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Polaroid teasers suggest company has a big film announcement planned

Digital Photography Review - Do, 07/09/2017 - 19:55

Visitors to Polaroid.com are being greeted with a pop-up that teases a big announcement scheduled for September 13th. Though the company hasn't revealed what exactly it has planned, the various teaser messages heavily hint that the announcement will involve film.

Speculation abounds at the moment—including everything from expectations that Polaroid will begin producing its own chemical instant film again, to a possible announcement that Impossible Project's film will be sold under the Polaroid name—and not without cause. The pop-up scrolls through several statements, including one that reads, "The most complex set of man-made chemical reactions ever. Coming September 13."

Yet another states, "Analog Dreams," and another, "SX-70. OS. 600. Spectra. 8x10. Join the dots on September 13."

Earlier this year, Polaroid announced that Wiaczeslaw Smolokowski, The Impossible Project's majority shareholder, had acquired its owner PLR IP Holdings, giving the Smolokowski family both the Polaroid brand and intellectual property. The Impossible Project has been working on bringing analog film back from the dead for years, and it's hard to imagine the timing of Polaroid's teaser is a coincidence.

The Impossible Project currently offers a few different types of film under the Impossible brand through its website, including SX-70, Spectra, and 600. It is possible we could see this film being sold under the Polaroid name in the near future... or a whole new type of film may be announced by Polaroid itself.

The cards do indicate that something bigger than just film is in the works, though, possibly hinting at big changes in how the two companies do business.

Kategorien: Fotografie

Sneak peek: Adobe is developing a 'curvature pen tool' for Photoshop CC

Digital Photography Review - Do, 07/09/2017 - 19:23

Adobe is working on a new tool for Photoshop CC called the "Curvature Pen Tool," and earlier today the software maker released this sneak peek video to show you how it will work.

The tool—which will be added to "an upcoming release of Photoshop CC" according to Photoshop Product Manager Meredith Payne Stotzner—is very simple to use. It works by creating curved lines between points in your selection as you create a path. Each click adds a new point, clicking a point twice turns it into a sharp corner, and once your path is complete you can add, move and toggle points between rounded and sharp edges without ever changing to another tool.

Watch the sneak peek above to see how Stotzner uses the tool, first to create a custom shape, and then to create a perfect selection of a window frame.

Kategorien: Fotografie

Profoto is bringing TTL and HSS to Fujifilm cameras with new Air Remote TTL-F

Digital Photography Review - Do, 07/09/2017 - 19:09

Profoto is expanding its AirTTL product family for Fujifilm cameras, the company has announced, with the release of a new Profoto Air Remote TTL-F. This wireless radio transmitter is designed for use with a Fujifilm camera's hot shoe, lending full HSS and TTL support with the Profoto Pro-10, D2, B1, B1X, and B2 flashes.

This version of the Air Remote TTL was optimized for Fujifilm cameras in collaboration with Fuji itself, joining a lineup that includes Air Remotes for Sony, Canon, Nikon and Olympus cameras. The Fujifilm variant will retain all of the features of the existing Air Remote TTL models, meaning the Air Remote TTL-F will work from as far away as 1,000ft (300m), is capable of remote manual firing, and will offer three groups per channel with eight frequency channels.

Profoto plans to start shipping the Air Remote TTL-F by the end of 2017.

Press Release:

Profoto TTL and HSS now for Fujifilm - Empowering your creativity

Profoto today announces collaboration between Profoto and Fujifilm to offer optimized compatibility between Profoto flashes and Fujifilm cameras.

When the unique Profoto AirTTL was first announced in November 2013, it revolutionized the photography industry by enabling a lean workflow and making it possible to seamlessly merge your camera with your flash. Now we are proud to include Fujifilm shooters in the AirTTL family, empowering photographers to be more creative and focus less on settings.

"Together with Fujifilm, we are proud to announce our latest family member – the Air Remote TTL-F. Light is the essence of every image and the Profoto AirTTL makes light shaping easier. It unlocks new creative possibilities and helps you go from idea to final image faster. We are happy to help the world's most ambitious image creators turn their ambition into reality," says Anders Hedebark, President of Profoto.

Profoto Air Remote TTL-F is a small, wireless radio transmitter that can be attached to the Fujifilm camera's hot shoe. The remote offers full TTL and HSS capability with Profoto's B1X, B1, B2, D2 and Pro-10 lights.

The Air Remote TTL-F will start shipping at the end of the year.

Key Features

  • Attach to your Fujifilm camera’s hot shoe to wirelessly connect camera and AirTTL light into one.
  • Shoot in TTL Mode for fully automatic point-and-shoot shots.
  • Shoot in HSS Mode to shape light in broad daylight.
  • Switch from TTL Mode to Manual Mode with the automated TTL settings intact – a huge time saver.
  • Sync and manually control any Profoto light that is compatible with Air.
  • Intuitive and easy to use user interface.
  • Long operating range of up to 300 m (1,000 ft).
  • 8 digital channels.
  • Controls up to 3 groups of lights on each channel.
  • USB port for firmware upgrades.
  • Collaboration with Fujifilm for future proof compatibility with new cameras.
  • Approved for world wide use.
Kategorien: Fotografie

New Photoshop feature will make clipping curved paths significantly easier

Imaging Resource - Do, 07/09/2017 - 18:02
Adobe has teased cool features before, and today they shared an upcoming feature for Photoshop that you may remember seeing in a "Sneak" in the past (Sneaks are features in development that may or may not make final production, and area usually shown at Adobe MAX). This new feature is called the "Curvature Pen Tool" and makes creating even, curved paths way easier than it is presently. In the demonstration video, Adobe shows how to make a perfect heart shape in a matter of seconds, and then follows it up showing a practical use for...
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Kategorien: Fotografie

Adobe update brings Nikon D850 support to Camera RAW and DNG Converter

Digital Photography Review - Do, 07/09/2017 - 16:51

Adobe has released updates for its Camera Raw and DNG Converter modules, and the new versions bring support for the new Nikon D850 DSLR's Raw files as well as a range of new Nikon lenses:

  • AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR
  • AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR
  • AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED
  • AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.4E ED

Additionally, the Camera Raw update fixes a few bugs, including a malfunction that resulted in a magenta color cast on some mRaw and sRaw images captured with the Canon EOS 6D Mark II.

Adobe’s Camera Raw 9.12.1 can be downloaded now. Lightroom users have to wait a little longer for D850 support, but Adobe says an equivalent update will be available soon. Until then, Lightroom users can (and should) use Adobe's free DNG Converter for Mac or Windows to process their images.

Kategorien: Fotografie

Thrifty Thursday: Save big bucks on Fujifilm X Series and GFX 50S plus savings on Sigma & Tamron lenses

Imaging Resource - Do, 07/09/2017 - 16:30
It's been a while since our last Thrifty Thursday, but there are plenty of deals to discuss today. Today we will be looking at Fujifilm deals, which are set to expire soon, and deals on lenses from Sigma and Tamron. There's a lot to cover, so let's get to it. Save up to $900 on Fujifilm X and GFX gear until September 16 There are some big Fujifilm deals right now, including on the discontinued, but still very good, Fujifilm X-T1 and the X-A3 and X-E2s cameras. Click the links below to learn more. Fujifilm X-T1 Body (black)...
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Kategorien: Fotografie

North Carolina has designated October 2017 'Photography Month'

Digital Photography Review - Do, 07/09/2017 - 15:57

Roy Cooper, the governor of North Carolina, has declared that October 2017 will be Photography Month in an official decree that "commend[s] its observance to all citizens." That's right, if you live in North Carolina and you love taking pictures, you now have an official month to celebrate your wallet-crushing hobby.

The Photography Month designation was issued for multiple reasons, not the least of which is that October is when North Carolina hosts a number of photography-related festivals and fairs. But it goes beyond this.

In addition to its large number of photography events, the proclamation points out that photography "enriches the lives of those who practice and appreciate the art form," that the state's photographers, "take great pride in sharing their accomplishments in the areas of photographic art," and that the state, "recognizes those photographers who capture our diverse communities and landscapes."

