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Fletcher Adds Fujinon HD Cine Style Lens

(March 29, 2004) Chicago--To meet the demand of the high-end 24p digital cinematography market, Fletcher Chicago, a 24p HD rental and sales facility, selected the Fujinon 6-30mm (HAe5x6)ŒE Series HD Cine Style zoom lens for their rental department. "Commercial and feature film DPs and ACs are serious when it comes to lenses," said Tom Fletcher, vice president of marketing, Fletcher Chicago. "Experienced film cinematographers want to shoot HD with the proper tools. Fujinon made no compromises in the production of their 6-30mm zoom. In a relatively portable package (4.0kg), Fujinon has what our customers want in a HD lens--a fast, film-style lens with a very usable focal range, and the highest possible optical quality."
The 6-30mm lens features a large barrel diameter providing ample distance between index marks for accurate focus pulling. A constant T1.8 aperture allows maximum light transmittance to the camera. This fast speed provides cinematographers with the ability to creatively compose shots with shallow depth of field, closer to what is experienced with 35mm film production. A focus barrel rotation of 280 degrees allows precise follow focus.
Fletcher Chicago also owns and rents two sets of Fujinon HD Cine Style prime lenses, and a full complement of HD Compact C Series zoom lenses and HD ENG zoom lenses.