Posts Tagged ‘fujifilm’

This Massive Last Batch of Fuji Velvia 50 8×10 Film Cost a Photographer $100K+

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As camera film companies continue to shutter flagging film lines in order to focus on their most profitable wares, it’s not uncommon for analog photographers to build up personal stockpiles of film and store them in a freezer (or two) to use in the future.

It is unusual, however, for one photographer to pay the price of a small house for a stockpile that requires a walk-in freezer to store — and that’s exactly what one recently did.
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Fujifilm X-Pro1 and X-E1 to Receive Focus Peaking with Firmware Updates

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If you’re a owner of a Fujifilm X-Pro1 or X-E1 and have been dying to see focus peaking brought to your camera, today’s your lucky day. Fujifilm has announced a new set of upcoming firmware updates for those two cameras, and focus peaking is front and center as one of the big new features introduced.
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Fuji Officially Unveils the X-M1, an Entry Level X-Series ILC for the Masses

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Fujifilm’s newest creation, the X-M1, was outed last week when photos of the entry-level X-Series interchangeable lens camera (ILC) leaked onto the web. But while the photos did reveal that the camera would pack a serious punch in a tiny package (in large part due to the lack of a built-in viewfinder), many of the camera’s specs and features were still unknown.

Well, the day has arrived for Fuji to make the camera official, and along with some high-res press images, we’re also getting a full breakdown of specs, pricing and an expected release date. Read more…

Switching to the Fujifilm X100 from the World of DSLRs

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I’ve done it. I’ve switched over from a DSLR to a compact camera — the Fujifilm X100. Well, technically, that’s not true since I didn’t really consider myself a DSLR user to begin with, but regardless of that, my main (and only) digital camera is now an X100. Here are my impressions after three weeks with the camera.
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What the Upcoming Fujifilm X-M1 Looks Like Next to Other X Series Cameras

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Fujifilm’s upcoming “entry-level” X-M1 X Series mirrorless camera was outed today after photographs of the camera were leaked onto the Web. We now know what the camera will look like, but many of the camera’s specs and features are still unknown. The size and weight of the camera haven’t been revealed yet, but it’s actually possible to determine the relative size of the camera to other X Series mirrorless cameras using just the leaked photos.
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Leaked Photos of Fujifilm’s X-M1 Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera Appear

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Rumors emerged last month that Fujifilm would be announcing an entry-level X Series mirrorless camera this summer. Looks like those rumors were spot on.

Photographs of an upcoming Fujifilm X-M1 mirrorless camera leaked today, showing a sleek and minimalist camera that looks like a stripped down version of existing X Series cameras.
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Fuji and Panasonic’s New Organic Sensor Boasts Insane 29.2 Stop Dynamic Range

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Fujifilm and Panasonic have joined forces and created an image sensor that blows everything currently on the market completely out of the water. By using Fuji’s patented “organic photoelectric conversion material” to collect light instead of the traditional silicon photodiode, they’ve created a sensor that nearly doubles the dynamic range of the best sensor currently on the market. Read more…

Fujifilm Planning to Slim Down Compact Camera Line

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Olympus isn’t the only camera manufacturer finding ways to cut costs by getting rid of their low-end camera offerings. Tokyo-based Fujifilm is expected to dramatically slim down their compact camera line by fifty percent in the near future. Read more…

Zeiss Unveils ‘Touit’ Lenses for Mirrorless Cameras, Publishes Specs and Samples

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At Photokina 2012 last September, Zeiss announced that it was working on a new family of lenses for mirrorless cameras. This past March, we got a closer look at the lenses, which were outed as a 12mm f/2.8, 32mm f/1.8, and 50mm f/2.8 for Fuji’s X mount and Sony’s E mount.

Today, the company revealed even more details about the lenses, which are branded “Touit,” publishing specs, product pages, and sample photographs.
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Fujifilm’s Frequent Firmware Updates and the Philosophy of Kaizen

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The Japanese philosophy of Kaizen, literally “change good,” is at the heart of many a successful company. It represents a dedication to constant change for the better, and is famously used by Toyota on their assembly lines, where employees are encouraged to point out issues and suggest improvements.

But car companies aren’t the only ones that employ the idea of Kaizen; the philosophy may also be at the heart of Fujifilm’s habit of constantly improving its cameras with firmware updates.
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