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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.