For Immediate Release
FUJIFILM LAUNCHES NEW TELE-CONVERSION LENS FOR THE X100\X100S
TCL-X100 multiplies fixed focal length by 1.4x magnification for
33mm fixed focal length experience
Valhalla, N.Y., April 16, 2014 – As a leader in advanced digital camera technology and outstanding image resolution, FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the new
TCL-X100, a tele-conversion lens designed specifically for the award-winning FUJIFILM X100 and FUJIFILM X100S cameras. The lens attaches directly onto the camera, and increases picture taking versatility by multiplying the fixed focal length by approx. 1.4x, converting it from 23mm (35mm in 35mm equivalent) to a 33mm fixed focal length (50mm in 35mm equivalent).
The new conversion lens offers Fujifilm’s extraordinary optical quality and delivers high image resolution, even at the F2.0 wide open aperture setting, while using a special HT-EBC multi-layer coating to minimize ghosting and flare, and retaining all the original optical characteristics of the X100 and X100S.
To use the TCL-X100, users should update the camera’s firmware (X100: ver2.10 or later /X100S: ver1.20 or later) which also allows the option to be selected via the function (Fn) button, and then select the ‘Tele- Conversion Lens’ option in the Fujifilm X100/X100S’s shooting menu.
The TCL-X100 is compatible with the X100/X100S’s hybrid viewfinder and enhances functionality by retaining the auto focusing speed and offering a 5.5” macro shooting distance. With the optical viewfinder (OVF) selected, icons showing the edge of the frame are displayed, while selecting the electronic viewfinder (EVF) gives users a 100% field of view.
The TCL-X100 has been designed to seamlessly blend with the look and feel of the X100/X100S, and is manufactured using the same materials, textures, colors and finishes as the X100/X100S. The TCL-X100 will be available in May 2014 in silver and black for $349.99.
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