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Fujinon introduces XA50X9.5B ESM-D HD telephoto lens
Fujinon has introduced the XA50X9.5B ESM-D HD telephoto lens. The XA50X9.5B ESM-D features the same optics as the XA50X9.5 lens introduced at the NAB2009 in April; however, the new lens is designed for “hard” cameras or ENG cameras that use system expanders.
The XA50X9.5B ESM-D was designed for smaller venues and applications that do not require extremely high magnification. It is ideal for basketball arenas and certain camera positions in other professional and collegiate sports coverage as well as houses of worship and corporate events. Rental companies that already have the buildup kits or a Fujinon lens adapter only have to buy the lens.
The XA50X9.5B ESM-D offers 50X magnification and a 9.5-475mm focal length. A remote control 2X extender is standard. The maximum relative aperture is 1.7 from 9.5-311mm and only 2.6 at 475mm. The minimum object distance is 9.8ft from the front of the lens.
Built-in moisture absorbing technology reduces fogging caused by humidity and improves reliability. Plus, the new lens features Fujinon’s exclusive Digi Power digital servo control system, which enhances the performance of both zoom and focus functions.