January 14, 2021

Fujifilm launches “FUJINON Premista19-45mmT2.9”

- Premista Series' wide-angle zoom for cinema cameras, compatible with large-format sensors
- Natural image with little distortion throughout the entire zoom range
- Powerful tool for producing high-quality video

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) is pleased to announce that the “Premista19-45mmT2.9” (Premista19-45mm), a wide-angle zoom covering focal lengths from 19mm to 45mm, will be released on January 28, 2021 as the third model to join the Premista Series of cinema zoom lenses. The Premista19-45mm supports large-format sensors* and delivers outstanding high resolution, natural and beautiful bokeh, and rich tonality with HDR (high dynamic range).

The Premista19-45mm is a compact and premium-quality wide-angle zoom lens, developed with Fujifilm's optical technology nurtured over many years. It effectively controls distortion** to deliver natural images with little distortion across the entire zoom range.

Fujifilm strongly supports high-quality video production for a variety of scenes by covering wide-angle focal length and widening the range of focal length to 19-250mm, thanks to the addition of Premista19-45mm to the Premista series which prepares the standard zoom and telephoto zoom.

  • *Large image sensors that measure 43.2-46.3mm diagonally. Sensor is larger than the super 35mm sensors, which is the standard format for cinema cameras.
  • **Image distortion that tends to occur when shooting at wide-angle focal lengths.
(3) Compact design and excellent robustness at the same time
  • The use of proprietary optical simulation technology and mechanical design technology enables a compact yet robust lens body measuring 228mm and weighing 3.3kg, withstanding harsh professional shooting conditions. The Premista19-45mm can be used for handheld shooting using a steadicam or high-angle shooting using a crane.
(4) Advanced and excellent operability
  • The Premista19-45mm shares the same front diameter and gear position for the focus, zoom and iris operating rings as the Premista Series' standard and telephoto zooms. This allows the shared use of accessories such as a matte box, which reduces issues such as flares and ghosts, and a follow-focus system that enables smooth and accurate focusing. There is no need to re-adjust accessory positions at the time of swapping lenses, thereby providing efficient operability.
  • The lens features a Flange Focal Distance adjustment mechanism*7, allowing users to easily adjust the flange focal distance by simply rotating a ring on the lens barrel to correct shifts in the flange focal distance caused by rapid temperature changes at a shooting location. The focus ring has a wide rotation angle of 280 degrees and gives smooth torque during rotation for precise focusing and excellent operability. Fluorescent paint is applied to index marks on the focus, zoom and iris rings so that these settings can be visibly checked even at night or in a dark room. The focus index can be displayed in feet or meters.
  • *7This function can adjust the lens's image-forming plane to the optimum position according to each camera's flange focal distance (the distance from the lens's mounting reference plane to the image sensor).
(5) Compatible with the ZEISS eXtended Data
  • The lens supports “ZEISS eXtended Data”, developed by Carl Zeiss in compliance with the “/i® Technology*8” communication protocol. It allows users to record metadata during video shooting as well as to correct lens distortion and light fall-off at the corners*9, thereby reducing video-editing workload in post-production and facilitating efficient video production.
  • *8/i is a trademark or registered trademark of Cooke Optics Limited.
  • *9Separate compatible devices may be required depending on the camera used.
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