Fuji has announced the new the first XF telephoto zoom lens for the X-Series, the XF55-200mm F3.5-F4.8 R LM OIS lens. The new lens will work the Fuji X-Pro1 and X-E1 mirrorless cameras, which will also be receiving new firmware to improve autofocus performance (coming in July according to Fuji). [Read more…]
Fuji X-Pro2 Rumored to be Coming Soon
The Fuji X-Pro1 was introduced last year at CES 2012 and has proven to be a rather popular camera and part of the successful new Fuji XF system. [Read more…]
Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 Now Available; Adds Support for 25 New Cameras
Adobe has released final versions of Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4, which are now available on Adobe.com.
Part of the update includes improved demosaic algorithm for better raw file support on cameras with X-Trans sensors – the X-Pro1, X100S, X-E1 and X20.
Additionally, Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 offer RAW support for the following cameras: [Read more…]
Fuji X-Pro1, X-E1 and XF 35mm Lens Firmware Updates
Fuji has issued firmware updates for the Fuji X-Pro1 and Fuji X-E1 cameras, along with the Fuji XF 35mm lens.
Download links and firmware improvement details below. [Read more…]
Mastering the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 – New Book
Mastering the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 is a new book from photographer Rico Pfirstinger. The book “provides a wealth of experienced-based information and insights for owners of the new X-Pro 1 camera. Readers will learn about the features and capabilities of the X-Pro 1 and will discover numerous tips and tricks for how to maximize its potential.”
Mastering the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 retails for $29.95; however, it is currently available for $16.09 on Amazon.com. It is also available for $9.99 in a Kindle edition.
Fuji X-Pro1 Firmware Update Ver. 2.00
Fuji has issued a firmware update for the X-Pro1. The new firmware version 2.00 provides the following improvements.
1.Improvement of Auto Focus Performance
(1)Auto focusing speed has become much faster under a various shooting condition such as dark scenes, bright scenes and so on.
(2)The shortest focusing distance without switching to macro mode has become shorter.
2.Improvement of Manual Focus Performance [Read more…]
Fuji X-E1 Officially Unveiled
The Fuji X-E1 is the new X-mount camera that follows the popular X-Pro1 mirrorless camera.
Like the X-Pro1, the new X-E1 sports a 16.3MP APS-C image sensor and a mirrorless design. However, the new X-E1 is 30% smaller that the X-Pro1. [Read more…]
Fuji X-Pro1 Lens Roadmap
New Fujifilm lens are coming for the X-Pro1. Fuji recently released a roadmap detailing upcoming XF mount lenses.
This fall, expect to see the XF 14mm f/2.8 prime, alongside the XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 lens. In early 2013, Fuji will be launching the XF 56mm f/1.4, the XF 27mm f/2.8 pancake and the XF 23mm f/1.4 lenses. In mid-2013, Fuji will launch the XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 and the XF 10-24mm f/4 lenses.
Fuji X-Pro1 Lens and Accessory Expanded Brochure
Fuji has updated its brochure for the X-Pro1 accessories and lenses. You can download a PDF version here.
Fuji Unveils M-Mount Adapter for the X-Pro1
Fuji had previously said it would bring an Leica M-Mount adapter to the X-Pro1 and, today, Fuji made good on that promise with the announcement of the $200 Fuji-labeled M-Mount adapter.
The camera side of the M-Mount Adapter features an array of electronic connections that automatically pass information to the FUJIFILM X-Pro1 body based on pre-registered lens profiles. With firmware version 1.10 or later, this information is transmitted by pressing the Function button on the side of the adapter, which allows users to access the M-Mount Adapter Settings menu on the rear LCD.
The adapter will be available in June. Check availability at B&H Photo.
More details and images below. [Read more…]