Fujifilm will announce the latest addition to its Cabrio series of cine zooms, the Premier PL 25-300mm Cabrio [ZK12x25] at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas next week. Equipped with a 35mm PL mount, the PL 25-300mm boasts a high zoom ratio covering the focal length of 25mm to 300mm.
Like all Cabrio zooms, the PL 25-300mm supports an optional detachable drive unit for electric zooming, focusing and iris. Mounting the unit enables remote control of zoom, focus, and iris adjustment. It can be used as a self-contained ENG-style or cine style lens. When used without the drive, industry-standard cine motors can be fitted.
Designed using the latest proprietary optical simulation software, the PL 25-300mm offers exceptional optical performance in the center of the image and in the corners of the frame. The digital servo’s 16-bit encoding assures operators that all lens data output—including the position of the zoom, iris, and focus—is extremely accurate. The zoom supports Lens Data System and /i Technology metadata formats, and can be controlled using cinema industry standard wireless controllers as well as existing Fujinon wired and wireless units.
Fujinon’s PL 25-300mm lens is the latest development in the company’s Cabrio series, which includes the recently introduced Premier PL 19-90mm, the PL 85-300mm, and the recently introduced PL 14-35mm lenses. The PL 25-300mm zoom will be available in June; the optimal digital servo drive is expected sometime in the fall.