Jones Mobile Taps Fujinon for HD Lenses
WAYNE, N.J.—Jones Mobile
Television—a video production company based in North Little Rock, Ark., has
installed 10 new Fujinon HDTV lenses on VisionHD, its 51-foot expanding mobile
unit that was recently upgraded to HD.
The HD lens package—to be used with new Sony HDC-2400 3G multi-format
HD camera systems—includes: four Fujinon XA88x8.8BESM and two Fujinon
XA77x9.5BESM HDTV big box lenses, three HA23x7.6BERM and one HA14x4.5BERM
Premier Series HD ENG field lenses.
As part of an extensive $3 million upgrade, VisionHD’s interior was
gutted and rebuilt as a multi-format HD truck. The truck’s onboard
systems now include: a Grass Valley Kayenne switcher, Chyron Duet Hyper X3 live
graphics system, Miranda and Matrox multiviewer flat screen monitor walls, PESA
Cheetah router, and multiple EVS systems for slow motion, editing, and
The truck previously carried Fujinon SD lenses that had been in service for
about 13 years. According to Derryberry, “The lenses were still in
very good working order when we sold them to another company for use in their
studio. That speaks volumes about Fujinon lenses. Even after using them in
extreme weather conditions, if you maintain them properly, they will last you
Designed for use at large venues and sporting events, the XA88x8.8BESM is an HD
telephoto “big box” field lens with an 88x zoom range.
Designed for 2/3-inch cameras, the XA88x8.8BESM offers focal lengths of
8.8-777mm at 1X and 17.6-1554mm with the 2X extender.
The XA77x9.5BESM telephoto field lens, which is also a 2/3-inch big box HD
lens, offers focal lengths of 9.5-732mm at 1X, and 19.0-1464mm with the 2X
extender. Both DigiPower big box style lenses feature Fujinon’s
exclusive aspheric technology, anti-fogging and optical stabilization, as well
as EBC coating to reduce ghosting and flare and increase light transmission.
The Premier Series HD ENG style lenses both offer 2X extenders and DigiPower