Fujinon report MK T and MK T u new quick more reasonable cine zooms for Emount Newsshooter public statement blog

“Is there one lens that never leaves your camera? Since the advent of larger format Super 35mm sensor video cameras itu2019s been hard to find a single lens that offers that magic balance of cost, weight, quality and portability. At one end of the spectrum youu2019ve got repurposed stills lenses, and at the other, cine zooms from companies like Zeiss, Angenieux and Fujinon. The latter have offered the best quality and zoom ranges, but at a significant cost.
Today Fujinon have a
ounced two new compact, fast, and most importantly, affordable cinema zooms aimed at the owner/operator. The first is the MK18-55mm T2.9 , and the second is the MK50-135mm T2.9. Both lenses weigh in at 980g, both are parfocal, and both have no focus breathing and limited image axis shift when zooming. If youu2019re a Sony shooter, be prepared to want one.
Dan spent some time with a test unit last week, and you can see the results in the video above.
The lenses have a common 85mm outside diameter and a common 82mm filter diameter. The are also identical in length at 206.3mm and their 0.8 pitch focus, iris and zoom gear rings are all in the same place. This is very smart from Fujinon as they have made changing between the two lenses very easy. Having the exact same weight and physical dimensions means you donu2019t have to adjust the camerau2019s balance when going handheld, and if youu2019re using a matte box or follow focus they can stay in the same position.
Part of the Fujinon family
According to Fujinon, the new MK lenses inherit the same advanced edge-to-edge optical performance and low distortion found on other Fujinon cinema lenses. They also feature nine iris blades which helps create quite nice bokeh from what I have seen.
The lenses have also been designed with integrated colour temperatures so they will match with other Fujinon Cine lenses in the HK / ZK / XK series. This is a nice feature if you were for example using a FS7 mounted with one of the MK lenses as a u201cBu201d camera and your u201cAu201d camera was an F55 ru
ing a Cabrio zoom.
Macro, Focus throw, one small catch
Both lenses feature a macro function and a back focus adjustment, which are features usually only found on much more expensive lenses. The focus throw is 200 degrees which is considerably more than most still lenses, but not as much as a lot of other cinema glass.
Without engaging the macro the 18-55 has a maximum close focus of only 63cm from the front of the lens. If you engage the macro that figure comes down to 16cm at 18mm and 48cm at 55mm. The 50-135mm has a close focus of 99cm from the front of the lens without engaging the macro and that goes down to 64cm with it engaged and the lens set at 50mm. At 135mm it will focus at 92cm from the lens with the macro engaged.
Neither lens has any electronic contact points so you wonu2019t get any distance, T-stop, or focus indicators coming through to your camera. This also means that no auto modes are available.”

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musthave adornments for each Canon DSLR proprietor TechRadar

