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FIRST LOOK Fujinon MK 18-55 Lens: 4K under $4k

Steve and Jens chat with Tom Fletcher, FUJIFILM Director of Sales Optical Devices Division, for a first look at the stunning and affordable Fujinon MK 18-55 T2.9 Cine E-mount Zoom Lens.

This is a true cinema lens – it’s geared, it’s fast, it holds focus throughout the zoom. And it’s under $4k.

From FUJIFILM…Fujifilm has developed a new pair of cinema lenses to resolve the less-than-satisfactory aspects of DSLR lenses when used for cine applications. These new lenses produce the high performance and high-quality images demanded by newly developing production markets such as movie distribution services, independent film production, and wedding videos.

Watch to find out more about the new Fujinon MK 18-55 lens (and the second lens coming out this Summer).

This is such a hot product! The Fujinon MK 18-55 fills a niche that has not been filled before, especially for those of us using Sony cameras. A cinema lens, a real cinema lens not a photo lens, with everything we want. No breathing, fast speed, good range, back focus, macro, smooth rotation, real stops. This is really big news and we will for sure be getting several to use for our own productions. – Steve Weiss, Zacuto Owner and Product Designer

Fujinon MK 18-55 focus rotation angle
More than double a typical DSLR lens.

Fujinon MK 18-55 seamless iris
A seamless mechanism for smooth, precise movement when adjusting exposure. No vibrations or noise.

Fujinon MK 18-55 lens rings
Adjust the zoom, focus, and iris via independent, manual mechanisms. No lag!

Specifications – Fujinon MK 18-55 T2.9

Lens Mount E-Mount
Focal Length 18-55mm
F-No. F2.75
T-No. T2.9
Image Size 24.84mm x 13.97mm (Ø28.5mm)
Minimum Object Distance (M.O.D.) 0.85m/2ft 9in (with macro function 0.38m/1ft 2.9in)
Object Dimentions at M.O.D. (HxV) 16×9 18mm:924mm x 520mm, 55mm:291mm x 164mm
Angle of View (HxV) 16×9 18mm:69.2° x 42.4° 55mm:25.5° x 14.5°
Iris Blades 9
Filter Diameter 82mm
Front Diameter 85mm
Length 206.3mm
Approx. Weight 980g

Some quick tips on how to set backfocus featuring the Fujinon MK 18-55 lens.

sony fs7 ii with Fujinon MK 18-55 and zacuto gear

Sony FS7 II and the Fujinon MK 18-55 with Zacuto Next Generation Recoil rig, Gratical Eye Micro OLED EVF and Control Grip (coming Spring 2017)

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