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Fujinon unveils new PL mount lens
At the recent International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition (Inter BEE 2009) in Chiba City, Japan, Fujinon introduced the 75-400mm T2.8-T3.9 PL mount zoom lens (model number HK5.3x75, the second lens in a new series of PL mount zoom lenses. The PL Series zooms are fast, providing new creative possibilities and cost savings against production lighting requirements.
The new 75-400mm offers an impressive telephoto focal range, fast T-stops and high-quality optical performance. The company released the first lens in the series at NAB 2009, the 18-85mm T2.0 (Model Number HK4.7x18F). Now available for purchase, the 18-85mm can also be rented from a growing number of rental facilities. Four lens models comprise Fujinon's PL Series: 18-85mm T2.0 (available now); 75-400 mm T2.8-T3.9 (available now); 24-180mm T2.6 (available January 2010); and the 14.5-45mm T2.0 (available April 2010).
Fujinon's new PL zoom lenses feature color-matched optical performance, and share a common (136mm) front barrel diameter, consistent gear position and production-friendly size.