Fujifilm Launches New Portable Zoom Lens “FUJINON UA46x9.5BERD”

Fujifilm launches new portable zoom lens “FUJINON UA46x9.5BERD”
-Realizes 46x zoom, the world’s highest* magnification as a broadcast portable lens for 4K video production
-Supports a wide variety of video production with High Dynamic Range by covering a focal length from 9.5mm,
the world’s widest angle** lens with vivid color reproduction and high contrast
-Provides comfortable shooting environment by featuring newly developed, high-performance anti-vibration mechanism and drive unit

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) will launch “FUJINON UA46x9.5BERD” (UA46×9.5) featuring the world’s best* zoom as a portable lens for 4K video production at 46x. The lens is scheduled for release in January 2019.
The UA46x9.5 covers a focal length from 9.5mm to a high magnification of 437mm, making it the world’s widest angle** lens. It is a portable zoom lens for broadcasting that enables realistic video to be shot in a wide variety of scenes. Using state-of-the-art optical design technology, it suppresses color aberrations to the minimum. Also, it realizes vivid color reproduction and high contrast by improving the light transmittance. Rich tones are reproduced with High Dynamic Range (HDR). Furthermore, it provides relieved and comfortable shooting environment by featuring newly developed high-performance anti-vibration mechanism and drive unit. This provides a strong push in support of creating 4K sports broadcasts, nature documentaries, news coverage, and other 4K video. In addition, it supports variety of needs of work production by combining it with a HD broadcast camera.

Fujifilm will be exhibiting the “UA46x9.5” at the Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Exhibition (BIRTV2018), to be held from August 22 to 25. Read More »

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Fujifilm X-T3 Battery Grip Registered as Photokina 2018 Approaches

It was safe to infer that the Fujifilm X-T3 would require a new grip especially since Fujifilm has registered a few new accessories. Now we have the first evidence of the new grip via Nokishita care of rra.go.kr. The problem with inference is sometimes it’s flat out wrong like the rumors of another new film simulation profile. If you follow a camera company closely it’s easy to come up with lots of very likely configurations, but we try to share just the details we can verify through our trusted sources even if they leak to us almost a year in advance like we received with the Fujifilm X-T3 and GFX 50R which others have now picked up.

Traffic has almost doubled to our site over the past month thanks to so many sites posting X-T3 speculation instead of rumors. Readers should take a lot of what’s out there with a grain of salt and we will continue reporting the facts even if they are well in advance of official statements. The Fujifilm X-T3 has become the most popular way people find our site and it continues to grow even without us posting speculative information for pageviews.

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SmallRig L-Bracket for Fujifilm X-H1

Small Rig announced an L-Bracket for the Fujifilm X-H1 that looks to be a bargain. You can find the bracket on their website and it should be on Amazon soon too. They also make a nice camera cage for the Fujifilm X-H1 that lets you swap the battery easily, which you can find on Amazon.

SmallRig L-Bracket for Fujifilm X-H1 Camera 2178
Key Features:
1. Modular designed for Fujifilm X-H1 Camera body.
2. Arca-Type compatible dovetail plate with center marks on both axis.
3. Extendable side plate allows for tethering or cable release.
4. Add 16mm height based on the original handgrip for pinky support.
5. Compatible with Peak Design strap.
6. The side plate features three 1/4”-20 threaded holes for accessory attachment.
7. Built-in Allen wrench at the bottom

SmallRig L-Bracket for Fujifilm X-H1 Camera 2178 is a modular design with anti-twist flanges to keep the camera from twisting and provide a comfortable handheld shooting. Both the base plate and side plate are Arca-type compatible dovetail plates enable the camera to mount in a vertical or horizontal position. It features a sensor centering line on each axis to align the camera on a tripod head and maintains complete access to the camera’s battery and ports. The side plate can be extended to left if more room is needed for tethering or cable release. An included hex wrench at the bottom is used to tighten and adjust the L-bracket. Additionally, it is compatible with the Peak Design strap and include a hand strap loop on the right side. Furthermore, 1/4″-20 mounting holes are located on the side and bottom for accessory attachment, such as Cold Shoe Mount 1593.

Fujifilm X-H1

Package Includes:
1 x L-Bracket
2 x Hex Spanner

Product Dimensions:149.5 X 93 X 69.5mm
Package Dimensions: 215 X 115 X 65mm
Net Weight: 159g
Package Weight: 241g
Material(s): Aluminum Alloy

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Expect More From FPS (Fujifilm Professional Services)

I was one of the first to sign up for Fujifilm Professional Services in America, based on my single digit order number, when they launched and I have been relatively happy with the service, considering its cost. Like others, I hoped it would expand to cover X-series cameras and same day services since it represents a substantial annual fee, but nothing has changed yet.

For some time it has been known that you can get better service in Japan and Europe with Fujifilm cameras, but DC.Watch just published an article about Fujifilm’s FPS Japan program that sheds some light on how much better things could be. For starters, Japan’s FPS program covers both Fujifilm GFX and X cameras once you meet the conditions required and they prioritize business use over casual. They also have physical locations that you can be utilized for free for members and non-members alike. If you pay the 5,000 yen to join in Japan you will enjoy: Discounts like 50% off repair, Free cleaning once a year, loaners, same day service, and more for your GFX and X cameras.

It seems that part of the reason for the disparity in the United States is that FPS in Japan is a separate entity from FPS throughout the rest of the world so benefits aren’t mirrored at this time. This would be ok except in Japan FPS costs $45 USD compared to $500 here. That’s 10x more for a less professional service experience. I’m not sure if they get all the extra “gifts” that we get in America, but according to the article they receive a GFX/X-H1 style FPS neck strap.

Fujifilm US needs to do better if they hope to grow among professionals, especially with Sony increasing the level of their professional services and Canon/Nikon moving into the professional mirrorless camera market. FPS in the United States is easy to deal with, but their program still lags behind others and we should expect more from FPS as mirrorless begins to replace DSLR.

via DC.Watch

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Fujinon 60mm f/2.4 XF Macro and Fujinon 18mm f/2.0 XF R Firmware Updates Released

Fujinon 60mm f/2.4 XF Macro firmware 3.13 Download Here

The firmware update Ver.3.13 from Ver.3.12 incorporates the following issue:

  • 1.Fix of slight defects.

Fujinon 18mm f/2.0 XF R firmware 3.13 Download Here

The firmware update Ver.3.13 from Ver.3.12 incorporates the following issue:

  • 1.Fix of slight defects.
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