This lightweight Fujinon MK 18-55mm Cine Zoom Lens T2.9 is ideal
for indie filmmakers or the run-and-gun single shooter using a shoulder rig and
a Sony E-Mount camera. The MK lenses are both fast and affordable by comparison
to other cine lenses on the market. Image coverage is 28.5mm diagonal. In
Super35 16:9 format that is 13.97mm x 24.84mm.
You can swap lenses on your rig with ease between this MK 18-55mm
lens and the 50-135mm (sold separately). Focus, iris, and zoom gear rings are
in the same position for this pair of lenses which launches the MK Lens family.
In addition, no adjustments would be required when switching MK lenses if you
are using both a follow focus and a mattebox due to same exterior dimensions
(85mm outside and 82mm filter). With a common weight, you can also switch
between the MK Lens family lenses without adjusting balance.
The E-mount short flange back helps deliver the lightweight
size of these lenses. It also assisted Fujinon in providing a constant T2.9
Fujinon’s MK Lenses produce high quality imagery and deliver
a number of advantages.
Suppress Focus Shifts During Zoom
Unlike conventional DSLR lenses where the focal point shifts
while zooming, the Fujinon MK lenses retain the focal point so you do not need
to refocus when you shift the angle of view. MK Lenses suppress focus shifts by
driving the front focus group and the zoom group independently. The lenses eliminate time lags normally found
with electronic controls by suppressing both optically and mechanically. A
convenient example of this is available in our photos.
Zoom & Conquer Optical Axis Shifts
The MK Lens family reduces the optical shift which occurs in
a DSLR lens while zooming. Fujinon adapted assembly technology from their other
cine lens lines when designing the MK lenses. That means you gain the benefit
of a zoom which stays composed on your subject. An example of this is available
for your review in the photos.
Subdue Lens Breathing
DSLR lenses produce an unnatural change in the angle of view
and magnification which creates lens breathing. MK lenses suppress lens
breathing because of their internal focus system. The photo comparison Fujinon
uses (see our photos to view it) shows how a DSLR lens will seem to expand or
breathe after you focus. Some bloggers explain this phenomenon by framing a
doorway or a definable image so you can clearly see the change from maximum to
minimum focus distance.
Integrated Color Temperatures
your existing Fujinon Cine Lenses in the HK, XK, or ZK families with integrated
color temperatures. Your post production team will thank you when you deliver A
and B camera footage which matches color temperature.
The 9-blade iris helps produce a beautiful bokeh.
200° Focus Rotation Angle
Typical DSLR lenses provide only a 100-degree angle while
the MK Lenses offer double that with 200-degrees. With the MK lenses you can
focus on images with shallow depth of field and capture with high accuracy.
Zoom is 90° and Iris is 60°.
Additional lens features:
- Macro function
- T2.9 across zoom range
- Back focus adjustment
- 3 mechanical lens rings (focus, zoom, iris)
- 0.8M standardized gear pitch (all Fujinon Cine Lenses)
- Seamless iris for less noise and vibration
- Made in Japan
NOTE: MK lenses do not include the ability to transfer lens