Fujifilm To Unveil ‘PL 19-90’ Lens

Features an exclusive detachable servo drive unit
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Fujifilm North America Corp. is set to introduce its PL 19-90 Cabrio lens, the newest member of its Premier PL “Mount Zoom” line of lenses.

The PL 19-90 Cabrio features an exclusive detachable servo drive unit, making it suitable for use as a standard PL lens or as an ENG-style lens. The lens system also features flange focal distance adjustment, macro function and is compatible with lens data- and /i metadata systems.

In addition, the PL 19-90 has a 19-90mm focal range and weight of only 2.7kg—including servomotors—and it has the longest focal range available in a light-weight zoom lens.

The PL 19-90 bridges the gap between film- and news-style shooters, providing a new level of flexibility to all, said Thom Calabro, Fujifilm North America’s director of marketing and product development. “Cinematographers will be right at home with this lens,” Calabro said. “The lens is set to accept industry standard cine motors and matte boxes. Plus, the lens has all the lens data output that appeals to a Cine-style shooter,” he said.

The digital servo on the PL 19-90 has 16-bit encoding, so operators can be assured that all lens data output is extremely accurate, Fujifilm says. The PL 19-90 covers 31.5mm sensor size on a digital cinema style camera. While sensors on standard broadcast cameras are all the same size, sensors on digital cine cameras vary greatly. That new zoom ensures the image captured will cover large sensors for optimal, full-frame resolution. A nine-blade iris is part of the design as well, creating the most natural-looking imagery possible.

The PL 19-90’s barrel markings are luminous for visibility in dark shooting situations. Distances are listed in feet or meters and can be changed in the field, and the lens can be controlled using cinema industry standard wireless controllers, as well as existing Fujinon wired and wireless units.