Nearly a year after the original announcement in April 2019, FUJINON is starting to ship the new FUJINON Premista 80-250mm T/2.9-3.5. This relatively lightweight and compact lens covers full-frame sensors. Let’s take a look at it!
FUJINON Premista 80-250mm T/2.9-3.5 Features
During BSC Expo 2020, we met with Marc Cattrall to talk about their new FUJINON Premista 80-250mm T/2.9-3.5 cinema zoom lens. This lens isn’t really “new,” as we already reported about it during NAB 2019.
The FUJINON Premista lenses, which consist of the 28-100mm T/2.9 and 80-250mm T/2.9-3.5, supports up-to a 46.3mm image circle (diagonal) without vignetting. Indeed, they are compatible with Full-Frame sensors and cameras like the RED Monstro 8K VV, ARRI Alexa Mini LF, Sony FX9, Canon C500 Mark II, and so on. At the moment, the only camera that is not covered by the Premista lenses is the ARRI Alexa 65.
The FUJINON Premista 80-250mm T/2.9-3.5 features the same shape, design, and 3.8kg weight as the 28-100mm T/2.9. It makes hot-swapping lenses on set a breeze. The focus ring features a full 280 degrees rotation for precise focus pulls.
Also, both lenses are available in PL and LPL lens mount. For rental houses, you can change swap the mounts by yourself, which is handy. The Premista series of lenses are compatible with the ZEISS eXtended Data system. In short, this technology enables recording of lens metadata, including focus/zoom/iris. Also, there is a built-in correction profile inside the lens that corrects shading and lens distortion. It is beneficial for VFX work and the post-production process.
Price and Availability
The FUJINON Premista 80-250mm T/2.9-3.5 is available now for $39.800. The FUJINON Premista 28-100mm T/2.9 is already available since August 2019 for $38.800. Indeed, these lenses are aimed at rental houses.
What do you think of these FUJINON Premista lenses? Do you think about renting these for your next project? Let us know in the comments below!