Fujifilm North America Corp. introduces two new Fujinon lenses, the PL 85-300 Cabrio lens and the XA99x8.4BESM ultra-wide field production lens.
The PL 85-300 is a PL Mount zoom lens in the Premier PL digital cinematography family and the XA99x8.4 is a box-style HD lens, Fujifilm says.
The PL 85-300’s longer lens enhances the shooting of documentaries, and it offers a focal length of 85-220mm at T2.9 and 300mm at T4.0, with 200-degree focus rotation, according to the company. The lens supports lens data system (LDS) and /i metadata formats and it features a detachable servo drive unit, making it suitable for use as a standard PL lens or as an electronic news gathering (ENG)-style lens, the firm says. It can be controlled using standard wireless controllers as well as existing Fujinon wired and wireless units.
Videographers accustomed to shooting ENG-style will be right at home with a servo attached to the lens, while cinematographers who shoot films can opt to shoot without it, says Thom Calabro, Fujifilm Optical Devices Division’s director of marketing and product development.
In addition, the XA99x8.4 ultra-wide field production lens offers a zoom range of 99x, a focal length of 8.4 to 832mm and MOD of 2.9m, and it is f1.7 to 341mm and f4.2 at 832mm, Fujinon says. “The lens offers digital controls, quick zoom, two-shot presets and a 2X extender,” the company says.
“The XA99x Ultra Wide is outstanding in its class because it combines high-performance imaging, a long zoom reach, and an ultra-wide angle,” says Calabro, added the telephoto zoom lens is “extremely rugged, versatile and reliable,” making it “ideal for even the most demanding live sports production.”
The XA99x8.4 is equipped “with new patented image stabilization technology,” and that high-resolution 16-bit encoders are standard, makes the lens suitable for virtual, robotic and digital signage, Fujinon says. Further, the company’s GO-Technology also enhances image resolution and chromatic aberrations at all focal lengths.
This 2/3-inch telephoto field lens employs the latest high transmittance electron beam coating (HT-EBC) resulting in richer colors and greatly improved blue response and transmittance, Fujinon says. The lens also features the company’s Aspheric Technology that reduces ghost and flare and increases light transmission and anti-fogging design.