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The future of X-Trans? Fuji files patent for sensor with enlarged green
and white pixels | Imaging Resource

Fujifilm has something of a reputation for pushing boundaries when it comes to sensor technology, and it looks set to continue that tradition, with a new patent from Japan. Taking into account the fact that the human eye is more sensitive to luminance noise than color noise, Fujifilm’s patent specifically has larger green and/or white pixels, which would specifically help with that. If it sounds like we’re a bit fuzzy on the details, that’s because we are. We’re attempting to pick apart a machine translated Japanese blogpost, as well as the patent itself. The patent itself was filed in 2012, and published in late December of 2013 — though we’re not 100% sure if that means the patent has been awarded……

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FUJINON LENS XF10-24mmF4 R OIS | Fujifilm

Its ultra wide to standard focal length capabilities make it the perfect choice for shooting dynamic, high impact landscapes images with excellent detail from the foreground to the far distance.
Sample Images with X-E2

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Notes from the Fuji team on the CES stand today | Chris Dodkin

Initially they said 24 feb for the 56mm, then said  Mid March – so looks like some movement possible there. They ended saying 56 and 10-24 both mid march for sure. The mysterious fast wide – Wouldn’t commit to a focal length, but from the conversation I’d guess it’s most likely 16mm f/1.4 (24mm Equiv FF). When asked about the lack of camera release in the X-Series at CES this year, it was noted that there is a bigger show in Japan at the end of Jan…. so I will be watching that show closely. There was no disucion on weatherproof lenses – the suggestion seemed to be that this was an InterNet rumor rather than a manufacturer statement at this point. They did confirm constant 2.8 zooms this year (as we knew) – the are going for the high yield lenses first rather than the niche lenses – filling out the key primes and zooms…..

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Fuji @ CES 2014 – First Pass | Chris Dodkin

Fuji have a large stand at the show – smaller than Canon/Nikon, but still a sizable (and no doubt expensive) piece of real-estate. They have a larger X-Series demo area than 2013, which of course can accommodate the increased number of X-Series products available to demo. The booth is well staffed – plenty of Fuji representatives to talk to and demo equipment. The X-Series takes pride of place on the stand – with a prominent display case at the front corner……

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Fujifilm launches new all-black version of the FUJIFILM X100S | Fujifilm

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) is proud to announce the release of an all-black version of the popular FUJIFILM X100S in response to strong demand from customers. The multi-award winning FUJIFILM X100S was named European Advanced Compact Camera of the year 2013-14 by EISA*. Released in January 2013, it features a Fujinon 23mm F2** F1.4 fixed single focal length lens and APS-C size X-Trans CMOS™II*** sensor (16.3 million pixel, optical low-pass filter-less design). Encompassing the world’s first Hybrid Viewfinder that lets you switch between its Optical Viewfinder and its Electronic Viewfinder, the X100S is a truly premium compact camera that is both portable and versatile. Taking users back to the basics of photography, the FUJIFILM X100S allows you to enjoy an analogue feeling and handling with its instant confirmation of key settings at a glance. Yet, the very latest in digital imaging technology is hidden inside this retro shell: during manual focusing, images can smoothly and instinctively be put into focus using Fujifilm’s Digital Split Image™*** and Focus Peak Highlight functions. All of its high quality components — including the top plate and dials — are uniformly black, which gives the camera a very premium feel. The new X100S Black is particularly suited to street photography; it’s very discreet and blends in with its surroundings, and its quiet release ensures that your subject need not be aware that they are being captured…..

Availability and price: march / $1299,- | €1399,-

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Fujifilm announces fast portrait lens for X-series cameras that
surpasses picture quality of full-frame equivalents | Fujifilm

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) has announced the release of the FUJINON XF56mmF1.2 R lens. Available from February 2014, this latest addition to the company’s line up of professional-grade lenses for X-series interchangeable-lens cameras features a fast maximum aperture of F1.2, a focal length of 85mm* and delivers beautiful bokeh, making it particularly suitable for high quality portraits. The XF56mmF1.2 R is less than half the size of an equivalent lens on a full-frame camera ** and offers fast, quiet autofocusing that ensures stress-free shooting for both the photographer and the model. It also delivers incredible resolving power for high quality results that are enhanced by the unique skin tone reproduction technology found in Fujifilm’s X-mount cameras. Using the XF56mm and selecting one of two PRO Negative modes from the Film Simulation menu on the camera body will ensure users can capture beautiful portraits with rich tonal gradations reminiscent of images from film cameras. Like all other lenses in the XF line up, the XF56mmF1.2 R is designed with an impressive attention to detail. It has a design that sits comfortably in the hand and exterior features including a metal aperture ring for a premium quality feel……

Availability and price: march / $999,- | €1099,-

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Fujifilm releases a new roadmap for X mount lenses | Fujifilm

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FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) has released its latest roadmap for X mount lenses, adding five new lenses including four zoom lenses to the lineup of X mount products, which are highly regarded for their outstanding resolving power and fast aperture that produces beautiful bokeh. Since first introduced in January 2012, the X mount series of lenses have boasted advanced resolution to all corners of the image, and fast aperture across their focal lengths. They produce sharp images and beautiful bokeh which expands users’ expressive potential. The latest roadmap shows that the lineup will be enhanced with the introduction of four new zoom lenses. A bright standard lens XF16-55mmF2.8 R OIS, a bright tele-photo zoom XF50-140mmF2.8 R OIS and a high magnification zoom XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R OIS are planned as well as the further addition of a SUPER TELEPHOTO ZOOM LENS and a HIGH SPEED WIDE ANGLE LENS for even creamier bokeh. This will bring the total number of lenses in the X mount lineup to 17. Fujifilm will continue to integrate the rich optical expressions made possible by the X mount lens series with the company’s color reproduction and other image processing technologies to further expand its photographic offering……