Check out a full copy of the proclamation below:

Kategorien: Fotografie

Nikon patents two full-frame mirrorless lenses: 52mm F0.9 and 36mm F1.2

Digital Photography Review - Do, 07/09/2017 - 15:03
Photo by Jakob Owens

Nikon users who are out there wishing for a full-frame mirrorless camera from the storied Japanese brand have two more reasons to feel hopeful today. It seems Nikon has filed two new patents for full-frame mirrorless lenses in Japan: one for a Nikon 52mm F0.9, and another for a 36mm F1.2.

The patents were spotted by Japanese site hi-lows-note, and come complete with a few lens diagrams so you can ogle the lens elements while you cross your fingers even tighter.

Here's the 52mm F0.9 diagram:

And the 36mm F1.2:

It's worth noting that this isn't the first time Nikon has patented a full-frame mirrorless lens—two zoom lenses for FF mirrorless were patented three years apart, one in 2014 and another earlier this year. But while a patent does not a new lens confirm, the more of these lenses Nikon puts on paper, the more hopeful we'll be that a full-frame Nikon mirrorless camera is on the way.

For more on that possibility, read the official statement Nikon sent us on their future mirrorless camera plans.

Kategorien: Fotografie

New A List Apart wants you!

A List Apart - Do, 07/09/2017 - 15:00

As A List Apart approaches its 20th anniversary—a milestone in independent, web-based publishing—we’re once again reimagining the magazine. We want your feedback. And most of all, we want you.

We’re getting rid of advertisers and digging back to our roots: community-based, community-built, and determinedly non-commercial. If you want to highlight local events or innovations, expand your skills, give back, or explore any other goal or idea, we’re here to support you with networking and backing from the community.

In recent years, we’ve seen our rich universe of diverse, creative blogs and sites implode—leaving fewer and fewer channels available to new voices. As more content centralizes into a handful of all-powerful networks, there’s a dreary sameness in perspective and presentation.

This creeping monopolization is a sad echo of how media worked in the 20th century. It doesn’t reflect 21st century diversity and empowerment. It’s not the web’s promise. It’s not how it’s supposed to be.

We have no beef with networks like Twitter or Facebook, or with companies like Apple and Google that currently dominate our communal digital space. We just think diversity is about expanding and speaking up—not consolidating and homogenizing.

Define the next decade with us

A List Apart has always been more than a publisher; we’re an ecosystem of practitioners who are passionate about our craft. We’ll keep finding and sharing great articles—we’re just taking it to the next level.

Two ways to pitch in

If you want to put your favorite skills to use, expand your professional experience, or have a goal or idea for A List Apart, we’re here to listen. And if you’d like to support us in some other way, we’ve made that easy, too. Currently there are two ways to pitch in:

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Use the email address at the bottom of this message to let us know if you want to create or join a team that “owns” some area you’re interested in, such as:

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If you don’t have time to volunteer but still want to support us, you’ll be able to offer other forms of help—for instance, making a small, monthly donation via Patreon to help cover our expenses. This will also grant you membership benefits. (Details at Patreon.)

Sharing is caring

More about all of this will soon be revealed. Meantime, if you have feedback or questions about what we’ve shared so far, kindly fire away in the comments. (Hey, how’s that for an idea? A comments section that’s positive and not divisive.)

As we imagine the next 20 years of web design, there’s a lot we don’t know—other than a strong hunch that accessible, semantic HTML will continue to be the bedrock of it all. But one thing we do know: the web, in its reach and its potential, is too important to be left to the mercies of a few powerful companies, however well-intended they may be.

If you’ve a mind to do so, please help us keep our little corner of the indie web alive and well. Help the open web stay open. Help us build the future. To get involved, email us at contact@alistapart.com—or share your thoughts in the Comments section below.

The independent content producer refuses to die!

 

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Kategorien: Webdesign

Profoto announces support for Fujifilm cameras, bringing TTL and HSS shooting to Fuji shooters

Imaging Resource - Do, 07/09/2017 - 14:30
Fuji Rumors reported last September about Profoto's plans to support Fujifilm with a dedicated Air Remote with TTL and HSS capabilities. Today, those rumors became reality as Profoto has announced the Air Remote TTL-F for Fujifilm. The Profoto AirTTL was first announced in November of 2013 and it started with support for Canon and Nikon. Sony support came next and earlier this year, Profoto added support for Olympus. It's clear that many professionals are using Fujifilm cameras, and with the addition of the GFX, the demand for...
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Kategorien: Fotografie

Fujifilm X-E3 First Impressions Review

Digital Photography Review - Do, 07/09/2017 - 14:00

The Fujifilm X-E3 is a 24MP mid-level APS-C mirrorless camera, designed as a smaller, more touchscreen-driven sister model to the SLR-like X-T20.

In terms of their internal hardware and specifications, the two cameras are very similar, but the X-E3 relies more heavily on its touch panel for moment-to-moment operation, as well as retaining a more rangefinder-like form factor.

It's slightly smaller than the previous X-E models, with the removal of the four-way controller and built-in flash allowing the body to be made a little lighter and more compact. A clip-on flash is included in the box, but it's a simple affair with no tilt or swivel capability to compensate for the decision to make it a separate component.

Key Features
  • 24MP APS-C sensor with X-Trans color filter
  • Improved AF tracking
  • Wi-Fi with Bluetooth for constant connection to a smartphone
  • Shutter speed and exposure comp dials
  • Twin clickable command dials
  • AF Joystick
  • 4K (UHD) video at 30, 25, 24 and 23.97p
  • USB Charging

The more advanced use of the touchscreen, with directional swipes of the finger replacing the role of the four-way controller, pinch to zoom in playback and the option to use the screen as an AF touchpad when the camera's to your eye doesn't come at the expense of physical controls for all the main exposure settings.

The X-E3 also becomes the first Fujifilm model to gain Bluetooth, which establishes a full-time connection between the camera and a smartphone, allowing instant transfer of images as you shoot them. [or faster re-connection of Wi-Fi if you're just choosing to send selected images]

The company also says it has improved its AF Tracking algorithm so that it can track smaller and faster subjects. Fujifilm say this improved algorithm will also come to the X-T2, X-T20, X100F and X-Pro2 in fimrware updates in November and December 2017.

Fujifilm X-E3 Fujifilm X-T20 Fujifilm X-T2 Fujifilm X-E2S Pixel Count 24MP 24MP 24MP 16MP Auto mode switch Yes Yes No Yes AF Joystick Yes No Yes No Touchscreen Yes Yes No No AF Touchpad Yes Pending f/w No No AF points 91 or 325 91 or 325 91 or 325 49 Rear screen Fixed Tilt up/down 2-axis hinge Fixed Exposure comp. range ± 5EV ± 5EV ± 5EV ± 3EV Viewfinder Magnification 0.62x 0.62x 0.77x 0.62x EVF Eyepoint 17.5mm 17.5mm 23mm 23mm Max frame rate
(mech/e-shutter) 8/14 fps 8/14 fps 8/14 fps (11/14 with grip) 7 fps Built-in flash No Yes No Yes Flash sync speed 1/180th 1/180th 1/250th 1/180th Video Full width 4K
(by Pixel Binning) Full width 4K
(by Pixel Binning) 1.17x crop 4K
(by oversampling) 1080p Log Video No No Yes (over HDMI) No Weather sealing No No Yes No Card slots 1 (UHS-I) 1 (UHS-I) 2 (UHS-II) 1 (UHS-I) Connectivity Wi-Fi with Bluetooth Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Kit options:

Fujifilm will offer the X-E3 in two kits, one with the excellent 18-55mm F2.8-4.0 OIS, the other with the 35mm-equivalent 23mm F2 lens. We're particularly interested to see this second kit, as it's a combination we particularly like. It's also a useful option for anyone who already has an earlier generation X series camera and already owns the 18-55mm.

The camera will be available, body only, for around $899, with the 18-55mm kit costing $1299 and the 23mm kit weighing in around $1149, both of which represent a considerable cost saving over the cost of buying the lenses separately.

Kategorien: Fotografie

Video: Fujifilm X-E3 First Look

Digital Photography Review - Do, 07/09/2017 - 14:00

Fujifilm'x X-E3 comes with a whole host of refinements and upgrades both inside and out. A new touchscreen drives the user experience, and with an updated sensor and processor comes 4K video capture. Take a peek at what these upgrades look like in action.

