FUJINON UA18x5.5BERD 4K Excellent Optical Performance Lens
The FUJINON UA18x5.5BERD covers the focal lengths of 5.5mm – 100mm to capture a wide range of scenes.
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 UA18x5.5BERD 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 UA18x5.5BERD 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 FUJINON UA18x5.5BERD 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.
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 design, weighing just 2kg
This compact and lightweight 4K zoom lens, weighing just 2.04kg, is perfectly suited in production situations that demand mobility, e.g. news reporting and on-location production of various programs.
18x zoom covering a wide range of scenes from 5.5mm at wide angle to 100mm at telephoto
The lens covers the focal length range from 5.5mm at wide angle to 100mm at telephoto, boasting advanced operability and mobility in a wide range of scenes from TV production and news reporting both indoors and outdoors. It also has a minimum object distance of just 0.4m**.
** Distance from the front element of the lens