FUJINON XK20-120mm PL Price Drop Explained, Other Mounts Possible

September 18th, 2018 Jump to Comment Section 2

After popular demand, the FUJINON XK20-120mm PL lens is now available without the servo motor unit, resulting in a price reduction. 3rd Parties are now offering mount adapting too.

Two years on from the FUJINON Cabrio 20-120mm PL release, FUJINON realised that lots of customers were removing the servo motor unit so the lens can be used as a full manual lens, or with electronic focus, zoom and iris control. Because of this, FUJINON will now be shipping the lens without the servo motor unit, resulting in a price reduction to below $10,000. This puts the very popular lens in the same price bracket as the ZEISS LWZ.3 21-100mm.

The lens will still be available with the servo motor unit, at the original retail price, however this change of option means that users can now pair the lens with other motorized controls from manufacturers like Tilta or Chrosziel.

The FUJINON XK20-120mm PL lens has a ‘universal mount’, and now third parties are offering to adapt the mount from PL to a range of others, a method that is also backwards compatible too. This enables the lens to be used with a native lens mount on the camera, rather than an adapter. Although the mount can be changed at home, DIY style, FUJINON recommend seeking a 3rd party company to undertake this process, as the warranty may void if something goes wrong.

Does the FUJINON XK20-120mm price reduction tempt you into purchasing the lens? Do you own the lens, and are looking to adapt the mount? Let us know in the comments.

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