FUJINON Premista 19-45mm T2.9

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FUJIFILM has officially launched its new FUJINON Premista 19-45mm T2.9 wide-angle zoom. The lens will be released on the 28th January 2021 and it becomes the third model in the Premista Series of cinema zoom lenses.

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The other two lenses in the series are the Premista 28-100mm T2.9 and the Premista 80-250mm T2.9-3.5.

The Premista 19-45mm has a constant T-stop of 2.9 across its 19mm to 45mm focal range. It features large-diameter aspherical lens elements and a unique zooming system. There is a 13-blade iris and FUJIFILM’s unique coating process is claimed to produce minimal ghosting and flaring.

According to FUJIFILM, the lens achieves an astonishing level of edge-to-edge sharpness. Additionally, distortion is effectively reduced even at the widest focal lengths.

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The lens is 228mm long and it weighs 3.3kg. The lens is suitable for handheld shooting, Steadicam, or cranes. The Premista 19-45mm supports “ZEISS eXtended Data”, which can record metadata when shooting, thereby reducing video-editing workload in post-production.

The lens will retail for $49,000 USD. As a reference the other two lenses in the series retail for just under $40,000 USD each.

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