Read our Fujifilm X-E3 First Impressions Review

Kategorien: Fotografie

Throwback Thursday: Alpha A700, Sony's first high-end DSLR

Digital Photography Review - Do, 07/09/2017 - 13:00

Turning ten years old this week is the A700, Sony's first high-end DSLR after fully taking over Konica Minolta's camera business. With plenty of Minolta DNA underneath its Sony Alpha branding, it debuted in September 2007 to take on the likes of Canon's 40D and Nikon's D300. Our 33 page (!) review, published in December of 2007, details the strengths and weaknesses of the camera, and includes musings like "Whether the lack of live view has any real relevance in a camera at this level remains to be seen; we doubt it."

Did you own the A700? Let us know in the comments.

Read our full Sony Alpha 700 Review

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Kategorien: Fotografie

Fuji X-E3 Preview: Say hello to the baby X-Pro2! It’s the smallest X-series cam yet, and it’s priced to sell

Imaging Resource - Do, 07/09/2017 - 07:01
Click here to read our Fuji X-E3 Preview Have you been hankering after the spectacular Fuji X-Pro2, but put off by its enthusiast-grade US$1,700 pricetag? If so, we have good news for you today! The Fuji X-E3 is here, and while its sleek, compact X-mount body carries a far more affordable pricetag, inside sits the heart and soul of the X-Pro2: An APS-C sized, 24.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS III image sensor and an X-Processor Pro-branded image processor. Now's your chance to get your hands on an X-mount body with the excellent...
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Kategorien: Fotografie

Fujifilm announces XF 80mm f/2.8 1.0x Macro and GF 45mm f/2.8R WR lenses, plus updated roadmaps

Imaging Resource - Do, 07/09/2017 - 07:00
Fujifilm has announced numerous new lenses and plans for their X Series and the GFX Series. There's a lot to cover, so let's start with the X Series first. And if you haven't yet read about the Fujifilm X-E3 camera, head over to our Fujifilm X-E3 preview. Fujinon XF 80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro lens Alongside the X-E3, Fujifilm has also announced a new X Series lens, the XF 80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro. As is evidenced by its name, the lens has Optical Image Stabilization and is weather resistant. The lens is weather sealed at...
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Fujifilm X-E3 offers 24MP sensor and extensive touch control

Digital Photography Review - Do, 07/09/2017 - 07:00
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Fujifilm has announced the X-E3, sporting a 24.3MP X-Trans sensor and 4K video capture. It updates the X-E2S, which was itself a fairly minor update to the X-E2, so brings a number of welcome upgrades.

The X-E3 borrows much of its hardware from the X-T20, including a 325-point AF system with a handy new AF Area All option that activates various modes as the AF point size is changed. The camera also uses an updated subject tracking algorithm that claims better success tracking smaller and faster objects. Its predecessor's built-in flash has been omitted, but an EF-X8 accessory flash is included in the box.

Video recording at 4K/30p is offered, taken by the full width of the sensor. Full 1080 HD can be had at up to 60p. The X-E3 continues to offer Wi-Fi, and adds the option for a constant Bluetooth low energy connection to a smartphone.

The X-E2S's fixed 3" 1.04M-dot LCD has been upgraded to a (still non-articulated) touchscreen in the X-E3, and a new feature called Touch Function puts additional customizable touch controls at the user's fingertips. The camera's rear control panel loses the directional navigation buttons in favor of touch control, but gains an AF joystick.

The Fujifilm X-E3 is expected to arrive in September in three kit configurations: body-only for $900, with 18-55mm for $1300, or with 23mm F2 R WR for $1150.

FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES NEW ULTRA-COMPACT X-E3 WITH 4K VIDEO, TOUCHSCREEN, UPGRADED AF TRACKING AND BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY; NEW FUJINON XF80MMF2.8 R LM OIS WR MACRO LENS

Latest development of the X Mount Lens Roadmap unveiled; new Firmware Updates for FUJIFILM X-Pro2, X-T2, X100F and X-T20 coming soon

Valhalla, N.Y., September 7, 2017 – As a leader in advanced digital camera technology, FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the new FUJIFILM X-E3 rangefinder style mirrorless digital camera with outstanding image quality and enhanced handling. The X-E3 features the latest 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III image sensor and the X-Processor Pro high-speed image processing engine, along with a new image recognition algorithm in an ultra-compact body.

Also announced today is the new XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro Lens, the first 1.0x magnification mid-telephoto macro lens in the X Series lineup of interchangeable lenses. The lens features a focal length equivalent to 122mm (in the 35mm format) and a maximum aperture of F2.8 for beautiful bokeh.

Exceptional Autofocus Tracking and High-Speed Response
The FUJIFILM X-E3 features a large phase detection autofocus (AF) area and provides photographers with enhanced tracking performance for moving subjects. Equipped with a newly developed image recognition algorithm, the X-E3 is able to track moving subjects half the size, or moving twice as fast as previous models.

The X-E3 supports both Full HD and 4K video recording. Videos can be shot with Film Simulations in-camera to easily produce creative high-resolution footage.

The compact and lightweight X-E3 is perfect for quick snapshots, boasting high-speed response times including a start-up time of just 0.4 seconds, shooting interval of 0.25 seconds, shutter time lag of 0.05 seconds and autofocus speed as fast as 0.06 seconds.

Enhanced Connectivity and Intuitive Touchscreen Control
The X-E3 is the first X Series model to feature Bluetooth® low energy wireless communication. Providing photographers with enhanced connectivity, this feature offers the ability to pair the camera with a smartphone or tablet for easy transfer of pictures via the free FUJIFILM Camera Remote application.

The X-E3 features a high-resolution 3.0 inch 1.04M-dot static touchscreen LCD monitor to provide users with easy, intuitive operations in a variety of shooting and playback modes. When shooting with the X-E3, the touchscreen can be used to select the focus area, or focus on a specific point before taking a picture. For playback, users can enjoy the ability to swipe or scroll through images, double-tap to enlarge, drag an image once enlarged, along with pinch-out and pinch-in sizing. A new Touch Function feature will also be available on the X-E3, enabling users to create customized camera functions by swiping left, right, up and down on the touchscreen panel.

Ultra-Compact and Lightweight Body for Portability and Practicality
Making it the perfect companion for everyday shooting and travel photography, the new FUJIFILM X-E3 is the most compact and lightweight model with a viewfinder within the X Series interchangeable lens camera range. The X-E3 also features a Focus Lever positioned on the rear side of the camera that allows photographers to use joystick-type operations in eight directions to easily select a focus area.

The top plate features two precision-milled aluminum dials, giving the camera a premium feel and allowing users to easily adjust the shutter speed and exposure compensation while maintaining focus on taking a picture. The Exposure Compensation Dial now has the C position for exposure compensation up to ±5 stops. The new X-E3 is also equipped with an Auto mode selector lever for selecting the fully-automatic Advanced SR Auto mode where the camera can automatically select the optimum settings for a given scene.

FUJIFILM X-E3 Key Features:

  • 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor
    o X-Processor Pro
    o Start-up time of 0.4sec
    o Ultra-fast AF speed of 0.06sec
    o Offers 5.0fps live-view shooting
    o Shutter time lag of 0.050sec
    o Shooting interval of 0.25sec
  • 3.0 inch 1.04M-dot static TFT color LCD touchscreen monitor
  • Upgraded AF tracking performance
    o Newly developed image recognition algorithm to track moving subjects up to half the size, or moving twice as fast as previous models.
  • 4K video can be recorded at [3840 x 2160] 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98P, 100Mbps
  • Continuous recording: up to approximately 10min
  • Full HD video can be recorded at 59.94 fps, 50 fps, 29.97 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps and 23.98 fps, and with Film Simulation effects
    o Video can be outputted to external monitor via the HDMI port and input audio from an external microphone
    o Easily connect to external HDMI monitor and turn on HDMI Rec Control to automatically enable a clean HDMI output when the camera’s shutter release button is pressed
    o Touch AF to change the focus area and refocusing according to subject movement functions in video recording
  • 25 high-performance FUJINON X Mount lenses for ultimate versatility
  • Bluetooth® low energy wireless communication to pair the camera with a smartphone or tablet device for easy transfer of pictures
  • Free FUJIFILM Camera Remote app for Remote Control function

FUJIFILM X-E3 Accessories:

  • X-E3 Metal Hand Grip (MHG-XE3)
  • X-E3 Bottom Leather Case (BLC-XE3)

FUJINON XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro Lens
The new XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR is a lightweight, mid-telephoto macro lens designed to deliver the very best results from Fujifilm’s unique X-Trans CMOS sensor. Capable of achieving high quality macro shots, the XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR features an optical construction of 16 elements in 12 groups, including one aspherical lens, one Super ED lens and three ED lenses. As the first in the X Series interchangeable lens series to have a 1.0x magnification factor, the XF80mmF2.8 achieves high resolving power and beautiful bokeh, making it a perfect lens for capturing stunning macro images.

The XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR has enhanced AF capabilities utilizing a Floating Focus System that suppresses aberration. The lens also supports handheld shooting with Optical Image Stabilization. A fluorine coating has been applied to the front lens element, making it less susceptible to smudges, water and dirt, further improving its durability. The lens is also designed to be weather and dust resistant, and operates in temperatures as low as 14°F/-10°C.

FUJINON XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Lens Key Features:

  • FUJIFILM X Mount is compatible with all FUJIFILM X Series interchangeable system cameras
  • Weather-sealed at eleven points around the barrel for weather and dust resistance; operates as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit / -10 degrees Celsius
  • 16 lens elements in 12 groups including one aspherical ED lens, one Super ED lens and three ED lenses
  • Uses Floating Focus System for improved AF
  • Optical Image Stabilization system achieves 5-stop image stabilization
  • Focus lens driven by a linear motor for fast and near-silent autofocus performance
  • Fluorine coating applied to front lens elements for improved durability
  • Compatible with XF1.4x and XF2.0x teleconverters

Updated X Mount Lens Roadmap Unveiled
Also announced is the latest development of the X Mount Lens Roadmap for developing interchangeable lenses for the X Series line of mirrorless digital cameras. The latest roadmap adds two new lenses: the ultra-wide angle zoom lens XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR and the telephoto prime lens XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR. With the expansion of the high performance X Mount lens lineup, Fujifilm covers more focal lengths from ultra-wide to telephoto to support a wide range of photography styles and shooting scenarios.

New Firmware Updates Coming Soon
Fujifilm will release new firmware updates for the FUJIFILM X-Pro2, X-T2, X100F and X-T20 X Series cameras in November and December 2017 to add new functionality and improve operability. These updates will include new support for FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO, dramatic improvements to the AF-C tracking algorithm in zone and tracking AF mode, addition of 4K video support and computer tethering functions and enhancements to touch panel operations.

FUJIFILM X-Pro2: V.4.0 Key Features

  1. Addition of 4K video mode using Film Simulation modes (excluding HDMI output for recording).
  2. Supports tether shooting via USB or Wi-Fi using compatible software* to enable transfer of images to a computer, or to control camera from the computer.
    *Requires FUJIFILM X Acquire and Tether Shooting Plug-in PRO/ Tether Shooting Plug-in (Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 6 or CC is required).
  3. New AF tracking algorithm enhances AF-C to track moving subjects half the size, or moving twice as fast as previous models.
  4. Supports FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO which enables users to convert RAW files with X Processor Pro.
  5. Improves radio flash controller usability allowing users to shoot with compatible third party studio flash in high speed sync or TTL mode via their radio controllers.
  6. Supports backup and restore of camera settings from one camera to another via FUJIFILM X Acquire.

FUJIFILM X-T2: V.3.0 Key Features

  1. New AF tracking algorithm enhances AF-C to track moving subjects half the size, or moving twice as fast as previous models.
  2. Supports FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO which enables users to convert RAW files with X Processor Pro.
  3. Improves radio flash controller usability allowing users to shoot with compatible third party studio flash in high speed sync or TTL mode via their radio controllers.
  4. Supports backup and restore of camera settings from one camera to another via FUJIFILM X Acquire.

FUJIFILM X100F: V.2.0 Key Features

  1. Supports backup and restore of camera settings from one camera to another via FUJIFILM X Acquire.
  2. Supports FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO which enables users to convert RAW files with X Processor Pro.
  3. Improves radio flash controller usability allowing users to shoot with compatible third party studio flash in high speed sync or TTL mode via their radio controllers.

FUJIFILM X-T20: V.1.1 Key Features

  1. Touch panel operation while looking into the electronic viewfinder.

Availability and Pricing
The new FUJIFILM X-E3 will be available in three versions in late September 2017.
The X-E3 Body, Black or Silver will be available for USD $899.95.
The X-E3 Body with XF18-55mm Lens Kit, Black or Silver will be available for USD $1,299.95.
The X-E3 Body with XF23mmF2 R WR Lens Kit, Black or Silver will be available for USD $1,149.95.

The new FUJINON XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR lens will be available in November 2017 for USD $1,199.95.

Fujifilm X-E3 Specifications PriceMSRP$899/£849 body-only, $1299/£1249 with 18-55mm F2.8-4, $1150 with 23mm F2 Body typeBody typeRangefinder-style mirrorlessBody materialMagnesium alloySensorMax resolution6000 x 4000Other resolutions4240 x 2832, 6000 x 3376, 4000, x 4000, 4240 x 2832, 4240 x 2384, 2832 x 2832, 3008 x 2000, 3008 x 1688, 2000 x 2000Image ratio w:h1:1, 3:2, 16:9Effective pixels24 megapixelsSensor sizeAPS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm)Sensor typeCMOSProcessorX-Processor ProColor spacesRGB, Adobe RGBColor filter arrayX-TransImageISOAuto, 200 - 12800 (expandable to 100-51200)Boosted ISO (minimum)100Boosted ISO (maximum)51200White balance presets7Custom white balanceYesImage stabilizationNoUncompressed formatRAWJPEG quality levelsFine, normalFile format
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • Raw (Fujifilm RAF, 14-bit)
Optics & FocusAutofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lampYesManual focusYesNumber of focus points325Lens mountFujifilm XFocal length multiplier1.5×Screen / viewfinderArticulated LCDFixedScreen size3″Screen dots1,040,000Touch screenYes (Four-way controller functions replaced by 'swiping' on display)Screen typeLCDLive viewYesViewfinder typeElectronicViewfinder coverage100%Viewfinder resolution2,360,000Photography featuresMinimum shutter speed30 secMaximum shutter speed1/4000 secMaximum shutter speed (electronic)1/32000 secExposure modes
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
Built-in flashNo (Small external flash included)External flashYesFlash X sync speed1/180 secDrive modes
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • Interval
Continuous drive8.0 fpsSelf-timerYesMetering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)AE Bracketing±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV steps)WB BracketingYesVideography featuresFormatMPEG-4, H.264Modes
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 36 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 36 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 36 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 36 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 36 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 36 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1280 x 720 @ 60p / 18 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1280 x 720 @ 50p / 18 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1280 x 720 @ 30p / 18 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1280 x 720 @ 25p / 18 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1280 x 720 @ 24p / 18 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1280 x 720 @ 23.98p / 18 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
MicrophoneStereoSpeakerMonoStorageStorage typesSD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS-I compatible)ConnectivityUSB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)HDMIYes (micro-HDMI)Microphone portYesHeadphone portNoWirelessBuilt-InWireless notes802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth LERemote controlYesPhysicalEnvironmentally sealedNoBatteryBattery PackBattery descriptionNP-W126S lithium-ion battery & chargerBattery Life (CIPA)350Weight (inc. batteries)337 g (0.74 lb / 11.89 oz)Dimensions121 x 74 x 43 mm (4.78 x 2.91 x 1.68″)Other featuresOrientation sensorYesGPSNone
Kategorien: Fotografie

Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-E3

Digital Photography Review - Do, 07/09/2017 - 07:00
Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-E3

Fujifilm has just taken the wraps off a brand new camera: the X-E3. Successor to the X-E2S, we'll admit that the X-E3 took us rather by surprise. After the release of the X-T10 and X-T20 we had assumed that the rangefinder-style X-E line was all but dead.

