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Header image for article Fujifilm Announces Cabrio XK6x20 20-120mm Super35 PL Zoom Lens

Fujifilm Announces Cabrio XK6x20 20-120mm Super35 PL Zoom Lens

Fujifilm has announced their latest cine zoom lens, and the first in the new "XK" category, the Cabrio XK6x20.

The lens features a wide zoom range, fast constant aperture of T3.5 and a detachable servo. Zoom range is from 20mm on the wide end to 120mm telephoto. The detachable servo allows the lens to function in both ENG/run-and-gun scenarios as well as in a more traditional cine mode with a follow focus, matte box and other cinema accessories.

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The lens has a 9-bladed iris for smooth rendering of out-of-focus areas ("bokeh") and transmits both Arri/Zeiss LDS and Cooke /i metadata (such as zoom position, aperture and focus distance). Additionally, the lens' barrel markings are luminous for easy visibility in low-light shooting scenarios. All distances are listed in both feet and meters and ACs will definitely appreciate the generous 200-degree throw on the focus ring.

 

Fujinon_XK6x20b At only 239mm, or about 9.4", and just 6.4 lbs. with servo unit attached (and a svelte 5.3 lbs. without it ), the Cabrio XK6x20 looks to be a great option for owner-operators looking for a do-everything zoom in PL mount (it also features a standard 114mm front). Those transitioning from older-style broadcast video cameras to digital cinema cameras should find the hybrid ENG (with servo) and cine (without servo) style of the lens to be a great choice for cameras like the Sony FS7, F5/F55, Canon C300 Mark II, ARRI AMIRA, VariCam LT and others. The best part may be the price -- list price for the lens will be $18,200. Delivery is set to begin in June 2016.

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Geoff Smith
Camera Tech Specialist / Trainer, AbelCine NY

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