Fujifilm has launched its latest in MK series of cinema lenses — the Fujinon MK50-135mm T2.9 zoom.
The MK50-135mm was shown as a companion lens to the MK18-55mm T2.9 zoom, at the 2017 NAB Show in April. Both are designed for cameras with the Super 35mm format.
“The MK50-135mm has all the performance that makes the MK18-55mm so exciting,” said Simon Becker, national sales manager of optical devices for Fujifilm Australia.
“It has no breathing, no ramping, and the same par focal capabilities — all wrapped up in a new focal length for the series.”
With a combined focal length range of 18mm-135mm, both the MK18-55mm and MK50-135mm lenses cover the most frequently used range utilised by emerging cinematographers, said Fujifilm.
The series also offers fast lenses with T2.9 speed across the entire zoom range, enabling a shallow depth-of-field.
Like the MK18-55, the MK50-135mm weighs in at a light 980g with front diameters of 85mm and lengths of 206mm. The MK50-135mm’s minimum object distance (MOD) is 1.2m.
Fujifilm added that the entire MK series is designed with the ‘emerging’ cinematographer in mind, whether shooting a live event, online programming, documentary, corporate video, wedding, independent or short film production.
The MK lenses are currently designed for E-mount cameras and boast advanced optical performance, ultra-compact and lightweight design, as well as superb cost performance.
“Many independent shooters use DSLR lenses, which aren’t designed for moving images,” added Becker.
“Most still lenses breathe considerably. Our MKs have a seamless manual iris, zero breathing, no ramping or zoom shift, and 200-degree focus rotation. They maintain focus completely throughout the zoom range while covering Super 35mm sensors.”
The MK50-135mm lens is now available for order, with delivery beginning next month.