We don't mind being proven wrong though, especially given that the X-E3 looks like a really nice camera. Fujifilm kindly loaned us a prototype for a few days, and we've taken a closer look at what we're starting to think of as a mini X-Pro2.

Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-E3

Compared to the X-E2S, the new X-E3 is slightly smaller, and a little lighter. The design is cleaner, too. The X-E2S's hard cutout in the handgrip is gone, likewise the non-continuous contour of the metal top-plate. You'll notice that the X-E3 features a front control dial, which while largely redundant if you're using lenses with a dedicated aperture dial, can be handy.

Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-E3

The generally cleaner design extends to the rear of the camera, too. The X-E3 features the same 3" 1.04 million-dot LCD screen as the X-T2, (although without the tilting mechanism) and the AF positioning joystick that's becoming standard on the X-series.

The X-E3's electronic viewfinder is the same excellent 2.36M-dot display that we've seen previously in the X-T2.

Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-E3

Between them, the touchscreen and joystick replace several of the X-E2S's rear buttons, including the traditional 4-way controller. Where previously access to ISO, white balance, film simulation, and AF mode were controlled via the buttons on the controller, now they're accessed by swiping up/down/left/right on the touch-screen.

The touchscreen experience on our prototype camera is reasonably fast, with some occasional lagginess. It remains to be seen whether final shipping cameras will offer a significantly improved experience but either way, the X-E3's touchscreen is very usable.

Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-E3

Here's a closeup of the joystick, which replaces the 4-way controller when it comes to simple navigation actions like scrolling through menus.

Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-E3

Missing from the X-E3 is a built-in flash...

Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-E3

...instead, you'll need to attach an external flashgun – perhaps Fujifilm's delightful (and delightfully small) collapsible EF-X8, which is included in the box. Sadly, this does mean the X-E2's unadvertised bounce flash capability, (easily achieved by pulling the built-in flash backwards) has been lost.

Gained though is full-time low-energy Bluetooth – a first for the Fujifilm X-series, which should simplify things when it comes to connecting the X-E3 to smart devices.

Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-E3

Here's a closer look at the X-E3's top-plate. A manual shutter speed dial should satisfy purists, while a -/+3EV exposure compensation dial (with a 'C' custom position to take it up to -/+5EV) is positioned within easy reach of the right thumb.

Note the lack of an ISO sensitivity dial, and the addition of the 'Auto' toggle from the X-T-series, which enables the camera to be put into fully automatic exposure mode with a single flick of the switch.

Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-E3

The X-E3 inherits the X-T2's 24MP X-Trans III sensor, and adopts a version of its 325-point autofocus system, minus the flagship camera's extensive customization options. Fujifilm claims that the camera features a 'newly developed image recognition algorithm' which should be able to track moving subjects more effectively than previous generations.

In stills mode, the X-E3 can shoot at a maximum rate of 14 fps using its electronic shutter, or 8 fps with the mechanical shutter (which drops to 5 fps with live view maintained between exposures). And like the X-T20, the X-E3 can also shoot full-width 4K video, at a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160p in contiguous 4GB chunks.

Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-E3

A conventional latched door on the base of the X-E3 provides access to the NP-W126S battery and a single memory card slot. Disappointingly, the tripod bush is positioned off-axis to the lens, and very close to the battery compartment door. This will probably make it impossible to change batteries or cards when the camera is used on a tripod.

Battery life is rated for 350 exposures, under CIPA test conditions.

Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-E3

The X-E3 will be available later this month for $899 body only, or in a kit with either the 18-55mm zoom for $1299.95, or the 23mm F2 prime for $1149.95.

For more details, read our in-depth Fujifilm X-E3 first impressions review

What do you make of it? Let us know in the comments.

Kategorien: Fotografie

Fujifilm XF 80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro offers 1:1 reproduction

Digital Photography Review - Do, 07/09/2017 - 07:00

Fujifilm is officially announcing the XF 80mm F2.8 Macro, a lens that previously appeared on the company's X-mount roadmap. The 80mm F2.8 is equivalent to 122mm on X-series bodies, and is the first of Fuji's X-mount lenses to give full 1:1 macro reproduction.

Its WR designation means it's weather-sealed to resist dust and moisture, and its OIS stabilization claims 5-stops of correction. AF is quiet thanks to a linear motor, and a fluorine coating on the front element aims to make it less prone to smudging.

The Fujifilm XF 80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR will be available in November for $1200.

FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES NEW ULTRA-COMPACT X-E3 WITH 4K VIDEO, TOUCHSCREEN, UPGRADED AF TRACKING AND BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY; NEW FUJINON XF80MMF2.8 R LM OIS WR MACRO LENS

Latest development of the X Mount Lens Roadmap unveiled; new Firmware Updates for FUJIFILM X-Pro2, X-T2, X100F and X-T20 coming soon

Valhalla, N.Y., September 7, 2017 – As a leader in advanced digital camera technology, FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the new FUJIFILM X-E3 rangefinder style mirrorless digital camera with outstanding image quality and enhanced handling. The X-E3 features the latest 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III image sensor and the X-Processor Pro high-speed image processing engine, along with a new image recognition algorithm in an ultra-compact body.

Also announced today is the new XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro Lens, the first 1.0x magnification mid-telephoto macro lens in the X Series lineup of interchangeable lenses. The lens features a focal length equivalent to 122mm (in the 35mm format) and a maximum aperture of F2.8 for beautiful bokeh.

Exceptional Autofocus Tracking and High-Speed Response
The FUJIFILM X-E3 features a large phase detection autofocus (AF) area and provides photographers with enhanced tracking performance for moving subjects. Equipped with a newly developed image recognition algorithm, the X-E3 is able to track moving subjects half the size, or moving twice as fast as previous models.

The X-E3 supports both Full HD and 4K video recording. Videos can be shot with Film Simulations in-camera to easily produce creative high-resolution footage.

The compact and lightweight X-E3 is perfect for quick snapshots, boasting high-speed response times including a start-up time of just 0.4 seconds, shooting interval of 0.25 seconds, shutter time lag of 0.05 seconds and autofocus speed as fast as 0.06 seconds.

Enhanced Connectivity and Intuitive Touchscreen Control
The X-E3 is the first X Series model to feature Bluetooth® low energy wireless communication. Providing photographers with enhanced connectivity, this feature offers the ability to pair the camera with a smartphone or tablet for easy transfer of pictures via the free FUJIFILM Camera Remote application.

The X-E3 features a high-resolution 3.0 inch 1.04M-dot static touchscreen LCD monitor to provide users with easy, intuitive operations in a variety of shooting and playback modes. When shooting with the X-E3, the touchscreen can be used to select the focus area, or focus on a specific point before taking a picture. For playback, users can enjoy the ability to swipe or scroll through images, double-tap to enlarge, drag an image once enlarged, along with pinch-out and pinch-in sizing. A new Touch Function feature will also be available on the X-E3, enabling users to create customized camera functions by swiping left, right, up and down on the touchscreen panel.

Ultra-Compact and Lightweight Body for Portability and Practicality
Making it the perfect companion for everyday shooting and travel photography, the new FUJIFILM X-E3 is the most compact and lightweight model with a viewfinder within the X Series interchangeable lens camera range. The X-E3 also features a Focus Lever positioned on the rear side of the camera that allows photographers to use joystick-type operations in eight directions to easily select a focus area.

The top plate features two precision-milled aluminum dials, giving the camera a premium feel and allowing users to easily adjust the shutter speed and exposure compensation while maintaining focus on taking a picture. The Exposure Compensation Dial now has the C position for exposure compensation up to ±5 stops. The new X-E3 is also equipped with an Auto mode selector lever for selecting the fully-automatic Advanced SR Auto mode where the camera can automatically select the optimum settings for a given scene.

