Equipped for Performance - From Man-made Satellites to Mobile Phones

Equipped for Performance - From Man-made Satellites to Mobile Phones

Armed with excellent performance and quality, we are active around the world and proud of our high market share.

FUJINON lenses shine in a variety of image contexts such as sports broadcasts including the Olympics and program production. With the advanced performance and quality of high-powered zoom lenses and hi-vision lenses with high image quality, we are proud to hold approximately half of the market share in television lenses for broadcasting.

We keep trying for the most powerful zoom in the world.

DIGI POWER 101, the world's most powerful 101x zoom lens able to capture the surface of the moon from the ground

In step with progress in television broadcasting, FUJINON lenses successively take on the challenges of developing new technologies such as the world's most powerful (*) 101x zoom lens and the world's first hi-vision lens. Starting with the 44x zoom lens in 1983, we have developed a 101x zoom lens, the most powerful in the world. We have now arrived at the point where we are known as FUJINON with the zoom lenses.

  • * As of 2009

Supporting the beauty of hi-vision lenses: technology that reproduces colors the way the eye sees.

Bringing the enjoyment of beautiful images to the large screen, hi-vision lenses reproduce beauty as the eye perceives it even when using powerful zooms

Chromatic aberration is the distortion of colors when they pass through the lens. With high-powered zoom lenses, color blurring also occurs. For broadcast TV lenses, we have succeeded in suppressing a range of color aberration in the entire field of view for the zoom lens by using optical technologies honed over many years. In the field of hi-vision lenses, we have also made it possible to deliver excellent color reproduction and high image quality even with high-powered zooms.

FUJINON lens with the highest image quality is also active in film production.

We have applied our technology developed in broadcast lens over the years to the cinema lens. In order to achieve the clearness of image beyond the former level, we have brought together techniques of FUJINON lens. FUJINON cine lenses are supporting many major films all over the world, including in Hollywood.

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The moon orbiting satellite Kaguya equipped with FUJINON lenses
© JAXA/SELENE

FUJINON lenses are also active in space where they shed light on the origin and evolution of the moon.

For approximately one year the orbiting satellite Kaguya observed the whole area of the moon in the first genuine probe since the Apollo project. To understand the conditions on the moon clearly and accurately, the orbiter was equipped with three types of satellite optics lenses.

A range of observation data was provided through the lens even in such a harsh environment.

The impact at the time of the launch, zero gravity, intense temperature differences… Space is a harsh environment for FUJINON lenses. Even so, the highly durable ultra-precision lenses had been reliable in delivering images of the state of the surface of the moon to the Earth.

Images of the terrain on the moon captured with the lens of the terrain camera and restored to 3D
© JAXA/SELENE
The Earth as seen from Kaguya above the surface of the moon
© JAXA/NHK

Capturing an unknown world with high resolution and excellent imaging technology.

Never before seen by mankind, the condition on the surface of the moon was depicted in its true light by three types of FUJINON lenses. The high-resolution terrain camera lens capable of discerning objects of 10m visualized the surface of the moon in 3D. It was instrumental in studying the terrain of the moon as a whole.

By showing color variations across the surface of the moon, the multi band imager lens with its clear image quality supported the study of rock distribution.

In addition, the hi-vision camera lens developed in collaboration with NHK provided clear depictions of the Earth in high quality images. Even in space, FUJINON lenses were working to study the world of the unknown.

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The EBC coating used on lenses has been instrumental in the discovery of many comets.

Ahead of other companies, FUJINON lenses have pioneered the use of EBC coating for its lenses to increase the transmission of light. Keeping down reflection and capturing more light, the proprietary coating technology has created a lens capable of bright and clear vision even at night and into the corners of the field of vision. With a picture performance that captures the distance, the lens is also loaded on large binoculars to support the discovery of comets.

  • *1. EBC coating is an abbreviation of Electron Beam Coating.

1: Incident light

2: Reflected light (Approx. 4%)

3: Reflected light (Approx. 0.25%)

4: Glass Sheet (Refractive index 1.52)

5: Antireflection coat

6: Transmitted light (Approx. 92% / uncoated)

7: Transmitted light (Approx. 99.5% / coated)

The transmission factor has been improved thanks to advances in EBC coating technology in order to catch more light and to keep reflection down

Eco-awareness and the sturdy waterproof design have doubled the fun of being in nature.

The FUJINON lenses mounted in binoculars use eco-glass that was developed with consideration to the environment. The design for all binoculars is also completely waterproof so that they can be used at night and at sea. The excellent waterproofing and the sturdy structure facilitate use under a range of conditions.

Stabilized binoculars capture subjects accurately even from moving vehicles
Eco-glass is used in the KF series designed to be fully waterproof
The large binoculars that discovered the Hyakutake Comet and 15 other comets
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Lens units for camera phones
The aspheric plastic lenses

Our integrated system responds to a range of needs from design to production and quality management

We have pioneered lenses for mobile phones ahead of other companies by responding to the needs of a world where there is rapid progress in mega pixel development. From design to production and quality assurances, everything is integrated within the Group, with stable productivity and high quality earning us trust also in the field of lenses for mobile phones.

Developmental capability achieving miniaturized and lightweight lenses

Conventional Lens

Aspheric Lens

We pioneered the aspheric lens in order to create a lens that is lighter and thinner than conventional lenses

1: FOCAL PLANE

2: OPTICAL AXIS

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