Fujifilm was displaying its new FUJINON HZK25-1000mm F2.8-5.0 PL Mount Field Lens for the primary time on the earth at Interbee 2022. This lens which will likely be out there in 2023 was designed to supply customers the best mixture of magnification and telephoto attain for big cinema sensors.
On the Fujifilm sales space, the lens was being proven on a Sony VENICE capturing full body 6K 17:9. FUJINON advised me that they had been taking a look at making a rear filter answer for the lens. What was additionally fascinating is that you need to use the lens with distant FIZ methods.
The brand new HZK25-1000 field lens incorporates a native PL mount, a zoom ratio of 40x, and a telephoto focal size of 1000mm, which makes it the best mixture of magnification and telephoto attain out there so far for any lens that can be utilized on S35 and enormous format sensors.
The HZK25-1000 is an actual feat of engineering. Not solely does it function a really massive focal vary, however the most aperture even when utilizing the lens at 1000mm is simply F5. As a comparability, the Canon CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm at 1000mm is T8.9. Sure, the Canon is a much smaller and lighter lens, however it’s a lot tougher to make use of in low-light environments akin to live shows, and so forth. when on the telephoto finish.
The lens happened after FUJIFILM noticed and gathered suggestions from professionals working with digital cinema cameras in reside manufacturing environments. FUJIFILM noticed that there was a transparent want for a PL mount lens that might cowl quite a lot of bigger sensors and provide a really massive focal attain. The HZK25-1000 options the identical designation as present in FUJINON’s Premier Collection.
Digital cinema cameras with picture sensors bigger than present B4-mount cameras have been more and more fashionable for sports activities and reside occasion broadcasting. The usage of large-sensor cameras permits the expression of immersive photographs by providing clean bokeh and excessive dynamic vary for reside broadcasting. Whereas conventional lenses for single sensor cameras could also be optimum for filming films and commercials, the zoom ratio is significantly decrease than that of a B4 mount lens, and lens traits when zooming and focusing are totally different from these relevant to lenses utilized in reside broadcasting.
HZK25-1000 deploys a dual-format system which signifies that it will possibly help two single sensor sizes. This permits the lens for use on each massive format and tremendous 35mm sensors. The HZK25-1000 permits capturing with the identical subject of view in each massive format and tremendous 35mm codecs. Simply to be crystal clear, it’s good to use the 1.5x expander for the lens to cowl full body sensors.
A 1.5x expander provides operators the power to seize photographs at 1500mm. Moreover, when paired with a big format sensor, operators can shoot with a subject of view equal to that of an excellent 35mm sensor whereas sustaining most optical efficiency.
The lens is able to masking a picture circle measuring 28.5mm throughout the whole zoom vary when mixed with a digital camera outfitted with a Tremendous 35mm sensor and masking a picture circle measuring 41.3mm throughout the whole zoom vary when mixed with a digital camera outfitted with a sensor equal to 35mm full body.
Optical Picture Stabilization
The lens is the primary commercially out there box-type zoom lens suitable with massive sensors outfitted with optical picture stabilization. The most recent anti-vibration mechanism and firmware make the most of Fujifilm’s distinctive ceramic ball curler system. Not solely does this mechanism present a excessive degree of anti-vibration efficiency in opposition to shaking brought on by footholds and wind, nevertheless it additionally suppresses shaking of the palms to make sure steady picture seize.
Fujifilm’s proprietary optical know-how is claimed to assist suppress aberrations by utilizing a large-aperture aspherical lens and a fluorite lens that has been polished. FUJIFILM states that by eliminating pointless ghosting, flare, and shade fringe, the lens delivers excessive optical efficiency.
The out-of-focus bokeh is managed by way of repeated simulations utilizing Fujifilm’s proprietary optical design software, “FOCUS” (Fujifilm Optical Class Library and Utilities System), which determines optimum glass supplies from the infinite mixture of prospects. The feel of every layer within the out-of-focus space is verified to attain a bokeh that softens and naturally melts the background. Moreover, digital camera operators can function the lens in a setup specialised for reside broadcasting, since present FUJINON field lens equipment can be utilized in help of multi-camera operation. Wi-fi controllers from Preston Cinema and ARRI are suitable with HZK25-1000 and can be related.
Along with stabilization, HZK25-1000 options the entire newest technological developments that at the moment are normal in most of Fujifilm’s FUJINON broadcast lenses:
- Automated Restoration of Illumination Attenuation (ARIA)
- Distant Again-Focus
- Automated Chromatic Aberration Correction
Pricing & Availability
The FUJINON HZK25-1,000mm F2.8-F5.0 is predicted to be out there in Spring 2023, nonetheless, there may be presently no indication about pricing. For a lens akin to this, if it’s good to ask, you may’t afford it! This lens is squarely geared toward broadcasters, massive manufacturing studios, and out of doors broadcast suppliers. For extra info, go to www.fujinon.com.