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Fujinon’s Affordable New Cine Zoom Lenses for Sony E-Mount Cameras

Michael Maher

Sony shooters rejoice! There are two new Fujinon E-mount Cine zoom lenses priced to own the independent shooter market.

Top image via Philip Bloom.

Cine zoom lenses are notoriously expensive at $10,000+ for a nice set of glass. Fujinon has just jumped into the solo shooter market with their latest lenses — both starting at $3,799.

Fujinon's Affordable New Cine Zoom Lenses for Sony E-Mount Cameras — MK Lenses

The Fujinon MK 18-55mm T2.9 and Fujinon MK 50-135mm T2.9 lenses are compatible with Sony Super 35mm/APS-C sensor E-mount cameras. That means you can use them on the Sony a7 series (and a6300/a6500), FS5, FS7, FS100, FS700. For the a7 series, you’ll need to set your a7R II to S35 mode, or a7S II to HD mode with clear image zoom.

Fujinon MK 18-55mm T2.9 Specs:

  • Sony E-Mount
  • Covers Super 35 format
  • T 2.9 to T 22 and closed
  • Consistent T2.9 aperture over zoom range
  • 3 x standard 0.8 MOD gears
  • Clickless 9-Blade Iris
  • 200° focus rotation and macro mode
  • Color matched to Fujinon HK/ZK/XK series
  • 85mm front outside diameter
  • Weight 2.16 lbs (0.98 kg)
  • Length 8.12″ (20.63 cm)
  • Flange focal distance adjustment
  • Ships March 2017
  • $3,799 USD

Fujinon's Affordable New Cine Zoom Lenses for Sony E-Mount Cameras — MK 50-135 Lens

Fujinon MK50-135mm T2.9 Lens Specs:

  • Sony E-Mount
  • Covers Super 35 format
  • T2.9 to T22 and closed
  • 3 x standard 0.8 MOD gears
  • Clickless 9-blade iris
  • 200° focus rotation and macro mode
  • Color matched to Fujinon HK/ZK/XK series
  • 85mm front outside diameter
  • Weighs 2.16 pounds
  • Flange focal distance adjustment
  • Ships Summer 2017
  • $3,799 USD

There are plenty of reviews and test footage already made available today. Here are are few of the best.


Philip Bloom Talks about the Fujinon MK 18-55mm T2.9

Fujifilm brought in Philip Bloom to experiment with the new glass. Here is his take on the Fujinon MK 18-55mm T2.9.

The lens was an absolute pleasure to use. The focus was smooth and it has a perfect 200 degree rotation which makes it easy to focus by hand or with a focus puller. Many cine lenses are 300 degrees which is too much for a one person operator.

Basically this lens is marvellous.

You can read much more of Bloom’s thoughts and see his Fujinon MK footage on his blog.


Cinema5D Reviews the Fujinon MK 18-55mm T2.9

Johnnie Behiri also got his hands on the MK 18-55mm T2.9 in his Cinema5D review.

It looks like FUJIFILM has hit the sweet spot when it comes to lens quality, portability and price.

I highly recommend checking out the always in-depth and technical insight from the team at Cinema5d.


Pro Video Coalition Reviews the Fujinon MK 18-55mm T2.9

Fujinon's Affordable New Cine Zoom Lenses for Sony E-Mount Cameras — 18-55
Image via Pro Video Coalition.

Another great in-depth review, this one from Adam Wilt at Pro Video Coalition. This review includes focus chart tests, color tests, bokeh, and lens flare. 

If you need that level of ultimate control that only a true cine lens provides and you rock an E-mount camera, the MK18-55mm T2.9 lens and its longer brother the MK50-135mm T2.9 are worth serious consideration.

Read the full Pro Video Coalition review here.


Fujinon MK 18-55mm and 50-135mm from B&H

Here is a look at both the Fujinon MK 18-55mm T2.9 and 50-135mm from B&H.


Are you excited about these new lenses? Let us know in the comments below.