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CP+ 2014: Fujifilm shows new 50mm teleconverter for X100S

By dpreview staff on Feb 14, 2014 at 04:51 GMT
CP+ 2014: Fujifilm shows new 50mm teleconverter for X100S
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CP+ 2014: Fujifilm shows new 50mm teleconverter for X100S

We're at the CP+ show in Japan, where Fujifilm is showing a new teleconverter for the X100S. Details are scarce but unofficially we understand that the new converter will be available later in spring, for around $300. 

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cedrictaipei
By cedrictaipei (1 week ago)

Considering that the converters are both pricey and bulky, I would have preferred more dramatic wide angular (24-ish) and tele-lens (80-ish), because the original fixed lens (35mm equivalent) can basically replace both 28 or 50 without much trouble. However, I don't want to be harsh on Fujifilm, which recently has been developing what photographers dream about, instead of developing what is convenient for them to develop (as most brands do).

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TerrieThompson
By TerrieThompson (2 months ago)

I am VERY curious to see how this converter lens will affect the bokeh which is already pretty nice on the 100S.

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Witz
By Witz (2 months ago)

I hope it will work on my X-100 and Fuji will offer an update to the X-1oo like they did for the wide angle converter!

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Barney Britton
By Barney Britton (2 months ago)

It will, and there will be firmware added. This was confirmed.

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MrChristopher
By MrChristopher (2 months ago)

I want

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JackM
By JackM (2 months ago)

As an X100S owner, I'll pass. I appreciate the effort, but I'd rather just crop.

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jonasvdlande
By jonasvdlande (2 months ago)

I don't get it. You take a fantastic portable camera, and screw on a giant lens to get to 50 mm. I would suggest you either buy a X-pro 1, or crop a little. I bought the X100-s for its simplicity. Works for 99% of the time. For the rest, I'll reluctantly carry my D800E (also not bad, but less user-friendly...)

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rjx
By rjx (2 months ago)

Carrying both the X100S + 50mm converter is still a hell of a lot smaller and lighter than a one of the interchangeable Fuji camera with both the 24mm and 35mm. Plus much less $$$

2 upvotes
jmeier
By jmeier (2 months ago)

Please folks, just accept that with the Fuji adapters the max aperture remains at f/2. Stop trying to "do the math" because that equation does not apply.....

3 upvotes
Bill Bentley
By Bill Bentley (2 months ago)

Looks like Kai Wong from Digital Rev wearing the white gloves in pic #5?

Maybe David Hobby did convince him that X100s is a great cam after all. ;-)

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Paul Farace
By Paul Farace (2 months ago)

"They all look alike!" :o) Kai would not go to Japan... the bloody producer would never approve the expense!

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Terry Breedlove
By Terry Breedlove (2 months ago)

The traditional ff 35mm lens is my favorite focal length. However needing a portrait lens is the reason i dont own a Fuji x100s. Better off with the X-E2 and the proper lenses.

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udris
By udris (2 months ago)

Improper reigns supreme

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BarnET
By BarnET (2 months ago)

Nothing smaller as full an fullframe will beat the x series with the new 56mm f1.2

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Rexgig0
By Rexgig0 (2 months ago)

This has my attention! I like this concept, having wished the X100 had a 45mm or 50mm view of the world. I tend to like either a bit wider or longer than 35mm, and now both will be possible. I had been contemplating an X Pro, but now the X100s is suddenly a contender.

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davecamerator
By davecamerator (2 months ago)

Gives that much more versatility to an already great camera. Just give it a sooner than later delivery date.

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Canyongazer
By Canyongazer (2 months ago)

Looks like it's going to vignette the on board flash

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fritzli
By fritzli (2 months ago)

Does it also go on the original X100? I would like that!

0 upvotes
Nishi Drew
By Nishi Drew (2 months ago)

Same lens on both cameras, and as with how the original wide angle converter works on both as well this should work the same so long as the new firmware is made available for the X100 as well, which, seeing how Fuji does stuff, should happen

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Barney Britton
By Barney Britton (2 months ago)

Yes and yes.

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John Farragut
By John Farragut (2 months ago)

As some have already stated, as this teleconverter goes on the front instead of behind the original lens, the light loss might not be that significant. It depends all on the huge front glass.

