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Fujinon Intros New Premier Series HD Lens at NAB 2008

Wayne, NJ – Fujinon’s new HA23x7.6BE HDTV lens, a Premier Series lens offering advanced optical technology, is being introduced at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) 2008 convention in Las Vegas, from April 14-17. Fujinon will be located in booth #C4210 at the NAB convention.

As the newest member of Fujinon’s HA Series of Premier lenses, the HA23x7.6BE is a lens that includes updates to its predecessor, the HA22x7.8BERM. The new HA23x7.6BE is designed to support a wide range of demanding, high-end applications: including HDTV broadcast news, sports, special events, commercial, and network television production. It also benefits feature film shooting, documentaries, and government production, as well as broadcast equipment rental companies. This lens is especially well-suited for high-end HD field production.

”The new HA23x7.6 is a superior, advanced 2/3-inch HD lens that incorporates our highest optical and mechanical specifications while ensuring unmatched performance in the most rugged of production environments,” said David Waddell, Marketing Manager for Fujinon. “This superior lens craftsmanship allows for uniform, high-quality imaging with a reduction in chromatic aberration.”

The HA23x7.6 has 23 times magnification and a focal length ranging from 7.6mm at the wide end, zooming out to 175mm to capture extreme telephoto shots. At 1X, the lens has a maximum relative aperture of 1:1.8 up to 122mm and 1:2.65 at 175mm and a minimum object distance of 0.8 meters from the front of the lens. With the 2X extender engaged, the focal length ranges from 15.2 to 350mm, with a maximum relative aperture of 1:5.3 at 350mm.

This compact lens measures 100×223.6mm and weighs only 1.8kg.

Fujinon is a major manufacturer and distributor of optics and lens assemblies for the broadcast, digital cinema, and industrial markets. The company’s line of television zoom lenses are used in virtually every segment of the broadcast industry, including electronic newsgathering, studio and field production, and high definition television. For more information about Fujinon broadcast and communications products, call 973-633-5600 or visit our web site at