Lyon Video adds 22 Fujinon lenses for two new HD trucks

Columbus, OH-based Lyon Video has acquired a complement of 22 Fujinon HD lenses for the company’s two new high-end 53-foot expanding HD production trucks. The lens package includes: two XA101X8.9BESM telephoto field lenses, five XA72X9.3ESM zooms, two ZA12X4.5BERM wide-angle ENG-Style lenses and eight ZA22X7.6BERM telephoto ENG-Style lenses.
This latest purchase continues a long standing relationship that began

between Lyon Video and Fujinon 22 years ago. According to Lyon Video

President, Bob Lyon, the company acquired its first professional camera lens

through Fujinon. “Ever since we put that first lens into service, we’ve been

pleased with the quality and durability that comes with the Fujinon brand,”

he said. “When you consider the array of variety conditions and locations

our business demands, be it outside in the rain or extreme temperatures, the performance has been exceptional.”
Lyon Video’s new truck was designed for high-end sports and entertainment

event production. The 53-foot mobile unit, outfitted with Fujinon lenses

will be used on live broadcasts for a variety of clients, including ESPN,

FOX, NBC, and FOX Sports Net. Lyon Video works directly with the Cleveland

Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons for all home games. Mobile Unit 5 HD will

begin operation this month for the first time, and Mobile Unit 9 HD will hit

the road in August.
Lyon explained that the Fujinon lenses were selected to offer an edge over

other mobile production companies: “One aspect of this recent lens

acquisition offers us definite bragging rights. We’re proud to say all of

our trucks have at least at a minimum one of the Fujinon 101X lenses. In

this industry, that’s pretty significant. We knew it would help us stand

out, and we chose the best quality of glass that offered long length and

wide angle.”
Lyon Video handles an ever expanding variety of production requirements and applications. “Since each sport requires different focal sports,” added

Lyon, “we’re very confident in the versatility and quality of our lenses,

whether we’re outside covering really great distances with a tiny white golf

ball or we’re inside covering play on a small basketball court.”

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