Often times, we can be blinded by specifications when evaluating which lens will be best for our particular shooting requirements. To get a clear picture of the right lens for your needs, there are numerous other variables to pay attention to that rarely are included on comparative spec sheets.
For example, coatings and barrel construction have a tremendous effect on the richness of your final video. Coatings are especially important when evaluating how a lens will operate in various atmospheric conditions, such as temperature, moisture and sun exposure.
A high-end lens coating will reduce glare and reflectance. The better reflectance a lens has, the truer and richer colors the lens is able to produce, especially at the darker spectrum. Additionally, lenses with lower contrast can’t hold black or dark color shades as well as those with high contrast. For these reasons, properly coated lenses will transmit a noticeably higher percentage of an image than an uncoated lens. This will result in a higher quality image reaching the camera’s sensors, and ultimately better footage.
Fujinon recognizes the importance of lens coatings and has developed a manufacturing process that includes a BC coating to reduce ghost and flare, while increasing light transmission. Additionally, a proprietary anti-fogging design is used to minimize lens fogging and downtime due to moisture when conditions change.
To learn more about the importance of coatings and other variables when selecting a lens, visit www.fujinon.com