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Fujifilm and Zeiss 50mm F2.8 Lens Patent


Fujifilm and Zeiss jointly developed a new 50mm F1.8 Lens for X series camera. The Lens features standard focal length and Macro capability, if it announced in nearby future it will sure become the most popular lens of X series if reasonably priced.

Description, self-interpretation of the patent literature

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-161792
    • Published 2015.9.7
    • Filing date 2014.2.27
  • Example 1
    • Focal length f = 51.52mm
    • BF 24.62mm
    • Fno. 2.88 3.06 3.59
    • Angle of view 2ω = 30.6 22.4 13.8

source – egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp

Fujifilm Introduces Infrared version of Fuji X-T1

Literally Nothing new from Fujifilm, after the announcement of affordable version of X-T1 the company is now introducing infrared version of ultra popular camera X-T1. The X-T1R is designed specifically for infrared photography. The camera will become a prefect tool for infrared shooters as well as it has very wide coverage crime scene investigation and healthcare as applications.

The core specification of the camera remains same, the camera available from this October and will cost you approx $1699.95.

Press Release


X-T1 IR delivers high performance and unyielding results for experts in technical fields from law enforcement to healthcare and beyond 

Valhalla, N.Y., August 3, 2015 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation is excited to announce the new FUJIFILM X-T1 IR (Infrared), the first advanced infrared X-Series mirrorless camera that delivers high performance in demanding fields for technical experts, law enforcement, medical research and scientific communities. Sharing nearly identical specifications as the award-winning FUJIFILM X-T1, the FUJIFILM X-T1 IR adds advanced infrared technology to see light from the ultraviolet (UV), visible and infrared (IR) portions of the light spectrum (approximately 380nm – 1,000nm). The X-T1 IR is a premium mirrorless camera specifically designed for professionals, and pairs seamlessly with each high quality FUJINON XF lens for reliable and outstanding results.

FUJIFILM X-T1 IR (Infrared)

The FUJIFILM X-T1 IR builds on the performance and capabilities of the original X-T1, and with its new infrared technology, delivers dependable results to experts who have a wide range of work requirements, including: crime scene investigation, fine art photography, healthcare diagnostics and observation, and other scientific and technical applications. Infrared imaging is critically important in these fields because it allows users to see information that is not visible to the human eye.

X-Series performance for special applications

Experts, professionals, and practitioners can use the new FUJIFILM X-T1 IR in their everyday work, and immediately benefit from its X-Trans CMOS II Sensor, its ultra wide “Real Time” EVF, and its large, high resolution tilting screen. The X-T1 IR maintains the 100% silent electronic shutter of the X-T1, and its electronic viewfinder allows perfect night vision with an infrared light source, normally invisible to the human eye. The exterior of the X-T1 IR is constructed of 100% magnesium alloy, and is built to be weather-resistant, perfect for use in hot or cold, wet or dusty, and other challenging weather conditions. The X-T1 IR has approximately 80 points of weather sealing for outdoor dependability, and can withstand freeze temperatures down to 14°F (-10°C).

The X-T1 IR focuses on both excellent image quality as well as delivering incredible speed. It uses an extremely fast and accurate autofocus system, and is compatible with Ultra High Speed UHS-II SD memory cards. At up to 8 frames per second, the X-T1 IR is fit for any specialized workplace in need of first-rate photo quality, durability and performance.

FUJIFILM X-T1 IR (Infrared) key features:

  • Professional-grade infrared technology from the ultraviolet (UV), visible and infrared (IR) portions of the spectrum (approximately 380nm – 1,000nm)
  • 16.3 Megapixels APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor
  • Dust and water-resistant body with approximately 80 weather sealed points. Freeze resistance to 14°F (-10°C).
  • EXR Processor II
  • Startup time of 0.5 seconds
  • Shutter time lag of 0.05 seconds
  • Shooting interval of 0.5 seconds
  • High-precision 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder
  • Highest viewfinder magnification for digital cameras of 0.77x
  • Wide viewing angle (diagonal 38° and horizontal 31°)
  • Ultra-fast Real Time Viewfinder with a lag-time of 0.005sec (less than 1/10 of existing models)
  • Four different display modes: Full, Normal, Dual and Vertical.
  • Tempered glass 1.04 million dot high-precision 3” tilting LCD monitor
  • Digital Split Image and Focus Highlight Peaking
  • Completely electronic shutter up to 1/32000 seconds
  • ISO200 – 6400, extended ISO 100, 12800, 25600, Auto (maximum ISO setting from ISO 400 – ISO6400 available)
  • Die-cast magnesium body provides a sturdy and durable, while compact and lightweight design
  • Interval timer shooting for Time Lapse photography is available with intervals of 1 second to 24 hours and up to 999 frames
  • Full HD video 1080p at 60fps; bit rate of 36Mbps for clear capture of delicate movements; frame rates of 50fps, 30fps, 25fps and 24fps, supporting worldwide motion picture formats

The FUJIFILM X-T1 IR (Infrared) will be available in October 2015 for USD $1,699.95 USD \ CAD $2,099.99.