FUJIFILM X-E3 Key Features:

  • 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor
    o X-Processor Pro
    o Start-up time of 0.4sec
    o Ultra-fast AF speed of 0.06sec
    o Offers 5.0fps live-view shooting
    o Shutter time lag of 0.050sec
    o Shooting interval of 0.25sec
  • 3.0 inch 1.04M-dot static TFT color LCD touchscreen monitor
  • Upgraded AF tracking performance
    o Newly developed image recognition algorithm to track moving subjects up to half the size, or moving twice as fast as previous models.
  • 4K video can be recorded at [3840 x 2160] 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98P, 100Mbps
  • Continuous recording: up to approximately 10min
  • Full HD video can be recorded at 59.94 fps, 50 fps, 29.97 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps and 23.98 fps, and with Film Simulation effects
    o Video can be outputted to external monitor via the HDMI port and input audio from an external microphone
    o Easily connect to external HDMI monitor and turn on HDMI Rec Control to automatically enable a clean HDMI output when the camera’s shutter release button is pressed
    o Touch AF to change the focus area and refocusing according to subject movement functions in video recording
  • 25 high-performance FUJINON X Mount lenses for ultimate versatility
  • Bluetooth® low energy wireless communication to pair the camera with a smartphone or tablet device for easy transfer of pictures
  • Free FUJIFILM Camera Remote app for Remote Control function

FUJIFILM X-E3 Accessories:

  • X-E3 Metal Hand Grip (MHG-XE3)
  • X-E3 Bottom Leather Case (BLC-XE3)

FUJINON XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro Lens
The new XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR is a lightweight, mid-telephoto macro lens designed to deliver the very best results from Fujifilm’s unique X-Trans CMOS sensor. Capable of achieving high quality macro shots, the XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR features an optical construction of 16 elements in 12 groups, including one aspherical lens, one Super ED lens and three ED lenses. As the first in the X Series interchangeable lens series to have a 1.0x magnification factor, the XF80mmF2.8 achieves high resolving power and beautiful bokeh, making it a perfect lens for capturing stunning macro images.

The XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR has enhanced AF capabilities utilizing a Floating Focus System that suppresses aberration. The lens also supports handheld shooting with Optical Image Stabilization. A fluorine coating has been applied to the front lens element, making it less susceptible to smudges, water and dirt, further improving its durability. The lens is also designed to be weather and dust resistant, and operates in temperatures as low as 14°F/-10°C.

FUJINON XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Lens Key Features:

  • FUJIFILM X Mount is compatible with all FUJIFILM X Series interchangeable system cameras
  • Weather-sealed at eleven points around the barrel for weather and dust resistance; operates as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit / -10 degrees Celsius
  • 16 lens elements in 12 groups including one aspherical ED lens, one Super ED lens and three ED lenses
  • Uses Floating Focus System for improved AF
  • Optical Image Stabilization system achieves 5-stop image stabilization
  • Focus lens driven by a linear motor for fast and near-silent autofocus performance
  • Fluorine coating applied to front lens elements for improved durability
  • Compatible with XF1.4x and XF2.0x teleconverters

Updated X Mount Lens Roadmap Unveiled
Also announced is the latest development of the X Mount Lens Roadmap for developing interchangeable lenses for the X Series line of mirrorless digital cameras. The latest roadmap adds two new lenses: the ultra-wide angle zoom lens XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR and the telephoto prime lens XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR. With the expansion of the high performance X Mount lens lineup, Fujifilm covers more focal lengths from ultra-wide to telephoto to support a wide range of photography styles and shooting scenarios.

New Firmware Updates Coming Soon
Fujifilm will release new firmware updates for the FUJIFILM X-Pro2, X-T2, X100F and X-T20 X Series cameras in November and December 2017 to add new functionality and improve operability. These updates will include new support for FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO, dramatic improvements to the AF-C tracking algorithm in zone and tracking AF mode, addition of 4K video support and computer tethering functions and enhancements to touch panel operations.

FUJIFILM X-Pro2: V.4.0 Key Features

  1. Addition of 4K video mode using Film Simulation modes (excluding HDMI output for recording).
  2. Supports tether shooting via USB or Wi-Fi using compatible software* to enable transfer of images to a computer, or to control camera from the computer.
    *Requires FUJIFILM X Acquire and Tether Shooting Plug-in PRO/ Tether Shooting Plug-in (Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 6 or CC is required).
  3. New AF tracking algorithm enhances AF-C to track moving subjects half the size, or moving twice as fast as previous models.
  4. Supports FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO which enables users to convert RAW files with X Processor Pro.
  5. Improves radio flash controller usability allowing users to shoot with compatible third party studio flash in high speed sync or TTL mode via their radio controllers.
  6. Supports backup and restore of camera settings from one camera to another via FUJIFILM X Acquire.

FUJIFILM X-T2: V.3.0 Key Features

  1. New AF tracking algorithm enhances AF-C to track moving subjects half the size, or moving twice as fast as previous models.
  2. Supports FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO which enables users to convert RAW files with X Processor Pro.
  3. Improves radio flash controller usability allowing users to shoot with compatible third party studio flash in high speed sync or TTL mode via their radio controllers.
  4. Supports backup and restore of camera settings from one camera to another via FUJIFILM X Acquire.

FUJIFILM X100F: V.2.0 Key Features

  1. Supports backup and restore of camera settings from one camera to another via FUJIFILM X Acquire.
  2. Supports FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO which enables users to convert RAW files with X Processor Pro.
  3. Improves radio flash controller usability allowing users to shoot with compatible third party studio flash in high speed sync or TTL mode via their radio controllers.

FUJIFILM X-T20: V.1.1 Key Features

  1. Touch panel operation while looking into the electronic viewfinder.

Availability and Pricing
The new FUJIFILM X-E3 will be available in three versions in late September 2017.
The X-E3 Body, Black or Silver will be available for USD $899.95.
The X-E3 Body with XF18-55mm Lens Kit, Black or Silver will be available for USD $1,299.95.
The X-E3 Body with XF23mmF2 R WR Lens Kit, Black or Silver will be available for USD $1,149.95.

The new FUJINON XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR lens will be available in November 2017 for USD $1,199.95.

Fujifilm XF 80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro Specifications Principal specificationsLens typePrime lensMax Format sizeAPS-C / DXFocal length80 mmImage stabilizationYesLens mountFujifilm XApertureMaximum apertureF2.8Minimum apertureF22Aperture ringYesNumber of diaphragm blades9OpticsElements16Groups12Special elements / coatingsOne aspherical, one ED, three Super ED elements + fluorine coatingFocusMinimum focus0.25 m (9.84″)Maximum magnification1×AutofocusYesMotor typeLinear MotorFull time manualYesFocus methodInternalFocus notesFloating focus systemDistance scaleNoDoF scaleNoPhysicalWeight750 g (1.65 lb)Diameter80 mm (3.15″)Length130 mm (5.12″)MaterialsMagnesium alloySealingYesColourBlackFilter thread62.0 mmHood suppliedYesTripod collarNo
Kategorien: Fotografie

Fujifilm adds GF 45mm F2.8 R WR, expands medium-format lens roadmap

Digital Photography Review - Do, 07/09/2017 - 07:00

Fujifilm's offerings for its GF medium-format system have expanded with the addition of the Fujinon GF 45mm F2.8 R WR. It will provide a 36mm equivalent view of the world when used on the company's GFX 50S, and is dust- and weather-resistant. Lens construction includes a 9 blade aperture and 8 groups with 11 elements, including one aspherical and two ED lenses.

Fujifilm plans to launch a GF 250mm F4 R LM OIS WR telephoto prime and a GF 1.4X TC WR teleconverter next year, both of which are hinted to on an existing roadmap. The 250mm gives a 198mm equivalent view.

A firmware update is also on the way for the GFX 50S to add support for Fuji's X Raw Studio and better functionality with third party studio flash controllers. Here's the full list of improvements:

FUJIFILM GFX 50S: V.2.0 Key Features

  1. Supports FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO which enables users to convert RAW files with X Processor Pro.
  2. Improves radio flash controller usability allowing users to shoot with compatible third party studio flash in high speed sync or TTL mode via their radio controllers.
  3. Supports backup and restore of camera settings from one camera to another via FUJIFILM X Acquire.
  4. Addition of “Eye Sensor + LCD Image Display” in View Mode that allows for shooting through the viewfinder and checking images on the LCD.
  5. ON/OFF for 1/3-step shutter speed adjustment.
  6. Addition of “Shoot Without Card” mode so camera will not shoot without SD card inserted.
  7. Addition of “-6” and “-7” to EVF's brightness settings.

The Fujinon GF 45mm F2.8 R WR is scheduled for arrival in November for $1700.

