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Chesapeake Camera Select Fujinon LensesSelect Fujinon HA13x4.5BRD and HA22X7.3BRD ENG-Style Lenses with Precise Focusing Technology (February 15, 2006)
Chesapeake Camera, based in Linthicum, Maryland, is the first production rental company in the Northeast to purchase Fujinon ENG-style lenses with Precision Focus Assist technology. The gear, which Chesapeake Camera received in November, includes Fujinons HA13X4.5BRD and HA22X7.3BRD wide angle HD lenses. Precision Focus Assist is a built-in feature that addresses precise focus issues in HDTV production stemming from the formats shallow depth of focus and the lack of size and resolution in camera viewfinders. Chesapeake Camera is currently supplying the lenses to its documentary and field production clientele.
Using Precision Focus Assist, a selectable area of the video image is sampled as the focus point. The camera operator can adjust the user selectable point with a roller-ball type of controller, similar to a computer mouse, to position the focus point. The camera operator can then select manual or automatic focus assist. In the manual mode, there are three, colored LEDs that assist in achieving optimum focus. Because the smaller viewfinders on HD cameras lack high-quality resolution, operators often believe theyve achieved focus when they havent. And home viewers with 50 HD screens can easily see slight defocusing of the HDTV image that would not be discernable in standard definition.
In addition to the HA13X4.5BRD and HA22X7.3BRD lenses, Chesapeake Camera also owns an array of Fujinon SD lenses ranging from 5.5 mm to 300mm.
The HA13X4.5BRD is a 2/3-inch format wide-angle lens with the widest angle in the market 4.5mm with a 93.6-degree horizontal field of view. It also features servo focus and servo zoom. This lens offers the precise focusing and superior optical quality demanded for HD applications but with the durability and light weight expected by professionals who regularly shoot in the field.
The HA22X7.3BRD is also a 2/3-inch format wide-angle HD lens with the most comprehensive angular field of view in its class, ideal for equipment rental companies such as Chesapeake Camera with demanding clientele and professionals that require pristine images for commercials and studio programs. With its reduced focus breathing, a flexible F-stop range (up to 1.9) and the exclusive DigiPower servo system for fast and accurate zooming, the lens is the perfect complement to remote location documentary work. Like the HA13X4.5BRD, the HA22x7.3BRD features a 2X extender, servo focus and servo zoom.
About Chesapeake Camera
Chesapeake Camera is the largest, most complete rental shop in the Mid-Atlantic, serving Washington, DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The company rents a full line of SD and HD video gear, as well as 35mm motion picture equipment.
Fujinon is a major manufacturer and distributor of optics and lens assemblies for the broadcast, digital cinema and industrial markets. The companys line of television zoom lenses are used in virtually every segment of the broadcast industry, including electronic newsgathering, studio and field production, and high definition television. For more information about Fujinon broadcast and communications products, call 973- 633-5600 or visit our web site at www.fujinonbroadcast.com.
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