Fujifilm India has launched a new broadcast zoom lens named “FUJINON HZK25-1000mm” in India. This lens claims to come with the world’s highest 40x zoom and the world’s longest focal length of 1000mm. The HZK25-1000mm is a box-type broadcast zoom lens in the dual format which supports two types of large image sensors.
This new lens offers cinematic visual expressions with effects such as shallow depth-of-field for improved bokeh. These features make it an apt choice for live coverage of sporting events and music concerts. To promote this lens globally, Fujifilm has adopted the name “Duvo Box,” (which means “dual format live lens”) as its nickname.
Fujifilm Duvo Box: Price and availability
The newly-released Duvo Box will be showcased at the 2023 NAB Show. This event is one of the world’s largest international broadcast equipment shows which will be held in Las Vegas, USA from April 15 to April 19. The broadcast zoom lens has been released in India, however, the company hasn’t mentioned any specific price for the same
Today, in the broadcasting industry, there are more and more opportunities to shoot immersive images with bokeh and high dynamic range using cinema cameras equipped with a larger sensor than the industry’s mainstream sensor*8 for sports and live concert broadcasts. However, cinema camera lenses are optimized for shooting movies and TV commercials and have a limited zoom magnification range than that of broadcast lenses. They also require a dedicated focus operator, which is uncommon in the broadcast industry. For these reasons, Fujifilm has developed the high-magnification zoom lens “Duvo Box,” offering the same operation style as box-type broadcast lenses.
The newly-released Duvo Box will be showcased at the 2023 NAB Show, one of the world’s largest international broadcast equipment shows to be held in Las Vegas, USA from April 15 to April 19, 2023.
Mr. Arun Babu, Head of Digital Camera, Instax & Optical Devices Business, FUJIFILM India said “The FUJINON HZK25-1000mm has so many firsts for the industry that is a testimony of the research and development that would have gone through in crafting this product. As an industry leader in imaging and lensing technology, I am sure this product will set new benchmarks for the industry and will enhance the versatility of our product portfolio in India as well”
Mr. Vaibhav Tuteja, Manager, Optical Devices Business, FUJIFILM India said “FUJINON lenses been a pioneer in the lenses and camera technology, and they are widely used across the Broadcasting & Cinema Industry in India. The product quality backed by robust service makes FUJINON lenses the choice of a diverse range of customers who look forward to local after-service support with minimum downtime. The FUJINON HZK25-1000mm will further strengthen our product portfolio and we are happy to receive enquiries on the product which will be a gamechanger for the broadcast and Cinema industry because of the dual use that the lenses could be deployed for”
Fujifilm will continue to expand its lineup of broadcast lenses in the Dual format supporting two large sensors and broaden the world of cinematic visual expressions. The company will leverage its advanced optical technology, nurtured over many years, to develop and supply high-performance broadcast lenses, cinema camera lenses and accessories, addressing the diversifying needs of frontline video professionals.
Fujifilm Duvo Box: Key specs and features
The latest broadcast lens claims to deliver the world’s highest 40x zoom covering from 25mm in wide angle to the world’s longest 1000mm in telephoto. The use of the built-in expander shifts the focal length by 1.5 times to 37.5mm-1500mm, allowing users to capture a far-away subject in the size as intended. The dual format lens is compatible with two large sensors that are common among cinema cameras. The lens normally works with the Super 35mm sensor and also supports a sensor equivalent to a 35mm full frame. It can activate the built-in expander to expand the image circle by 1.5 times.
When mounted on a camera equipped with a sensor equivalent to a 35mm full frame, the lens can deliver its maximum optical performance while maintaining the same angle of view as that of the Super 35mm sensor. With the use of large-diameter aspherical elements and fluorite elements, polished at advanced precision, various forms of aberration are controlled thoroughly to achieve optical performance which exceeds 4K. Ghosting, lens flair and colour bleeding are also suppressed.
Duvo box lens also features the “Breathing Compensation Technology” which automatically corrects focus breathing (fluctuations in the angle of view) to produce natural footage that maintains a subject being filmed in a constant size. The lens can be used in the same style as broadcast lenses involving zoom demand and focus demand while being mounted on a cinema camera.
It can also be used with existing accessories. It also supports multi-camera operations, filming with multiple cameras at the same time Users can also connect the lens to a wireless lens controller to remotely control focus, aperture and zoom. This also supports focusing by a dedicated focus operator. The lens’s exterior is in black tones. This model also has a long top handle for stable pickup and an underside handle for better portability.