Fujifilm North America is introducing the Fujinon PL 20-120mm Cabrio XK6x20 zoom, designed for the video production and PL cine markets. The lens features a T stop of T3.5 end-to-end, a 20-120mm focal range at an affordable price. It is also equipped with a unique detachable servo drive unit, making it suitable for use as an ENG-style or standard PL lens.
Weighing just 2.9kgs, the new Cabrio can be seen along with the complete Fujinon line up at the National Association of Broadcasters Show, which runs this month, from April 16-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
“This Cabrio XK zoom delivers precise optics, a consistent T stop of T3.5 throughout the entire focal length range, and smooth servo operations in a compact package making it ideal for both run and gun-style and cinema-style shoots,” said Thom Calabro, director of marketing and product development for the Optical Division of Fujifilm. “Remove the detachable servo drive, and it can easily accept industry-standard cine motors and matte boxes. Whether you’re from a film or video background, the PL 20-120mm Cabrio XK offers remarkable quality and unprecedented flexibility.”
The 20-120mm Cabrio XK covers a S35-sized sensor (Super 35 format) on a digital cinema-style camera. “While sensors on standard broadcast cameras are all the same size, sensors on digital cameras vary greatly,” Calabro explained. “This new zoom lens ensures that the image captured will cover large sensors on the most popular PL cameras.”
The 20-120mm Cabrio is also fitted with a nine-blade iris, to capture the most natural looking imagery possible. “LDS and /i Tech metadata compatibility are very useful when you need to record the position information of zoom, iris, and focus for computer animation and similar postproduction operations,” said Calabro. “The digital servo on this lens has 16-bit encoding, so operators can be assured that the lens data outputs are extremely accurate.”