Category Archives: Fuji

The latest firmware updates from Panasonic, Fuji, Canon and Sony

Panasonic announced on their website that the previously promised GH4 firmware update will be delayed till January, 2015. Fujifilm released major new firmware updates for their X-Pro1, X-E1, X-E2 and X-T1 mirrorless cameras with several new improvements. For more details, see the release notes in the links provided. Canon released firmware update 1.1.6 for the EOS […]

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Fujichrome Velvia 100F 120 film discontinued

Fuji Japan announced the discontinuation of the Fujichrome Velvia 100F 120 film citing low demand. Fuji will continue to ship the 100F film till February, 2015.

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What else is new?

→ New price drop: Fuji X-E1 camera + lens kit for $699 (regular: $1,129) valid till December 9, 2014. → The new Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens will start shipping on December 12th, 2014. → Amazon Gold Box deal of the day: over 55% off the Sony NEX-5T camera with 16-50mm lens. […]

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The latest patents from Fuji, Ricoh and Canon

Fuji filed a patent for a 27mm and 30mm f/2.8 pancake lenses designed for APS-C mirrorless camera that could be a replacement for the Fujifilm XF 27mm f/2.8 lens. Ricoh filed a patent for an adjustable translucent mirror where the amount of reflected and transmitted light can be adjusted (0-50%; 50-100%). Ricoh filed a patent for a […]

Fuji 30mm f:2.8 pancake lens patent
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Fuji XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR lens and Panasonic GM5 MFT camera starting to ship in the US

Foto Hans Keuzekamp in the Netherlands received their first shipment of the Fujifilm XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR lens. Check US availability at Amazon | Adorama | B&H. The Panasonic GM5 MFT camera is also expected to start shipping in the next few days. Check US availability at Amazon (in stock at the time of this post) […]

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New patents: Fuji lens system that can take telephoto and wide-angle pictures at the same time; new Sony 60mm f/2.8 macro lens

An interesting new patent from Fuji – a new optical lens system that can obtain a telephoto and a wide-angle shot at the same time. Additional drawing I downloaded from the  actual patent application: Here is the actual lens design: Sony filed a new patent for a 60mm f/2.8 macro lens:

Fuji lens system that can take a telephoto and a wide-angle shot at the same time
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Fuji X100T and Samsung NX1 cameras are now in stock in the US

The Fuji X100T is currently in stock at Amazon. The Samsung NX1 is in stock at Adorama.

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