Congratulations to FUJINON! The FUJINON MK18-55mm T2.9 cine zoom lens is our pick for the Best Lens of NAB 2017.
On top of having a fast T2.9 maximum aperture across the entire throw of the lens, the MK18-55mm is also designed to suppress focus shifting and optical axis shifting while zooming. This means focus will be consistent when changing framing or zooming in for better focus. FUJINON also promises minimal lens breathing.
The MK18-55mm mounts via E-mount and covers Super35 and APS-C size sensors. It’s three control rings offer full manual control for focus, zoom iris and a 200-degree focus rotation angle promises precise focusing. The nine blade iris is controlled by the seamless iris ring, which offers continuous iris control without clicking.
The lens’s 85mm front diameter, 82mm filter diameter and 0.8M gear pitch have all been standardized across models. In addition, the MK18-55mm includes a macro function and a the ability to adjust the flange focal distance. FUJINON also touts the lens’s lightweight and compact design; the MK18-55mm T2.9 weighs in at just over two pounds and measures around eight inches long.
The FUJINON MK18-55mm T2.9 cine zoom lens is available now for $3,800. For more information, visit fujifilm.com.