FUJIFILM ADDS SIXTH GF LENS TO GFX MEDIUM FORMAT MIRRORLESS CAMERA SYSTEM FOR STREET

FUJINON GF45mmF2.8 R WR Lens adds versatile wide angle lens to the series; updated GF Lens Roadmap announced and new GFX firmware coming soon

Valhalla, N.Y., September 7, 2017 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the new FUJINON GF45mmF2.8 R WR, a highly versatile wide angle lens. The GF45mmF2.8 R WR lens has a focal length equivalent to 36mm (in the 35mm format) and a maximum aperture of F2.8. With its compact and lightweight design weighing just 490g, this lens is perfect for street and documentary photography.

The new GF45mmF2.8 R WR is the sixth interchangeable GF lens to be added for the FUJIFILM GFX 50S medium format mirrorless digital camera system. Taking advantage of the mirrorless system’s structure, the G Mount has a short flange back distance of just 26.7mm that reduces the back focus distance as much as possible to prevent vignetting and achieve edge-to-edge sharpness. As with all GF Lenses, the GF45mmF2.8 R WR is a professional quality lens capable of reproducing rich tones and unique colors.

With a construction of 8 groups and 11 elements using one aspherical lens and two ED lenses, the GF45mmF2.8 R WR lens is equipped to provide the highest image quality while reducing aberrations. The lens features Nano GI coating to suppress ghosting and flare, and is weather and dust resistant capable of operating in environments as cold as 14°F/-10°C. The GF45mmF2.8 R WR lens combines reliability and high performance to be the ultimate tool for professional photographers.

FUJINON GF45mmF2.8 R WR Lens Key Features:

  • FUJIFILM G Mount is compatible with the FUJIFILM GFX 50S
  • Weather and dust resistant design capable of operating at temperatures as low as 14°F/-10°C
  • 8 groups and 11 elements construction using one aspherical lens and two ED lenses
  • 9 blade aperture creates smooth and circular bokeh
  • Nano GI coating suppresses ghosting and flare

New FUJINON GF Lens Development Roadmap
Also announced today is the latest development of the G Mount Lens Roadmap, showcasing the continued expansion of the interchangeable lens range for the FUJIFILM GFX 50S medium format mirrorless digital camera. The latest roadmap adds two new lenses: the GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR telephoto prime lens with a focal length equivalent to 198mm (in 35mm format) and maximum aperture of F4 for beautiful bokeh when shooting portrait and landscape images; and the GF1.4X TC WR, a high-performance teleconverter capable of multiplying the focal length by 1.4x. Compatible with the GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR lens, the GF1.4X teleconverter provides a focal length of 350mm (equivalent to 277mm in the 35mm format).

With the addition of the two lenses, the GF lens lineup includes a total of eight lenses covering focal lengths from 18mm – 277mm (in the 35mm format) to correspond to an expansive range of photographer needs.

New Firmware Updates Coming Soon
Fujifilm will release a new firmware update for the FUJIFILM GFX 50S medium format mirrorless digital camera. Expected in late November 2017, this update will add new support for FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO, improved third party studio flash controller usability and new functions to improve operability.

FUJIFILM GFX 50S: V.2.0 Key Features

  1. Supports FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO which enables users to convert RAW files with X Processor Pro.
  2. Improves radio flash controller usability allowing users to shoot with compatible third party studio flash in high speed sync or TTL mode via their radio controllers.
  3. Supports backup and restore of camera settings from one camera to another via FUJIFILM X Acquire.
  4. Addition of “Eye Sensor + LCD Image Display” in View Mode that allows for shooting through the viewfinder and checking images on the LCD.
  5. ON/OFF for 1/3-step shutter speed adjustment.
  6. Addition of “Shoot Without Card” mode so camera will not shoot without SD card inserted.
  7. Addition of “-6” and “-7” to EVF's brightness settings.

Availability and Pricing
The new FUJINON GF45mmF2.8 R WR lens will be available in November 2017 for USD $1,699.95.

Fujifilm GF 45mm F2.8 R WR Specifications Principal specificationsLens typePrime lensMax Format sizeAPS-C / DXFocal length45 mmImage stabilizationYesLens mountFujifilm GApertureMaximum apertureF2.8Minimum apertureF32Aperture ringYesNumber of diaphragm blades9OpticsElements11Groups8Special elements / coatingsOne aspherical, two ED elements + Nano GI, fluorine coatingsFocusMinimum focus45.00 m (1771.65″)Maximum magnification0.14×AutofocusYesFull time manualYesFocus methodInternalDistance scaleNoDoF scaleNoPhysicalWeight490 g (1.08 lb)Diameter84 mm (3.31″)Length88 mm (3.46″)MaterialsMagnesium alloySealingYesColourBlackFilter thread62.0 mmHood suppliedYesTripod collarNo
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Fujifilm announces new X-series firmware and updated lens roadmap

Digital Photography Review - Do, 07/09/2017 - 07:00
The X-Pro2 is one of the four cameras that gains new functionality in an imminent firmware update.

Alongside the new X-E3 and XF 80mm F2.8 prime, Fujifilm also announced firmware updates for several of its current X-series models, and an updated lens roadmap. Two new lenses have been added to the roadmap: the XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR and a telephoto prime lens, the XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR. No further details on the lenses (or their likely cost or announcement date) have yet been released.

New firmware is closer to hand, and major updates are on the way for the X-Pro2, X-T2, X100F and X-T20 later this year, which will bring several additional capabilities.

Fujifilm X-Pro2: Firmware V.4.0 key features
  • Addition of 4K video mode using Film Simulation modes.
  • Adds support for tethered shooting via USB or Wi-Fi.
  • Updated AF tracking algorithm with enhanced subject tracking.
  • Support for FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO which enables users to convert RAW files with X Processor Pro.
  • Improved radio flash controller usability, allowing users to shoot with compatible third party studio flash in high speed sync or TTL mode via their radio controllers.
  • Adds support for backup and restore of camera settings from one camera to another via FUJIFILM X Acquire.
Fujifilm X-T2: Firmware V.3.0 key features
  • Updated AF tracking algorithm with enhanced subject tracking.
  • Support for FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO which enables users to convert RAW files with X Processor Pro.
  • Improved radio flash controller usability, allowing users to shoot with compatible third party studio flash in high speed sync or TTL mode via their radio controllers.
  • Adds support for backup and restore of camera settings from one camera to another via FUJIFILM X Acquire.
Fujifilm X100F: Firmware V.2.0 key features
  • Adds support for backup and restore of camera settings from one camera to another via FUJIFILM X Acquire.
  • Support for FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO which enables users to convert RAW files with X Processor Pro.
  • Improved radio flash controller usability, allowing users to shoot with compatible third party studio flash in high speed sync or TTL mode via their radio controllers.
Fujifilm X-T20: Firmware V.1.1 Key features
  • Adds support for touch panel operation while looking into the electronic viewfinder.

Press Release:

FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES NEW ULTRA-COMPACT X-E3 WITH 4K VIDEO, TOUCHSCREEN, UPGRADED AF TRACKING AND BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY; NEW FUJINON XF80MMF2.8 R LM OIS WR MACRO LENS

Latest development of the X Mount Lens Roadmap unveiled; new Firmware Updates for FUJIFILM X-Pro2, X-T2, X100F and X-T20 coming soon

Valhalla, N.Y., September 7, 2017 – As a leader in advanced digital camera technology, FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the new FUJIFILM X-E3 rangefinder style mirrorless digital camera with outstanding image quality and enhanced handling. The X-E3 features the latest 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III image sensor and the X-Processor Pro high-speed image processing engine, along with a new image recognition algorithm in an ultra-compact body.

Also announced today is the new XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro Lens, the first 1.0x magnification mid-telephoto macro lens in the X Series lineup of interchangeable lenses. The lens features a focal length equivalent to 122mm (in the 35mm format) and a maximum aperture of F2.8 for beautiful bokeh.

Exceptional Autofocus Tracking and High-Speed Response

The FUJIFILM X-E3 features a large phase detection autofocus (AF) area and provides photographers with enhanced tracking performance for moving subjects. Equipped with a newly developed image recognition algorithm, the X-E3 is able to track moving subjects half the size, or moving twice as fast as previous models.

