Watch and learn how DGA Director AJ Bleyer and his crew put FUJIFILM’s FUJINON HZK25-1000mmF2.8 CineBox PL Lens through its paces.

Despite flying around a lens that’s over 60 pounds, because of the incredible equipment from Chapman Leonard, I was able to place this lens whenever I wanted to immediately. There was really no compromise in having a lens this big on this production.

– AJ Bleyer, Director –

To test performance in a commercial environment, the lens was connected to a Preston Focus System. What was really impressive was that all the normal functions were able to be performed.

– AJ Bleyer, Director –

At 25 millimeters, it’s really really flat, you get no bow, you’ve got no bend, it’s just super, super clean.

– Eric Robbins, Cinematographer –


AJ Bleyer

Trying to marry his passion for cars and cameras, AJ began shooting automotive videos with his high school friends. His work caught the attention of some local car dealerships, and at age 22 he left his job at Apple to pursue filmmaking full-time.



FUJINON HZK25-1000mm F2.8-F5.0 PL Mount Box Lens (“HZK25-1000”) features a native PL mount, offering a beautiful bokeh that brings a cinematic look to live production.