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Fuji Adds M-Mount Adapter For X-Pro1

5/24/2012 03:55:36 PM Eastern
Valhalla, N.Y. - Fujifilm North America unveiled this week an M-Mount adapter for the Fujifilm X-Pro1 interchangeable-lens digital camera system.

The M-Mount adapter, shipping in June at a $200 suggested retail, is designed to enable the use of high quality Leica M-Mount lenses on the Fujifilm's new X-Pro1 mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera, which was first introduced at International CES in January.

The M-Mount adapter is comprised of three parts: an aluminum mount for the body, a stainless-steel mount for the lens, and an aluminum central tube.

This construction enables an accurately maintained distance of 27.8mm from the lens mount to sensor for optimal image results.

The camera side of the M-Mount adapter features an array of electronic connections that automatically pass information to the camera 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 M-Mount adapter settings menu on the rear LCD.

While attached, the M-Mount adapter still allows users to use the X-Pro1's Hybrid Multi Viewfinder with 100 percent field of view.

The adapter allows fine tuning up to six lens profiles through the X-Pro1's mount adapter settings menu.

Three levels of distortion correction 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.

Color-shading correction allows each corner of the frame to be color corrected against color shifts between the center and edges of the frame.

Corrections can be made to red/cyan color shading and blue/yellow color shading from -9 to +9 relative to the green channel.

The distance between mount and sensor is 27.8mm.
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