Fujinon showcasing new HD lenses at HD Expo

Fujinon will showcase several new HD lenses at this
year’s HD Expo (Booth #407). First introduced at NAB2008, Fujinon will exhibit
its HA23x7.6BE HDTV lens and HD Select Series of cost-effective ENG lenses, the
ZA series. The new family of lenses for 2/3-inch HD video cameras
consists of three ZA Series HD ENG lenses: including the ZA22x7.6BE HD
telephoto ENG lens, ZA17x7.6BE HD standard ENG lens, and ZA12x4.5BE HD
wide-angle ENG lens. The HD Expo is scheduled for June 3rd through 5th
at Navy Pier in Chicago, IL.

Fujinon’s new HA23x7.6BE HDTV lens, a Premier Series lens
offering advanced optical technology, is also making its HD Expo debut. 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.

”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.
Fujinon’s Select Series was
designed to meet the performance needs of the next generation of cost-effective
HD cameras. Fujinon worked closely with all major camera manufacturers to
engineer true HD lenses that are designed specifically to enhance the
performance of lower cost HDTV cameras.
The new ZA series is well suited
for applications such as: professional and corporate video; independent
filmmakers; cable TV, news and sports production; houses of worship; education;
event videography; municipal, state and federal government agencies; and rental
companies supporting these markets.

“Our new Select Series of lenses will give producers and
videographers an affordable option that is well-suited to a wide range of
production circumstances,” said David Waddell, Marketing Manager for
Fujinon. “These affordable, high-performance HD ENG lenses will open the
door to producing many more news, sports, special events, and independent
productions in HDTV. These lenses are the perfect complement for today’s
new low-cost HDTV cameras because they maintain the superior imaging standards
and optical performance that Fujinon is known for.”

The ZA22x7.6BE, an HD ENG telephoto lens, has 22 times
magnification, a 7.6 focal length at the wide end and 167mm focal length at the
telephoto end. A 2x extender is incorporated for extreme telephoto shots.
The maximum relative aperture is 1:1.8 from 7.6 through 120mm, and 1:2.5 at
167mm. The minimum object distance is 0.8. from the front of the lens The
lens, which weighs 1.75kg, measures 100×222.6mm.

The ZA17x7.6BE, a standard HD ENG lens, has 17 times
magnification, a 7.6 focal length at the wide end and 130mm focal length at the
telephoto end. The maximum relative aperture is 1:1.8 for 7.6 through 102mm,
and 1:2.3 at 130mm. A 2X extender is standard. The lens, which
weighs 1.53kg, measures 85x203mm.

The ZA12x4.5BE, which is a wide-angle HD ENG lens, has 12
times magnification, a 4.5 focal length at the wide end and 54mm focal length
at the telephoto end. A 2X extender is a standard feature. The maximum
relative aperture is 1:1.8 for 4.5 through 41mm, and 1:2.4 at 54mm. The
minimum object distance is 0.3 m from the front of the lens. The lens,
which weighs 1.93kg, measures 95×237.5mm.

The new ZA Series feature Inner Focus, a servo module with
Digi Power, Quick Zoom, One Shot Pre-Set, Cruise Zoom and remote control via
RS232.

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