Fujinon Releases New Features to UA Series of 4K Lenses
FUJIFILM has announced two new models in their UA Series of 4K broadcast lenses, the FUJINON UA46x13.5BERD (UA46x13.5) and FUJINON UA70x8.7BESM (UA70x8.7) with the UA46x13.5 boasting two world firsts.
The UA46x13.5 is a portable 4K broadcast lens that offers the world’s highest zoom magnification of 46x and world’s longest focal length of 621mm. The UA70x8.7 is a box-type lens that covers most frequently-used focal lengths from 8.7mm on the wide-angle end to 610mm in telephoto. The UA46x13.5 will be released in May 2019, while the UA70x8.7 is scheduled to be released in November 2018.
The UA46x13.5 offers the world’s highest 46x zoom among portable 4K broadcast lenses, covering the focal lengths from 13.5mm on the wide-angle end to 621mm in telephoto, the world’s longest focal length. Take advantage of the impressive focal length range available on the telephoto end to produce powerful video, capturing even the facial expression of a distant athlete in high definition in live sports broadcast.
The use of cutting-edge optical design technology reduces various chromatic aberrations, reproduces vivid colors, and achieves high contrast to produce clear 4K video with rich tonal gradation in high dynamic range (HDR).
The lens is equipped with Fujifilm’s proprietary image-stabilization mechanism and drive unit to enable stable video recording and comfortable operability with minimal camera shake.
Fujifilm launched the world’s first 4K-compatible broadcast lens in 2015. Since then, the company has rapidly expanded the lineup to lead the industry, catering to the needs for 4K video production, while also addressing demand for HD video of even greater image quality, thereby facilitating premium-quality video production.
The UA70x8.7 offers 70x zoom, covering the focal lengths from 8.7mm in wide angle and 610mm in telephoto.
The floating focus system, which controls multiple lens groups according to the shooting distance, achieves high-resolution footage across the entire zoom range. It produces dynamic 4K video in various scenes, such as concert coverage or live broadcast, zooming from a wide view of the venue straight into an artist on stage.
The UA46x13.5 and UA70x8.7 also produces video of higher image quality even when mounted on an HD broadcast camera.