Fujifilm Announces Fujinon PREMISTA Large Format Cine Zooms

For NAB 2019, Fujifilm have announced a new cinema zoom range – the Fujinon “Premista” Series, which have been designed for large-format sensors and 4K+ high resolutions. At the moment, two large format cine zooms in the range have been announced – the Premista 28-100m T2.9 and Premista 80-250mm T2.9-3.5.

The Fujinon Premista will make its debut at ASC Clubhouse the first week of April and will also be shown at NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 8-10 at Fujifilm/FUJINON booth C7225.

The FUJINON Premista 28-100mm T2.9 will be the first of the two to ship this Summer, followed by the launch of the FUJINON Premista 80-250mm T2.9-3.5 before the end of 2019. Together, the lenses will cover the most frequently-used focal lengths from 28mm to 250mm.

Fujinon Premista 28-100mm T2.9

Fujinon Premista 28-100mm T2.9

The Premista 28-100mm features a constant T2.9 speed across the entire zoom range, while the longer Premista 80-250mm has a constant T2.9 speed from 80-200mm, before gradually ramping less than a full stop to T3.5 between 201-250mm.

Both Premista zooms have a minimum image circle of 46.3mm which provides full frame sensor coverage, so those of you thinking of picking up an Alexa Mini LF or a Sony VENICE are covered.

Fujinon Premista Highlights

  • Premista 28-100mm T2.9
  • Premista 80-250mm T2.9-3.5
  • Large format sensor coverage
    • image circle that exceeds 46.3mm in diameter
  • Lightweight and durable construction:
    • 28-100mm is 28% shorter and 46% lighter than Premier HK18-85
  • Both zoom lenses are colour matched
  • Matched Focus, Iris, Zoom ring locations
  • 0.8M gear pitch for standard follow focus accessories
  • 13-blade iris / T2.9 constant for 28-100mm
  • 280 degree focus travel for more precision
  • Fluorescent paint on all indexes, easily readable in the dark
  • Focus scale ring can be switched between feet or metric scale
  • Available Summer 2019/Late 2019
  • Price: £30,000 for 28-100mm / 80-250mm TBD

Fujinon Premista Technical Specifications:

Model Name 28-100mm T2.9 80-250mm T2.9-3.5
Focal Length 28-100mm 80-250mm
Aperture T2.9 T2.9 (80-200mm)
/ T3.5 (250mm)
Lens Mount PL
Image Circle 46.3mm
Close Focus 0.8m / 2ft 7in 1.5m / 4ft 11in
Angle of View (H x V)

40.96mm x 21.60mm (1:1.90)

28mm: 72.4° x 42.2°

100mm: 23.1° x 12.3°

80mm: 28.7° x 15.4°

250mm: 9.4° x 4.9°

Angle of View (H x V)

36mm x 24mm (1:1.50)

28mm: 65.5° x 46.4°

100mm: 20.4° x 13.7°

80mm: 25.4° x 17.1°

250mm: 8.2° x 5.5°

Angle of View (H x V)

27.45mm x 15.44mm (1:1.78)

28mm: 52.2° x 30.8°

100mm: 15.6° x 8.8°

80mm: 19.5° x 11.0°

250mm: 6.3° x 3.5°

Focus Rotation 280°
Zoom Rotation 120°
Iris Rotation 48°
Matched Focus / Zoom / Iris  Yes
Iris Blades 13
Front Diameter 114mm
Length (approx.) 255mm / 10in
Weight (approx.) 3.8kg / 8.4lbs.

The Fujinon Premista 28-100mm will have a list price of £30,000 GBP at launch and will be available from August 2019. The Premista 80-250mm will have its price confirmed closer to release and will be available before the end of 2109.

For more details visit Fujifilm.

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