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At the NAB Show the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America introduced its cutting-edge FUJINON UA107x8.4 (UA107x) broadcast lens - the longest and widest 4K lens ever created for Ultra HD (UHD) broadcast applications. Destined to set a new standard for 4K UHD and HD production worldwide, the UA107x provides superb 4K optical quality across the entire zoom focal range - a hallmark of the FUJINON ZK series of Cine-Style lenses.
“With an F number of 1.7 and a focal length of 8.4 to 900mm, the UA107 raises the bar for 4K UHD and HD production worldwide,” said Thom Calabro, director of Marketing and Product Development for the Optical Division of FUJIFILM. “A proprietary anti-fogging system reduces downtime due to moisture, which is a critical concern when shooting in all types of weather. And it comes with patented OS-TECH optical image stabilization technology for rock-steady performance, even when making the longest UHD shots. The UA107x produces images that are sure to impress.”
The UA107’s refined optical quality has been engineered using FUJIFILM’s latest optical simulation software, which was used to model the UA107’s large diameter aspherical elements. This lens has a multi-group zoom system that suppresses image distortion and ensures that 4K UHD images captured remain consistent and accurate from center to corner, making the UA107x a solid choice to complement today’s 4K 2/3” UHD cameras.
High resolution, high contrast, and high dynamic range are hallmarks of the Premier 4K UA Series. The UA107x’s aspherical elements have been treated with the latest High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating (HT-EBC). Using HT-EBC in tandem with FUJIFILM’s exclusive Aspheric Technology, the UA107 is able to reduce ghosting and lens flares, while increasing the amount of light transmitted through the lens to the camera’s sensors.
Users of FUJINON’s UA80x and XA99X lenses will feel right at home using the UA107x, because this new 4K lens retains all the same digital features, including: F number limit, Quick Zoom, two-shot presets, a 2X extender, and other precision digital functions designed to increase production flexibility.
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