IBC2018: THIRD LENS IN FUJINON 4K HDR ZOOM SERIES TO MAKE IBC DEBUT
UA70x8.7BESM Designed to Maximize Dynamic Range of New HDR Cameras
September 13, 2018
Valhalla, N.Y., – The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM will introduce the 4K UA70x8.7BESM field lens during IBC2018, in addition to the two 46x lenses. The UA Series is designed for UHD broadcast applications and made to optimize 4K HDR performance from today's new 4K 2/3" cameras.
With a 70x zoom ratio and focal length range of 8.7~610mm (17.4~1220mm w/2x), the UA70x7.8BESM zoom is an economical 4K box solution for sports, house of worship, and other live entertainment productions requiring a long focal length, stability and pristine optical performance.
“As the latest in our growing series of UHD 2/3” lenses, this new box type field lens continues the expansion of our popular UA Series,” said Gordon Tubbs, Vice President, Broadcast and Communication Products, Optical Devices Division at FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “We’re particularly proud of the optical technology inherent in this 4K HDR lens range. Our high-contrast, high-quality lenses are ideal for HDR, which demands greater performance.”
“IBC is the perfect place to show it off for the first time. We’re looking forward to gathering feedback from the show’s worldwide attendees.”
Like the others in its series, the UA70x zoom employs the latest High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating (HT-EBC), resulting in richer colors and greatly improved blue response and transmittance. It features 4K Ultra HD and HDR optical performance from center to corner throughout the zoom range while suppressing image distortion, due to a multi-group zoom system. To take full advantage of the expanded dynamic range offered by HDR cameras, FUJINON UA Series lenses suppress flare and faithfully transmit the important “blacks” in video image rendering. A proprietary anti-fogging design minimizes lens fogging and reduces downtime due to moisture—a critical concern when shooting in all types of weather conditions.
A newly designed OS-TECH image stabilizer provides the most advanced image stabilization for a lens in this class and makes the new UA70x zooms ideal for sports, house of worship and entertainment productions.
The new UA70x lens has a total weight of 23.8kg/52.5lbs and length of approximately 610mm. This addition to the UA Series follows yesterday’s announcement of the IBC debut of the UA46x9.5B and UA46x13.5B lenses. Other handheld zooms in this line up include: the UA14x4.5, UA18x5.5, UA13x4.5 and UA22x8, UA24x7.8 lenses. The UA27x6.5 studio lens and field lenses, the UA80x9 and UA107x8.4, round out the series.
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