Fujinon’s PL 85-300mm (model ZK3.5x85) Cabrio lens has received a 2013 Cine Gear Expo Technical Award. Selected at the show by a panel of industry experts, the lens was recognized as the best new product in the camera technology category.
Introduced late last year, the PL 85-300’s longer lens makes it ideal for professional cinematographers and videographers. The PL 85-300 offers a focal length of 85-220mm at T2.9 and 300mm at T4.0, with 200-degree focus rotation.
“It’s an honor for the PL 85-300 Cabrio to be recognized by Cine Gear Expo as the best in new camera technology,” said Thom Calabro, director, marketing and product development, Fujifilm North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division. “We pride ourselves on creating only the highest quality optics. Whether you are from a film or video background, the Premier PL Cabrio lenses offer uncompromising quality and an unprecedented level of flexibility to meet the unique demands of high-end productions.”
The lightweight, versatile PL 85-300 lens features an exclusive detachable servo drive unit, making it ideal for use as a standard PL lens or as an ENG-style lens. The digital servo’s 16-bit encoding assures operators that all lens data output is extremely accurate. The lens is equipped with flange focal distance adjustment, self-aligning servo drive, a macro function for extreme close-up focus, and coverage of a 31.5mm diagonal sensor. The PL 85-300 can be controlled using cinema industry standard wireless controllers, as well as existing Fujinon wired and wireless units.