At last year’s Fujinon Day held at Atlanta, Georgia, USA, William Wages provided his feedback on Fujinon Cabrios in the lens projection room. Looking on was Radames Gonzalez from ARRI Rental.

Fujifilm clinches sixth Engineering Emmy award

The photographic and imagery manufacturer attributes honour to cinematographers who have filmed and provided feedback about its lenses, contributing to the Emmy win

The optical devices division of Fujifilm has been awarded an Engineering Emmy by the Television Academy for its Fujinon 4K/Ultra HD (UHD) cine zoom lenses that have provided imagery in television.

Fujinon’s Cabrio and Premier series of cinema zoom lenses are equipped with the ability to cover Super 35mm imagers, enabling cinematographers to film the full gamut of television production.

Receiving the honour at this year’s Academy’s Engineering Awards ceremony on behalf of Fujifilm was Thomas Fletcher, director of sales, optical devices division, Fujifilm, who said: “The willingness of some of the top cinematographers and their rental houses to test, explore and provide feedback about our lenses is an integral part of this Emmy win. They’re a very loyal group, devoted to their lens choice.

“To test a new cinema lens is not something that’s considered lightly. Winning an honour as prestigious as an Emmy is an affirmation of Fujifilm’s dedication to the art and craft of cinematography. We thank the Academy for its recognition of our work, and for the support we’ve received from the cinematography community.”

In addition, two cinematographers who filmed their projects using Fujinon’s cine zoom lenses won the Creative Arts Emmy awards. They were David Miller, who took home the Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half Hour) for his project Veep; and Donald A Morgan, who bagged the Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series for his project The Ranch.

Another avid user of Fujinon zoom lenses was William Wages. Claiming that the Fujinon Cabrio 19-90mm and 85-300mm zoom lenses have changed his way of shooting, Wages explained: “With their speed alone, they’re virtually the only lenses I’m using.

“The optical quality, small size and speed are unequalled. The combination of these two lenses is ideal for television production.”

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