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FUJINON TO INTRO WIDE RANGE OF HD LENSES, FROM HIGH-END TO COST-EFFECTIVE, AT NAB 2010

WAYNE, N.J., March 25, 2010 – Fujinon, Inc., a major manufacturer and distributor of optics and lens assemblies for the digital cinema, broadcast, and industrial markets, is set to introduce five HD lenses at the 2010 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nev., April 12-15 (Booth C7425). Among them are the HA14x4.5BE RM/RD, XA16sx8BRAM, XT17sx4.5BRM, XA20sx8.5BRM and XT20sx4.7BRM.

The HA14x4.5BE RM/RD is new high-end, ENG-Style wide angle HD production lens designed for 2/3-inch cameras. It features an exclusive 2.2x extender that extends the focal length from 9.9 to 138mm. Without the extender, the lens has a focal length of 4.5 up to a maximum of 63mm. The lens has a 14x zoom range and full remote control via an RS-232 serial data port (RD version), and a maximum relative aperture at 1:1.8 from 4.5mm to 41mm and 1:2.8 at 63mm.

Enhancements to the HA14x4.5BE RM/RD include minimized geometric distortion and improved corner resolution and contrast. It is well suited for the production of commercials, music videos, sporting events, digital cinema applications and other productions requiring the highest image quality.

It also features Fujinon’s Inner Focus to minimize lens breathing, Quick Zoom for rapid zoom movement and Zoom Limit for automated zooming parameters. QuickFrame is available as an option. The HA14X4.5 is available at the end of May.

The new XA16sx8BRAM is designed for 2/3-inch cameras and features a 16x zoom range and a focal range of 8 to 128mm. It’s well suited for use by news producers, corporate video, independent video, house of worship, and wedding videographers. The XA16sx has a new ergonomic digital servo and comes standard with Quick Zoom Cruise Zoom to set a constant zoom speed. The XA16sx has a newly designed rear-focusing system. New glass properties minimize color fringing, and a new EBC optical coating improves transmission. Availability of the XA16sx is the end of May.

The new XT17sx4.5BRM is 1/3-inch ENG-Style lens that also features the newly designed ergonomic digital servo with Quick Zoom Cruise Zoom and one second zoom speed. New glass properties minimize color fringing, and a new EBC optical coating improves transmission within this lens as well. The XT17sx is best suited for use by wedding, house of worship and corporate video productions. The XT17sx4.5 is available at the end of April.

The XA20sx8.5BRM is cost-efficient, ENG telephoto lens designed for 2/3-inch cameras that features 20x zoom range; high-optical quality; fast, quiet and precise servo zoom and focus. Its ergonomic digital servo comes with Quick Zoom Cruise Zoom and one second zoom speed. New glass properties also minimize color fringing, and a new EBC optical coating improves transmission for the XA20sx. The XA20sx8.5BRM is best suited for use by wedding, house of worship and corporate video productions. Availability of the XA20sx8.5 is the end of July.

It features focal length of 8.5mm up to a maximum of 170mm. It has a maximum relative aperture at 1:1.8 from 8.5mm to 113mm and 1:2.7 at 170mm. It also comes standard with Fujinon’s Inner Focus technology.

The XT20sx4.7BRM is also a cost-efficient ENG-Style zoom lens designed for 1/3-inch cameras, featuring a 20x zoom range; high-optical quality; fast, quiet and precise servo zoom and focus. It is designed for use by wedding, house of worship and corporate video productions. This lens features a focal length of 4.7mm up to a maximum of 94mm. It has a maximum relative aperture at 1:1.4 from 4.7mm to 87.7mm and 1:1.5 at 94mm. It also comes standard with Fujinon’s Inner Focus technology. The XT20sx4.7 is available at the end of July.

About Fujinon

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 973-633-5600 or visit our web site at www.fujinon.com.

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