Fujifilm Aims at Indie Market with New MK Cinema Zooms for Sony Cameras
With the emerging cinematographer in mind, the new lightweight Fujinon MK zooms are here.
Fujifilm is known for its well-built, high character X-mount and G-mount lenses that are beloved by many still photographers around the world. Recently, the optical division at Fujifilm has been hard at work trying to develop a product for up-and-coming DPs and cinematographers.
The answer: the company's first ever native E-mount lenses, the Fujinon MK 18-55mm T2.9 and the Fujinon MK 50-135mm T2.9.
Clearly designed as workhorse lenses, the 18-135mm range covers most needs for professional work.
Clearly designed as workhorse lenses—lenses you won't often need to change or take off your camera—the 18-135mm range covers most needs for professional work. Though these lenses are unquestionably functional, their success will depend on how they stack up optically and subjectively. (Stay tuned; we'll have an in-depth review of these on No Film School later today.)
The MK 18-55mm T2.9 will be available in early March. The next lens in the series, the MK 50-135mm T2.9, will be available this summer. FujiFilm is also currently developing X-mount versions of these lenses.
Tech Specs for MK 18-55mm:
- Sony E-Mount for Super 35mm / APS-C sensor
- Plastic body (to save on weight)
- T2.9 across the line
- Parfocal (maintain focus throughout zoom)
- Reportedly "no breathing" or zoom shift
- 200-degree focus rotation
- Easy Backfocus adjustment feature
- Macro mode
- Weight: 980g / 2.16lbs
- Minimum Object Distance: .85 meters / 2.78ft
- 0.8M gear pitch (standard)
- Available early March