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Can You See the Light? Only with the Right Lens!

The oldest artificial lens discovered, so far, is the Layard Lens (aka: “The Nimrud Lens”); it was found by A. H. Layard in 1853 and is around 3000 years old (about 750BC-710BC in the Neo-Assyrian Empire). It was found in Kalhu, the Tiglath-pileser’s royal residence city (in modern day, that’s Nimrud in Iraq) in the North West Palace. Its discoverer ...

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Newly Launched “MK” Cinema Lens Series from FUJIFILM Making NAB 2017 Debut

Wayne, N.J.– The newly launched “MK” Series of cinema lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM will make their NAB debut next month in Las Vegas. With the first in its series introduced in February of this year, “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. ...

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Rayleigh (Resolution) Barrier Broken!

Well, they’ve done it.  While you were sleeping and unbeknownst to most (but knownst to me), they’ve finally broken the “resolution barrier” – aka “The Rayleigh Limit.” That’s GREAT, you say.  But what is the “resolution barrier?”  Read on, my friends, and I will enlighten you… First off, the “Rayleigh Limit” was named after its discoverer (as most things are) ...

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FUJIFILM Launches New “MK” Series of Cinema Lenses

Compact and Lightweight MK18-55mm and MK50-135mm Deliver Advanced Optical Performance with an Excellent Cost/Performance Ratio Wayne, N.J., February 22, 2017 – The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM has unveiled the MK Series of cinema lenses for E-mount cameras, which boast advanced optical performance, ultra-compact and lightweight design, as well as superb cost performance. The first in this series to be introduced, the FUJINON MK18-55mm ...

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FUJIFILM Optical Devices to Showcase Variety of Lens Offerings at Upcoming TAB Show

Wayne, N.J. – The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America announces it presence at the upcoming Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB) Show. Taking place August 10-11 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel, this year marks TAB’s 63rd annual convention and trade show. FUJIFILM Optical Devices will exhibit in Booth #72 with some of its most recently introduced lenses. “TAB is ...

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Tokyo-based Video Firm Conducts Independent, Hands-on Research into Performance of Primes vs. FUJINON Zooms

Wayne, N.J. – Tokyo-based video production company, Ellroy Inc., decided to see for themselves if zoom lenses from FUJIFILM, for all their undoubted functionality, fall short when compared to single-focal length PL mount cine lenses in terms of image quality. To independently assess the lens performances, Ellroy crew conducted a hands-on investigation, pitting three FUJINON 4K Cabrios PL-mount lenses – ...

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Leftfield Entertainment Group Relies on FUJINON Cabrios for Production of Variety of New TV Shows

Wayne, N.J. – New York-based full service production group Leftfield Entertainment produces some of the most popular genre-defining programming in television today, with work on everything from reality shows and documentaries to historical programs. For numerous recent productions, the company has counted on FUJINON Cabrio PL lenses, including the 19-90mm and 85-300mm optics. Leftfield Pictures, a Leftfield Entertainment company, has ...

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CCW 2015: FUJINON Premier PL-25-300mm 4K Cabrio Zoom with Detachable Servo and Ultra HD Series Among Highlights

Wayne, N.J. – FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division will showcase its new 4K Ultra HD Series and its 25-300mm Cabrio zoom lens with detachable drive unit at the upcoming Content & Communications World. The Optical Devices Division will exhibit in the FUJIFILM booth (#1454 and 1456) during the show which runs from November 11-12 in New York City’s Jacob Javits Center. “CCW ...

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4K Optics Defined to Standing Room Crowd During First-Ever FUJIFILM 4K Day

Wayne, N.J. – It was standing room only at the recent FUJIFILM 4K Day held at the Digital Motion Picture Center (DMPC) in Culver City, California on August 13, with attendees eager to discover what makes a 4K lens truly 4K. The crowd – a cross section of DPs, engineers, company executives, TV and film rental house personnel – got ...

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FUJINON 4K Ultra HD Series Now Being Delivered

Wayne, N.J. – Introduced in April during the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention in April, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation has announced that the first two lenses in its 4K Ultra HD Series for sports and entertainment applications are available for delivery. The UA22x8 is the first portable zoom lens in the series, and the ...

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FUJINON Announces Lens Range on Display at NAB 2015

Wayne, N.J. – At this April’s NAB convention in Las Vegas, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America will show off its impressive range of lenses, including its latest Cine-Style, broadcast studio, and field lenses. The NAB Show will run from April 13-16 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM will exhibit in Booth ...

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Cinematographer Timur Civan Relies on Lightweight FUJINON Cabrio Lens for High-End Productions

Wayne, N.J. – As a Director of Photography and producer with a degree in studio art and previous career as a sculptor, Timur Civan takes pride in telling an artistic story through his camera work. His production company Tstop Cinema LLC focuses on high-end commercial and feature film work, ranging from fashion and technology projects, to cooking, and Sesame Street ...

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