The new lenses were presented to a selected group of media professionals by the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM, with the participation of cinematographers Nancy Schreiber ASC, Bill Benett ASC, Eric Longden, Joe Slavin and Izzy Isidor Maxwell Pollak. 

 Fujinon’s MK 18-55 T2.9 is an affordable, lightweight, compact zoom lens intended for the rapidly growing independent owner-operator market. The MK 18-55 T2.9 is the first in a new series of Fujinon affordable E-mount zooms. (MK 50-135 T2.9 comes next.) The MK zoom only comes in E-mount (18mm flange focal depth) and represents a growing affirmation of a lens interface that was introduced by Sony.

 Nancy Schreiber, ASC sharing her thoughts in an interview 
of the new Fujinon MK 50-135mm zoom lens

Fujinon's Joshua Ewing answering questions 
about the new MK 18-55mm zoom lens

Bill Bennett, ASC taking a first look of the Fujinon MK 18-55 zoom lens

Shingo Harada, President of Fujifilm North America Electronic Imaging and Optical, 
presenting  the Mk series of cinema lenses at the ASC in Hollywood

Key Specs of both lenses: Parfocal, No Breathing, Built-in Macro, No Ramping and Lightweight Compact Design (2.2 lbs). The 18-55mm will be shipping in March and the 50-135mm T2.9 will be available this summer. Cinematographers can attach the MK 18-55 zoom onto Sony FS5, FS7, FS7 II, FS100, and FS700 cine cameras as well as Sony still cameras like the a7 series and a6500. Price $3799 USD

 Cinematographers and the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM gathered 
at the ASC clubhouse to launch the new MK series of cinema lenses, 
the MK 18-55mm zoom lens and the MK 50-135mm zoom lens.

The front diameter is a mere 85 mm and has 82mm threads for a front screw-in filter. There’s a Macro button for close focus to 1 ft 2.9 in / 0.38 m. You don’t need shims; a thumbscrew enables flange focal depth adjustment. (Once set, tape the barrel to avoid accidentally moving it.) Accessories include a lens support foot and rectangular lens shade.

for more information: read FDTimes article or visit FUJIFILM/Fujinon

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