The Optical Devices Division of Fujifilm North America Corporation will showcase its entire range of Premier PL 4K+ cine lenses and the Cabrio cine/ENG-Style lens series at the Cine Gear Expo 2014, being held from June 5-8 at The Studios at Paramount in Hollywood.
The Premier PL 4K+ Series features the fastest T speeds available in a family of zooms, with unprecedented color matched 4K and beyond optical performance. The entire range of Premier PL 4K+ cine lenses will be in the booth. The 14.5-45mm T2.0, 18-85mm T2.0, 24-180mm T2.6, and 75-400mm T2.8-T3.8 will all be on display. All four PL Mount zooms are similar in size and weight, and uniform gear placement and front barrel diameters (136mm). Focus, zoom, and iris gears are all in the same position—which speeds up lens changes, since follow focus accessories and lens motors can stay in the same position on the rods. Focus barrel rotation is a uniform 280 degrees on all four zooms.
Premier PL 4K lenses have been used on several feature films including Life of Pi, Oblivion and Iron Man 3.
The latest addition to its popular series of cine zooms – the Fujinon Premier PL 25-300mm Cabrio [ZK12x25], introduced in April at the NAB show - will be on hand with the rest of the Cabrio series at Cine Gear. Equipped with a 35mm PL mount, the PL 25-300mm boasts a high zoom ratio covering the focal length of 25mm to 300mm. The PL 25-300mm supports an optional detachable servo drive for electric zooming, focusing and iris. Mounting the unit enables remote control of zoom, focus, and iris adjustment.
Fujinon’s Cabrio series includes the new PL 25-300mm (model ZK 12x25), PL 19-90 (model ZK4.7x19), PL 85-300 (model ZK3.5x85) and PL 14-28mm (model ZK2x14). The PL 19-90, PL 85-300, and PL 14-28 Cabrio feature exclusive detachable servo drive units, making them suitable for use as a standard PL lens or as an ENG-style lens. And they can be controlled using cinema industry standard wireless controllers as well as existing Fujinon wired and wireless units.
Designed using the latest proprietary optical simulation software, the entire range of Cabrio lenses offer 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 zooms support Lens Data System (LDS) and /i Technology metadata formats, and can be controlled using cinema industry standard wireless controllers as well as existing Fujinon wired and wireless units.
The PL 25-300, PL 19-90, PL 85-300, and PL 14-28mm Fujinon lenses are equipped with flange focal distance adjustment, a macro function for extreme close-up focus, and coverage of a 31.5mm diagonal sensor.
Cabrio lenses are being used in TV series and feature film production, including several 3D features currently in production.
“Cine Gear is a thriving show attended by some of our most loyal customers,” said Thom Calabro, director, marketing and product development, Fujifilm North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division. “We always look forward to connecting with them and meeting potential new users during Cine Gear. It continually draws an audience of key decision makers in entertainment production, and we’re eager to show off our 4K and Cabrio zooms this year.”