Resolution exceeding 4K!* Two new lenses for the high-performance broadcast “4K Plus Premier” Series
Wide 2/3” zoom lens capable of shooting at an ultra-wide-angle of 4.5mm

FUJINON UA13x4.5

High magnification 2/3” zoom lens achieving a telephoto focal length of 864mm with the 1.2x extender** installed

FUJINON UA80x9 1.2x EXT

April 14, 2016

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) has announced the launch, in August 2016, of the new 2/3” “FUJINON UA13x4.5” (hereinafter “UA13x4.5”) wide zoom lens, capable of shooting at an ultra-wide-angle of 4.5mm, as a high-performance broadcast zoom lens for use with 4K cameras. Fujifilm also announced the launch, in May 2016, of the new 2/3” “FUJINON UA80x9 1.2 EXT” (hereinafter “UA80x9 1.2x EXT”) high magnification zoom lens achieving a telephoto focal length of 864mm with a 1.2x extender** in addition to the “FUJINON UA80x9” released last year. Both of these products are high-performance zoom lenses capable of obtaining excellent image quality with a resolution exceeding 4K*, high contrast, and high dynamic range. Fujifilm will promote these high-performance lenses as part of the “4K Plus Premier” Series***.

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The market needs for 4K footage are rapidly expanding, as seen through the worldwide shipment of 31.6 million units*4 of 4K televisions, a year-on-year increase of approximately 2.7x in 2015. Requirements for 4K are expected to further increase in the future. Currently, needs are also increasing in the frontline of TV production to shoot dynamic footage in high resolution, such as massive landscapes and panoramic views of sports stadiums in wide-angle, zoom tight for powerful sports impact as well as footage of subsequent interviews close to the subject.

With a resolution exceeding 4K, high contrast and high dynamic range, the “UA13x4.5” is a wide-zoom lens that achieves a focal length of 4.5mm for ultra-wide-angle shooting with a minimum object distance of 0.3m. By adopting an ultra-high-precision large-diameter aspherical lens, issues that super-wide-angle lenses are prone to, such as image distortion and a decrease in peripheral resolution, are controlled as much as possible, making high-resolution possible for the entire zoom range. These functions address the needs to shoot dynamic ultra-wide-angle footage, such as landscapes or while shooting sports, as well as images close to the subject, at the highest resolution. In addition, on the telephoto side, the lens covers a focal length up to 59mm (118mm with the built-in 2X extender), working great for a variety of applications, such as program productions and news shot both indoors and outdoors.

The “UA80x9 1.2x EXT” is a high-magnification zoom lens with a built-in 1.2x extender in addition to the current “UA80x9” which has won a high reputation. Even when using the 1.2x extender, a resolution exceeding 4K, high contrast and high dynamic range are achieved across the entire zoom range up to a focal length of 864mm. Shooting scenes can be further expanded, such as in sports broadcasts.

FUJINON lenses by Fujifilm are known for advanced descriptive performance, contributing to the evolution of imaging through their use in the production of TV programs, movies and commercials across the world. Fujifilm will continue to tap into its optical, high precision forming and assembling technologies that have been nurtured over many years to develop and supply innovative products that address the diversifying needs of broadcast production.

These two products will be showcased at “NAB 2016,” a trade show of broadcasting equipment to be held in Las Vegas from April 18 to 21, 2016.

  • * Capability to resolve a pitch of more than 2.5μm / 2/3-inch format 4K sensor.
  • ** Lens with focal length extended by 1.2x.
  • *** The “FUJINON UA80x9” and the “FUJINON UA22x8” released last year will also be added to the “4K Plus Premier” Series Lineup.
  • *4 Study by US research firm HIS Technology. No. of shipments worldwide.

1. Overview of the “UA13x4.5”

(1) Model name: Broadcast zoom lens “FUJINON UA13x4.5 BE”

(2) Release date: August, 2016

(3) Main features:

1) Unsurpassed advanced optical performance under any shooting conditions

  • Achieves an ultra-wide-angle focal length of 4.5mm with a minimum focusing distance of 0.3m and with a resolution exceeding 4K while achieving high contrast, and high dynamic range.
  • By adopting an ultra-high-precision large-diameter aspherical lens, issues that super-wide-angle lenses are prone to, such as image distortion and a decrease in peripheral resolution, are controlled. In addition, changes in performance due to a difference in shooting distance are controlled as much as possible, allowing for stable high-resolution imaging from close ranges to infinity.
  • Featuring Fujifilm's proprietary “HT-EBC (High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating)” multi-layer coating process, further improving transmittance and color reproducibility.

