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April 5, 2016 Comments Off on Fujifilm Announces Fujinon Cabrio XK6X20 Zoom Lens Product Announcements

Fujifilm Announces Fujinon Cabrio XK6X20 Zoom Lens

FUJIFILM has announced that it will release the FUJINON XK6x20 as a new addition to its lineup of 4K-compatible digital cinema camera Cabrio zoom lenses in late June. Equipped with a PL mount*2, the most common format for cinema cameras, the XK6x20 is a standard zoom lens that delivers  T3.5*1 brightness for the entire zoom range from 20mm to 120mm. The XK6x20 will be showcased for the first time at NAB 2016 to be held in Las Vegas at the LVCC from April 18 to 21, 2016.

Designed for the video production and PL cine markets, this 20-120mm Cabrio features industry-proven Cabrio flexibility – 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. The 20-120mm Cabrio is also fitted with a nine-blade iris, to capture the most natural looking imagery possible. It comes equipped with all the lens data outputs that are required by today’s cine-style shooters. LDS and /i Tech metadata compatibility are very useful when users need to record the position information of zoom, iris, and focus for computer animation and similar postproduction operations. The digital servo on this new lens has 16-bit encoding, so operators can be assured that the lens data outputs are extremely accurate.

The 20-120mm Cabrio XK can be controlled using cinema industry standard wireless controllers, as well as existing FUJINON wired units. Meanwhile, the zoom’s barrel markings are luminous for visibility in dark shooting situations – a nice-to-have touch that reflects the company’s deep understanding of real-life cinema shooting conditions. In recent years, the need for employing visual content that utilise mild bokeh created with high image quality and shallow depth-of-field lenses that are unique to cinema cameras has increased for shooting various scenes for commercials, concerts, documentaries and dramas.

Fujifilm released FUJINON Cine Lenses compatible with digital cinema cameras in 2002. Since then, it has provided high-resolution, high-quality lenses for digital cinema camera customers in various production sites in the cinema and broadcasting industries. The XK6x20 digital cinema camera zoom lens offers high optical performance compatible with 4K cameras and covers a wide focal length range from 20mm to 120mm. It also realises T3.5 brightness throughout the entire zoom range. There is no T drop*3 and it offers comfortable operation enabling various scenes to be shot with this single lens. It also features 0.8mm gear pitch*4 for compatibility with standard cine accessories.

*1 T (T number) is index that indicates brightness of lens taking F value and transmittance into account. Smaller the number, brighter the lens.

*2 16mm / 35mm cinema camera lens mount used by the world’s leading German cinema camera manufacturer Arnold and Richter Cine Technik

*3 Full transmission aperture is fixed in any focal length, and T number does not change when operating zoom.

*4 Distance between gear teeth

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