Fujinon to introduce HD Premier Series at NAB 08

Fujinon’s new HA23x7.6BE HDTV lens, a Premier Series lens
offering advanced optical technology, is being introduced at the National
Association of Broadcasters (NAB) 2008 convention in
Las Vegas, from April 14-17. Fujinon will be
located in booth #C4210 at the NAB convention.

As the newest member of Fujinon’s HA Series of Premier
lenses, the HA23x7.6BE is a lens that includes updates to its predecessor, the
HA22x7.8BERM. The new HA23x7.6BE is designed to support a wide range of
demanding, high-end applications: including HDTV broadcast news, sports, special
events, commercial, and network television production. It also benefits
feature film shooting, documentaries, and government production, as well as
broadcast equipment rental companies. This lens is especially well-suited
for high-end HD field production.

”The new HA23x7.6 is a superior, advanced 2/3-inch HD lens
that incorporates our highest optical and mechanical specifications while
ensuring unmatched performance in the most rugged of production environments,”
said David Waddell, Marketing Manager for Fujinon. “This superior lens
craftsmanship allows for uniform, high-quality imaging with a reduction in
chromatic aberration.”

The HA23x7.6 has 23 times magnification and a focal length
ranging from 7.6mm at the wide end, zooming out to 175mm to capture extreme
telephoto shots. At 1X, the lens has a maximum relative aperture of 1:1.8 up to
122mm and 1:2.65 at 175mm and a minimum object distance of 0.8 meters from the
front of the lens. With the 2X extender engaged, the focal length ranges
from 15.2 to 350mm, with a maximum relative aperture of 1:5.3 at 350mm. This compact
lens measures 100×223.6mm and weighs only 1.8kg.

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