FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) has announced the launch, in May 2016, of the “FUJINON UA107x8.4” (hereinafter “UA107x8.4”) a 4K-compatible broadcast zoom lens, achieving the world's highest* zoom of 107x, as part of the “4K Premier” Series***. The “UA107x8.4” covers a range from a best-in-class wide-angle of 8.4mm** to a super-telephoto range of 900mm, supporting 4K shooting needs for a variety of applications.
The market needs for 4K footage are rapidly expanding, as seen through the worldwide shipment of 31.6 million units*4 of 4K televisions, a year-on-year increase of approximately 2.7x in 2015. These needs are expected to further increase in the future. Currently, the requirements for 4K-compatible high-magnification zoom lenses are increasing, with the desire to shoot images with dynamic 4K resolution. With sports broadcasting, for example, powerful shots of players, expressive facial features and fine gestures seen during golf, or decisive plays images from far away from the camera and expressions of coaches on the bench seen during soccer. In addition, needs for a single, easily-operable 4K lens that can capture images ranging from panoramic views of the venue to expressions of artists on stage during concerts and live performances are also arising.
The “UA107x8.4” is a 4K-compatible broadcast zoom lens that achieves the world's highest zoom of 107x. Covering a wide range of focal lengths, from a best-in-class wide angle of 8.4mm to a super-telephoto range of 900mm, images can be shot at 4K resolution in a variety of applications, such as from sports broadcasting to concerts and live performances. The floating focus system, which controls multiple lens groups according to the shooting distance, achieves high-resolution footage across the entire zoom range. High-resolution and dynamic productions are made possible. In addition, thanks to Fujifilm's proprietary “optical stabilization mechanism,” image blur due to platform shaking is corrected, allowing a stable image to be shot.
FUJINON lenses by Fujifilm are known for advanced descriptive performance, contributing to the evolution of imaging through their use in the production of TV programs, movies and commercials across the world. Fujifilm will continue to tap into its optical, high precision forming and assembling technologies that have been nurtured over many years to develop and supply innovative products that address the diversifying needs of broadcast production.
This product will be showcased at “NAB 2016”, a trade show of broadcasting equipment to be held in Las Vegas from April 18 to 21, 2016.
1. Model name: Broadcast zoom lens “FUJINON UA107x8.4 BE”
2. Release date: May, 2016
3. Main features:
(1) Achieving the world's highest zoom ratio of 107x. Achieving both high magnification up to a super-telephoto range of 900mm and 4K-compatible high optical performance
(2) Achieving natural bokeh with the adoption of nine aperture blades
(3) Equipped with popular image-stabilization mechanism
(4) Equipped with 16 bit encoders*5
4. Main specifications:
|Model name||UA107x8.4 BE|
|Camera specifications||2/3-inch sensor Bayonet-mount cameras|
|Focal length||8.4mm - 900mm |
16.8mm - 1,800mm when using the 2× extender
|Zoom ratio||107 X|
|Minimum object distance |
|Subject dimensions |
(at the M.O.D)
[Horizontal x Vertical]
|8.4mm 3,053mm x 1,717mm |
900mm 30mm x 17mm
|16.8mm 1,594mm x 896mm |
1,800mm 15mm x 9mm when using the 2× extender
|Angle of view |
[Horizontal x Vertical]
|8.4mm 59°26‘ x 35°35’ |
900mm 0°37‘ x 0°21’
|16.8mm 31°52‘ x 18°14’ |
1,800mm 0°18‘ x 0°10’ when using the 2× extender
|Size (H x W x L)||258mm x 264mm x 610mm|
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