Fujinon has a new zoom lens in the Cabrio line. Weighting only 6.4 lbs., (with servo,) this Super 35 format zoom has a constant T3.5 maximum aperture, and a 6 to 1 zoom ratio of 20mm-120mm. Like its siblings, this Cabrio is also fitted with a nine-blade iris and all standard lens data outputs including LDS and /i Tech metadata compatibility to record the position information of zoom, iris, and focus for computer animation and similar postproduction operations. The digital servo, which features 16-bit encoding, is removable, and the lens gears and front diameter are all standard to work with a large variety of accessories.
Although the price is not yet firmly set, this new XK line is designed to be significantly more affordable than previous Cabrio zooms. The Optics are said to be on par with the popular 19-90mm ZK, with the trade offs that this new lens is slightly slower, (about a half stop), and not quite as wide . You may ask yourself, “what’s a half stop between friends, when cameras are getting so sensitive?” With the extra range and lower price, the 20-120mm Cabrio XK should also prove popular. Delivery is expected in June or July of this year. For more information, visit: http://www.fujifilmusa.com/press/news/display_news?newsID=880960