In advance of next week’s virtual IBC Showcase and part of today’s global lens presentation, Fujifilm announced two additions to its line of lenses: the FUJINON Premista 19-45mm cinema zoom lens, the SK35-700mm telephoto mount box lens, as well as Duclose Lenses‘ MK lens mount for the anticipated RED Komodo cinema camera.
“The response we’ve seen to the Premista lenses since their 2019 launch has been tremendous both in terms of excitement and usage across feature film and high-end TV productions,” said Fujifilm’s Director of Marketing Thomas Fletcher. “Now, with stricter safety and efficiency needs on set, there is a growing demand for high quality zoom lenses that match the quality and ‘look’ of prime lenses, and efficiently capture images without the hassle of having to frequently change lenses. The Premista family checks off all the boxes, with no compromise.”
The Premista 19-45mm zoom lens is expected to be released in early 2021,
You can read full specs on all the new products below:
The short, lightweight wide-angle Premista 19-45mm T2.9 expands the Premista family of zooms to three lenses. Joining the 28-100mm T2.9 and the 80-250mm T2.9-3.5, the Premista 19-45mm produces images with natural and beautiful bokeh, outstanding high resolution, accurate color rendition, and controllable flare with minimal ghosting for capturing high dynamic range. The lens shows very little distortion throughout the entire zoom range, lightening the burden of correcting footage after shooting, and allowing high quality cinematic images to be created more efficiently.
Premista 19-45mm T2.9
SK35-700mm Telephoto PL Mount Box Lens
Fujifilm developed the FUJINON SK35-700mm PL Mount Telephoto Box Lens (SK35-700) for 8K television applications, but the company will now be doing extensive market research, exploring the possibility of repurposing the lens in response to the emerging needs of the multi-camera cinema style production market. The lens features a 20x high magnification zoom, covering a focal range of 35mm-700mm at F2.8 (35-315mm) and F4.8 (at 700mm). The SK35-700 also features a 1.4x extender, which brings the range to 49mm-980mm on S35 cameras while also offering significant coverage on many large format cameras. It is 28” long and weighs 69 lbs.
The SK35-700 is currently the only telephoto PL mount box lens on the market. Its design provides for unparalleled cinematic imaging in various multi-cam productions.
You can learn more about the above two products at the Fujifilm site.
Duclos Lenses MK-R Mount
Duclos Lenses has developed the MK-R Lens Mount, an RF Mount Conversion that makes the FUJINON MK 18-55mm and 50-135mm zoom lenses compatible with a variety of RF mount camera bodies—most notably, the highly anticipated Super 35 format KOMODO 6K camera from RED. Paired together, the setup is extremely small, lightweight, and relatively affordable.
You can learn more about the MK-R Mount on Duclos Lenses’ site.
UPDATE: During FUJINON’s Cinema Lens Presentation later in the day, two blind lens tests were conducted, one between the Premista large format zoom lenses and other high-end large format primes, the other between the Premista and large format cinema zooms.
You can watch those tests below:
BLIND TEST: FUJINON Premista Zooms vs. High-End Large Format Primes:
BLIND TEST: Fujinon Premista Zooms vs. Modern Large Format Cinema Zooms: