New 4K-compatible high zoom ratio cine lens “FUJINON XK6x20”


FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) has announced that it will release the “FUJINON XK6x20” (hereinafter “XK6x20”) as a new addition to the lineup of 4K-compatible digital cinema camera zoom lenses in late June. Equipped with a PL mount**, the most common format for cinema cameras, the “XK6x20” is a standard zoom lens that delivers T3.5* brightness for the entire zoom range from 20mm to 120mm.

In recent years, the need for employing visual content that utilize mild bokeh created with high image quality and shallow depth-of-field lenses that are unique to cinema cameras has increased for shooting various scenes for commercials, concerts, documentaries and dramas.
Fujifilm released the “FUJINON Cine Lenses” compatible with digital cinema cameras in 2002. Since then, it has provided high-resolution, high-quality lenses for digital cinema camera customers in various production sites in the cinema and broadcasting industries.

The “XK6x20” digital cinema camera zoom lens offers high optical performance compatible with 4K cameras and covers a wide focal length range from 20mm to 120mm. It also realizes T3.5 brightness throughout the entire zoom range. There is no T drop*** and it offers comfortable operation. Various scenes can be shot with this single lens.
The “XK6x20” is equipped with a detachable drive unit for electric zooming and focusing that is a popular function with existing products. It also features 0.8mm gear pitch*4 for compatibility with standard cine accessories.

Fujinon lenses, offered by Fujifilm, are recognized for their advanced optical performance, contributing to latest imaging progress through their applications in the production of TV programs, movies and commercials throughout the world. Tapping into its optical, high-precision processing and assembly technologies that have been nurtured over the years, Fujifilm will continue to develop and supply cutting edge products that exceed the diverse needs of production requirements.

This product is to be showcased at the broadcasting and cine equipment exhibition “NAB 2016”, to be held in Las Vegas from April 18 to 21, 2016.

  • *T (T number) is index that indicates brightness of lens taking F value and transmittance into account. Smaller the number, brighter the lens.
  • **16mm / 35mm cinema camera lens mount used by the world’s leading German cinema camera manufacturer Arnold and Richter Cine Technik
  • ***Full transmission aperture is fixed in any focal length, and T number does not change when operating zoom.
  • *4Distance between gear teeth

Via Fujifilm

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  • Francisco Santos

    20-120 T3.5.. in X Mount Aps-c terms we would get an 14-80 F2 (?) if the last lens elements would be redesigned to cover Aps-C… to bad it weights almost 3kg and is still probably not sharp enough for high MP sensors.