WAYNE, N.J.—After premiering its new 4K lens for UHD broadcasts at April’s 2016 NAB Show, Fujinon has announced that the UA107x8.4 has been put into rotation by Montreal-based production and rental house Video MTL, as well as its Toronto location, Dazmo Camera. The company purchased two 107xs, as well as a UA22x8 portable zoom lens for next generation 2/3-inch UHD cameras, and will use them as a standard feature in Video MTL and Dazmo Camera’s production trucks with Sony HDC4300 4K/HD cameras.
The 107x lens provides 4K optical quality across the entire zoom focal range, according to Fujinon. Engineered using Fujifilm’s optical simulation software, the lens has a multi-group zoom system that suppresses image distortion to keep images consistent. Meanwhile, the UA22x8 lens features a 22x zoom ratio and a focal length of 8mm in wide angle to 176mm in telephoto.
Thus far, the 107x lens has been used by production company La Grosse Fabrique for a Netflix France shoot of comedian Gad Elmaleh. A collaborative production between Le Groupe TVA, les Productions Déferlantes and La Voix Télévision also used the lens for “La Voix Junior.”