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Bastian Junker
By Bastian Junker (2 months ago)

Thats great news Fuji! I've been waiting for this for too long. The x100 does everything except for classic portraits (MO). I currently use a DSLR to cover this area. Looking forward to see some sampleshots with hopefully some nice bokeh.

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udris
By udris (2 months ago)

Where are you getting f3.5 from? ..... people just make up stuff

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Cal22
By Cal22 (2 months ago)

I had thought the converter makes a 75mm (FF, equiv.). If it is not more than 50mm, it's not worth the money and the inconvenience. You'd better forgo the converter and crop the image!

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OfcrMike
By OfcrMike (2 months ago)

Cal, in a tight headshot, a 35mm (FF equiv) will render the subject differently than a 50mm (FF equiv). When you get in close, the wider-angle distorts the image more, while the longer focal length compresses the image and yields a more pleasing & natural-looking headshot. You can't get around that with cropping... and it's worth $300 if you'd like to create tight portraits with your X100S.

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wchutt
By wchutt (2 months ago)

Perspective depends on only one thing, the subject to lens distance. If you use the 23/2 and the lens is the exact same distance as the lens with the new teleconverter attached, the perspective rendering of a cropped 23 mm image would identical to the perspective rendering of the teleconverter image. The out of focus rendering might be different and the pixel dimensions would be different. But not the perspective.

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nathondetroit
By nathondetroit (2 months ago)

Beautiful. There's obviously some serious X series glass if you want to go that route, but this available X100S kit offers a lot of capability for the enthusiast.

Everyday, there are plenty of budding photographers tearing it up doing 55mm 5.6 portraits with their kit lens. This 50mm 3.5 will definitely be capable of amazing work as well.

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headofdestiny
By headofdestiny (2 months ago)

Where are you getting f3.5 from? The lens says 135 on the front, meaning 135 format equivalent.

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juergen hofinger
By juergen hofinger (2 months ago)

I agree. The lens is f2.0 23mm, which is roughly f3 35mm full frame equivalent. With converter it should shift to 50 mm full frame equivalent if I get it right. This would mean a factor of about 1,42, resulting in about f2.8 33mm APS-C or f4.4 50mm full frame, respectively.

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Kuppenbender
By Kuppenbender (2 months ago)

Tele converters attached to the front of a lens don't affect the aperture in the same way as tele converters for interchangeable lenses (behind the aperture ring) do. F2.0 remains F.2

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juergen hofinger
By juergen hofinger (2 months ago)

Thanks, thought it over now. You're perfectly right. But then why f3.5? f2 in ff equivalent would be about f3 (crop factor of 1.5).

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nathondetroit
By nathondetroit (2 months ago)

My bad, I saw f3.5 in a few comments and then read the picture upside down:)

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headofdestiny
By headofdestiny (2 months ago)

Yeah, this will essentially make the lens a 35mm f2 lens on the X100, has a FF equivalent of about 55mm f3.1.

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photo perzon
By photo perzon (2 months ago)

Would like pictures that show the lenght and width without too much of a wide shot

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Carlarm
By Carlarm (2 months ago)

When you mount a tele-converter in front of the lens it does not affect the aperture. The aperture will appear to be magnified when you view it from the front. It's the apparent size of the aperture that matters. So the maximum aperture will remain f 2.0. It's when the tele-converter is mounted between the lens and the sensor that the aperture is reduced.

I'm not sure 50mm equivalent is such a big deal. A mild crop will give you the same thing.

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ppastoris
By ppastoris (2 months ago)

not quite the same. You'll lose an extra stop of DoF and light if you crop.

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aut0maticdan
By aut0maticdan (2 months ago)

Fantastic news. I was wondering if they were going to go this way.

Unfortunately for them, they may have lost an XE-2/X-ProN customer due to this. :)

Edit: This makes me feel nostalgic in a new way: buying similar adapters for my coolpix 880/990 cameras in the early '00s

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Satchmolouie
By Satchmolouie (2 months ago)

Great pricing, right there with the 28..

Totally, one of my favorite things is not having to ever expose the sensor.
Kinda sounds dirty.

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venancio
By venancio (2 months ago)

... i'm sure it won't be long before FUJI would again shake the X world with a steel-and-glass cap that will convert images to full frame, or is that idea already taken by metabones?

