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January 10, 2022

Fujifilm Introduces the New FUJINON HF-XA-1F Series of Heavy-Duty Lenses 

Fujifilm broadens its mid-range industrial lens portfolio with five new models with a rugged mechanical design for outstanding resistance to shocks and vibrations 

Wayne, N.J. - FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division, has introduced the FUJINON HF-XA-1F series of heavy-duty lenses specially designed for demanding applications that require a high-resistance to shocks and vibrations. The new FUJINON HF-XA-1F series, is suitable for image sensor sizes from 2/3” to 1/1.2” and resolutions up to 5 megapixels resulting in 3.45µm pixel sizes. With the introduction of the FUJINON HF-XA-1F series, the optical design and performance of the HF-XA-5M lenses are engineered into a completely new mechanical design optimized for shock and vibration resistance. 

“The FUJINON HF-XA series has already experienced much success in a variety of machine vision applications including robotics applications,” said Eugene Dyas, territory manager for FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division. “With the introduction of the HF-XA-1F ruggedized line of lenses, designed for extreme situations where significant shock and vibration occur, Fujifilm is able to offer a complete lens solution to meet the robust needs of today’s manufacturing industry.”

Key Features include:

Minimal optical shift with up to 10G shocks

The optical performance of the new series is identical to the FUJINON HF-XA-5M series, with focal lengths ranging from 8mm to 35mm, and includes the low distortion and consistent image sharpness along the edges. This image quality remains consistent regardless of the object distance. The FUJINON HF-XA-1F series not only features Fujifilm’s popular Anti Shock & Vibration technology, but it also takes it one step further with a rugged mechanical design with no moving parts inside the lens. This ensures the highest possible optical stability and durability, even under harsh conditions.

Special C-mount featuring the nut and counter nut system:

The user attaches the lens to the camera by turning it into the C-mount thread until the correct focus is achieved. This position is then locked using the mount nut of the lens. By doing this, the complete lens is adjusted to the sensor without moving optical glass parts inside the lens.

Fixed iris avoids moving parts being shifted by shocks:

Users can adapt the iris to their needs by exchanging the fixed iris plate. Three different plates are provided with every lens: F open, F4, and F8. They can be easily exchanged by the user and are screw-locked to ensure they can withstand heavy shocks and vibrations.  Fujifilm has tested the new lenses by applying forces up to 10G in six directions and measuring the shift of the optical axis after the test. The results are spectacular compared to conventional lenses with barely visible shifts.

Ideal for demanding industrial applications
With its unique design, the FUJINON HF-XA-1F lenses are ideal for imaging in tough environments or moving systems, for example in 3D/Stereoscopy or robotics applications. The range includes five models with 8mm to 35mm focal lengths:

Model         Focal length          F#
HF8XA-1F       8mm         F1.6, F4, F8
HF12XA-1F    12mm        F1.6, F4, F8
HF16XA-1F    16mm        F1.6, F4, F8
HF25XA-1F    25mm        F1.6, F4.6, F9.2
HF35XA-1F    35mm        F1.9, F5.2, F10.4
The new FUJINON HF-XA-1F series is available now. For more information, visit https://www.fujifilm.com/us/en/business/optical-devices/machine-vision-lens/hfxa1f.

About Fujifilm

FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation, consists of five operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division provides consumer and commercial photographic products and services, including:  photographic paper; digital printing equipment, along with service and support; personalized photo products; film; one-time-use cameras; and the popular INSTAX™ line of instant cameras and accessories. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras, lenses, and content creation solutions, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the graphic printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides optical lenses for the broadcast, cinematography, closed circuit television, videography and industrial markets, and also markets binoculars and other optical imaging solutions. The Industrial and Corporate New Business Development Division delivers new products derived from Fujifilm technologies. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. sells and markets a range of FUJIFILM products and services in Canada. 

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