FUJIFILM INTRODUCES FUJINON TECHNO-STABI TS-X 1440 BINOCULARS
October 1, 2019
Valhalla, N.Y. — FUJIFILM North America Corporation is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of its FUJINON TECHNO-STABI TS-X 1440 binoculars, a flagship model in its FUJINON TECHNO-STABI Series. The TS-X1440 14x magnification binocular offer the world’s best*1 vibration correction angle*2 of ±6° and outstanding optical performance. Its bright, clear, and stabilized view makes it a perfect choice for wildlife observation and astronomical use.
In addition to wildlife and astronomical observation, binoculars are used in a variety of applications, including spectator sports and live music events. Fujifilm uses its outstanding optical and mechanical design technologies to develop high-performance and high-quality products, including large binoculars that contributed to the discovery of the Comet Hyakutake, as well as compact binoculars for day-to-day casual use.
With an effective luminous flex diameter of 40mm for objects closest to the lens, the TS-X 1440 achieves an advanced level of light-gathering power. Fujifilm’s unique EBC Multi-Coating is applied to control flare, ghosting, and chromatic aberration while enhancing light transmittance to provide a bright, clear view. The stylish, easy-to-hold design is combined with moisture-resistant construction, making the TS-X 1440 easy to use and highly reliable. Slip-resistant rubber coats the entire body so that users can enjoy a firm grip with both hands. The binoculars offer great operability due to the optimized positioning of diopter rings and On/Off switches for power and image stabilization.
- The TS-X 1440 features an image-stabilizing function, based on Fujifilm’s optical and mechanical design technologies nurtured through its development of interchangeable lenses for digital cameras and broadcast lenses. The use of a gyro sensor enables accurate detection of even the smallest of vibrations and controls the prism inside the body to achieve the vibration correction angle of ±6°. Despite its high, 14x magnification, the binoculars allow viewing of a distant object with minimal shake.
- Swing-back*3, which typically occurs when binoculars are panned horizontally, is well-controlled with the TS-X 1440.
- With the effective diameter of 40mm*4 for objective lens elements*5, the TS-X 1440 achieves an advanced level of light-gathering power. The company’s unique EBC Multi-Coating is applied to control flare and ghosting while enhancing light transmittance, perfect for astronomical observation in low-light conditions.
- Chromatic aberration is controlled by optimally positioning four objective lens elements in three groups and six ocular lens elements in four groups. This delivers edge-to-edge sharpness.
- The TS-X1440’s moisture-resistant construction and floating design permits use for whale watching, for example, with peace of mind.
Fujifilm has tapped into its optical, high precision forming and assembling technologies, nurtured over many years, to develop a wide range of products including broadcast lenses, surveillance cameras, projectors and binoculars. The company will continue to develop and supply innovative products to meet diversifying market needs.
The FUJIFILM TECHNO STABI TS-X 1440 binoculars are expected to be available to consumers on November 29, 2019 at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $1,499. For more information, visit:
*1 Among binoculars equipped with image stabilization function using electronic gyro sensors, as of October 1, 2019 according to FUJIFILM Corporation data
*2 The maximum angle of “camera shake” for which the binoculars can compensate
*3 Framing delay caused by the unintended activation of image stabilization function, which occurs when panning is detected as vibration
*4 Diameter of luminous flux entering into the lens
*5 Lens elements closest to the object
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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: instant cameras and film, photographic paper; digital printing equipment, along with service and support; personalized photo products; film; and one-time-use cameras; and also markets motion picture archival film and on-set color management solutions to the motion picture, broadcast and production industries. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the graphic printing industry, including offset plates and supplies, digital printing equipment and large format printers and ink. The Optical Devices Division provides optical lenses for the broadcast, cinematography, closed circuit television, videography and industrial markets, and also markets binoculars. The Industrial Division and Corporate New Business Development Division deliver products derived from Fujifilm’s core technologies. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. sells and markets a range of FUJIFILM products and services. For more information, please visit www.fujifilm.com/us/, go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter, or go to www.facebook.com/FujifilmNorthAmerica to Like Fujifilm on Facebook. To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe at www.fujifilmusa.com/rss.
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