Fujinon HD lenses offer quality of a studio lens

Fujinon introduces
the XA22x7BES compact, HD studio lens. The XA22x7BES is a lightweight box lens
that features higher optical quality than standard ENG-type lenses, combined
with the zoom and focus performance of a larger studio lens.

With a focal length starting at 7mm (68
degrees 49 minutes), the widest in its class, and ranging up to 154mm and
superb F- stop ramping characteristics; it is well suited for shooting in tight
locations and smaller studios. The XA22X7BES will focus at a close 0.8m.

A lightweight lens
support is standard for use with most ENG-style HD cameras, and ample space is
provided between the back of the lens and the front of the camera for access to
camera function switches.

The XA22x7BES
incorporates a belt drive for zoom and focus, as opposed to gear-driven design,
enabling very smooth and precise operation. And with fully boxed housing,
working noise is virtually nonexistent. The removable shroud enables ease
of maintenance. The front of the shroud can be removed to allow for a prompter
to be placed closer to the front of the lens. This enables the use of smaller
prompter mirrors, resulting in both cost and space savings.

The new XA22X7BES
features minimal focus breathing, 14-bit control (16-bit optional) with
external port for robotics interface, and the front barrel will accept a 127mm
filter.

This is a new
class of lens, said Dave Waddell, Marketing Manager, Fujinon.

The XA22x7BES
offers all the advantages of Fujinon s DIGI POWER digital controls, including
Fujinon s exclusive F.I.N.D. System for evaluation of electro-mechanical lens
operational parameters.

It combines what
is best about large, studio lenses in a smaller package for use with ENG-style
cameras. Many broadcasters are looking to replace studio cameras with ENG
cameras but the optical quality and precision of zoom and focus functions must
be at a very high level to make that switch. That s exactly where this lens
fits in. With its feature set and performance level, I see it becoming a much
sought-after solution for TV station and studio production environments.