The precise design of the Fujifilm M Mount adapter provides the award-winning X-Pro1 premium digital camera with new possibilities.
Mississauga, ON, May, 24, 2012 – Fujifilm is proud to announce the launch of the Fujifilm M Mount Adapter which adds even greater levels of versatility to the innovative X-Pro1. The adapter enables the X-Pro1 to be used with M mount lenses – or those built to the same specification – and are optimized to ensure the best possible results are achieved both from lenses and camera body.
Precision engineering for perfect results
In the same way that the X-Pro1 is built to exacting design standards, the M Mount Adapter employs precision engineering to deliver superb results for discerning photographers. The adapter comprises three parts; an aluminum mount for the body, a stainless steel mount for the lens plus an aluminum central tube. This construction enables the Fujifilm designers to accurately maintain a 27.8mm distance from lens mount to sensor, which is crucial for the delivery of high quality images.
The camera side of the M Mount Adapter features an array of electronic connections that automatically pass information to the X-Pro1 body based on pre-registered lens profiles. With firmware version 1.10 or later, this information is transmitted by pressing the Function button on the side of the adapter, which allows users to access the Mount Adapter Settings menu on the rear LCD.
With M Mount lenses attached, users can still enjoy the benefits of the X-Pro1’s Hybrid Multi Viewfinder. The Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) and LCD monitor both offer a 100% field of view, while on selected lenses the Optical Viewfinder (OVF) displays a bright frame corresponding to the focal length in use.
Lens correction settings provide ultimate control
To ensure the Fujifilm M Mount Adapter delivers optimum results, users can create and fine tune lens profiles through the X-Pro1’s Mount Adapter Settings menu. This menu allows X-Pro1 users to profile up to six lenses. There are four presets for 21mm, 24mm, 28mm and 35mm lenses, plus two optional settings for additional optics.
With the Fujifilm M Mount Adapter attached, profiles can be user-defined based around distortion, peripheral illumination and colour shading corrections. Three levels of distortion correction are available to combat barrel distortion on wide-angle lenses and pincushion distortion on telephoto lenses. Users can select from Strong, Medium or Weak correction, or simply turn any correction off.
Peripheral illumination controls the amount of darkening at the four corners of an image. Eleven levels of correction can be applied, from +5 to -5 (including “0”), with users given the choice of darkening the corners of the image to emphasize a central subject or lightening edges for more even illumination across the frame.
Finally, colour shading correction allows each corner of the frame to be colour corrected to combat any shift in colour between the centre and edges of the frame. Corrections can be made to red/cyan colour shading and blue/yellow colour shading from -9 to +9 relative to the green channel.
The Fujifilm M Mount Adapter is available bundled with a “gauge” for checking the compatibility with the M Mount lens.
Fujifilm M Mount Adapter key features
Three-piece aluminum and stainless steel construction
27.8mm lens mount to sensor distance
Electronic connections and Function button
Compatible with Hybrid Multi Viewfinder
Lens profiles and corrections available through Mount Adapter Setting menu (firmware version 1.10 or later must be installed for using above features)
*The firmware ver 1.10 will be available on the Fujifilm Global website in June/2012.
The X-Pro1 M Mount adapter will be available in June 2012 with a suggested MSRP of $200 CAD. For more information visit http://www.fujifilm.ca.
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