The X-E3 supports both Full HD and 4K video recording. Videos can be shot with Film Simulations in-camera to easily produce creative high-resolution footage.

The compact and lightweight X-E3 is perfect for quick snapshots, boasting high-speed response times including a start-up time of just 0.4 seconds, shooting interval of 0.25 seconds, shutter time lag of 0.05 seconds and autofocus speed as fast as 0.06 seconds.

Enhanced Connectivity and Intuitive Touchscreen Control

The X-E3 is the first X Series model to feature Bluetooth® low energy wireless communication. Providing photographers with enhanced connectivity, this feature offers the ability to pair the camera with a smartphone or tablet for easy transfer of pictures via the free FUJIFILM Camera Remote application.

The X-E3 features a high-resolution 3.0 inch 1.04M-dot static touchscreen LCD monitor to provide users with easy, intuitive operations in a variety of shooting and playback modes. When shooting with the X-E3, the touchscreen can be used to select the focus area, or focus on a specific point before taking a picture. For playback, users can enjoy the ability to swipe or scroll through images, double-tap to enlarge, drag an image once enlarged, along with pinch-out and pinch-in sizing. A new Touch Function feature will also be available on the X-E3, enabling users to create customized camera functions by swiping left, right, up and down on the touchscreen panel.

Ultra-Compact and Lightweight Body for Portability and Practicality

Making it the perfect companion for everyday shooting and travel photography, the new FUJIFILM X-E3 is the most compact and lightweight model with a viewfinder within the X Series interchangeable lens camera range. The X-E3 also features a Focus Lever positioned on the rear side of the camera that allows photographers to use joystick-type operations in eight directions to easily select a focus area.

The top plate features two precision-milled aluminum dials, giving the camera a premium feel and allowing users to easily adjust the shutter speed and exposure compensation while maintaining focus on taking a picture. The Exposure Compensation Dial now has the C position for exposure compensation up to ±5 stops. The new X-E3 is also equipped with an Auto mode selector lever for selecting the fully-automatic Advanced SR Auto mode where the camera can automatically select the optimum settings for a given scene.

FUJIFILM X-E3 Key Features:

  • 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor
    • X-Processor Pro
    • Start-up time of 0.4sec
    • Ultra-fast AF speed of 0.06sec
    • Offers 5.0fps live-view shooting
    • Shutter time lag of 0.050sec
    • Shooting interval of 0.25sec
  • 3.0 inch 1.04M-dot static TFT color LCD touchscreen monitor
  • Upgraded AF tracking performance
    • Newly developed image recognition algorithm to track moving subjects up to half the size, or moving twice as fast as previous models.
  • 4K video can be recorded at [3840 x 2160] 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98P, 100Mbps
  • Continuous recording: up to approximately 10min
  • Full HD video can be recorded at 59.94 fps, 50 fps, 29.97 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps and 23.98 fps, and with Film Simulation effects
    • Video can be outputted to external monitor via the HDMI port and input audio from an external microphone
    • Easily connect to external HDMI monitor and turn on HDMI Rec Control to automatically enable a clean HDMI output when the camera’s shutter release button is pressed
    • Touch AF to change the focus area and refocusing according to subject movement functions in video recording
  • 25 high-performance FUJINON X Mount lenses for ultimate versatility
  • Bluetooth® low energy wireless communication to pair the camera with a smartphone or tablet device for easy transfer of pictures
  • Free FUJIFILM Camera Remote app for Remote Control function

FUJIFILM X-E3 Accessories:

  • X-E3 Metal Hand Grip (MHG-XE3)
  • X-E3 Bottom Leather Case (BLC-XE3)

FUJINON XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro Lens

The new XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR is a lightweight, mid-telephoto macro lens designed to deliver the very best results from Fujifilm’s unique X-Trans CMOS sensor. Capable of achieving high quality macro shots, the XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR features an optical construction of 16 elements in 12 groups, including one aspherical lens, one Super ED lens and three ED lenses. As the first in the X Series interchangeable lens series to have a 1.0x magnification factor, the XF80mmF2.8 achieves high resolving power and beautiful bokeh, making it a perfect lens for capturing stunning macro images.

The XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR has enhanced AF capabilities utilizing a Floating Focus System that suppresses aberration. The lens also supports handheld shooting with Optical Image Stabilization. A fluorine coating has been applied to the front lens element, making it less susceptible to smudges, water and dirt, further improving its durability. The lens is also designed to be weather and dust resistant, and operates in temperatures as low as 14°F/-10°C.

FUJINON XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Lens Key Features:

  • FUJIFILM X Mount is compatible with all FUJIFILM X Series interchangeable system cameras
  • Weather-sealed at eleven points around the barrel for weather and dust resistance; operates as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit / -10 degrees Celsius
  • 16 lens elements in 12 groups including one aspherical ED lens, one Super ED lens and three ED lenses
  • Uses Floating Focus System for improved AF
  • Optical Image Stabilization system achieves 5-stop image stabilization
  • Focus lens driven by a linear motor for fast and near-silent autofocus performance
  • Fluorine coating applied to front lens elements for improved durability
  • Compatible with XF1.4x and XF2.0x teleconverters

Updated X Mount Lens Roadmap Unveiled

Also announced is the latest development of the X Mount Lens Roadmap for developing interchangeable lenses for the X Series line of mirrorless digital cameras. The latest roadmap adds two new lenses: the ultra-wide angle zoom lens XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR and the telephoto prime lens XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR. With the expansion of the high performance X Mount lens lineup, Fujifilm covers more focal lengths from ultra-wide to telephoto to support a wide range of photography styles and shooting scenarios.

New Firmware Updates Coming Soon

Fujifilm will release new firmware updates for the FUJIFILM X-Pro2, X-T2, X100F and X-T20 X Series cameras in November and December 2017 to add new functionality and improve operability. These updates will include new support for FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO, dramatic improvements to the AF-C tracking algorithm in zone and tracking AF mode, addition of 4K video support and computer tethering functions and enhancements to touch panel operations.

FUJIFILM X-Pro2: V.4.0 Key Features

  1. Addition of 4K video mode using Film Simulation modes (excluding HDMI output for recording).
  2. Supports tether shooting via USB or Wi-Fi using compatible software* to enable transfer of images to a computer, or to control camera from the computer.

*Requires FUJIFILM X Acquire and Tether Shooting Plug-in PRO/ Tether Shooting Plug-in (Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 6 or CC is required).

  1. New AF tracking algorithm enhances AF-C to track moving subjects half the size, or moving twice as fast as previous models.
  2. Supports FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO which enables users to convert RAW files with X Processor Pro.
  3. Improves radio flash controller usability allowing users to shoot with compatible third party studio flash in high speed sync or TTL mode via their radio controllers.
  4. Supports backup and restore of camera settings from one camera to another via FUJIFILM X Acquire.

FUJIFILM X-T2: V.3.0 Key Features

  1. New AF tracking algorithm enhances AF-C to track moving subjects half the size, or moving twice as fast as previous models.
  2. Supports FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO which enables users to convert RAW files with X Processor Pro.
  3. Improves radio flash controller usability allowing users to shoot with compatible third party studio flash in high speed sync or TTL mode via their radio controllers.
  4. Supports backup and restore of camera settings from one camera to another via FUJIFILM X Acquire.

FUJIFILM X100F: V.2.0 Key Features

  1. Supports backup and restore of camera settings from one camera to another via FUJIFILM X Acquire.
  2. Supports FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO which enables users to convert RAW files with X Processor Pro.
  3. Improves radio flash controller usability allowing users to shoot with compatible third party studio flash in high speed sync or TTL mode via their radio controllers.

FUJIFILM X-T20: V.1.1 Key Features

  1. Touch panel operation while looking into the electronic viewfinder.

Availability and Pricing

The new FUJIFILM X-E3 will be available in three versions in late September 2017.

The X-E3 Body, Black or Silver will be available for USD $899.95.

The X-E3 Body with XF18-55mm Lens Kit, Black or Silver will be available for USD $1,299.95.

The X-E3 Body with XF23mmF2 R WR Lens Kit, Black or Silver will be available for USD $1,149.95.

The new FUJINON XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR lens will be available in November 2017 for USD $1,199.95.

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