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tombell1
By tombell1 (2 months ago)

ND3
Leaf Shutter
28/35/50 ? F2

and you can change focal lengths without exposing your sensor … all in a small compact camera bag … what is not to like ?

I'm in

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michael19843
By michael19843 (2 months ago)

Why did they not make this camera with a zoom lens? Pure mental concept to have two adapters. Just stick a zoom lens on it Fuji.

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aut0maticdan
By aut0maticdan (2 months ago)

because then it wouldn't be an x100s. They have an x20 for that.

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Goodmeme
By Goodmeme (2 months ago)

Zooms are not as good optically, do people not seek to learn before pontificating?

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Ricardo Maia
By Ricardo Maia (2 months ago)

Try to find a constant f2 zoom lens on this category...

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michael19843
By michael19843 (2 months ago)

Ok so you don't want a zoom lens but you want to be able to have different focal lengths? Maybe the Sony a7r is a much better camera for you?

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Northgrove
By Northgrove (2 months ago)

The X100(s) cameras are aimed for those who primarily shoot at 35mm equivalent but may want some minor flexibility, but still remaining in "normal" range. If you use a 28-50mm zoom lens instead, it couldn't be constant f/2.0 or would get huge for an APS-C sensor, and such a waste if you shot 35mm 80% of the time.

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udris
By udris (2 months ago)

Whiners are not buyers

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whtchocla7e
By whtchocla7e (2 months ago)

How do these attachments affect framing with the OVF?

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PixelMover
By PixelMover (2 months ago)

As it clearly said in the article: There will be a firmware update that will add 50mm brighlines to the OVF when the converter goes on sale.

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TDyrkacz
By TDyrkacz (2 months ago)

This is awesome. I hope it works well.

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Mattersburger
By Mattersburger (2 months ago)

That's a lot of metal & glass to get to an f2 normal.

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gordon lafleur
By gordon lafleur (2 months ago)

Hey, it's not f2, it's f3.5.

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Kiwiboy
By Kiwiboy (2 months ago)

Why's it f3.5??

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Ricardo Maia
By Ricardo Maia (2 months ago)

Gordon, why are you trolling?

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Summi Luchs
By Summi Luchs (2 months ago)

No trolling. A teleconverter always decreases the resulting lens speed. The f-value is calculated from the diameter of the focal length divided by the diameter of the aperture. The teleconverter increases the focal length, but cannot increase the aperture (it is part of the original lens). So a 2x TC doubles the f-value.

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dialstatic
By dialstatic (2 months ago)

Possibly he means that if you wanted to reproduce the perspective and depth of field as the x100s & converter offer at f/2.0 on a full frame sensor, you would need approx. 50mm and f/3.5 (although it's actually more like f/3.2).

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headofdestiny
By headofdestiny (2 months ago)

Correct, Summi, but this isn't a teleconverter, which would go between the lens and the sensor. This is a teleside converter that goes on the end of the lens and does not reduce brightness. Big difference.

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InTheMist
By InTheMist (2 months ago)

Aperture is not the hole where the blades are, but the hole at the FRONT. What is normally called the aperture is actually the diaphragm that limits the effective aperture by limiting the effective overall aperture size, as seen from the front.

A teleconverter reduces the aperture because it goes on the back of the lens while the overall size of the aperture of the lens doesn't change, but the focal length does. This is why aperture is actually written in f/x where f is focal length.

As this converter has a larger front element, the possibility of keeping the aperture at f2 remains.

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juergen hofinger
By juergen hofinger (2 months ago)

f3.5? How do calculate that? The lens is f2.0 23mm, which is roughly f3 35mm full frame equivalent. With converter it should shift to 50 mm full frame equivalent if I get it right. This would mean a factor of about 1,42, resulting in about f2.8 33mm APS-C or f4.4 50mm full frame, respectively.

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juergen hofinger
By juergen hofinger (2 months ago)

Sorry, Iwas too late with my last comment. I don't believe that. If the front lens would limit, it would be reproduced in the image resulting in a serious vignetting. The position of the aperture blades is the only one where any cutting cannot be seen in a sharp image (only in the blurred areas).

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BarnET
By BarnET (2 months ago)

No it does not vignette and does not slow the lens down.
external teleconverters are however quiet more bulky.

T-stop will change since the extra elements will absorb some light. This has no impact on depth of field though.

Since this is an F2 33mm it will become an F2.8 50mm fullframe equivelant. At least in depth of field and light gathering.

