Along with UA125X8, Fujifilm also announced the development of two additional Fujinon 8K broadcast lenses during a virtual press conference on April 16.
Fujifilm North America Corporation has debuted the Fujinon UA125X8BESM (UA125X8), a 4K-compatible broadcast lens with a zoom ratio of 125X. One of the newest additions to Fujinon’s UA Series of 4K lenses, the UA125X8 box lens covers a focal length from the wide-angle of 8mm~1000mm, with an F1.7 aperture. It claims to be the longest and widest 4K field lens for Ultra HD applications in the Fujinon UA series, designed for 4K performance imaging from the new 4K 2/3″ cameras. The new lens aims to achieve vivid colour reproduction and high contrast, producing a video with rich gradation using HDR (high dynamic range), for live coverage of sporting and music events.
In addition to having a 125X zoom magnification, the UA125X8 also boasts advanced 4K-compatible optical performance, image-resolving capability and rich gradation of tones. It also has high-performance optical image stabilisation, nine-blade aperture for natural bokeh, and is equipped with 16-bit encoders. The UA125x8 employs the latest High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating (HT-EBC) resulting in richer colours and greatly improved blue response and transmittance. HT-EBC, coupled with Fujifilm’s exclusive Aspheric Technology, reduces ghost and flare and increases light transmission. An anti-fogging design minimises lens fogging and reduces downtime due to moisture. The UA125X promises to capture facial expressions and gestures of athletes on the field and performers on stage as well as an entire sporting or live music venue.
Commenting on the new lens, Thomas Fletcher, Director of Marketing, Optical Devices Division, Fujifilm North America Corporation, said: “This new UA125x zoom has everything on a producer’s wish list for long-distance 4K UHD shooting. With its high resolution, high contrast, high dynamic range and our improved optical image stabilisation technology, the UA125x captures pristine, rock-steady 4K UHD shots. It can do so at great distances but also features a surprising field of view on the wide end. With an aperture F no. of 1.7, virtual reality connections, and 16-bit encoders, the UA125x8 will soon become the standard for 4K UHD and HD production worldwide. We’re very excited for people to see what this lens can do.”