Madison, WI-based Token Creek Mobile Television has added three Fujinon XA99x8.4 ultra-wide field production lenses and four HA18x5.5 HD zoom lenses to complement its Grass Valley LDX80 cameras on its Sioux truck. The lenses have already been used for coverage of the Minnesota Vikings NFL home games, NBA play and PAC12 college football. The Sioux truck is scheduled for coverage of upcoming professional NBA and college NCAA basketball games.
“Since making the switch recently to the new Fujinon lenses, we’ve noticed a marked improvement in the quality of the images coming from our cameras,” said company president John Salzwedel. “The 99x gives our customers that unique combination of the distance and width they need. And the HA18x zoom covers the entire frame so beautifully. Thanks to these new lenses, what we’re offering our clientele has advanced significantly.”
The XA99x8.4 combines high-performance imaging, a long zoom reach and an ultra-wide angle. It offers a zoom range of 99x, a focal length of 8.4 to 832mm and MOD of 2.9m. It features a newly developed and patented image stabilization technology for steady performance, which is especially critical for long-distance HD shots. High-resolution 16-bit encoders are standard, making it suitable to virtual, robotic and digital signage, among other applications. FUJINON’s exclusive GO-Technology improves image resolution and chromatic aberrations at all focal lengths.
This 2/3-inch telephoto field lens uses the latest high transmittance electron beam coating (HT-EBC) resulting in rich colors and improved blue response and transmittance. HT-EBC coupled with Fujinon’s exclusive aspheric technology reduces ghost and flare and increases light transmission. A proprietary anti-fogging design minimizes lens fogging and reduces downtime due to moisture — a critical concern when shooting in all types of weather conditions.
Fujinon’s premier series HA18x5.5 offers 18x zoom from 5.5mm at the wide angle to 100mm on the telephoto end to capture images for a versatile range of scenes. It features high-precision large-diameter aspheric elements, designed with Fujifilm’s proprietary cutting-edge optical simulation technology, achieving sharpness at the center as well as all corners to deliver edge-to-edge premium image quality. Like the XA99x, the HA18x uses the HT-EBC coatings, as well as aspheric technology.