InCinematographer - Issue 2 - September 2017 - 30
www.incinematographer.com | Issue 2 | September 2017
F&F Productions Selects
17 FUJINON 4K Lenses
FUJINON's 4K glass is equipping F&F Productions GTX-18 mobile unit...
or the company's first 4K mobile unit, F&F
Productions, LLC, chose 17 FUJINON 4K UHD
lenses to outfit the Sony HDC-4300 4K cameras
systems on board the newest member of its fleet, the
GTX-18 4K HDR Mobile Unit.
The new unit will have eight UA107x8.4BESM 4K
studio lenses, five UA18x5.5BERD 4K portable zooms,
three UA14x4.5BERD 4K portable zooms, and one
UA22x8BERD 4K portable lenses.
"We've had a number of customers who asked us
about building a new 1080p/HDR unit, and after
rallying our team we decided to build a 4K-HDR
mobile unit instead. There is a lot of uniqueness
about GTX-18, but what matters the most to our
clients is that it offers a complete 4K experience
throughout, and our clients are happy to have a
one-stop mobile unit that can produce 4K-HDR,
1080p-HDR, 1080p, 1080i, 720p," said George
Orgera, President/CEO, F&F Productions.
Orgera said it was important that the signal remain
native 4K UHD resolution throughout the entire
acquisition and distribution process: "These Ultra 4K
lenses give us the ability to be true to that decision.
And we knew these would be stellar lenses. Fujinon
has been our go-to for all our lens needs for over 40
years because they build an incredible product, and
they always keep their clients' needs in mind."
FUJINON UA18x5.5 BERD
4K ENG/EFP portable zoom lens
The unit was recently introduced to F&F clients
during an open house night, at the Honda Center in
The truck was set up to cover an Ultimate Fighting
Championship (UFC) match. The event, UFC #214
PPV, produced by Concom Productions will be
available on AT&T Entertainment/Direct TV.
Following the UFC match, GTX-18 headed to the
PGA Championships in Charlotte, North Carolina for
CBS Sports and Direct TV; and then to the American
Airlines Arena in Miami for Telemundo's "Premios Tu
Mundo" (Your World Awards).
For more than four decades, F&F Productions has
been the first choice of veteran producers worldwide
for all major league sports, network series and
entertainment specials, live concerts, and large-scale
corporate events for Fortune 500 companies.
The company's GTX signature series fleet has
provided live network coverage for NCAA Men's Final
Four, U.S. Open Tennis, NFL Football, Super Bowls
and their halftime shows, Major League Baseball
World Series, Stanley Cup Finals, NBA Playoffs and
FUJINON UA107x8.4 BESM 4K Studio Lens
equip the GTX-18 HDR Mobile Unit
Finals, The Masters, The Kentucky Derby, NASCAR,
countless NCAA Football and Bowl Games and more.
In recent years, F&F's fleet of 53ft. double and
single expando HD mobile units have remained a
producer's choice for the Latin Billboard Awards,
Grammy Awards, Soul Train Awards, Country Music
Awards, opening and closing ceremonies for the
Winter Games at Vancouver, MTV Music Awards,
Dove Awards, Miss Universe Pageant, Tyler Perry
Studios, Republican and Democratic presidential
candidates debates and national conventions, plus
concert tours featuring today's hottest recording
Latest FUJINON UHD Lenses
he Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM is
showing the latest in its lens range. Entering the
4K area are the UA22x8B and UA18x5.5B lenses.
The UA18x5.5B lens, introduced at NAB this year,
is the latest handheld in the company's Premier UA
Series of 4K 2/3" lenses.
It delivers edge-to-edge 4K optical quality to
2/3-inch 4K portable cameras and camcorders, the
UA18x5.5B lens has a focal length range from
5.5mm in wide angle to 100mm
in telephoto, and a zoom
ratio of 18x.
The unique zoom range of
the UA18x5.5B makes this
a 2-in-1 lens, offering both
wide-angle and telephoto
The lightweight UA18x5.5B is ideal for situations
that require added mobility, such as news reporting
and on-location production. Both the UA18x5.5B
and UA22x8B are part of the FUJINON 4K line-up of
complete UA Series lenses, which also includes the
UA13x4.5B, UA80x9B, UA107x8.4B and UA27x6.5B
FUJINON is also showcasing the new MK series of
cinema lenses, as well as multiple PL-mount Cabrio
zooms. The recently introduced
FUJINON MK50-135mm and MK1855mm T2.9 zooms were designed with
the 'emerging' cinematographer in
mind - whether shooting a live event,
online programming, documentary,
corporate video, wedding, independent
UA22x8 lens or short film production.
With a combined focal length range of 18mm135mm, together the MK18-55mm and MK50-135mm
lenses cover the most frequently used range utilised
by emerging cinematographers. The series offers
fast lenses with T2.9 speed across the entire zoom
range, enabling a shallow depth-of-field. FUJINON
MK lenses are currently designed for E-mount
cameras and boast advanced optical performance,
ultra-compact and lightweight design, and excellent