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Eyeglass10101
By Eyeglass10101 (2 months ago)

The idea seems great: no loss of aperture (no typical teleconversion loss of two stops or more) and seemingly great Fuji optical quality. But my experience with teleconversion screw-on lenses have always been poor. I hope they have figured something out that has not been done yet.

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gordon lafleur
By gordon lafleur (2 months ago)

f3.5 I'm afraid

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historianx
By historianx (2 months ago)

Very Yabokkie-ish comment. You two related?

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Eyeglass10101
By Eyeglass10101 (1 month ago)

What the hell are you talking about? What is a Yabokkie?

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ralphdaily
By ralphdaily (2 months ago)

I assume Fuji would not be releasing it after all this time unless it will also fit the X200.

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aut0maticdan
By aut0maticdan (2 months ago)

Probably not, if the FF rumors are true. That's not to say there won't be an APS-C follow up to the x100s, even if they fork a FF line.

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mike kobal
By mike kobal (2 months ago)

the addition of the 50mm equiv officially elevates the X100s into professional hss territory. Bravo Fuji.

7 upvotes
binauralbeats
By binauralbeats (2 months ago)

Why no side view picture of it mounted?

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El Chubasco
By El Chubasco (2 months ago)

I love the idea and definitely will buy this lens when comes out.

I am just intrigued by Fuji's strategy. X100s $1300, WCL (28mm equiv) $300, new 50mm equiv $300 Total $1900.00

Compare prices and lenses within Fuji cameras and the competition.

Very smart Fuji... very smart

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AshMills
By AshMills (2 months ago)

"minimum aperture not affected" - yes, but what about MAXIMUM aperture?

1 upvote
headofdestiny
By headofdestiny (2 months ago)

Maximum aperture also not affected, just like the wide converter they already have on the market.

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gordon lafleur
By gordon lafleur (2 months ago)

Dude, f3.5

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ppastoris
By ppastoris (2 months ago)

Gordon, it converts 23/2 to 35/2, i.e. 50/2.8 ff equiv. What's your point? :)

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InTheMist
By InTheMist (2 months ago)

gordon, read, and understand this and know that you are wrong.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aperture

For example, did you know that f isn't aperture, but focal length?

Metering the scene and applying some kind of crop factor would overexpose the image.

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Michael Ma
By Michael Ma (2 months ago)

I almost bought a wide teleconverter for my fixed lens camera decade ago before I got my first DSLR a few years later. I am still glad to this day that I didn't make the purchase even though I had an itch to buy it for months.

In theory, it'll never perform as well as a descent prime lens on a ILC/DSLR but it's priced like one. When the X100S is replaced with it's successor in a short few years, you'll just be left with heavy glass with no compatibility with anything to be released in the future and no resale value. It will be in the box labeled "what was I thinking".

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bobbarber
By bobbarber (2 months ago)

Amen. I went down this road with my C7070. Bought the tele and the wide converters. They weren't BAD, but the photo quality was compromised, particularly in the edges and corners. Maybe this converter is higher quality. Still, it makes no sense to me now to buy this type of thing rather than get an ILC.

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headofdestiny
By headofdestiny (2 months ago)

The wide converter for the X100 is outstanding. Some even think it actually improves on the X100's lens, so it really just depends on how well the converters are designed.

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xeriwthe
By xeriwthe (2 months ago)

if the quality is as good as the x100 wide converter, i'm sold. i love the 28mm wide. there is a small loss of contrast, and a bit of distortion, but sharpness is just as good as without.

it's mainly about having a little variety for me to shoot. the x100s is my only large sensor camera, so having a few focal lengths with very high image quality is about all i need. the pinhead zoom cameras and premium compacts have me covered otherwise

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Ben Ramsey
By Ben Ramsey (2 months ago)

That's actually a really good point and something I forgot about doing myself. Well over a decade ago I had a wide angle converter I purchased for an Olympus c2100 which I shot besides my film slrs at the time. The zoom on the camera was only a 38mm equivalent so I wanted something wider. The quality wasn't bad, but I rarely ever used it because it was such a pain for me screwing and unscrewing it. Today I haven't a clue where that converter is (probably packed in a box and forgotten somewhere), while I still have and use some of my slr lenses which actually predate it.

