As announced earlier this week, FUJIFILM/FUJINON will be releasing the new MK series E-mount lenses. Priced for your average DSLR shooter and made with cinema lens quality and function, the MK series will surely be of interest to shooters of every level. We spoke with FUJIFILM/FUJINON’s Director of Sales, Thomas Fletcher, for more on the first lens of the series, the FUJINON MK18-25.
The Fujinon MK18-55mm T2.9 Lens in E-Mount is a lightweight cine-style zoom lens for E-mount cameras with a Super 35mm-sized sensor. It features a mechanical design with three independent lens control rings: focus, iris, and zoom. Each ring incorporates a cine-style gear with a 0.8 MOD for interfacing with standard cine -style lens accessories. The focus ring features approximately 200° of rotation, which provides room or precise focus pulls, and the iris is clickless, enabling smooth iris pulls. The lens also incorporates a macro mode for close focusing capabilities.
The MK18-55mm T2.9 will begin shipping next week for just $3,799 from FUJINON resellers. For more information check out our interview above, as well as visit www.FUJIFILM.com