FUJINON has introduced the HZK25-1000mm F2.8-F5.0 PL Mount Box Lens. It is designed to offer cinema quality glass and performance, such as shallow depth of field, for traditionally non-cinematic applications such as sports and concert coverage. Of course it can also be used in motion picture production where its extremely wide 40x focal range, relatively fast aperture, and lens data integration can come in very handy. It features a native PL mount with a 9 blade iris, and is able to achieve a long telephoto focal length of 1000mm covering a 41.3mm diagonal sensor through the entire zoom range; (1500 with 1.5 Expander covering S35). This is said to be the highest combination of magnification and telephoto reach currently available for large cinema sensors. A Dual Format Expander also allows the lens to maintain image quality in both S35 and Large Format. The HZK25-1000 also features all of the latest technological advancements that are now standard in most of Fujifilm’s FUJINON broadcast lenses including Stabilization, Automatic Restoration of Illumination Attenuation (ARIA), Remote Back Focus (RBF), and Automatic Chromatic Aberration Correction (ALAC). Lens functions are compatible with existing FUJINON box lens accessories for multi-camera operations, and wireless controllers from Preston Cinema and ARRI are also compatible. Delivery is expected in Spring of 2023 with price yet to be determined.