Cine Gear Expo: Fujinon Hosts Seminar on Camera Lenses
Visitors at this week’s Cine Gear Expo interested in a “master class” on evaluating lenses should schedule time at the FUJINON/FUJIFILM Optics Learning Center on Stage 18, Booth S206. Leading lens repair and rental house optic experts will put the FUJINON Premier, Cabrio, and MK lenses through their paces, teaching attendees how they use Lens Projection to test and evaluate lenses. Representatives from ARRI RENTAL, Keslow Camera, and Duclos Lenses will be some of the featured technicians in Fujifilm’s lens projection room.
The schedule of speakers in the Fujifilm booth during Cine Gear is as follows:
- 1:30pm Duclos Lenses Matthew Duclos
- 3:30pm Arri Rental Matt Kolze
- 5:30pm Otto Nemenz Dan Lopez
- 10:30am Keslow Camera Chad Martin
- 11:30am Sim Digital Michael Nadas & Corby Martin
- 12:30pm Duclos Lenses Matthew Duclos
- 2:00pm Hot Rod Camera Illya Friedman & Jorge Diaz-Amador
Among the areas the optics experts will study include:
- Chromatic Aberration
- Pin Cushioning
- Field Flatness
- Barrel Distortion
- Image Coverage
The MK Series of lenses are designed for E-Mount cameras and boast advanced optical performance, ultra-compact, and lightweight design, as well as superb cost performance. With a combined focal length range of 18mm-135mm in the Super 35mm format, the MK18-55mmT2.9 and MK50-135mmT2.9 cover the most frequently used range utilized by emerging cinematographers. The series offers fast lenses with T2.9 speed across the entire zoom range — enabling a shallow depth-of-field.
Thanks to the extreme popularity of the FUJINON MK zooms, third party providers have introduced a range of solutions to benefit MK lens owners and broaden their compatibility. MK Series lenses come standard with an E-Mount. Showcased in the Cine Gear booth will be the Duclos Lenses’ FZ mount, which allows the lens to work with the popular Sony F5 and F55 cameras. Also shown will be MTF’s Micro Four Thirds (M4/3) mount for the MK series. This mount allows for use on Panasonic, JVC, and other manufacturers’ cameras. Heden, SLR Magic, Chrosziel, Bright Tangerine, and Zacuto will also show their latest accessories for the MK lenses.
The new Duclos 1.7x expander enables FUJINON Cabrio and Premier Series Super 35mm zooms to be used on the latest larger sensor cameras, such as Sony’s Venice, RED’s Vista Vision 8K, and ARRI Alexa LF.
The Electronic Imaging Division will highlight the new video-capable FUJIFILM X-H1 camera and the new MKX cinema lenses for X Mount, the FUJINON MKX18-55mmT2.9 and FUJINON MKX50-135mmT2.9, at Cine Gear 2018. These product offerings provide the ideal compact combination for both video reproduction and still photography.
The full family of mirrorless FUJIFILM X Series and GFX camera systems, featuring the video-capable X-H1 camera, new MKX cinema lenses, and GFX 50S medium format mirrorless camera, will also be showcased within the booth. Additionally, FUJIFILM technicians will be on hand to conduct a complimentary “Check and Clean” program for of attendees with X Series or GFX system products. The FUJIFILM Check and Clean program at Cine Gear features updated firmware (if available for model), sensor cleaning (for interchangeable X Series and GFX cameras only), and general focus and function check on all models.
Exhibits run from June 1-2, 2018 at the Studios at Paramount in Hollywood, California.