Fujinon UA107x8.4 AF Lens Offers Advanced Focus Function, Is Available Next Spring
Fujifilm has introduced 4K broadcast lens, the Fujinon UA107x8.4 AF (Advanced Focus), the world’s first box lens featuring the company’s Advanced Focus function. Due to be released in the spring, it incorporates a newly developed phase-detection auto-focus sensor, achieving fast, tack-sharp images with a response speed as fast as 0.5 seconds and boasting an outstanding capability in tracking a moving subject. The lens also features the company’s proprietary image-stabilization mechanism and a 107X ultra-magnification zoom that covers focal lengths from 8.4mm to 900mm (1,800mm with 2X).
Among the features that suits this lens to covering live sports and entertainment are High Dynamic Range (HDR) and vivid color reproduction. In addition to using aspherical and fluorite elements to effectively control various types of aberration, the company’s multi-layer coating (High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating) boosts the rate of light transmittance, making it possible to deliver vivid color reproduction and HDR-based rich tonal gradation, even under bright sun or at dusk.
The UA107x8.4 AF is a revolutionary product that will transform the way video is produced: it allows shooting high–image-quality 4K video with ease.
The penetration of 4K-compatible large-screen television in recent years has increased opportunities for enjoying 4K/UHD video. Advanced skills are required to enable camera operators to manually achieve fast, precise focusing. To meet the needs of today’s videographers, Fujifilm has developed a 4K-compatible broadcast lens equipped with the AF function.
The UA107x8.4 AF’s phase-detection AF sensor and dedicated algorithm were developed with the technological expertise that produced Fujifilm’s X Series and GFX digital cameras.