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Machine vision lenses have become an essential component in various industries, from manufacturing to quality control. These lenses allow machines to ‘see’ and capture images with high accuracy and precision. Among the many lens manufacturers in the market, why do people choose FUJINON lenses?
One reason is the wide range of product categories that Fujifilm offers. They are the only comprehensive lens manufacturer handling lenses in a wide range of sizes, materials, and shapes. Their lenses range from large to tiny aperture lenses, lenses for 8K and 4K high-definition TV broadcasting, interchangeable lenses, and cinema lenses for digital cameras. Professionals in the broadcasting industry worldwide recognize the high performance and quality of FUJINON lenses, as evidenced by their several Engineering Emmy Awards.
Another reason is the advanced technologies that Fujifilm has accumulated over its more than 80 years in the business. The company has been manufacturing high-precision lenses since 1940 and has since developed numerous products that lead the world. Fujifilm’s expertise in manufacturing, processing, assembly, and other technologies allows them to deliver consistent high resolution performance in a wide range of installation environments.
Fujifilm’s global network is also a notable advantage. With sales and production bases in more than 30 countries worldwide, the company develops its logistic marketing from a global perspective and provides quick and tailored local services at each base. This ensures that customers receive the best possible service, regardless of their location.
The total number of FUJINON Machine Vision Lenses produced is a testament to the brand’s quality and reliability. With more than 1.1 million lenses produced, the company continues to evolve technologically and address customer needs with a variety of products. Fujifilm lenses manufactured by bringing together the company’s state-of-the-art technologies are used at production and quality inspection sites all around the world.
Following many years of developing and supplying broadcast lenses that address broadcast camera operators’ refined needs, Fujifilm became the first in the world to release a 4K-compatible broadcast lens in 2015. Ever since, Fujifilm has established a lineup of 8K-compatible broadcast lenses to lead the industry in raising video image quality.
The Machine Vision Conference organized by UKIVA (United Kingdom Industrial Vision Association) in Milton Keynes, England, takes place on April 28, 2022. FUJIFILM will showcase its industrial lens portfolio at booth #23, focusing on the new FUJINON HF-XA-1F series for demanding applications.
The FUJINON HF-XA-1F series not only features FUJIFILM’s popular Anti Shock & Vibration technology, but it also takes it one step further with a rugged mechanical design with no moving parts inside the lens. More details about our new “heavy duty” lens series will be presented at UKIVA Conference 2022.
What is wrong with us that we do not see something that is so natural as natural? Something that happens to half of the world’s population over a large portion of their lives? Menstruation is not a problem, the problem is everything that surrounds it. How men have used it to oppress women, to keep them uninformed, to deny them opportunities. In the 21st century it is unacceptable that a girl should stop going to class because she is menstruating, but in countries like Chad, Africa it is still the norm…
Menstruation has always been and most of the time still is a taboo topic. Especially, in developing countries with a lower lever of reconnaissance, women get excluded and laughed at when they have menstruation. For example, they are not allowed to cook when having their periods. Girls even avoid going to school during that time because they cannot help getting bloodstained and their classmates laugh at them. All these problems occur because of sanitary issues and women kept uninformed. Being able to use a menstruation cup which usually appears in a pink colour would prevent these women from getting bloodstained. Consequently, they are able to continue going to school while being on their period and no longer miss a month and a half per year of classes. Subsequently, females would no longer have a tremendous disadvantage compared to their male counterparts.
Regarding this important matter, photographer Antonio López Díaz created a photo exhibition exclusively concerning this issue. From October 10 to November 7, 2021, he exhibited “The Pink Cup”, the theme of his photo series, at the EFTI International Centre of Photography and Film in Madrid, Spain. His event was sponsored by Fujifilm and all his pictures have been taken with a Fujifilm X-Pro2 camera and various Fujinon XF lenses. Additionally, all the images that can be seen in this exhibition have been captured on “Maxima Fujicolor Crystal Archive” professional silver halide paper at the Dinasa photo lab. The exhibition also documents the Grosso Foundation project, in which gynecologist Laura de Mingo gave informative classes on menstruation and female anatomy to Chadian women. She explained the advantages of the menstrual cup for the conditions in which they experience their menstruation.
Anzonio López Díaz knew it was not an easy task to figure out how to capture menstruation in an image, but he believes that he solved this problem with dignity.
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