Thursday, May 24, 2012

New Fujifilm M Mount Adapter for X-Pro1

FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced that it will release an M-Mount Adapter for the FUJIFILM X-Pro1 interchangeable lens digital camera system, specially made to enhance the experience of taking photos with the professional X-Pro1 digital camera. The all new M-Mount Adapter is designed to expand the lens selection of the FUJIFILM X-Pro1 interchangeable lens digital camera system, and give photographers a wide range of shooting capabilities.
“Since the introduction of the FUJIFILM X100, Fujifilm has made a commitment to expanding the functionality of the X-Series, and today we are very pleased to offer customers a premium accessory that they can truly be excited about – an M-Mount Adapter for the FUJIFILM X-Pro1,” said Go Miyazaki, division president, Imaging and Electronic Imaging Divisions, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “We listened very carefully to our customers about their desire for an M- Mount for the FUJIFILM X-Pro1, and we are proud to announce that this accessory will be available soon for everyone.”

Precision Made M-Mount Adapter
Similar to the FUJIFILM X-Pro1’s exacting design standards, the precision made M-Mount Adapter is engineered to deliver superb results for discerning photographers.
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, which is crucial for delivering high quality and high resolution images.
The camera side of the M-Mount Adapter features an array of electronic connections that automatically pass information to the FUJIFILM 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 M-Mount Adapter Settings menu on the rear LCD.
While attached, the M-Mount Adapter still allows users to enjoy the benefits of the FUJIFILM X-Pro1’s extraordinary Hybrid Multi Viewfinder. The Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) and LCD monitor both offer a 100% field of view, and the Optical Viewfinder (OVF) displays a bright frame corresponding to the focal length in use.
M-Mount Adapter Provides Ultimate Control
The FUJIFILM M-Mount Adapter provides ultimate control by allowing users to 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 pre-sets 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 on distortion, peripheral illumination and color shading corrections.
Three levels of distortion correction are also 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, color shading correction allows each corner of the frame to be color corrected to combat any shift in color 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.
FUJIFILM M-Mount Adapter key features
• Three-piece aluminium 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 M-Mount Adapter will be available in June 2012 for $199.99.


 Got to try the adapter out for a few minutes in NYC with the Leica 21mm.  Waiting eagerly for the release and ship date.

