New X Series Lens from Fujifilm

Fujifilm has announced the release of a very impressive zoom lens for the X-mount series of mirrorless cameras. The XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR lens gives you a 35mm focal-length equivalent of 24-84mm, perfect as a carry-around lens. Its f/2.8 maximum aperture enables low light shooting and shallow depth-of-field control throughout the zoom range. A rounded 9-blade diaphragm helps to create pleasing out-of-focus areas when shooting with shallow depth of field.

Fujifilm’s HT-EBC coating and the new Nano-GI coating improves light transmission between the three aspherical and three extra-low dispersion (ED) lens elements, virtually eliminating flare and ghosting. Also, when used on XT-1 and X-E2 cameras, Lens Modulation Optimizer (LMO) technology automatically corrects for diffraction to further improve sharpness, especially with small apertures.

The 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR will be available in February for $1199.

New Firmware for the Fuji X-T1

Fujifilm has released firmware 3.0 for the Fuji X-T1.

Firmware v3.0 adds electronic shutter speeds up to 1/32,000sec, an option to change the shutter sound or mute it entirely, a new Film Simulation mode which gives the muted colors of old slide films, a seamless manual focus override, manual video controls, along with other new features & bug fixes.

New from Fujifilm : X100T

Fujifilm has announced the X100T, the latest in its popular X-series of compact cameras. Included in this model is an updated hybrid viewfinder with a new electronic rangefinder feature and automatic brightness controls. The X100T has on board a 16MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor as well as a fixed 23mm (35mm equiv) F2 lens. The X100T will be available in silver or all-black for $1299.95 in mid-November.

Key Features:

  • 16MP X-Trans CMOS II sensor with on-sensor phase detection elements
  • 35mm equivalent f/2 lens
  • Hybrid EVF with 2.3m dot LCD and more advanced overlays in optical mode
  • 3.0″ LCD (720 x 480 pixels)
  • Macro shooting down to 3.9″
  • Built-in Wi-Fi with remote control function
  • Built-in ND filter
  • Optional electronic shutter mode (increasing maximum shutter speed to 1/32000 sec)
  • ‘Classic Chrome’ film simulation mode
  • 1080p movies at 60, 50, 30, 25 and 24fps
  • Stereo mic input (2.5mm-type)

New from Fujifilm : The X30

The Fujifilm X30 is a stylish, premium compact camera with class-leading functionality, superb design, enhanced battery performance and unrivalled image quality. This large-sensor premium compact has evolved from the best-selling X20 camera. In addition to its high quality 2/3-inch X-TransTM CMOS II sensor, the X30 features an impressive real-time viewfinder, EXR Processor II and a new control ring along with extra dials and function buttons for more control. Tilting 3.0-inch 920K-dot LCD monitor, improved battery performance, remote WiFi shooting from your smartphone and a variety of manual functions make shooting with the X30 a true pleasure.

Available in black and silver for $599.95

Shipping end of September, early October. Pre-order yours today.