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Firmware V1.1 for X100S | Fujifilm Global

The firmware update Ver.1.10 from Ver. 1.03 incorporates the following issues:

Regarding operations of items below from 1 through 4, refer to “X100S New Features Guide” in this website. X100S New Features Guide (PDF: 345KB)

  1. New functionality allowing you to edit image file names
    An image file name (DSCF***) is automatically allocated to each picture when shooting, this can now be changed to your file name of choice.* This added functionality is useful when organizing the images after shooting, and sorting the images into groups. * It can be changed to a 4-letter file name when selecting “sRGB” and a 3-letter file name when selecting “Adobe RGB” for the color space.
  2. See the exposure setting in live-view and histogram
    The images and histogram will reflect current exposure levels (with the shutter speed and aperture set during manual exposure also displayed on the image). In scenarios where the live view and the final shot will appear differently, eg: when using flash, this setting can be turned off.
  3. Change of numbering for images shot using continuous shooting
    When shooting using continuous shooting, only the first image is currently displayed in full screen and subsequent frames are displayed in small on the bottom right, and the file number was set as “S+7-digit number”. With the new firmware, all frames in continuous shooting are displayed as full screen shots in playback. The file number has also been altered to follow numerically as per standard single shots, thereby allowing uniform management of images after shooting.
  4. Aperture and shutter speed can be changed once AE lock is selected
    The aperture or shutter speed can be changed while maintaining exposure (EV value) with the AE lock button. The photographer has the ability to tweak settings down to the very last moment before shooting.
  5. Improvement of RAW file conversion function
    When developing RAF images in-camera using the built-in RAW file converter, the firmware upgrade improves the flow by taking you back to the original RAF image once the conversion has been done, whereas before it left you with the converted JPG file on screen and the user had to go back to the next RAF file manually.
  6. Improve the cover range and accuracy of the bright frame in the OVF
    By maintaining the position of the bright frame with corrected parallax during AF lock, the shooting range can be checked even when letting go of the release. *When use AE-L/AF-L button with the setting of “AE & AF ON/OFF SWITCH” in AE/AF-LOCK MODE and “AF LOCK ONLY” or “AE/AF LOCK” in AE/AF-LOCK BUTTON in SHOOTING MENU.

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Firmware V1.1 for X-E2 | Fujifilm Global

The firmware update Ver.1.10 from Ver. 1.00 incorporates the following issues:

Regarding operations of items below 1 “X-E2 New Features Guide” in this website. X-E2 New Features Guide (PDF: 238KB)

  1. New functionality allowing you to edit image file names
    An image file name (DSCF***) is automatically allocated to each picture when shooting, this can now be changed to your file name of choice.* This added functionality is useful when organizing the images after shooting, and sorting the images into groups. * It can be changed to a 4-letter file name when selecting “sRGB” and a 3-letter file name when selecting “Adobe RGB” for the color space.
  2. Improvement of RAW file conversion function
    When developing RAF images in-camera using the built-in RAW file converter, the firmware upgrade improves the flow by taking you back to the original RAF image once the conversion has been done, whereas before it left you with the converted JPG file on screen and the user had to go back to the next RAF file manually.

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Firmware V2.1 for X-E1 | Fujifilm Global

The firmware update Ver.2.10 from Ver. 2.00 incorporates the following issues:

Regarding operations of items below from 1 through 5, refer to “X-E1 New Features Guide” in this website.  X-E1 New Features Guide (PDF: 345KB)

  1. New functionality allowing you to edit image file names
    An image file name (DSCF***) is automatically allocated to each picture when shooting, this can now be changed to your file name of choice.* This added functionality is useful when organizing the images after shooting, and sorting the images into groups.
    * It can be changed to a 4-letter file name when selecting “sRGB” and a 3-letter file name when selecting “Adobe RGB” for the color space.
  2. See the exposure setting in live-view and histogram
    The images and histogram will reflect current exposure levels (with the shutter speed and aperture set during manual exposure also displayed on the image). In scenarios where the live view and the final shot will appear differently, eg: when using flash, this setting can be turned off.
  3. Change of numbering for images shot using continuous shooting
    When shooting using continuous shooting, only the first image is currently displayed in full screen and subsequent frames are displayed in small on the bottom right, and the file number was set as “S+7-digit number”. With the new firmware, all frames in continuous shooting are displayed as full screen shots in playback. The file number has also been altered to follow numerically as per standard single shots, thereby allowing uniform management of images after shooting.
  4. Aperture and shutter speed can be changed once AE lock is selected
    The aperture or shutter speed can be changed while maintaining exposure (EV value) with the AE lock button. The photographer has the ability to tweak settings down to the very last moment before shooting.
  5. The default and maximum sensitivity and minimum shutter speed can be set when ISO AUTO is selected
    When selecting “AUTO” in the ISO setting, users can also set standard ISO, Maximum ISO and a low-speed shutter limit. The low-speed shutter limit has been extended to 1/500 seconds.
  6. Improvement of RAW file conversion function
    When developing RAF images in-camera using the built-in RAW file converter, the firmware upgrade improves the flow by taking you back to the original RAF image once the conversion has been done, whereas before it left you with the converted JPG file on screen and the user had to go back to the next RAF file manually.

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