Fuji X40 and Fuji X-S2 Coming Soon

Fuji-to-use-sony-sensor-imaWe have published a rumor a while ago that the upcoming X-Pro2 camera may feature Sony A7000 sensor, now once Fuji starts purchasing Sensor from Sony it’s obvious that they won’t stop on A7000 sensor only, they will sure buy the ultra popular 1″ sensor of RX100 series camera for their future premium compact line.

Before we start you must know that Canon also purchased 1″ sensor from Sony (Rx100 M3 sensor) and announced two new G series camera with the same sensor, the Canon G7X and G3X.

Till date no compact camera from Fuji features 1″ Sensor, Fuji X30 and X-S1 compacts with 2/3″ CMOS sensor announced almost a year ago and desperately waiting for update.

According to a latest rumors surfaced over the web Fuji will announce its first 1″ Sensor camera on September / October 2015, at the moment we don’t know the names yet, but we do expect Fuji will soon announce X40 and X-S2 camera with 1″ sensor, possible stacked CMOS sensor same as of RX100 M4 camera.

Take a look at the history – Post published on September 1st, 2014 The real reason why Fuji X30 sales are down

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Buy Now - Fujifilm XF 90mm F2 R LM WR Lens


Users alert – the Fujifilm XF 90mm F2 R LM WR Lens is now in stock and shipping, you can now pre-order your lens at B&H and Amazon.

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Coming in 2016

Fujifilm-X-Pro-2First take a look at the reason behind the delay of X-pro2, X-E3 and X-T2…

On March, 2012 the first X-Trans sensor based camera was announced., its name was X-Pro 1, after that X-E1 and X-M1 was also announced having the same 1st gen X-Trans same sensor as of X-Pro1.

On January 7, 2013 Fuji introduced a 2nd generation of X-Trans sensor.. but this time they have selected X100S camera for the introduction of X-Trans II… after that Fuji announced X-E2, X-T1, X100T and X-10 (on May 18th, 2015 ) by having the same sensor.

But unfortunately from 2013 Fuji is stucked at X-Trans II and they are unable to bring any new professional camera like X-Pro 2, X-E3 or X-T2..


According to latest rumors surfaced over the Fujirumor website, Fuji will use the same sensor as of unannounced Sony A7000 camera in its upcoming X-Pro2,.. May be the news is correct since they are unable bring new version of X-Trans sensor from 2013.

However Fuji X-Pro 2 announcement bit delayed again due to the issues of A7000 camera (overheating of the sensor while recording 4K) , so if Sony announces its camera in next few months (possibly in September), than Fuji camera will be released the first half of 2016 about six months after the A7000 announcement

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Confirmed: No Full-frame Camera from Fuji is Coming


Take a look at the text below said by Fuji managers / Takashi Ueno, they don’t believe that Fullframe sensor are better than APS-C Sensor camera…

We gave a lot of thought to this, and reached our conclusion that APS-C is the best format for the optimum balance of body size and image quality.

Higher image quality can be achieved with full frame sensors, but in order to maximize the use of the sensor size, the lens will be very bulky and heavy.

With the power of FUJINON lens, we can achieve the full frame image quality with the APS-C sensor. We learned that the disadvantage can be recovered with the lens performance through various simulations.

Here is an example. It is generally believed that the lens performs at its best with 1 to 2 stop down from the maximum aperture. We tried to break the norm. Because if there is such belief, then the lens is very unlikely to perform at its best from corner to corner with the aperture wide open. But if we can break the norm, then we will achieve bokeh and sharpness that is equivalent to that of a full frame with 1 to 2 stop down. We can achieve the image quality that is equivalent to that of full frame.

Which is better? An f/1.4 lens on a full frame sensor and then used 1 stop down to prevent degradation in the image quality in the corner or an f/1.4 lens on an APS-C that see no degration in the image quality at its maximum aperture value?

You cannot really see the difference in bokeh between the APS-C wide open and the full frame one stop down. However, if the APS-C is wide open, then the shutter speed will be twice as fast as the full frame resulting in be less blur caused by hand shake or subject movement. If the picture becomes blurry, then the high image quality becomes meaningless.”

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Fujifilm X-T1 Firmware Update Coming

Fujifilm-X-T1As we know the popularity of Fujifilm X-mount mirrorless cameras are continuously increasing since 2013. In the earliest of 2014, the company launched the weather-sealed X-mount camera – Fujifilm X-T1. Hence today we come through a series of Fujifilm X-mount mirrorless cameras including Fujifilm X-T1, X-Pro1, X-E2, X-E1, X-M1, X-A1. Also there are a total of 36 X-mount lenses for Fuji mirrorless cameras.

Now the company Fujfiilm USA has decided to release the firmware update of Fujifilm X-T1 on 29th June, 2015. Hence the users can download the firmware from the mentioned date.

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