Solotech Relies on Fujinon Lenses for Large Concerts


Lenses in use by the event provider include: FUJINON XA99x8.4BESM, HA14x4.5BERM, and HA18x7.6BERM models

As its concert touring division continues to expand with its new DeKalb, Illinois facility, Montreal-based Solotech has come to rely on several FUJINON lenses to support large concert tours. The audio and video equipment rental, integration, and event technology provider counts the FUJINON XA99x8.4BESM ultra-wide field production lens, HA14x4.5BERM Premier super wide-angle ENG lens, HA18x7.6BERM Premier series standard ENG lens, and HA23x7.6BERM Premier telephoto lens as stalwarts in its equipment arsenal.

In business since 1977, Solotech has worked with many major artists on the international stage, including Paul McCartney, The Weeknd, Elton John, the Lumineers and Chance the Rapper. FUJINON lenses have become a much-relied upon staple in support of individual touring concerts. So far, Solotech has built seven packages with FUJINON lenses complementing Grass Valley LDX-86 cameras.

“FUJINON lenses have proven themselves as the premier manufacturer of television lenses,” said David Lemmink, Director of Engineering, Solotech. “Their reliability, innovation and serviceability allow us to confidently support the biggest acts in show business. With an inventory that moves from show to show on a daily basis, we’ve come to depend on the repeatable performance these lenses offer in the field. The service we get from them is unmatched. And the end product speaks for itself every night, with the enjoyment of millions of fans throughout the world.”


The FUJINON XA99x8.4 lens combines high-performance imaging, a long zoom reach, and an ultra-wide angle. It offers a zoom range of 99x, a focal length of 8.4 to 832mm, and MOD of 2.9m. The lens features FUJINON’s patented image stabilization technology for rock-steady performance, which is especially critical for long-distance HD shots. High-resolution 16-bit encoders are standard, making it suitable to virtual, robotic, and digital signage, among other applications. The HA14x4.5BERM / BERD lens is a super wide angle ENG/EFP with 2.2x range extender that offers excellent optical performance and digital servo zoom and focus for full servo studio control, robotics, jibs, tower cams and other applications.

FUJINON’s HA18x7.6BERM ENG style lens features a 2X extender and Digi Power servo. Producing visibly sharp and brilliant images from the centre to the corners, the HA23x7.6BERM / BERD Premier telephoto ENG style lens offers focal length starting from 7.6mm at the wide end, and is able to zoom out to 175mm and capture extreme telephoto shots. The excellent optical and mechanical specifications, combined with its compact size, make the HA23x7.6 the perfect companion for concert tours.


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