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Fujinon To Showcase New Select Series Of Cost-Effective HDTV ENG Lenses At NAB 2008

New Product Family Consists of the ZA22x7.6BE HD telephoto ENG lens, ZA17x7.6BE HD Standard ENG Lens; and ZA12x4.5BE HD Wide Angle ENG Lens

WAYNE, New Jersey, March 31, 2008 – Fujinon’s new HD Select Series of cost-effective ENG lenses will be introduced at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) 2008 convention in Las Vegas, being held from April 14-17. Fujinon will be located in booth #C4210 at the NAB convention.

The new family of lenses for 2/3-inch HD video cameras consists of three ZA Series HD ENG lenses: including the ZA22x7.6BE HD telephoto ENG lens, ZA17x7.6BE HD standard ENG lens, and ZA12x4.5BE HD wide-angle ENG lens.

Fujinon’s Select Series was designed to meet the performance needs of the next generation of cost-effective HD cameras. Fujinon worked closely with all major camera manufacturers to engineer true HD lenses that are designed specifically to enhance the performance of lower cost HDTV cameras.

The new ZA series is well suited for applications such as: professional and corporate video; independent filmmakers; cable TV, news and sports production; houses of worship; education; event videography; municipal, state and federal government agencies; and rental companies supporting these markets.

“As the HD production market evolves, our new Select Series of lenses will give producers and videographers an affordable option that is well-suited to a wide range of production circumstances,? said David Waddell, Marketing Manager for Fujinon. “These affordable, high-performance HD ENG lenses will open the door to producing many more news, sports, special events, and independent productions in HDTV. These lenses are the perfect complement for today’s new low-cost HDTV cameras because they maintain the superior imaging standards and optical performance that Fujinon is known for.?

The ZA22x7.6BE, an HD ENG telephoto lens, has 22 times magnification, a 7.6 focal length at the wide end and 167mm focal length at the telephoto end. A 2x extender is incorporated for extreme telephoto shots. The maximum relative aperture is 1:1.8 from 7.6 through 120mm, and 1:2.5 at 167mm. The minimum object distance is 0.8. from the front of the lens The lens, which weighs 1.75kg, measures 100×222.6mm.

The ZA17x7.6BE, a standard HD ENG lens, has 17 times magnification, a 7.6 focal length at the wide end and 130mm focal length at the telephoto end. The maximum relative aperture is 1:1.8 for 7.6 through 102mm, and 1:2.3 at 130mm. A 2X extender is standard. The lens, which weighs 1.53kg, measures 85x203mm.

The ZA12x4.5BE, which is a wide-angle HD ENG lens, has 12 times magnification, a 4.5 focal length at the wide end and 54mm focal length at the telephoto end. A 2X extender is a standard feature. The maximum relative aperture is 1:1.8 for 4.5 through 41mm, and 1:2.4 at 54mm. The minimum object distance is 0.3 m from the front of the lens. The lens, which weighs 1.93kg, measures 95×237.5mm.

The new ZA Series feature Inner Focus, a servo module with Digi Power, Quick Zoom, One Shot Pre-Set, Cruise Zoom and remote control via RS232.

Fujinon is a major manufacturer and distributor of optics and lens assemblies for the broadcast, digital cinema, and industrial markets. The company’s line of television zoom lenses are used in virtually every segment of the broadcast industry, including electronic newsgathering, studio and field production, and high definition television. For more information about Fujinon broadcast and communications products, call 1 (973) 633-5600 or visit our web site at www.fujinon.com.

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