FUJIFILM Releases New Digital Camera Control Software Development Kit TOKYO, April 22, 2021 – FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) is pleased to announce the release of the FUJIFILM X Series and GFX System Digital Camera Control Software Development Kit (SDK), which will help software developers integrate the functionality of FUJIFILM X Series and GFX System cameras into any applications that are currently being developed. Available on April 22, 2021 the SDK will allow developers to initiate the automatic transfer of images, from a supported Fujifilm camera, to a computer using a Windows*1 or macOS*2 operating system. Remote access to the basic controls of any supported Fujifilm camera is also supported. Information regarding the conversion of the RAW image data contained in Fujifilm’s proprietary RAF file is not provided with this SDK. Continue reading “FUJIFILM Releases New Digital Camera Control Software Development Kit for X and GFX Series Cameras”
The Fujifilm XF 18mm f/1.4 R WR Lens is now officially announced. The Fujifilm XF 18mm f/1.4 R LM WR is a fast prime lens for X Series mirrorless cameras that provides a 35mm equivalent focal length of 27mm.
Fujifilm already have a 27mm lens in diminutive shape of the XF 18mm F2, which was actually one of the very first lenses that Fuji released back in 2012. The XF 18mm F1.4 is a much larger lens than the 18mm F2, but it’s still relatively small and light enough to feel well-balanced even on the X-S10 that we tested it with, which is one of the smaller X-series camera bodies.
Weighing 370g and measuring 68.8mm x 75.6mm with a reasonable 62mm filter size, the new 18mm is very similar to the 16mm, 23mm and 35mm lenses. The Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR lens will be available in late May for $999.
The Fujifilm X-H2 has been eagerly awaited by Fujifilm fans for a while now. We can now expect the Fujifilm X-H2 announcement just at the beginning of 2022, after a year in which the company focused its efforts on other mirrorless cameras such as the Fujifilm X-T4 and Fujifilm X-S10.
According to recent reports surfaced on the web, the upcoming X-H2 will be capable of 8K video recording, both 8K DCI and 8K UHD. As you might remember that the APS-C Sony IM671AQR 43MP BSI 8k sensor also has stacked DRAM and up to 16 bit depth for stills images.
The Fujifilm X-mount Lens Roadmap shows this wide-angle and a telephoto zoom lens. So we already know these lenses would be XF 18mm f/1.4 lens and the XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 OIS lens. Fuji enthusiasts met the XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 OIS lens earlier this year. Now it is rumored that the XF 18mm f/1.4 lens will soon be announced.
Fujifilm XF 18mm f/1.4 R WR Lens Rumored specifications:
DPReview has published full in-depth review and test results for the Fujinon XF70-300mmF4-5.6 R L LM R WR lens. The telephoto zoom lens achieves an excellent 84% overall score and Silver Award from the experts at DPReview.
Designed for sports and wildlife photographers, the US price of XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 R LM OIS WR Lens is $799.
Fujifilm has introduced the Instax Mini 40, its latest instant camera. The Instax Mini 40 is essentially the Mini 11 in a different body, which means that you’re getting a 35mm equivalent lens, auto-exposure, a built-in flash and selfie mirror.
The Mini 40 is priced at $100 and will be available by the end of April. Pre-orders are open at B&H and Amazon.
All three lenses has a metal structure, and offers a wide manual focus ring and internal focusing, along with a noiseless STM motor to power the autofocus. The widest of the three new autofocus lenses is the 23mm – which offers an equivalent focal length of a 35mm when used on an APS-C mirrorless camera.