Fujinon is shipping new glass this month that feature optics identical to its earlier lenses first shown in April at NAB (XA50X9.5) — but designed for ENG units that use system expanders. The new offering (XA50X9.5B ESM-D) is an HD telephoto lens that was designed for smaller shooting venues and applications that do not require extremely high magnification.
Fujinon XA50X9.5B ESM-D
Fujinon is marketing the new lens as ideally suitable for rental for covering sports, house-of-worship, and special events remotes. The XA50X9.5B ESM-D offers 50X magnification and a 9.5-to-475mm focal length. Standard with the new glass is a 2X remote control extender
Maximum relative aperture is 1.7 from 9.5-to-311mm, as well as 2.6 at 475mm. (Minimum sustainable distance-of-object is 9.8 feet.) Internal absorption technology is geared to reducing humidity fogging and other moisture.