August 12, 2015
By Rechelle Tangcangco
UA22x8 portable zoom lens
UA80X9 field lens
Sydney, Australia – FUJIFILM has announced that first two lenses in its 4K Ultra HD Series for sports and entertainment applications have arrived in Australia and New Zealand. The UA22x8 is the first portable zoom lens in the series, and the new UA80X9 is the first field lens.
Fujifilm GM Recording Media and Optical Marc Van Agten said, “These lenses got a lot of attention at this year’s NAB and SMPTE shows because of their 2/3-inch design, extended focal length and 4K optical performance. As a result they are currently being tested locally by some of the industry’s major players. From longform programming DoPs to sports and news camera operators, everyone is excited about the range and resolution now offered in a 2/3-inch lens. The real benefit of these lenses is that 4K UltraHD productions can be produced with equipment that has the same ‘look and feel’ capabilities of HD, but with a premium picture quality.”