Last Updated Date : May 2012
Mount Lens Results
Leica M Super-Angulon 21mmF4 No
Leica M Super-Angulon 21mmF3.4 No
Leica M Elmarit M21mmF2.8 ASPH. Yes
Leica M ELMARIT-M 24mmF2.8 ASPH. Yes
Leica M Elmarit M28mmF2.8 (3rd 1979-) Yes
Leica M ELMARIT-M 28mmF2.8 ASPH. Yes
Leica M Summilux M 35mm F1.4 (1st 1961-) No
Leica M Summicron M 35mm F2 (1st 1958-) Yes
Leica M Summicron M 35mm F2 (2nd 1969-) Yes
Leica M Summicron M 35mm F2 (3rd 1980-) No
Leica M SUMMICRON-M 35mmF2 ASPH. Yes
Leica M Summaron M 35mmF2.8 Yes
Leica M Noctilux 50mmF1 Yes
Leica M Sumilux 50mmF1.4 (2nd 1961-) Yes
Leica M SUMMILUX-M 50mmF1.4 ASPH. Yes
Leica M Summarit 50mm F1.5 Yes
Leica M Summicron 50mm F2 (1st 1954-) Yes
Leica M Summicron 50mm F2 (4th 1979-) Yes
Leica M Elmar 50mm F2.8 (1st 1957-) Yes
Leica M Elmar 50mm F2.8 (2nd 1995-) Yes
Leica M Sumilux 75mmF1.4 Yes
Leica M Elmarit M90mm F2.8 (2nd 1980-) Yes
Leica M Elmar 135mm F4 Yes
Leica L Summaron 3.5cm F3.5 Yes
Leica L Elmar 5cm F3.5 Yes
Leica L Elmar 5cm F2.8 Yes
Leica L Sumarit 5cm F1.5 Yes
Voigtlander M ULTRON 28mmF2 No
Voigtlander M NOKTON classic 35mmF1.4 No
Voigtlander M NOKTON 35mmF1.2 Aspherical VM 2 No
Voigtlander M NOKTON 35mmF1.2 No
Voigtlander M NOKTON classic 40mmF1.4 Yes
Voigtlander M NOKTON 50mmF1.1 Yes
Voigtlander M HELIAR classic 75mmF1.8 Yes
Voigtlander L ULTRA WIDE-HELIAR 12mmF5.6 Aspherical 2 Yes
Voigtlander L SUPER WIDE-HELIAR 15mmF4.5 Aspherical Yes
Voigtlander L COLOR-SKOPAR 21mmF4 Yes
Voigtlander L SNAPSHOT-SKOPAR 25mmF4 Yes
Voigtlander L COLOR-SKOPAR 28mmF3.5 Yes
Voigtlander L ULTRON 28mmF1.9 Yes
Voigtlander L COLOR-SKOPAR 35mmF2.5 Yes
Voigtlander L ULTRON 35mmF1.7 Yes
Voigtlander L COLOR-SKOPAR 50mmF2.5 Yes
Voigtlander L NOKTON 50mmF1.5 Yes
Voigtlander L HELIAR 50mmF2 Yes
Voigtlander L HELIAR 50mmF3.5 Yes
Voigtlander L COLOR-HELIAR 75mmF2.5 Yes
Voigtlander L APO-LANTHAR Yes
Carl Zeiss M Distagon T*15mmF2.8 ZM Yes
Carl Zeiss M Distagon T*18mmF4 ZM Yes
Carl Zeiss M Biogon T*21mmmF2.8 ZM Yes
Carl Zeiss M C Biogon T* 21mmF4.5 ZM Yes
Carl Zeiss M Biogon T*25mmF2.8 ZM Yes
Carl Zeiss M Biogon T*28mmF2.8 ZM Yes
Carl Zeiss M Biogon T*35mmF2 ZM Yes
Carl Zeiss M C Biogon T*35mmF2.8 ZM No
Carl Zeiss M C Sonnar T*50mmF1.5 ZM Yes
Carl Zeiss M Planar T* 50mmF2 ZM Yes
Carl Zeiss M Sonnar T*85mmF2 ZM Yes
Carl Zeiss M Tele-Tessar T* 85mmF4 ZM Yes
RICOH L GR28 28mm F2.8 Yes
RICOH L GR21 21mm F3.5 Yes
  • Yes : possible
  • No : not possible

Notes

  • * A separately sold L-M conversion adapter is necessary when using the L Mount lens.
  • * When using the retractable lens, do not let the lens move in/out with the adapter attached.
    The camera and the lens may be damaged.
  • * This list of compatible lenses actually confirmed by Fujifilm is provided for your reference.
    Since the lens may be deteriorated due to individual difference or aging, or its form may have been changed due to damage, usability of all lenses of the same type is not guaranteed.
    Please make your own judgments when actually attaching the M Mount lens.
I am an employee of FUJIFILM North America Corporation.
The statements, comments and opinions expressed here represent my own, personal views and are not endorsed by, or affiliated in any way with, FUJIFILM North America Corporation or its affiliates.
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5 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:17 PM

    Maybe you can help. I can't find this information anywhere: Are the list of compatible lens for the M-mount shown in full frame size or APS-C equivalent? For instance, is the Ziess Biogon T 28mm f2.8 the full frame spec or would that actually be a 42mm in full frame? thanks!

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  2. All lenses are shown in their standard full frame values. So all would be 1.5x when used with the X-Pro1.

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    1. Anonymous6:11 PM

      That's what I thought. Thanks for the response and confirmation!

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  3. Anonymous12:10 PM

    any update on shipping dates on this? would love to have in time for a July 1 trip!

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  4. The M Mount is now in stock!

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