Fujinon is shipping the new UA22x8 portable zoom lens and the UA80X9 field lens, the first two lenses in its 4K Ultra HD series of 2/3-inch lenses announced at NAB 2015.
The UA80x9 80x zoom lens has a form factor similar to the existing XA99x7.5 lens, Fujinon said, and should have appeal to "large scale live-event" videographers shooting concerts and sports. The UA22x8 zoom is designed to be a versatile lens for applications including live sports and newsgathering. Both new lenses have 16-bit servo encoding for lens data output.
Fujinon has other 4K lenses, including the Premiere PL 4K+ cine lens series and the Cabrio lenses that are switchable between cine and ENG styles, but those are PL-mount lenses with focal-length limitations that can be overcome with 2/3-inch cameras, Fujinon Director of Marketing and Product Development for Fujifilm's Optical Division explained in a statement released by Fujinon.
"The new 4K Ultra HD series, when coupled with 4K 2/3-inch cameras, produce the same focal length range DPs and camera operators have come to expect with HD, but at a much higher resolution," Calabro said.