Press release from Fujifilm

FUJIFILM Optical Devices Division launched the new Fujinon ZK 4.7×19 cost effective 35mm PREMIER PL mount zoom lens at this year’sNAB show and saw the new lens being purchased in record quantities.

Such was the popularity of the lens that the company took over 250 orders at the show with more being confirmed the following week and each week since then.

The ZK 4.7×19 features a unique detachable drive unit, flange focal distance adjustment and macro function and is Lens Data System (LDS) and i-metadata Fujifilm Australia Broadcast and Senior Key Account Manager for Fujinon products

Lawrie Hitchens said, “The response to the new Fujinon ZK 4.7×19 lens has been excellent with over 250 orders already placed and more coming through daily.”

For many digital cinema camera applications, there is a need for high optical quality, features and performance in a compact and lightweight zoom design. To fulfil this need FUJIFILM has newly developed the Fujinon PREMIER PL mount compact lens series featuring an exclusive and unique ‘Detachable Servo Drive Unit’. The new highly advanced removable drive unit is based upon ergonomic engineering concepts as well as the pursuit of ease of use and imaginative design.

Hitchens added, “These Fujinon PREMIER PL mount compact zoom lenses combine quality, flexibility and mobility for all requirements. Macro adjustment is not normal on this type of lens so the ZK 4.7×19 is ahead of the game. Also, LDS and i-metadata compatibility is very useful when a customer wants to record the position information of zoom and focus for post computer animation. The T2.9 brightness of this lens is good as is the 19mm to 90mm range. This combined with the fact that it only weighs 2.7kg including servo motors, makes the ZK 4.7×19 one of the most attractive, cost effective PL mount lenses on the market today.”

Fujinon also launched two new compact HD lenses, each featuring technical firsts in their size, at the 2012 NAB show. The two new HDTV lenses, which expand their respective product lines, are the HA19x7.4BERM/BERD 2/3-inch Premier Series high-performance HD ENG/EFP production lens and the XA19x7.4BESM compact, HDTV studio and field box-style lens.

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