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Fresh off a successful NAB Show, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation is taking our “show” on the road again, this time heading to the Cine Gear Expo, being held from June 5-8 at The Studios at Paramount in Hollywood. There, we’ll showcase the entire range of Premier PL 4K+ cine lenses, as well as the Cabrio 4K cine lens series.

The Premier PL 4K+ Series features the fastest T speeds available in a family of zooms, with unprecedented color matched 4K and beyond optical performance. The 14.5-45mm T2.0, 18-85mm T2.0, 24-180mm T2.6, and 75-400mm T2.8-T3.8 will all be on display. All four PL Mount zooms are similar in size and weight, and uniform gear placement and front barrel diameters (136mm). Focus, zoom, and iris gears are all in the same position—which speeds up lens changes, since follow focus accessories and lens motors can stay in the same position on the rods. Focus barrel rotation is a uniform 280 degrees on all four zooms.

Our Premier PL 4K+ lenses have been used by several acclaimed DPs for feature films including Life of Pi, Oblivion, and Iron Man 3.

Introduced at the April NAB show as the latest addition to our popular series of cine zooms, the FUJINON Premier PL 25-300mm Cabrio [ZK12x25] will be on hand with the rest of the Cabrio series at Cine Gear. Equipped with a 35mm PL mount, the PL 25-300mm boasts a high zoom ratio covering the focal length of 25mm to 300mm. The PL 25-300mm supports an optional detachable servo drive for electric zooming, focusing and iris. Mounting the unit enables remote control of zoom, focus, and iris adjustment.

FUJINON’s popular Cabrio series includes the new PL 25-300mm (model ZK 12x25), PL 19-90 (model ZK4.7x19), PL 85-300 (model ZK3.5x85) and PL 14-35mm (model ZK2.5x14). All Cabrio lenses feature exclusive detachable servo drive units, making them suitable for use as a standard PL lens or as an ENG-style lens. The servo drive on the new PL 25-300 is optional, the rest come as standard. Each can be controlled using cinema industry standard wireless controllers, as well as existing FUJINON wired and wireless units.

Designed using the latest proprietary optical simulation software, the entire range of Cabrio lenses offer exceptional optical performance in the center of the image and in the corners of the frame. The digital servo’s 16-bit encoding assures operators that all lens data output, including the position of the zoom, iris, and focus, is extremely accurate. The zooms support Lens Data System (LDS) and /i Technology metadata formats, and are equipped with flange focal distance adjustment, a macro function for extreme close-up focus, and coverage of a 31.5mm diagonal sensor.
Several TV series and feature film productions—including a few 3D features—are currently using Cabrio lenses.

Cine Gear is one of our favorite shows because it not only draws an audience of key decision makers in entertainment production, but it is also attended by some of our most loyal customers. We always look forward to connecting with these people and meeting potential new users during this show, especially this year, when we’re so eager to show off our Premier 4K+ and Cabrio zooms!

Have questions about these lenses or the Cine Gear Expo? Connect with us on our Facebook page, or tweet us. Better yet, if you’re attending the show, stop by our booth
Posted: 5/20/2014 10:56:01 AM by Thom Calabro | with 0 comments


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