NAB 2017: LMG Adds Five New Fujinon UA18x 4K Zooms to Handle Growing Demand


Combination of Zoom Length and Wide-Angle Ability Make for Ideal Double Duty Lens; UA Series 4K Lenses Now Total 18 at LMG

The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM announced the first sale and delivery of the company’s just-introduced “UA18x5.5B” 4K compatible, Ultra HD, handheld zoom. The Orlando-based live event and systems integration firm, LMG, purchased five UA18x’s for use within its expanding “Touring” and “Show Technology” divisions. The new zooms will complement Sony HDC-4300 4K/HD cameras and Panasonic AK-UC3000 4K Studio cameras and will be used to shoot large-scale music concerts and corporate events.

The UA18x, “UA14x4.5B” and “UA27x6.5B” were introduced earlier this month and are the latest in the FUJINON Premier UA Series of 4K 2/3” lenses. The “UA18x5.5B” has a focal length range from 5.5mm in wide angle to 100mm in telephoto, and a zoom ratio of 18x. The unique zoom range of the “UA18x5.5B” makes this a “2-in-1” lens, offering both wide-angle and telephoto capability.

LMG was looking for a cost-effective, shorter 2/3” lens that could shoot in both UHD and HD. “We were attracted to the price and performance of this lens,” said Neil Morrison, Vice President of Technology, LMG, LLC. “It definitely fills an unmet need for us. We have an upcoming tour that needs the zoom length to accommodate longer shots as well as up close, wide angle work. We do several shows in the round that this lens will be perfect for. Because of its wide angle and zoom capability, the UA18x is a great hybrid lens. It’s long enough for long slash style shots and wide enough for hand-held work.” (Positioned at the corner of a basketball court’s baseline - on the diagonal, or slash, from center court - the slash camera is typically used to capture low-angle replays and live shots of the benches, coaches, and players between plays)


The first projects on the docket for LMG’s newest FUJINON zooms will be the SAP Sapphire and EMC World corporate events. Founded in 1984 by then teenage entrepreneur Les Goldberg, LMG has become a premier provider of live event and systems integration services with nationwide locations.

In addition to its five new UA18x’s, LMG also bought three FUJINON “UA80x9” 4K field lenses to handle growing demand for its high-end production services. These acquisitions follow the addition of four UA80x’s and two “UA13x4.5” 4K wide angle lenses in December of last year.

The UA18x, UA14x, and “UA27x6.5B” studio zoom make their debut this week at the NAB Convention. They join the “UA13x4.5B,” “UA22x8B,” “UA80x9B,” and “UA107x8.4B” in the UA series.

The FUJINON UA18x and UA14x are available for delivery now.


About Fujifilm
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation consists of four operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division provides consumer and commercial photographic products and services, including: photographic paper; digital printing equipment, along with service and support; personalized photo products; film; and one-time-use cameras; and also, markets motion picture archival film and on-set color management solutions to the motion picture, broadcast and production industries. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the graphic printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides optical lenses for the broadcast, cinematography, closed circuit television, videography and industrial markets, and markets binoculars. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. sells and markets a range of Fujifilm products and services in Canada.