Fujinon has introduced new lenses for 2/3-inch and 1/2-inch format cameras, in its Select and Exceed series ranges.
They are suitable for video conferencing and pan and tilt systems. "Both lenses offer HD telephoto reach at a very effective price. Either lens will produce a head and shoulders image at around 12 metres from the subject," he said.
The XA20sx8.5 has a focal length from 8.5 to 170mm. Maximum relative aperture is F1.8 up to 113mm and the minimum focusing distance is 0.9m from the front of the lens. Weight is 1.48kg without the lens hood. The focal length of the XS20sx6.3 is from 6.3 to 126 mm. Features include: Inner Focus, Quick Zoom, Cruise Zoom and digital servo control.
Features include: Inner Focus, Quick Zoom, and Zoom Limit to confine zooming within the desired shooting angles. The ZS17x5.5 has a focal length of 5.5 to 94mm, increasing to 188mm with the 2x extender. Maximum relative aperture is F1.4 up to 77mm, and MOD from the front of the lens is 0.6m. It weighs 1.58kg without the lens hood.
By David Fox