|Fujifilm M Mount adapter|
Ralf Jurrien : August 20th 2012 - 15:00 CET
M Mount adapter for X-Pro1 digital camera : Fujifilm has introduced the Fujifilm M Mount Adapter, which adds even greater levels of versatility to the innovative X-Pro1 digital camera. The M Mount adapter enables the Fujifilm X-Pro1 to be used with M mount lenses - or those built to the same specification - and are optimised to ensure the best possible results are achieved both from lenses and digital camera body. In just the same way that the X Pro1 is built to exacting design standards, the Fujifilm M Mount Adapter employs precision engineering to deliver superb results for discerning photographers. The Fujifilm M Mount Adapter for X-Pro1 digital camera will have a suggested retail price of £179.99. |
Fujifilm M Mount adapter
The Fujifilm M Mount adapter comprises three parts; an aluminium mount for the body, a stainless steel mount for the camera lens plus an aluminium central tube. This construction enables the Fujifilm designers to accurately maintain a 27.8mm distance from lens mount to sensor, which is crucial for the delivery of high quality 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 Fujifilm M Mount Adapter Settings menu on the rear LCD.
Fujifilm M Mount lenses
Furthermore, with Fujifilm M Mount lenses attached, users can still enjoy the benefits of the X-Pro1’s Hybrid Multi Viewfinder. The Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) and LCD monitor both offer a 100% field of view, while on selected digital camera lenses the Optical Viewfinder (OVF) displays a bright frame corresponding to the focal length in use.
Fujifilm X-Pro1 Mount adapter
To ensure the Fujifilm M Mount adapter delivers optimum results, users can create and fine tune lens profiles through the X-Pro1’s Mount Adapter Settings menu. This menu allows Fujifilm X-Pro1 users to profile up to six lenses. There are four presets 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 around distortion, peripheral illumination and colour shading corrections. Three levels of distortion correction are 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.
X-Pro1 M Mount adapter price & availability
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 emphasise a central subject or lightening edges for more even illumination across the frame. Finally, colour shading correction allows each corner of the frame to be colour corrected to combat any shift in colour between the centre and edges of the frame. Corrections can be made to red/cyan colour shading and blue/yellow colour shading from -9 to +9 relative to the green channel. The Fujifilm M Mount Adapter for X-Pro1 digital camera will be bundled with a gauge for checking the compatibility of M Mount lenses and will have a suggested retail price of £179.99.
Fujifilm M Mount adapter for X-Pro1 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