Toronto-based Stature Films is the first North American customer to purchase FujiFilm’s new Fujinon MK50-135mm T2.9 zoom lens. Stature Films, best known for its commercial and documentary production, was an early adopter of the first in the MK Series – the MK18-55mm – purchasing two shortly after the lens’ introduction last February.
“We bought two MK18-55’s as soon as we heard about them,” said Andrew Sorlie, creative director, Stature Films. “Immediately our previous DSLR lenses started collecting dust. We couldn’t be happier with the 18-55’s performance. We love the richness they bring to our images, and a huge plus is the fact that they don’t breathe. So, when we heard the MK50’s were available, we didn’t hesitate for a second. Given the combined range of 18-135mm and their performance, we knew we’d be able to cover everything we need, wide angles, tight close ups, two-shots, with ease and style. And with just two lenses. We can’t wait to get out in the field and use this new glass on our next project.”
First on the docket for the new MK50-135 is a shoot in the province of New Brunswick for a national ad campaign for the New Brunswick Department of Tourism. Stature Films is also in pre-production on its third feature-length documentary.
Stature Films purchased the MK50-135mm through its local dealer, HDSource.
Like the MK18-55, the MK50-135 weighs 980 grams/2.16 lbs with front diameters of 85mm and lengths of 206mm. The MK50-135mm’s minimum object distance is 1.2m/3.93 feet. Only one matte box and one filter size are needed between the lenses. Time-saving features include a macro function that allows for a broader range of close-up shooting, and gears for the three rings are positioned in the exact same place, which eliminates the need to re-position accessories when switching lenses.
The MK lenses are compatible with E-mount cameras with the Super 35mm/ APS-C sensor.
The MK50-135mm lens is available for $3,999, with deliveries starting this month.