New York-Based Keslow Television Selects Fujinon HD, Wide-Angle, ENG-Style Lenses

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Leading Rental House Purchases Two Fujinon HA13X4.5BERM Lenses to Keep Pace with HD Production of Sports and Other Live Events

Last Updated: January 24, 2006 4:33 pm GMT
(NEW YORK, NY, January 24, 2006) New York City production rental house Keslow Television (KTV), just added two Fujinon HA13x4.5BERM wide-angle ENG-style lenses to its equipment inventory. With an extensive selection of Fujinon lenses, KTV has experienced a growing demand for HD specific optics from sports and live event production clients in the past year.

The versatility of Fujinon’s wide-angle telephoto lenses was the key factor in Keslow Television’s selection. “The requirement for HD acquisition has become more prevalent in every area of television production, and particularly in sports,” said James Palmer, Vice President and General Manager, Keslow Television. “For KTV, the HA13x4.5BERM offers a natural balance between cost and performance.”

KTV wanted to stay up to date with its customers, many of whom are replacing their existing wide-angle SD lenses, with newer wide-angle HD lenses. Since acquiring their first HA13x4.5BERM lenses last summer, KTV has rented the lenses to mobile production companies and network television sports programs for last season’s Major League Baseball coverage, as well as for the current NFL and NHL seasons.

KTV’s customers have been giving the new lenses high marks, citing a dramatically improved image quality. “Our customers simply want a lens that looks fantastic when working in the HD medium,” added Palmer “These lenses give pristine, beautiful images, and the transition for camera operators has been transparent.”

“We’ve always had an exceptional relationship with Fujinon,” Palmer continued. “They offer great sales and technical support. The bottom line is, they’ve always been there for us. They clearly stand behind their products and their customers.”

The HA13x4.5BERM 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 comes with extender manual focus servo zoom. The lens offers the precise focusing and superior optical quality demanded for HD applications but with the durability and lightweight expected by professionals who regularly shoot in the field.

“We always stay on top of the latest developments in the SD to HD transition, and we’re very happy to meet Kelsow Television’s need for top-of-the-line HD lenses,” said Dave Waddell, Marketing Manager, Fujinon. “The HA13x4.5 BERM contains the widest angle available, making it ideal for live event and sports coverage.”

About Keslow Television (KTV)
Based in New York City, Keslow Television (KTV) offers the broadcast production market a diverse inventory of both standard definition and high definition tools. KTV has long positioned itself as a leader in the areas of storage, recording and flypack integration. KTV has significantly expanded its role as a provider of ancillary support for HD production and post-production. For more information, please call (212) 239-1500, or visit KTV’s website at http://www.keslow.com

About Fujinon
Fujinon is a major manufacturer and distributor of optics and lens assemblies for the broadcast, digital cinema and industrial markets. The company’s 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 http://www.fujinonbroadcast.com

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