FujiFilm FinePix X100 production halted, lens hood and leather case available for pre-order

Update: Adorama also has the LC-X100 leather case available for pre-order.

The first news is that in adition to the FinePix X100, Adorama is now taking orders also for the LH-x100 lens hood and 49mm thread adapter (you can see a picture of it here):

Today FujiFilm UK posted a press release indicating that none of the workers in the Taiwa-Cho factory were injured. There were some structural damages to the building and as a result the production of the Fuji X100 has been temporary halted:

Press statement following recent earthquake and tsunami in Northern Japan

Following the recent earthquake and tsunami in Northern Japan Fujifilm can confirm that its Taiwa-Cho factory, 20 miles from Sendai city, has been affected.

Fortunately, none of the workers at the Taiwa-Cho factory are reported injured but inevitably some damage has occurred to the factory building, causing a temporary halt in production for the FinePix X100. To this end, Fujifilm is expecting a delay to market for the X100.

Fujifilm is currently considering all possible options to minimise the delay and the disappointment for the many consumers who have given the X100 such an incredible reception.

The rest of Fujifilm's range has been unaffected, due to manufacturing being based outside the region. I'm sure you will also want to join us in extending our thoughts and condolences to everyone affected by these terrible events in Japan.

Fujifilm Finepix X100 Hands-on review:

More FujiFilm FinePix X100 samples can be found at DC Watch (more), BJP, LensTipx100forum, video samples on flickr, comparison with Leica X1 and Canon 5DMkII (see more at LeicaRumors) and Charlwoodphotography,

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