FUJINON UA14x4.5BERD 4K Excellent Optical Performance Lens
The FUJINON UA14x4.5BERD is an ultra wide angle lens covering the focal lengths of 4.5mm－63mm, putting you right in the midst of action.
The demand of 4K-compatible broadcast equipment is spreading rapidly in Japan, Europe, North America, etc. for live broadcast of sporting events such as soccer and golf tournaments, as well as the production of dramas, documentaries and other genres of programs, produced both in studio and outdoors.
Fujifilm released the world’s first 4K-compatible broadcast lens in 2015, and already offers four broadcast lens models worldwide in response to the expansion of the 4K broadcast market. The company’s lenses are used in a wide range of applications in recognition of their premium image quality and superior operability.
The new FUJINON UA14x4.5BERD broadcast zoom lenses, being released now, deliver 4K quality across their zoom ranges by preventing resolution degradation around the edges and controlling all types of aberrations.
The FUJINON UA14x4.5BERD are portable lenses with compact and lightweight bodies for advanced mobility. With the recent market introduction of compact and lightweight “4K camcorders,” these lenses will accommodate an increasing number of videographers who shoot while carrying 4K equipment on their shoulder. While the “UA18x5.5” weighs 2.04kg, it covers focal lengths from 5.5mm on the wide angle end to 100mm on the telephoto end, making it useful for production situations that require added mobility, e.g. news reporting and on-location production for various programs. The “UA14x4.5” covers the ultra wide angle focal length of 4.5mm despite its compact body, measuring just 238.5mm, allowing you to go up close and personal during live sport coverage or on-location production with a real sense of depth.
FUJINON lenses by Fujifilm are known for high quality eloquent images, and have been used in the production of movies, TV programs and commercials around the world. Fujifilm will continue to tap into its optical, high precision forming and assembling technologies that have been nurtured over many years in the field of cutting-edge video expression, to further expand and enhance its product lineup, thereby addressing the diversifying needs of broadcast production.
Advanced optical performance with 4K compatibility across the zoom range
Fujifilm’s proprietary “HT-EBC (High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating)” multi-layer coating is applied for a high level of transmittance and color reproducibility. Latest optical simulation technology has been used in optical design to prevent resolution degradation around the edges and control all types of aberrations, so as to achieve 4K image quality across the zoom range.
Achieving natural bokeh with the adoption of nine aperture blades
An aperture shape close to that of a circle is achieved by adopting nine aperture blades, allowing for footage expressions making use of a more natural bokeh.
Compact and lightweight body, measuring 238.5mm
This wide angle 4K zoom lens has a compact body, measuring just 238.5mm, catering to a wide variety of production situations including live sports coverage and TV production both on location and indoors.
4K image quality in a variety of situations
Taking advantage of its ultra wide angle focal length of 4.5mm, the lens can capture 4K footage with a real sense of depth in live sport coverage and on-location TV production. The close-up capability with the minimum object distance of 0.3m means the lens can be used in space constraints, e.g. in small rooms.
Controlling distortions and aberrations at edges
Optical technology, nurtured over many years in the cutting-edge video field, has been used to control distortions and aberrations at edges.