“Whether youu2019ve just got yourself a Canon DSLR like the EOS 1300D / EOS Rebel T6 or 750D / Rebel T6i, or have owned one for a while, the camera and the bundled 18-55mm kit lens it just the start.
The beauty of investing in a DSLR is that while they can be used straight out of the box, thereu2019s a world of accessories out there to help you really harness their power and take even better shots.
These include additional lenses, filters, tripods and a host of other accessories. But with so much choice, where to begin? Weu2019ll point you towards some of the key items of kit youu2019re likely to want to invest in, and offer suggestions for each.
1. Standard prime: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM | A
While your 18-55mm kit lens is fine for general photography, its relatively ‘slow’, in that the maximum aperture available is quite limited. Thatu2019s where a prime lens comes in. Often offering a much faster maximum aperture, they let in more light, allowing you to shoot handheld in much poorer lighting conditions. Not only that, but the faster maximum aperture means you can achieve pro-looking shallow depth of field effects to isolate your subject.
They come in a range of focal lengths, but our pick would be the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM | A; giving roughly the same field of view as the human eye on a Canon APS-C DSLR, itu2019s whatu2019s termed a u2018standardu2019 prime. A must for any photographer.
Read more: 9 things you should know about prime lenses
2. Telephoto zoom: Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD
The next lens youu2019ll probably want to add to your collection is a telephoto zoom. Not only are these perfect for action and wildlife photography, theyu2019re also great for picking out details in landscapes and shooting tightly cropped portraits or candids.
While pros tend to favour the 70-200mm f/2.8 telephoto zoom, theyu2019re heavy and expensive, which is why weu2019ve picked the Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD.
Offering more reach than a 70-200mm, while also being more compact and affordable, this is a great choice for those looking to pull in even distant subjects u2013 and it comes with Vibration Control (Tamronu2019s anti-shake system) built in.
Read more: The best telephoto zoom lenses for Canon DSLRs
3. Wide-angle zoom: Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM
Youu2019ve probably found that your Canon 18-55mm u2018kitu2019 lens is pretty wide, but not quite wide enough for some subjects.
An ultra wide-angle zoom lens can offer a field of view almost be twice as wide, making it perfect for cramped interiors, big city landmarks, sweeping landscapes and surreal close-ups.
Our pick would be Sigmau2019s 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM, but itu2019s worth remembering that this lens is only compatible with APS-C cameras, so if youu2019re pla
ing to upgrade to a full-frame camera later youu2019ll have to trade this lens in as well.
Read more: The best wide-angle zoom lenses for Canon DSLRs”

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musthave extras for each Canon DSLR proprietor TechRadar

“Whether youu2019ve just got yourself a Canon DSLR like the EOS 1300D / EOS Rebel T6 or 750D / Rebel T6i, or have owned one for a while, the camera and the bundled 18-55mm kit lens it just the start.
The beauty of investing in a DSLR is that while they can be used straight out of the box, thereu2019s a world of accessories out there to help you really harness their power and take even better shots.
These include additional lenses, filters, tripods and a host of other accessories. But with so much choice, where to begin? Weu2019ll point you towards some of the key items of kit youu2019re likely to want to invest in, and offer suggestions for each.
1. Standard prime: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM | A
While your 18-55mm kit lens is fine for general photography, its relatively ‘slow’, in that the maximum aperture available is quite limited. Thatu2019s where a prime lens comes in. Often offering a much faster maximum aperture, they let in more light, allowing you to shoot handheld in much poorer lighting conditions. Not only that, but the faster maximum aperture means you can achieve pro-looking shallow depth of field effects to isolate your subject.
They come in a range of focal lengths, but our pick would be the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM | A; giving roughly the same field of view as the human eye on a Canon APS-C DSLR, itu2019s whatu2019s termed a u2018standardu2019 prime. A must for any photographer.
Read more: 9 things you should know about prime lenses
2. Telephoto zoom: Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD
The next lens youu2019ll probably want to add to your collection is a telephoto zoom. Not only are these perfect for action and wildlife photography, theyu2019re also great for picking out details in landscapes and shooting tightly cropped portraits or candids.
While pros tend to favour the 70-200mm f/2.8 telephoto zoom, theyu2019re heavy and expensive, which is why weu2019ve picked the Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD.
Offering more reach than a 70-200mm, while also being more compact and affordable, this is a great choice for those looking to pull in even distant subjects u2013 and it comes with Vibration Control (Tamronu2019s anti-shake system) built in.
Read more: The best telephoto zoom lenses for Canon DSLRs
3. Wide-angle zoom: Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM
Youu2019ve probably found that your Canon 18-55mm u2018kitu2019 lens is pretty wide, but not quite wide enough for some subjects.
An ultra wide-angle zoom lens can offer a field of view almost be twice as wide, making it perfect for cramped interiors, big city landmarks, sweeping landscapes and surreal close-ups.
Our pick would be Sigmau2019s 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM, but itu2019s worth remembering that this lens is only compatible with APS-C cameras, so if youu2019re pla
ing to upgrade to a full-frame camera later youu2019ll have to trade this lens in as well.
Read more: The best wide-angle zoom lenses for Canon DSLRs”

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