Fujifilm announced 14.x TCL-X100 tele-conversion lens for the X100, new X-T1 accessories

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Fujifilm announced a new TCL-X100 1.4x tele-conversion lens designed for the Fuji X100 cameras (US price is not yet announced):

"Fujifilm is proud to announce the launch of the TCL-X100, a tele-conversion lens designed specifically for the FUJIFILM X100 and X100S cameras. The lens attaches directly onto the camera and increases picture taking versatility by multiplying the fixed focal length by approx. 1.4×, converting it from 23mm (35mm in 35mm equivalent) to a 33mm fixed focal length (50mm in 35mm equivalent)."

Additional information can be found here.

Fujifilm also launched new accessories for the X-T1 mirrorless camera: new handgrip, a grip strap, an extended eyecup and cover kit:

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Pentax 645z sample images

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Pentax (or Ricoh Imaging to be precise) published several sample images taken with their new Pentax 645z medium format camera ($8,498.00):

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Pentax 645z medium format camera officially announced

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The Pentax 645z camera is now officially announced and all previous rumors are now confirmed, including the US price of $8,500 and the new 645 lenses for the US market.

The new 645z is already available for pre-order at B&H and Adorama.

Update: sample images taken with the 645z camera can be found here.

Pentax 645z quick specs:

  • 51.4MP CMOS Sensor - 43.8 x 32.8 mm
  • Prime III Image Processor
  • Anti-Alias Filter-Less Design
  • 3.2" 1037K Dot Tiltable Air-Gapless LCD
  • Full HD 1080 60i/30p/24p Video Capture
  • ISO Sensitivity Range of 100 - 204,800
  • SAFOX II TTL 27 Point Autofocus System
  • 3 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Weather Sealed Magnesium Alloy Body
  • Pentax Flucard and Eye-Fi Compatible

Additional coverage:

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Sigma USB lens dock for Pentax and Sony mounts coming next

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Sigma USB lens dock
Sigma officially announced the release of the USB lens dock for Pentax and Sony mounts. Currently the USB dock is available only for Nikon, Canon and Sigma mounts. With the USB dock you can perform lens firmware updates and focus adjustments. Many of the new Sigma lenses (including the latest 50mm f/1.4 Art) are compatible with the USB dock. Shipping will start on April 25th.

A new version 1.2.0 of the Sigma Optimization Pro software will also be released on April 18th and will include a profile for the new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens ($949):

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13 Pentax 645 medium format FA lenses coming to the US

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Pentax 645 FA lens roadmap (click for larger view)

In addition to the new 645z camera that is rumored to be announced tomorrow, Pentax will also introduce 13 FA series 645 lenses to the US market. The new lenses are already listed with prices on the B&H website:

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Pentax 645z detailed specifications

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The detailed specifications of the Pentax 645z medium format camera leaked online - here is the short version (full specs after the break):

  • 52.99MP CMOS without AA filter (51.4Mp effectively, 8265 x 6192 pixel)
  • ISO 100 - 204,800
  • SAFOX11 AF system, 27 point (25 cross type), LW -3 - +18
  • 3.2" LCD screen: 3:2 ratio, 1,037,000 dots
  • LiveView, contrast AF, focus peaking
  • TTL metering with 86k RGB sensor
  • 3fps in JPEG L up to approx. 300 frames
  • Full HD video (1920x1080), 4K in intervall mode
  • USB3.0
  • Official announcement on April 14th
  • US price: $8,496.95

Additional 645z pictures can be found here.

Detailed Pentax 645z specifications:

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Additional Pentax 645z pictures leaked online

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Here are some additional pictures of the upcoming Pentax 645z medium format camera - it looks pretty identical to the previous 645 model. The full detailed specifications can be found here. Additional images after the break:

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