that of a circle is achieved by adopting nine aperture blades, allowing for footage expressions making use of a more natural bokeh.
(5) Equipped with 16-bit encoder
The lens comes with the 16-bit encoder, capable of making a high-resolution output of lens data including zoom and focal position information. It can be linked with various other systems such as a virtual studio system for combining CG images with live action footage.