An interview from the 2023 IBC Show in Amsterdam with Luke Cartwright at the Fujifilm Stand. At IBC 2023, Fujifilm announced the development of the “FUJINON HZK24-300mm”, a second model in the Duvo Series of broadcast zoom lenses that deliver cinematic visual expressions and the operation style of broadcast lenses at the same time.

The FUJINON HZK24-300mm is a dual-format lens supporting two types of large image sensors. It offers cinematic visual expressions with effects such as shallow depth-of-field for beautiful bokeh. The compact, lightweight and portable design makes it a perfect choice for live coverage of sporting events and music concerts. The FUJINON HZK24-300mm is scheduled to be released in the spring of 2024.

Today, the broadcasting industry is increasingly embracing cameras equipped with a large sensor typically used for cinematic applications, in order to produce immersive images with bokeh and high dynamic range. Accordingly, cinema camera lenses that support a large sensor are often used for shooting. However, such lenses are optimized for films and TV commercial applications and therefore have a limited zoom magnification range compared to broadcast lenses. They also require a dedicated focus operator, which is uncommon in the broadcast industry.

The first model of the Duvo Series of lenses was the box-type “FUJINON HZK25-1000mm”, released in March this year. The latest FUJINON HZK24-300mm is Duvo Series’ first portable broadcast zoom lens. It boasts 12.5x zoom, covering frequently-used focal lengths of 24mm to 300mm while maintaining compact and lightweight design, measuring just 270.5mm and weighing 2.95kg, making it a perfect choice for live coverage of sporting events and music concerts. It also supports Zoom and Focus Demand devices as well as an extensive array of accessories to provide the operation style of broadcast lenses.

The FUJINON HZK24-300mm can be used shoulder-mounted, hand-held with a Steadicam*4 or for high-angle shooting using a crane.

Fujifilm also showcased the FUJINON HZK24-300mm and the wide-angle zoom lens “HZK Wide,” characterized by its lightweight design and focal length range of 14-100mm, already listed in the development roadmap at IBC.

For more information please visit: www.Fujifilm.com

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