ASC Hosts Fujinon Day for Hands-On Lens Demos

Society members turn out to examine latest optics on display at the Clubhouse in Hollywood.

Bill Bennett, ASC (wearing green cap) examines one of the Fujinon setups.
Bill Bennett, ASC (wearing green cap) examines one of the Fujinon setups.

The American Society of Cinematographers recently hosted Fujinon Day at the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood.

Daniel Pearl, ASC and Fujinon Technology Manager Chuck Lee discuss some specs.
Daniel Pearl, ASC and Fujinon Technology Manager Chuck Lee discuss some specs.

During the event, Fujinon’s Cine Optics team used a workshop and educational approach to help attendees gain a better understanding of the creative, optical and budgetary considerations that are critical to modern optics design.

The main room in the Clubhouse was set up for demos.
The main room in the Clubhouse was set up for demos.

Bill Bennett, ASC moderated a discussion regarding the subtle and distinctive lens characteristics and qualities that can make all the difference to a production.

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As part of the demonstration, a constant rotation of Fujinon Premier Series and Cabrio Series lenses were employed on an Alexa SXT camera shooting an actress in a scene lit in the Clubhouse Bar and shown on a Dolby HDR monitor.

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A guest checks out one of the demonstration setups in the Clubhouse.
A guest checks out one of the demonstration setups in the Clubhouse.

Duclos Lenses transformed the ASC Board Room into a live lens projection space using Chrosziel’s new LED projector. A constant rotation of Premier Series and Cabrio Series optics were examined, offering an opportunity for both the novice to the experienced to learn more about lens projection.

Camera technician Elena Gomez confers with John Simmons, ASC.
Camera technician Elena Gomez confers with John Simmons, ASC.

New 2/3" format 4K UHD Box and portable ENG style lenses were showcased on Sony 4K HDC-4300 cameras outside of the Clubhouse. UA22x8BERD (8-176mm) & UA80x9BESM (9-720mm) were also shown.

Outside, some of Fujinon's extreme telephoto options were available for inspection.
Outside, some of Fujinon's extreme telephoto options were available for inspection.

ASC President Richard Crudo and David Mullen, ASC.
ASC President Richard Crudo (left) and M. David Mullen, ASC.

Multiple Camera Set-Ups inside the Clubhouse showcased the entire lineup of Fujinon Series PL-mount zoom lenses, designed for a wide range of optical and budgetary performance applications.

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