Fujifilm North America Corp. will release the Fujinon Premista 19-45mm (T2.9) lens on Jan. 28. It is the third model in the Premista Series of cinema zooms that support large-format sensors.
The Premista 19-45mm is a lightweight (7.3-pound), wide-angle zoom that produces images with natural bokeh, high resolution, accurate color rendition and controllable flare with minimal ghosting for capturing high dynamic range.
When combined with the Premista Series standard zoom (28-100mm) and telephoto zoom (80-250mm), the kit covers focal lengths from 19mm to 250mm, catering to a wide range of shooting scenarios. All three lenses share the same front diameter and gear position for the focus, zoom and iris operating rings. Additionally, the focus ring has a wide rotation angle of 280 degrees and gives smooth torque during rotation for precise focusing and excellent control. Fluorescent paint is applied to index marks on the focus, zoom and iris rings, allowing these settings to be checked in dark environments.
“The response we’ve seen to the Premista lenses since their 2019 launch has been tremendous both in terms of excitement and usage,” says Thomas Fletcher, director of marketing, Optical Devices Division, Fujifilm North America Corp. “Now, with greater safety and efficiency needs on set, there is a growing demand for zoom lenses that match the quality and ‘look’ of prime lenses and efficiently capture images without the hassle of having to frequently change lenses. The Premista family checks all the boxes with no compromise.”
The Premista 19-45mm offers a constant T-stop of 2.9 across its focal-length range. It features large-diameter aspherical lens elements polished with Fujifilm’s unique zooming system to effectively correct issues such as chromatic aberration. The lens also features a flange focal-distance adjustment mechanism, allowing users to easily adjust the flange focal distance by simply rotating a ring on the lens barrel to correct shifts caused by rapid temperature changes.
Like the standard and telephoto zooms, the Premista 19-45mm lens supports Zeiss Extended Data.
The Fujinon Premista 19-45mm will list for $49,900.