Some may not mind or even perceive the inconvenience, but for me it was not the right choice. Additionally, for me, it's wiser to buy into a system that I trust to be around for years to come. I don't have the confidence fuji will still be making compatible cameras several years down the line, though I certainly hope so.

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Photojunky3
By Photojunky3 (2 months ago)

Well...if that ain't put a spring in my step ! Here...take it...no..no ..don't bother counting it.. it's all there . Now go on.. gimme !

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wed7
By wed7 (2 months ago)

awesome!

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atamola
By atamola (2 months ago)

Finally!!!! Yes!!!! yes!!!!

28-35-50 sync 1/4000 yeessssss!

"...she's all I'll ever need..."

This is great!

9 upvotes
Valen305
By Valen305 (2 months ago)

The sync speed is a big selling point. There are some shots that are just not possible with a max flash sync of 1/250s. Think freezing athlete in action when mixing flash with ambient.

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atamola
By atamola (2 months ago)

Gigantic selling point.

28 f/2
35 f/2
50 f/2
up to 1/4000 sync speed
Built-in 3-stop ND filter
Phenomenal dynamic range and IQ

All fitting in your jacket pocket and a tiny bag.

A photographer's dream.

7 upvotes
faberryman
By faberryman (2 months ago)

I don't think the X100s with that 50mm teleconverter attached is going to fit in your jacket pocket.

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atamola
By atamola (2 months ago)

"...and a tiny bag" :-)

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Charlieangel
By Charlieangel (2 months ago)

Will this be 50mm equivalent, or 50mm x 1.5, for a 75mm equivalent?

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Andy Westlake
By Andy Westlake (2 months ago)

If you look at the front of the converter, you'll see it says 'Equiv 135/50mm'. In other words, 50mm equivalent.

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JonB1975
By JonB1975 (2 months ago)

Oooh yeah! I'll be getting that asap. (Hope they do a firmware update for the X100....)

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Chev Chelios
By Chev Chelios (2 months ago)

Is it just me who was expecting to see the obvious "sideways-on" photo of the converter mounted on the camera (to judge its overall depth once fitted), but found there wasn't one?

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Tahir Hashmi
By Tahir Hashmi (2 months ago)

You can see that on Fuji's website. It's quite deep: http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/accessories/lens/conversionlens/x100wideconversionlens/index.html

Edit: oops, that's the wide angle converter. Never mind.

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Digital Suicide
By Digital Suicide (2 months ago)

Fuji guys, stop toying around.
Just install a lens mount on the next gen X100SS.

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Ricardo Maia
By Ricardo Maia (2 months ago)

Isn't that called a Xpro1?
I prefer this way. We still have a leaf shutter with all the noise and high speed sync advantages.

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Boris PM C
By Boris PM C (2 months ago)

Until one day someone's smart enough to build a system that includes a leaf shutter in every lens... Too bad it's better known as Leica S/Phase One. :(

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straylightrun
By straylightrun (2 months ago)

^ Why do you need to build a whole new system for leaf shutters in the lens? Why can't you just make a new lens with a leaf shutter for any of the existing mirrorless mounts?

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historianx
By historianx (2 months ago)

"X100SS" lol priceless

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Boris PM C
By Boris PM C (2 months ago)

If Fuji is going to put a leaf shutter in every XF lens and sell them for a premium, I'm going to run to a store and get a 35mm f1.4, 60mm f2.4 macro... The 18mm f2 will not gain much though...

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wchutt
By wchutt (2 months ago)

Most consumers would resent paying for a shutter over, and over, and over again. Those who would benefit from fast sync speeds are in the minority. Niche needs get met last in consumer markets.

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Marty4650
By Marty4650 (2 months ago)

People buy fixed focal length fixed lens compacts for simplicity and convenience. There is nothing simple or convenient about hauling around tele-converters because you really wanted an ILC or a zoom lens.

An X100s variant with a zoom lens would have made much more sense. And if it had a modest zoom range.... like 1.5X or 2.0X, then it could still be pretty small.

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Ben O Connor
By Ben O Connor (2 months ago)

If canon would achieve fast focusing (As fast as Micro43 let´s say) clear shots at hand held 1/4 seconds or even slower...

That would be a very big and strong nail to fuji,leica,nikon,ricoh songle lens/aps-c sensor cam.s coffin.

