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Videocraft increases 4K production capability with Fujinon lenses

Specialising in the rental of broadcast and professional production products and systems, Videocraft recently decided to upgrade and expand its 4K product inventory to meet demand from clients wanting versatile lenses with longer zoom ranges that can perform at the highest level with the newest 4K camera systems.

For these, they turned to Fujinon and their UA125x8 4K box lenses and multiple UA46x13.5 lenses.

James Taylor, Sales Director, Videocraft, explained, “Firstly, we had made the decision that all of our lens purchases needed to be 4K or better. Of course, optical performance is critical and we have found the optical performance of Fujinon lenses to be excellent.

“In the case of the UA46 lens, its very compact size and light weight makes it very easy to handle, especially in systems built up with smaller ENG (Electronic Newsgathering) style camera systems.

“In the case of the UA125, a box style lens that goes from 8mm at the wide end all the way through to 1000mm without having to use an extender is a real game changer.”

He highlighted how the UA125 was particularly suited to stage events because of its low light performance even at long focal lengths. Videocraft has also been using both the UA125 and UA46 lenses for super slow-motion tight shots, as they provided the required long focal lengths, without having to utilise the 2x extender.

Taylor continued, “These new lenses are just what we needed for our broadcast clients. They deliver excellent image quality and totally reliable performance that we would expect from Fujinon.

“Our initial work with these lenses has been at various sporting events and they have performed beautifully, paired with our super slow-motion cameras. As a result, our clients have been very pleased with the results.”

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