Fuji X Summit: Release of a smaller and lighter F1.0 lens

  Fuji held an event called ‘Fuji X Summit’ to release products related to Fuji’s APS-C format.

At the    meeting, Fuji official announced the development plan for two fixed-focus lenses with F1.0 aperture, and also announced the flagship body X -Pro3 development information.

Fuji X Summit: Release of a smaller and lighter F1.0 lens

  According to a report from the camera video blog PhotoRumors, Fujifilm announced the XF 50mm F1.0 development information this time. This XF 50mm F1.0 is actually a solution derived from the previously announced XF 33mm F1.0 R WR lens research and development plan. Fuji said at the launch event that they considered the lens size and weight after balancing the lens effect. Decided to shift the development to XF 50mm F1.0.

Fuji X Summit: Release of a smaller and lighter F1.0 lens

  ▲ XF 50mm F1.0 on the left and XF 33mm F1.0 on the right

   and the previous public Compared with the XF 33mm F1.0 R WR, the XF 50mm F1.0 has a smaller and lighter body. Fuji official said that the volume of XF 50mm F1.0 will be 33% smaller than XF 33mm F1.0 R WR, and the weight should be as small as possible below 900g. In addition, the XF 50mm F1.0 also canceled the foot ring design on the XF 33mm F1.0 R WR, and the original function buttons on the lens were also cancelled after the size was reduced, but the common aperture ring on the Fuji lens was retained.

Fuji X Summit: Release of a smaller and lighter F1.0 lens

  ▲ SIGMA 35mm F1.2 DG DN

   as a lens for a mirrorless body, 900g is indeed heavier. But seeing that Sigma has also released a 35mm F1.2 DG DN mirrorless lens before, the weight of this Sigma large aperture fixed focus has reached 1090g. Although they are all mirrorless lenses, in order to achieve a large aperture and high image quality, the volume and weight of mirrorless lenses are believed to be on par with SLR lenses soon.

   Fuji said at the press conference that the shift to 50mm F1.2 is actually related to the blur effect. They hope that this lens will help The user shoots a higher quality blur effect.

   Of course, the development of Fuji’s turn to 50mm large aperture lens may also be related to the market.

Fuji X Summit: Release of a smaller and lighter F1.0 lens

  ▲ Nikon 58mm F0.95 S NOCT

   Since last year, Canon, Nikon and Panasonic, When the L-mount alliance formed by Leica and Sigma announced their own full-frame mirrorless cameras, they all announced their 50mm large aperture fixed focus plan. Canon will move the 50mm F1.2 to the EOS R system, and Nikon also hopes to introduce a manual focus 58mm F0.95 lens in the Z series. At this time, Fuji corresponds to the XF 56mm F1.2 R APD many years ago.

Fuji X Summit: Release of a smaller and lighter F1.0 lens

   Although the XF 56mm F1.2 R APD is also a flagship positioning lens, it has not been updated for many years, and there is a lot of pressure to match the newly launched lens. Therefore, it is reasonable for Fuji to choose to update its own header mirror at this time.

   In addition to XF 50mm F1.0, the most interesting thing for the entire Fuji Summit is the announcement of the X-Pro3 development news.

   As the flagship of the rangefinder shape of the Fuji X mount system, X-Pro3 continues the design tradition of the X-Pro series, its shape and key position The design is not much different from X-Pro2. The hot shoe, shutter dial, shutter and exposure compensation dial are still placed on the top of the fuselage. The design mode is very similar to that of a traditional rangefinder camera. The screw is reserved on the shutter, and users can still add some special-shaped keycaps by themselves.

  X-Pro3 also retains a dial on the front of the fuselage. With Fuji’s current operating system, users can also use the dial to control the aperture and shutter , ISO parameters. There is a small protruding handle under the dial to ensure the grip of the camera. However, compared with the traditional SLR camera and the’imitation rangefinder’ design introduced in the Sony NEX era, the small handle of the X-Pro3 has little effect on the grip, but it will affect the camera users who are keen on rangefinder bodies. In all, these are not big problems.

Fuji X Summit: Release of a smaller and lighter F1.0 lens

The   X-Pro3 series uses a titanium body, and Fuji has also launched three colors of’DURA Black’,’DURA Silver’ and regular black for it.

  The hybrid viewfinder that is common in the X-Pro series has been upgraded on X-Pro3. Fuji mentioned at the meeting that X-Pro3 will use a higher-spec EVF panel, and X-Pro3 can get a better display effect when switching to EVF mode for framing.

Fuji X Summit: Release of a smaller and lighter F1.0 lens

   Compared with X-Pro2, the biggest change in X-Pro3 is the screen design.

   Fuji mentioned at the summit that they originally wanted to completely abolish the flip screen on the X-Pro3, hoping that users can focus on the viewfinder. Above, the experience makes X-Pro3 more like a digital film camera. However, this idea was opposed by many photographer users. Therefore, Fuji switched to a ‘hidden screen’ design on X-Pro3.

Fuji X Summit: Release of a smaller and lighter F1.0 lens

   Fuji has added a special flip screen to X-Pro3. By default, the traditional LCD is placed on the inside of the flip panel, and the outside of the panel is a piece similar to XH The small screen of the shoulder screen of the series and GFX series is used to display the conventional shooting parameters.

Fuji X Summit: Release of a smaller and lighter F1.0 lens

   When the user needs to use the LCD screen to view the view, turn the panel down to see the screen placed on the inner side for viewfinder or photo playback.

   It can be seen from this that Fuji hopes to make X-Pro3 a digital camera with a shooting experience close to that of a film camera. Before, they just imitated the shape and operation. Now, Fuji has also weakened the use of the screen, guiding users to use the hybrid viewfinder to view more. If the user fixes the ISO and turns off the live view function or uses OVF to view the view for a long time, then in addition to the frame, the Fuji X-Pro3 is really a complete digital film camera.

Fuji X Summit: Release of a smaller and lighter F1.0 lens

   Yes, Fuji also showed a wave of its own film preset effects on X-Pro3.

  X-Pro3 not only supports most of the color and black-and-white film presets of its own film, so that the photos can have a toning effect similar to film. The small screen at the back of the fuselage can also directly display the film packaging style, with a high degree of restoration. With the imaging effects of the Fuji body and lens, users can indeed take photos full of film flavor.

Fuji X Summit: Release of a smaller and lighter F1.0 lens

   Now, Fuji has put the core of working machines and video machines on the XT and XH series. The high-definition cameras required for studio photography also correspond to the GFX medium-format series. Professional needs It has been fully satisfied. In this case, Fuji also has more space when designing the X-Pro’s styling and control experience, and there is less pressure when it wants to invest more in fun design. The current X-Pro3 can also be regarded as the result of Fuji’s “flying”.

Fuji X Summit: Release of a smaller and lighter F1.0 lens

   However, Fuji has not announced the parameters and price of X-Pro3 at the summit. This new machine will not be officially released until October 23.

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