Fujifilm has announced the addition of three new models to its UA Series of 4K broadcast lenses.
The compact and lightweight portable zoom lenses, Fujinon UA18x5.5 and Fujinon UA14x4.5, will be released in late April, 2017, while the 27x studio zoom lens, Fujinon UA27x6.5 is scheduled for release in late June, 2017.
The UA18x5.5 covers the focal lengths of 5.5mm – 100mm to capture a wide range of scenes. The UA14x4.5 is an ultra-wide angle lens covering the focal lengths of 4.5mm－63mm. The UA27x6.5 is a 27x zoom lens that covers the focal lengths of 6.5mm – 180mm for versatility.
The addition of the latest three models expands Fujifilm’s 4K broadcast lens lineup to 7 models in total, catering to the growing global needs for 4K video production.
The demand of 4K-compatible broadcast equipment is spreading rapidly in Japan, Europe, North America, etc. for live broadcast of sporting events such as soccer and golf tournaments, as well as the production of dramas, documentaries and other genres of programmes, produced both in studio and outdoors.
Fujifilm released the 4K-compatible broadcast lens in 2015, and offers four broadcast lens models worldwide in response to the expansion of the 4K broadcast market.
The new UA18x5.5, UA14x4.5 and UA27x6.5 broadcast zoom lenses deliver 4K quality across its zoom ranges by preventing resolution degradation around the edges and controlling all types of aberrations.
The UA18x5.5 and UA14x4.5 are portable lenses with compact and lightweight bodies for advanced mobility. With the recent market introduction of compact and lightweight 4K camcorders, these lenses will accommodate an increasing number of videographers who shoot while carrying 4K equipment on their shoulder.
The UA18x5.5 weighs 2.04kg and covers focal lengths from 5.5mm on the wide angle end to 100mm on the telephoto end, making it useful for production situations that require added mobility such as news reporting and on-location production.
The UA14x4.5 covers the ultra-wide angle focal length of 4.5mm, measuring just 238.5mm, allowing to go up close and personal during live sport coverage or on-location production.
The UA27x6.5 is a 4K-compatible 27x zoom lens, ideal for in-studio applications for news and variety shows. With the wide-angle focal length of 6.5mm, it can also be used to give a full view of a concert venue in live coverage.
These three models will be on display at the NAB 2017 exhibition of broadcasting equipment, to be held in Las Vegas from April 24 to 27, 2017.