Archive | June 2012

Expanding the line-up of Fujinon XF Lenses for Fujifilm X-Pro1

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Fujifilm are proud to announce to be going to expand the line-up of Fujinon XF lenses for a wider range of photography with the interchangeable lens camera, FUJIFILM X-Pro1. From super wide to telephoto, users will be able to freely choose lenses that match their shooting style or purpose, letting them enjoy high-quality photography with FUJIFILM X-Pro1 in various scenes.

2 additional lenses in autumn 2012 and 5 unique lenses more in early 2013 for a total of 10 lenses in the line-up

Since X-Pro1’s announced in January 2012, users have given many requests concerning interchangeable lenses. In order to respond to such requests, Fujifilm will introduce, in autumn this year, a bright F2.8 super wide 14mm (21mm in 35mm equivalent) single focal length lens and a bright F2.8-4 zoom lens that covers the shooting range of 18mm to 55mm (27-83mm in 35mm equivalent), in addition to the three single focal length lenses in the first series of Fujinon XF Lenses. Another unique five lenses will be added in the line-up in early 2013, making the total to 10 lenses. Fujifilm will strive for the development of lenses that cover a wide range of focal lengths and offer bright and high resolution reproduction even at the periphery, so that users can enjoy the high resolution feature of FUJIFILM X-Pro1.

[image: fujifilm.com]

*This is not the image of the final product.

Launch of “X-Photographers” online photo gallery

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Fujifilm will launch X-Photographers, an online gallery of works produced using the Fujifilm X series premium digital cameras, on 20 June 2012. The gallery features a collection of photos from 43 photographers from 11 countries around the world.

View the photo gallery HERE.

Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W3 used in the International Space Station (ISS)

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Fujifilm 3D camera, the FinePix REAL 3D W3, has been taken to the International Space Station (ISS) by the European Space Agency (ESA) to record vital images of the work being undertaken at the ISS.

In August 2009, Fujifilm released the FinePix REAL 3D W1, the world’s first camera capable of capturing natural 3D images that can be viewed on an LCD display monitor without the need for special glasses. In September the following year, Fujifilm launched the FinePix REAL 3D W3, which enables users not only to take three-dimensional images of precious moments, but also to view the images in 3D.

Recognizing the vast depth of knowledge and technological prowess that Fujifilm possesses with regard to 3D images, the ESA decided to take along the FinePix REAL 3D W1 on its MagISStra mission in 2010, and was so pleased with the results that it took the latest model, the W3, on its most recent mission. The REAL 3D W3 took to the skies on December 21. 2011 aboard the Russian spacecraft Soyuz 29S (TMA-3M) bound for the International Space Station, where it was used to capture realistic images of the various activities being carried out by astronauts at the Station.

The current mission to the ISS, designated the PromISSe mission, will be completed in May this year, but the FinePix REAL 3D W3 will remain aboard the ISS to document vital images that will be relayed back to the ESA.

[photos: ESA/fujifilm.com]