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udris
By udris (2 months ago)

Some people others think otherwise.....I am quite happy to wack on the 28 and shoot at that range, other times it is all 35mm the 50 would be used in the same manner

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JapanAntoine
By JapanAntoine (2 months ago)

That's a wonderful addition to the X100 system!
I was asking for it on Fuji Japan's FB page and they miraculously made my wish come true :-)

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Ben O Connor
By Ben O Connor (2 months ago)

In my opinion;

- If you pay for a 1" sensor P&S, thanks to its optics. it is WASTE OF MONEY (excluding Sony Superzoom)
- If you pay for a 1" sensor ILC cam, it is WASTE OF MORE MONEY.
- If you pay for a APS-C sensor with stabile optics it is WASTE OF RESOURCES (that might exclude new canon G 1 X II, I don´t know yet!)
- If you pay for a full frame sensor camera, and your model is a mirrorless one, with stabile optics or inter-changable lens you* are A FILTY RICH DUDE !

And damn !! It would be good to have smilar money and taste as you have.

(*) You are not a pro, are you?
Pro; Person, who earns money from his photographic work.

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Ben O Connor
By Ben O Connor (2 months ago)

As you see, a WASTE OF RESOURCES camera , is trying to excuse from its buyes by releasing converters.

Dude, why did not you buy its better version even more affordable ? (The fuji´s interchagable lens family) Don´t try to give me a speach of "But its pocketable and .... come on dude ;) someone put this beautifull lens in to a single lens jail, and you paid for it!!

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JackM
By JackM (2 months ago)

Sour grapes. You only hate it because you can't have it.

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historianx
By historianx (2 months ago)

^^ haha ^^

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BarnET
By BarnET (2 months ago)

- If you pay for a 1" sensor P&S, thanks to its optics. it is WASTE OF MONEY (excluding Sony Superzoom)

So the origbal RX100 is a waste of money........
Best general use point and shoot is a waste of money yeah right

- If you pay for a 1" sensor ILC cam, it is WASTE OF MORE MONEY.
Nikon 1 is indeed an waste of money

If you pay for a APS-C sensor with stabile optics it is WASTE OF RESOURCES (that might exclude new canon G 1 X II, I don´t know yet!)
The G1X is not Apsc. it has an 1,5 inch sensor which is roughly similar as M43 sensors.

- If you pay for a full frame sensor camera, and your model is a mirrorless one, with stabile optics or inter-changable lens you* are A FILTY RICH DUDE !

The Sony A7 is not that expensive.

You sir make no sense at all.

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xeriwthe
By xeriwthe (2 months ago)

i know that the practical intj type people at my workplace who scoffed at the concept and design of the x100 would be even more disdainful of people who purchased a monster teleconverter to add onto a fixed lens camera that is supposed to be discreet and compact.

but screw those people i want this. i love my x100s for the fun of taking photographs and this would add a little variety to the experience. 28, 35, 50mm.. x100s has me set for life!

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Northgrove
By Northgrove (2 months ago)

Liked for an MBTI reference in a photo thread! :)

Yes, I would also like to have this. 50mm equivalent is an old favorite of mine, and I think I'm more eager to get this than their wide angle converter.

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Canyongazer
By Canyongazer (2 months ago)

ENFP here and I like it, too.

Of course, being such means I impulsively clicked "send" before pointing out that I can't explain why I like it---I just do.
Also, there is no doubt my enthusiasm will inexplicably wane in the future.
It just will. :-)

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JDThomas
By JDThomas (2 months ago)

I think it would be cool if Fuji went the way that Sigma did with the DP cameras and make three versions, 28, 35, and 50

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udris
By udris (2 months ago)

Yea was an option but didn't happen so what is is ".......I was going to buy a new camera but no need now . Sometimes it is a pain to change settings on the camera , but I blame my grey matter

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kriztian
By kriztian (2 months ago)

Can one use it on x100 as well?

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phips243
By phips243 (2 months ago)

Sure...it's the same lens...

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Northgrove
By Northgrove (2 months ago)

This depends on the forthcoming firmware too, however, but I assume Fujifilm will release a FW update for the X100 as well.

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Archiver
By Archiver (2 months ago)

Methinks many X100/s shooters have been waiting for this. 28, 35 and 50 with one camera, with a near silent leaf shutter and those excellent Fuji X ergonomics. Bring on the progress!

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