2) Capable of shooting in a variety of scenes with 13x zoom, starting from the ultra-wide-angle of 4.5mm.

  • This lens covers a very useful range of focal lengths from 4.5mm in ultra wide angle to 59mm in telephoto. The lightweight, compact and portable design makes it an ideal option for versatile situations including live sports coverage, live concert coverage, indoor / outdoor program production, and news reporting, contributing to dynamic footage with a resolution exceeding 4K.

3) 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.

4) Equipped with 16-bit encoder *5

  • The lens is equipped with 16-bit encoders, capable of making 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.
  • *5 The sensor for converting position information into digital signals; Zoom and focus position data is divided in 16-bit resolution and output as electric signals.

(4) Main specifications:

Model name UA13x4.5BE
Camera specifications 2/3-inch sensor Bayonet-mount cameras
Focal length 4.5mm - 59mm
9mm - 118mm when using the 2x extender
Zoom ratio 13 X
F-No. 1.8 (4.5mm - 41mm) 2.6 (59mm)
Minimum object distance
(M.O.D)
0.3m
Subject dimensions
(at the M.O.D)
[Horizontal x Vertical]
4.5mm 744mm x 418mm
59mm 54mm x 30mm
9mm 367mm x 206mm
118mm 28mm x 16mm
when using the 2x extender
Angle of view
[Horizontal x Vertical]
4.5mm 93°38’ x 61°50‘
59mm 9°18‘ x 5°14’
9mm 56°06‘ x 33°20’
118mm 4°39‘ x 2°37’
when using the 2x extender
Filter thread size M127x0.75*
Dimensions
(ΦxTotal length)
φ95 x 253mm
Weight (without the lens hood) 2.28kg
  • * Filters are to be attached to the lens hood.

2. Overview of the “UA80x9 1.2x EXT”

(1) Model name: Broadcast zoom lens “FUJINON UA80x9 1.2x EXT”

(2) Release date: May, 2016

(3) Main features:

1) Unsurpassed advanced optical performance under any shooting conditions

  • The floating focus system, which controls multiple lens groups according to the shooting distance, minimizes performance variations caused by the change of shooting distance to deliver high resolution from close-up to infinity. It is combined with a unique zoom system that minimizes aberrations across the entire zoom range to achieve advanced resolution exceeding 4K, high contrast, and high dynamic range under any shooting conditions.
  • Applies Fujifilm's proprietary multi-layer coating processing, known as “HT-EBC (High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating)”, further improving transmittance and color reproducibility.

2) Equipped with a 12x extender to achieve further telephoto shooting with a resolution exceeding 4K.

  • When using the built-in 1.2x extender, ranges from a wide angle of 10.8mm to a telephoto range of 864mm can be covered, contributing to the production of dynamic footage with a resolution exceeding 4K, such as in sports broadcasting.

3) 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.

4) Equipped with popular image-stabilization mechanism

  • Equipped with Fujifilm's proprietary “optical stabilization mechanism,” popular with current high magnification zoom lenses. Image blur due to platform shaking is corrected, achieving a stable image.

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.

(4) Main specifications:

Model name UA80x9BE SM-S35E
Camera specifications 2/3-inch sensor Bayonet-mount cameras
Focal length 9mm - 720mm
10.8mm - 864mm when using the 1.2x extender
18mm - 1440mm when using the 2x extender
Zoom ratio 80 X
F-No. 1.7 (9mm - 350mm) 3.5 (720mm)
2.0 (10.8mm - 420mm) 4.2 (864mm) when using the 1.2x extender
Minimum object distance
(M.O.D)
3.7m
Subject dimensions
(at the M.O.D)
[Horizontal x Vertical]
9mm 3301mm x 1968mm
720mm 43mm x 24mm
10.8mm 3009mm x 1692mm
864mm 37mm x 21mm
when using the 1.2x extender
Angle of view
[Horizontal x Vertical]
9mm 56°06′ x 33°20′
720mm 0°46′ x 0°26′
10.8mm 47°53′ x 28°01'
864mm 0°38′ x 0°21′
when using the 1.2x extender
18mm 29°50′ x 17°02′
1440mm 0°23′ x 0°13′
when using the 2x extender
Size (H x W x L) 258mm x 264mm x 610mm
Weight 23.5kg

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